Kumar Chokshanada Sangakkara (born 27 October 1977) is a Sri Lankan cricket commentator, cricketer and former player and captain of the Sri Lanka national team. He is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. Sangakkara scored 28,016 runs in international cricket across all formats in a career that spanned 15 years. At retirement, he was the second-highest run-scorer in ODI cricket and sixth-highest run scorer in Test cricket. Sangakkara is a left-handed top-order batsman and was wicket-keeper for many years in his career. Sangakkara holds many test records, having been the fastest to various run milestones in test cricket. Sangakkara's partnership with Mahela Jayawardene holds the current batting partnership record in Test cricket. and the most wicket keeping dismissals in ODI cricket Sangakkara won the ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2012 and featured in many awards and Word Test & ODI XIs during his career.
Adam Craig Gilchrist (; born 14 November 1971) is an Australian cricket commentator and former international cricketer and captain of the Australia national cricket team. He was an attacking left-handed batsman and record-breaking wicket-keeper, who redefined the role for the Australia national team through his aggressive batting. Widely regarded as the greatest Wicket-keeper-batsman in the history of the game, Gilchrist held the world record for the most dismissals by a wicket-keeper in One Day International (ODI) cricket until it was surpassed by Kumar Sangakkara in 2015 and the most by an Australian in Test cricket.
His strike rate is amongst the highest in the history of both ODI and Test cricket; his 57 ball century against England at Perth in December 2006 is the fourth-fastest century in all Test cricket. He was the first player to have hit 100 sixes in Test cricket.