Sangakkara to Play in Big Bash League for Hobart!

Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara has signed to play for the Hobart Hurricanes in the next two T20 Big Bash League seasons.

Regarded as one of the best batsmen of all time, Sangakkara retired from international cricket after the recent World Cup, having played 130 Tests, 404 ODIs and 56 T20 Internationals for Sri Lanka.

“Kumar’s signing is not only huge for the Hobart Hurricanes but for the Big Bash League overall,” Hurricanes Coach Damien Wright said.

“Kumar is not only an extremely talented batsman but also a leader which is also fantastic.”

Sangakkara will be making his first appearance in the BBL in its fifth season.

“The Big Bash League is a fun, exciting and family friendly league with a very high quality of cricket,” he said.

“There are so many great players involved and I am really looking forward to the challenge.”