Kumar Sangakara – Wisden’s Leading cricketer in the World in 2015

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 05:21 GMT, Apr 9, 2015 |

Kumar Sangakkara, the Sri Lankan cricket player has been named as the Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World in 2015 .

Sri Lanka team-mate Kumar Sangakkara was named as Wisden’s Leading Cricketer in the World in the 152nd edition, which is published on Thursday. That makes him just the second player to regain that annual status.

Sangakkara, set to complete his international retirement when he plays his final Test this year, has raised even his own astonishing standards in a record-breaking run of form.

Wisden grants its global No 1 position for the previous year to Sangakkara – only India batsman Virender Sehwag has previously been named twice – after he made an all-time record 2,868 international runs in 2014, including a triple-century.