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Sangakkara joins Sky Sports for huge summer of cricket

The former Sri Lanka captain, one of the greatest batsman of all time, joins a star-studded line-up of legends

Kumar Sangakkara joins the Sky Sports team as part of a huge line-up of cricket this summer.

The former Sri Lanka captain, one of the greatest batsman of all time, joins a star-studded line-up of legends including; former Australia captain Ricky Ponting, Indian spin bowler Harbhajan Singh and Pakistan legend Wasim Akram, throughout the summer.

In the studio and commentary box, regulars David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd, Nasser Hussain, Michael Atherton, Sir Ian Botham, David Gower and Michael Holding, will also be joined by former England Internationals Isa Guha and Ebony Rainford-Brent.

From April to September, Sky Sports Cricket viewers can enjoy exclusive coverage of:

• All England internationals against Pakistan, Australia and India

• England Women’s home ODIs and T20 Tri Series against South Africa and New Zealand

• 12 matches from the Kia Super League, culminating in finals day from Hove on 27 August

County Cricket including; Vitality Blast, Royal London One Day Cup and Specsavers County Championship

• Every game from the Indian Premier League

• Caribbean Hurricane Relief T20 International, West Indies v ROW at Lord’s on 31 May

Kumar Sangakkara commented: “The line-up on Sky Sports Cricket this summer is going to be one to remember, with England facing some huge rivals at home, we will certainly not be short of talking points. I am looking forward to joining the Sky Cricket team alongside my old rivals Nasser Hussain and Michael Atherton and bringing fresh insight, analysis and opinion to the commentary box.”

The schedule will undoubtedly bring drama and excitement as the best player in the world, India’s Virat Kohli, brings his side for five Tests, three ODIs and three T20s.

And with the ICC Cricket World Cup and The Ashes live and exclusive on Sky Sports in 2019, the stakes are high for England’s five ODIs and T20 International against Australia – the last time both sides will meet ahead of next year’s clashes.

Building on the momentum of last year’s World Cup victory, Sky Sports will show more women’s cricket than ever before including; England Women’s home ODIs and T20 Tri Series against South Africa and New Zealand and 12 matches from the Kia Super League – all great build-up to the Women’s T20 World Cup on Sky Sports later this year.

Head of Sky Sports Cricket Bryan Henderson said: “With some of the best players and teams in the world flying over, we hope to show audiences far and wide what Sky Sports can deliver on all platforms. We’ll capture every ball using the best technology and innovation, including Spidercam and more matches in UHD than ever before. And with our great talent line-up, audiences at home will have the best seat in the house.”

Action has already started on the Sky Sports Cricket channel, with the IPL season underway. Sky Sports will continue to show every game, so fans from all over can enjoy the best of Indian cricket.

This summer, customers can also enjoy new and exclusive content on the Sky Sports Cricket channel. Following the award-winning documentary Imran, Sky Sports has commissioned new documentaries including; Cricket in Mumbai, Viv Richards: The Master Blaster, Last Man Standing and Mind Games – a series showcasing the mental side of cricket and sport.

Non Sky subscribers can follow all the action via the Sky Sports app, Sky Sports News and skysports.com. Sky Sports is the home of England cricket until 2024 and ICC events until 2023.

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