After he became the first man ever to score four consecutive ODI tons, mid-day looks at the stats that underline why the wicketkeeper-batsman is so critical to Sri Lanka's chances of winning their second World Cup this year
Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara in action against Scotland at Bellerive Oval in Hobart yesterday. Pic/Getty Images
Graphic: Moulvi Zaki Hasan
Concept: Amit Kamath
Sangakkara's batting average in World Cups
Sangakkara is the only batsman to score four hundreds in a single World Cup. Mark Waugh, Matthew Hayden and Sourav Ganguly have scored three hundreds each in the World Cup.
Sangakkara has scored 1025 runs across all formats in 2015, the most by any batsman.
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