Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterNovember 27, 2013

COLOMBO, SRI LANKA - OCTOBER 07:  Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene speaks to teammate 	
Kumar Sangakkara after losing the ICC World Twenty20 2012 Final between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at R. Premadasa Stadium on October 7, 2012 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
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Sri Lankans will be watching in their numbers when two of the country's leading sportsmen, cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, appear on television quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in their homeland.

The pair will take on the questions for charity on Thursday, November 28.

Hi all. Don't forget to watch Kumar & myself trying to win some money for charity on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire!

— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) November 27, 2013

Understandably, everyone is tight-lipped about how they'll fare, but the duo are thought of as one of cricket's more cerebral partnerships. Sangakkara, as All Out Cricket confirms, plans to complete his law degree after cricket. Whether they'll have the general knowledge required to flourish on the show remains to be seen.

In any case, they certainly have form as a partnership. Per Cricinfo's record list, the duo have put on the biggest stand in the history of Test cricket together at 624 runs against South Africa in 2006.

Attention has already turned to the details, with some wondering who they'll pick for their phone a friend.

With #JayaSanga on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire tonight, I guess that @TomMoodyCricket will be their Phone A Friend? :-)

— Alternative Cricket (@AltCricket) November 27, 2013