Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara has 12,203 runs to his name with an average of 58.66 in Tests.Reuters

Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara would look to build on his impressive record in Test cricket during the forthcoming Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka.

The first Test of the three-match series is scheduled to start from 17 June at Galle. The other two Test matches will be played at Pallekele and Colombo.

Reports suggest that Sangakkara might retire from the longer format of the game after playing his final three Test matches, of which two will be against Pakistan and one against India in August. 

The prolific Sri Lankan batsman was recently displaced from the numero uno position of the ICC Test rankings by Australian Steve Smith but Sangakkara's statistics speak volumes for his batting prowess.

The stylish, left-handed batsman has scored 12, 203 runs, including 38 centuries of which 11 are double centuries. He is just one double ton away from the legendary Sir Don Bradman's 12 double centuries. Sangakkara has scored runs at an average of 58.66.

Meanwhile, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be playing their fourth Test series in two years. Pakistan have never won a Test series in Sri Lanka since 2006 and they would look to change it during the upcoming series. 

"It is always interesting to play Sri Lanka because both sides know each other's game well. Pakistan has done well in Tests recently and that has given us a lot of confidence," Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-ul Haq told reporters ahead of their first Test match against Sri Lanka at Galle. 

Sangakkara would be meeting Sri Lanka Cricket officials later this week to decide on how many matches he will be playing before he decides to hang his boots. He has already retired from ODIs and Twenty20s. 

The prolific left-handed batsmen wanted to retire from all forms of cricket post the ICC World Cup 2015 but was requested by skipper Angelo Mathews and former selectors of Sri Lanka Cricket to stay for few more series.

He is likely to call it a day at Galle where he made his debut. The dates for the India-Sri Lanka Test series against Sri Lanka are yet to be finalised but the unconfirmed schedule suggests that the Lankan's Test match is likely to start from 18 August, according to Espn Cricinfo. 

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