India vs Sri Lanka T20 Series 2017 – Let’s talk Numbers

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Following the ODI series, the Sri Lankans will be hosted for a 3-match T20 series in India, starting from 20th December. Let’s take a closer look at the numbers in the shortest format between these two sides.

Since 2009

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Sri Lanka and India faced each other in a T20 for the first time in 2009 at the R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. The Sri Lankans, led by TM Dilshan, made 171/4. India, who were reeling at 115/7 in the 16th over, made a stunning comeback to win by 3 wickets in the last over. The Pathan brothers, Irfan and Yusuf annihilated the bowlers, scoring 33 (16) and 22 (10) respectively.

Sri Lanka’s first win against India came later that year at Nagpur when they won by 29 runs. Inspired by skipper Kumar Sangakkara’s 78 off 37 balls, Sri Lanka amassed 215/5. India were subdued at 186/9.

Sanga equaled the fastest half century by a Sri Lankan (Image courtesy – AFP)

Sri Lanka vs India head to head T20 record –

  • Played – 11
  • Sri Lanka – 4
  • India – 7

A Recap

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Following Sri Lanka’s tour of India in 2009, the two sides met again during the T20 World Cup in West Indies 2010 where at Gros Islet, Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets.

In 2012, during India’s tour of Sri Lanka, the tourists won the only T20 at Pallekele by 39 runs. The next meeting came two years later, during the T20 World Cup final 2014 at Dhaka, where Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets.

During Sri Lanka’s tour of India in 2016, the hosts won the 3 match series, 2-1 before the sides last met during the Asia Cup at Dhaka where India won by 5 wickets. The only T20 played during India’s tour of Sri Lanka this year was won by the tourists by 7 wickets.

In India

Sri Lanka have played 5 T20s in India, winning 2 and losing 3. Their 2 wins came at Nagpur and Pune, in 2009 and 2016 respectively.

Barabati, Cuttack

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The venue in Odisha has hosted a solitary T20 which was between India and South Africa in 2015.

Holkar, Indore

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The 2nd game between the two sides will be the first T20 hosted by the 30,000-capacity stadium in Indore.

Wankhede, Mumbai

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India have played 2 T20s at the venue, against England in 2012 and the World T20 semifinals against West Indies in 2016. India are yet register a win at the venue.

Team Records

  • Highest team total – 215/5 (Sri Lanka at Nagpur, 2009)
  • Highest team total for India – 211/4 (at Mohali, 2009)
  • Lowest team total – 82 all out (Sri Lanka at Visakhapatnam, 2016)
  • Lowest team total for India – 101 all out (at Pune, 2016)

Batting Records

  • Most runs – Virat Kohli (283 runs in 4 innings) (Avg. 94.33)
  • Most runs (for SL) – Kumar Sangakkara (235 runs in 4 innings) (Avg. 78.33)
  • Most runs in India – Kumar Sangakkara (137 runs in 2 innings) (Avg. 68.50)
  • Most runs for India (in India) – Shikhar Dhawan (106 runs in 3 innings) (Avg. 53.00)
  • Highest individual score – Virat Kohli (82 at RPS, 2017)
  • Highest individual score (for SL) – Kumar Sangakkara (78 at Nagpur, 2009)
  • Highest individual score in India – Kumar Sangakkara (78 at Nagpur, 2009)
  • Highest individual score for India (in India) – Virender Sehwag (64 at Mohali, 2009)

Bowling Records

  • Most wickets – Ravichandran Ashwin (13 wickets in 6 innings) (Avg. 8.61)
  • Most wickets for Sri Lanka – Dushmantha Chameera (5 wickets in 4 innings) (Avg. 18.60)
  • Most wickets in India – Ravichandran Ashwin (9 wickets in 3 innings) (Avg. 3.88)
  • Most wickets in India (for SL) – Dushmantha Chameera (5 wickets in 3 innings) (Avg. 13.20)
  • Best bowling – Ravichandran Ashwin (4 for 8 at Visakhapatnam, 2016)
  • Best bowling (for SL) – Dasun Shanaka (3 for 16 at Pune, 2016)