Sri Lanka


Rankings:  ODI - 3rd, Test - 6th, Twenty20 - 1st

SL Bio

The Sri Lankan Cricket Team is a national cricket team representing the island nation of Sri Lanka. The team first began playing international cricket in 1975, and were later granted Test status in 1981. The islanders had some talented cricketers in their ranks but only were transformed from the underdog status to a major cricketing nation during the nineties. The biggest achievement for Sri Lankan cricket was lifting the 1996 Cricket World Cup beating Australia in the finals, and becoming the World Champions. Ever since that shining moment, Sri Lanka has continued to throw up exciting cricketers who have immensely contributed to international cricket. Batting stalwarts like Aravinda de Silva, Arjuna Ranatunga, and Sanath Jayasuriya backed up by the bowling of Muttiah Muralidaran and Chaminda Vaas have been instrumental in bringing many laurels to Sri Lankan cricket during the last 15 years.

With the advent of new generation cricketers that includes the likes of Mahela Jayawardena, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Angelo Mathews, and Lasith Malinga, the team has only grown stronger. Over the years, the Lankans have created a number of records that includes making the highest totals in all three formats of the game. They have also held the rare distinction for making it to two consecutive World Cup finals, once in 2007 where they lost to Australia and then in 2011, where they suffered defeat at the hands of the Indian team. Soon after the team’s loss, Sangakkara gave up his captaincy. 

SL Records

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Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Australia 26 1 17 0 8 4
 
Bangladesh 16 14 0 0 2 88
 
England 26 7 10 0 9 27
 
India 35 6 14 0 15 17
 
New Zealand 28 8 10 0 10 29
 
Pakistan 46 11 17 0 18 24
 
South Africa 20 5 10 0 5 25
 
West Indies 15 6 3 0 6 40
 
Zimbabwe 15 10 0 0 5 67
 
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Afghanistan 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Australia 90 31 55 0 4 34
 
Bangladesh 37 32 4 0 1 86
 
Bermuda 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Canada 2 2 0 0 0 100
 
England 51 25 26 0 0 49
 
India 144 54 78 1 11 38
 
Ireland 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Kenya 6 5 1 0 0 83
 
Netherlands 3 3 0 0 0 100
 
New Zealand 82 38 37 1 6 46
 
Pakistan 139 54 80 1 4 39
 
Scotland 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
South Africa 56 28 26 1 1 50
 
United Arab Emirates 2 2 0 0 0 100
 
West Indies 51 21 27 0 3 41
 
Zimbabwe 47 39 7 0 1 83
 
Win percentage against other teams
Team Played Won Lost Tie NR Win %
Australia 8 6 2 0 0 75
 
Bangladesh 4 4 0 0 0 100
 
Canada 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
England 5 3 2 0 0 60
 
India 6 3 3 0 0 50
 
Ireland 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Kenya 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0 100
 
New Zealand 13 6 5 1 1 46
 
Pakistan 12 5 7 0 0 42
 
South Africa 5 2 3 0 0 40
 
West Indies 6 5 1 0 0 83
 
Zimbabwe 3 3 0 0 0 100
 
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