The T20I Tri Series tournament (Nidahas Trophy) involving Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh, is all set to begin in Sri Lanka. India start as favorites to win this tournament even though they rested some of their key players.
The first match of the tournament will be played on Tuesday (March 06) in Colombo, between Sri Lanka and India. Let us look at some key stats in India vs Sri Lanka T20Is.
Head to Head Win Loss Record:
India have completely dominated Sri Lanka in the shortest format of the game whether played in Sri Lanka, India or at any neutral venue. Lankans have managed to win only 4 games against India out of 14 games played.
Sri Lanka lost all the three Twenty 20 Internationals played in their own backyard [in Sri Lanka] against India.
Highest scores in India – Sri Lanka T20Is:
Rohit Sharma is the only player to score a century (118) played in T20Is against each other. Also, the same 118 helped him to become the first Indian player to score two centuries in T20Is.
This list also contains three scores from the same T20I (Indore) game in which India posted a mammoth total of 260/5. Sri Lanka were on course during the chase in that game but lost the momentum as soon as Kusal Perera departed.
Best Bowling figures in India – Sri Lanka T20Is:
None of the bowlers have picked up a five-wicket haul yet against each other. Though three bowlers on four occasions were successful to pick up a four-wicket haul. The most worrying part for Sri Lanka is none of their bowlers feature in the top – 5 list.
Dasun Shanaka of Sri Lanka picked up 3/16 in the famous “Pune win” in 2016 and lists at the sixth position in this table!
Highest and Lowest Team Totals in India – Sri Lanka T20Is:
India scored 260/5 against Sri Lanka in Indore last year which is also their highest team total against any team. India folded out for just 101 (lowest total) in Pune in 2016 which Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets.
Sri Lanka’s highest team total against India is 215/5 (Nagpur in 2009) and their lowest team total against India is 87 (Cuttack in 2017).