• Hosts Sri Lanka will take on India in the 3-match Test series, starting on upcoming 26th July.

    Sri Lankan team are facing a transition period who are currently at the 7th position in the ICC Test rankings. On the other hand, the current no.1 ranked team, India are in very good form, especially in this longer format.

    India is a strong favourite team for this series, however, the hosts Sri Lanka will definitely not give away this series easily.

    Before the beginning of the Test series, let’s check out some important stats in the previous Test encounters between these two sides on the Sri Lankan soil.

    A) Head-to-Head

    1. Test match records (the list include venues for upcoming series between Sri Lanka and India)
    Sri Lanka vs India Matches Sri Lanka won India won Drawn Tied
    Overall 38 7 16 15 0
    In Sri Lanka 21 7 6 8 0
    At Galle International Stadium, Galle 4 3 1 0 0
    At Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 8 2 2 4 0
    At Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele

     

    1. Bilateral Test series record between Sri Lanka and India
    Sri Lanka vs India Matches Sri Lanka won India won Drawn
    Overall 14 3 7 4
    In Sri Lanka 7 3 2 2

     

    1. Previous Test series results between Sri Lanka and India on the Sri Lankan soil
    Season Total Tests played Margin Series result
    1985 3 1-0 Sri Lanka won
    1993 3 0-1 India won
    1997 2 0-0 Drawn
    2001 3 2-1 Sri Lanka won
    2008 3 2-1 Sri Lanka won
    2010 3 1-1 Drawn
    2015 3 1-2 India won

    B) The previous Test records of Sri Lanka vs India in Sri Lanka

    Comparison subjects Sri Lanka India
    Highest total in an innings 952/6 dec. at Colombo (RPS) in 1997 707 at Colombo (SSC) in 2010
    Lowest total in an innings 134 at Colombo (PSS) in 2015 112 at Galle in 2015
    Largest victory (by an innings) Innings & 239 runs at Colombo (SSC) in 2008
    Largest victory (by runs) 149 runs at Colombo (PSS) in 1985 278 runs at Colombo (PSS) in 2015
    Largest victory (by wickets) 10 wickets (twice) at Galle in 2001 and 2010 7 wickets at Kandy in 2001
    Most runs scored (in career) 1,580 runs by Sanath Jayasuriya (39 innings) 1,023 runs by Sachin Tendulkar (28 innings)
    Most runs scored in a series 571 runs by Sanath Jayasuriya (3 innings) in 1997 390 runs by Sachin Tendulkar (5 innings) in 2010
    Most wickets were taken (in career) 65 wickets by Muttiah Muralitharan (18 innings) 30 wickets by Anil Kumble (13 innings)
    Most wickets were taken in a series 26 wickets by Ajantha Mendis (3 matches) in 2008 21 wickets by Ravichandran Ashwin (3 matches) in 2015

    C) Team players’ performances head-to-head in Test on the Sri Lankan soil

    1. Sri Lankan batsmen vs Indian batsmen in Sri Lanka
    Team Total Runs scored Overall Averages Total no. of centuries Total no. of half centuries Total no. of ducks Highest individual score
    Sri Lanka 10,840 38.03 35 37 30 340 by Sanath Jayasuriya at Colombo (RPS) in 1997
    India 10,715 32.66 25 50 29 203 by Sachin Tendulkar at Colombo (SSC) in 2010

     

    1. Sri Lankan bowlers vs Indian bowlers in Sri Lanka
    Team Total wickets taken Overall Averages Total no. of 5-wicket haul in an innings Total no. of 10-wicket haul in a match Best bowling performance in an innings Best bowling performance in a match
    Sri Lanka 317 34.88 16 3 8/87 by Muttiah Muralitharan at Colombo (SSC) in 2001 11/110 by Muttiah Muralitharan at Colombo (SSC) in 2008
    India 275 40.46 8 2 6/46 by Ravichandran Ashwin at Galle in 2015 10/153 by Harbhajan Singh at Galle in 2008

     

    1. Sri Lankan pacers vs Indian Pacers in Sri Lanka
    Team Total wickets taken Overall Averages Total no. of 5-wicket haul in an innings Total no. of 10-wicket haul in a match Best bowling performance in an innings Best bowling performance in a match
    Sri Lanka 157 38.21 6 0 6/85 by Rumesh Ratnayake at Colombo (SSC) in 1985 9/125 by Rumesh Ratnayake at Colombo (PSS) in 1985
    India 143 37.62 4 0 5/54 by Ishant Sharma at Colombo (SSC) in 2015 8/86 by Ishant Sharma at Colombo (SSC) in 2015

     

    1. Sri Lankan spinners vs Indian spinners in Sri Lanka
    Team Total wickets taken Overall Averages Total no. of 5-wicket haul in an innings Total no. of 10-wicket haul in a match Best bowling performance in an innings Best bowling performance in a match
    Sri Lanka 154 31.24 10 3 8/87 by Muttiah Muralitharan at Colombo (SSC) in 2001 11/110 by Muttiah Muralitharan at Colombo (SSC) in 2008
    India 132 43.53 4 2 6/46 by Ravichandran Ashwin at Galle in 2015 10/153 by Harbhajan Singh at Galle in 2008

     

    1. Sri Lankan all-round bowlers vs Indian all-round bowlers in India: [Note: “All-round bowlers” refers to that kind of bowlers who are equally skilled in both types (as a pacer and as a spinner) of bowling.]
    Team Total wickets taken Overall Averages Total no. of 5-wicket haul in an innings Total no .of 10-wicket haul in a match Best bowling performance in an innings Best bowling performance in a match
    Sri Lanka 6 41.33 0 0 3/76 by Jayananda Warnaweera at Colombo (SSC) in 1993 4/162 by Jayananda Warnaweera at Colombo (SSC) in 1993
    India

    D) Key Stats for success in the previous Test matches between Sri Lanka and India in Sri Lanka

    For Sri Lanka:

    i) Restrict India under 250 (75%) – Hosts Sri Lanka had restricted Indian team under 250 runs in Test innings (only completed or all out innings) for 12 times (9 Tests). Out of those, 9 (6 Tests) had occurred during Sri Lanka’s victory times while only once Sri Lanka had lost.

    ii) At least 7-wicket in a Test match for a spinner (73%) – Total 11 times (9 Tests) had happened when a Sri Lankan bowler had taken seven or more wickets in a home Test match against India. Out of those, eight (6 Tests) were the match winning bowling figures and only two (2 Tests) were the match defeating bowling figures.

     

    For India:

    i) Restrict Sri Lanka less than 300 (83%) – Till the date, the Indian team had restricted 12 times the hosts Sri Lankan team for less than 300 in Test innings (only completed or all out innings). Out of those, 10 were ended India’s favour (6 Tests) as India had won those encounters while they had only suffered a defeat and also had a draw game in their remaining performances.

    ii) Minimum 6-wicket in a Test match for a bowler (82%) – Total 11 times had happened when an Indian bowler had received 6 or more wickets in a Test match against Sri Lanka on the Sri Lankan soil. Out of those, 9 (6 Tests) were finished as the match winning bowling figures while India had suffered defeats during the remaining 2 times (2 Tests).

    iii) 5-wicket haul for a spinner in an innings (75%) – Total four times (4 Tests) Indian spinners were able to claim 5-wicket haul in Test innings during their Sri Lanka tour, out of which India had won thrice and lost only once.

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