Kumar Sangakkara © Getty Images
Kumar Sangakkara is the third Sri Lankan to reach the landmark © Getty Images

Kumar Sangakkara became only the fourth cricketer in history to play 400 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) when he took field against Bangladesh in the 18th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at Melbourne. Sangakkara is the third Sri Lankan after Sanath Jayasuriya and Mahela Jayawardene to reach the landmark. India’s Sachin Tendulkar (463) is the man who has played the most ODIs. Jayasuriya (445) was the first man to cross 400, while current team-mate Jayawardene (444) was the latest. Top 10 batsmen in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Names Team(s) Period M
Sachin Tendulkar India 1989-2012 463
Sanath Jayasuriya Sri Lanka, Asia XI 1989-2011 445
Mahela Jayawardene Sri Lanka, Asia XI 1998-2015 444
Kumar Sangakkara Sri Lanka, Asia XI, ICC World XI 2000-2015 400
Shahid Afridi Pakistan, Asia XI, ICC World XI 1996-2015 393

The list of men with most ODIs is dominated by Asians. The top five cricketers are all from the Asian sub-continent, with three Sri Lankans, an Indian, and a Pakistani. Shahid Afridi has a chance of playing his 400th match in this World Cup as well. However, given Pakistan’s poor form he might not manage to do so. Top 10 bowlers in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Sangakkra is the only man to play 400 ODIs to have made his debut in this millennium. He has also played for the least number of years — only 16. Sangakkara has played the bulk of his matches as a wicketkeeper-batsmen, but as his Test record shows, his batting tends to be affected while he keeps wickets. Top 10 fielders in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

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