SL vs IND Stats : Team India will take on Sri Lanka in a three match ODI series that starts in Colombo from Sunday, 18 July. Though India have completely a different squad in the leadership of Shikhar Dhawan for this tour as senior players are in England for Test series but the current ODI squad of Indian team is quite good and they should dominate against this Sri Lankan side who have been going through a very rough phase for a long time and this series will also be a good learning curve for some youngsters.
Sri Lanka and India have played most number of ODIs against each other than any other side and these two sides have been playing against each other almost every year. In the past it used to be a good rivalry but from the last five six years it has been one sided in India’s favour. Although Sri Lanka put up some good performances here and there but in this series they need to play their best cricket else this situation can get worse only.
Sri Lanka and India played first ODI against each other in 1979 and from then to till date they have played record 159 ODIs aginst each other and that’s almost 4 ODIs every year between these two sides. In the starting India dominated and then in late 90s and early 2000s Sri Lanka put good fights and had their dominance but post World Cup 2011 it has been a one sided rivalry.
Sri Lanka have been a top side for many years but after the retirement of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara back in 2015 they have been declining and currently their situation is pretty sure and if they don’t improve then for World Cup 2023 they will have to play qualification. In 2017 Champions trophy somehow they did decent job with a big win over India but since then their situation have been very poor and here are their records in ODIs since that tournament.
Sri Lanka in ODI Cricket Since Champions Trophy 2017 :
India have been a top side and right now they’re one of the best three teams in the world and the talent pool in domestic cricket proves that they’re going to rule for a long time. They have also been the most consistent team over the years and their record shows that.
India in ODI Cricket Since Champions Trophy 2017 :
As we have already discussed Sri Lanka and India played first time against each other in 1979. Since then these two teams have played most ODIs against each other than other countries. Team India have been the dominating side and in recent years they have crashed Sri Lanka many times and the trend should continue for a while.
Last 5 ODIs between SL and IND :
Sri Lanka won – 1
India won – 4
Sri Lanka is currently sitting at 9th position in the ICC ODI team rankings and neither they have any batsman in top ten rankings. Their situation is very bad and for each series they have been picking different set of players and resultant they don’t have a settled side and from this series squad hardly any batsman has played enough games against Indian side and here are the records of some batsmen who have played against India.
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Sri Lanka Bowling Stats vs India in ODIs :
Sri Lanka have picked more than 10 bowlers for this ODI series but from this set of bowlers the likes of Wanindu Hasaranga, Akila Dananjaya, Isuru Udana, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, Kasun Rajitha have played only a few ODIs against India and except one or two bowlers they don’t have an impressive record either and here is a look at their numbers.
Most of the players from Indian squad haven’t played any ODI against Sri Lanka yet as India have picked a new squad for this series in the captaincy of Shikhar Dhawan and these youngsters will look to have a good series against a depleted Sri Lanka bowling attack and the likes of Prithvi Shaw, Suryakumar Yadav etc can score plenty of runs and here is a look at stats of those batsmen who have played against Sri Lanka from this series squad.
India Bowling Stats vs Sri Lanka in ODIs :
The likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and Hardik Pandya who have played against Sri Lanka in the past have a decent record against Sri Lanka and will be key in this series as well and the likes of Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar etc too have a good opportunity to kick start their ODI career on a decent note.