Sri Lanka national cricket team

Sri Lanka
Refer to caption
Sri Lanka cricket crest
Nickname(s) The Lions
Association Sri Lanka Cricket
Personnel
Test captain Dimuth Karunarathne
One Day captain Kusal Perera
T20I captain Kusal Perera
Coach Mickey Arthur
History
Test status acquired 1981
International Cricket Council
ICC status Associate Member (1965)
Full Member (1981)
ICC region Asia
ICC Rankings Current[1] Best-ever
Test 8th 2nd (2009)
ODI 9th 2nd (2004)
T20I 8th 1st (29 September 2012)
Tests
First Test v  England at P. Sara Oval, Colombo; 17–21 February 1982
Last Test v  Bangladesh at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele; 29 April – 3 May 2021
Tests Played Won/Lost
Total[2] 297 93/113
(91 draws)
This year[3] 7 1/3
(3 draws)
One Day Internationals
First ODI v  West Indies at Old Trafford, Manchester; 7 June 1975
Last ODI v  Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka; 28 May 2021
ODIs Played Won/Lost
Total[4] 858 390/426
(5 ties, 37 no result)
This year[5] 6 1/5
(0 ties, 0 no result)
World Cup appearances 12 (first in 1975)
Best result Simple gold cup.svg Champions (1996)
World Cup Qualifier appearances 1 (first in 1979)
Best result Simple gold cup.svg Champions (1979)
Twenty20 Internationals
First T20I v  England at Rose Bowl, Southampton; 15 June 2006
Last T20I v  West Indies at Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua; 7 March 2021
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total[6] 131 60/67
(2 ties, 2 no results)
This year[7] 3 1/2
(0 ties, 0 no result)
T20 World Cup appearances 6 (first in 2007)
Best result Simple gold cup.svg Champions (2014)

Test kit

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ODI and T20I kit

As of 28 May 2021

The Sri Lanka national men's cricket team, (Sinhala: ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජාතික ක්‍රිකට් කණ්ඩායම, Tamil:இலங்கை தேசிய கிரிக்கெட் அணி) nicknamed The Lions,[8] represents Sri Lanka in men's international cricket. It is a Full Member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with Test, One-Day International (ODI) and T20 International (T20I) status.[9] The team first played international cricket (as Ceylon) in 1926–27, and were later awarded Test status in 1981, which made Sri Lanka the eighth Test cricket playing nation. The team is administered by Sri Lanka Cricket.

Sri Lanka's national cricket team achieved considerable success beginning in the 1990s, rising from underdog status to winning the Cricket World Cup in 1996, under the captaincy of Arjuna Ranatunga. Since then, the team has continued to be a force in international cricket. The Sri Lankan cricket team reached the finals of the 2007 and 2011 Cricket World Cups consecutively. They ended up being runners-up on both occasions.[10]

Sri Lanka won the Cricket World Cup in 1996, the ICC Champions Trophy in 2002 (co-champions with India), and the ICC T20 World Cup in 2014. They have been consecutive runners up in the 2007 and 2011 Cricket World Cups, and have been runners up in the ICC T20 World Cup in 2009 and 2012. The Sri Lankan cricket team currently holds several world records, including the world record for the highest team total in Test cricket.

In May 2021, there is an ongoing trade pay dispute between the Sri Lanka national cricket team and Sri Lanka Cricket as cricketers allege that they are threatened at gun point and mainly accusing the board for publicly revealing the details of contract fees of the national players and also for remarkable pay cuts.[11][12]

History

Underdog era

Cricket was introduced to the island by the British as a result of the colonization and the first recorded match dates back to 1832 as reported in The Colombo Journal.[13] By the 1880s a national team, the Ceylon national cricket team, was formed which began playing first-class cricket by the 1920s. The Ceylon national cricket team achieved Associate Member status of the International Cricket Council in 1965. Renamed Sri Lanka in 1972, the national team first competed in top-level international cricket in 1975, when they were defeated by nine wickets by the West Indies during the 1975 Cricket World Cup at Old Trafford, England.[14]

Sri Lanka was awarded Test cricket status in 1981 by the International Cricket Conference. They played their first Test match against England at P. Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo, on 17 February 1982. Bandula Warnapura was the captain for Sri Lanka in that match, which England won by 7 wickets.[15] After Sri Lanka was awarded Test status on 21 July 1981 as eighth Test playing nation, they had to wait until 6 September 1985, where Sri Lanka recorded their first Test win by beating India, in the second match of the series by 149 runs at the Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo.[16][17] They have also won the 2001-02 Asian Test Championship, defeating Pakistan in the final by an innings and 175 runs.[18]

Sri Lanka won their first Test match under the leadership of Duleep Mendis on 11 September 1985 against India, winning by 149 runs at P. Saravanamuttu Stadium.[19] Eventually they won the three-match Test series, 1–0.[20] Sri Lanka had to wait more than seven years for their next series victory, which came against New Zealand in December 1992, when they won the two-match series 1–0.[21] This was immediately followed by a one-wicket victory against England in a one-Test series.[22]

Two years later, on 15 March 1995, Sri Lanka won their first overseas Test match under the leadership of Arjuna Ranatunga against New Zealand, when they beat them by 241 runs at Napier.[23] This win also resulted in their first overseas Test series victory, 1–0.[24] Their next series too was an overseas series, against Pakistan, and that one too resulted in Sri Lankan victory.[25]

Sri Lanka registered their first ODI win against India at Old Trafford, England on 16 June 1979.[26]

Modern era

After many years with underdog status, Sri Lanka finally entered limelight in cricketing world after winning the 1996 Cricket World Cup under the captaincy of Arjuna Ranatunga.[27] Meanwhile, they revolutionized modern day batting strategies by rapid scoring during the first 15 overs. Sri Lanka later became the co-champions in 2002 ICC Champions Trophy and also became five times Asian champions in 1986, 1997, 2004, 2008 and 2014.

On 11 September 1999, under the leadership of Sanath Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka won their first Test match against Australia, when they beat them by six wickets at Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy.[28] Eventually they won the three-match Test series, 1–0.

On 14 June 2000, Sri Lanka played their 100th Test match. It was against Pakistan, at SSC, Colombo, under the leadership of Sanath Jayasuriya. Pakistan won by 5 wickets.[29]

On 4 August 2016, they played their 250th Test match when they played Australia in Galle.[30] They won the match by 229 runs,[31] and also won the Warne-Muralidharan trophy for the first time since its inception. On 17 August 2016, under the leadership of Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka whitewashed Australia 3-0 for the first time in Test cricket.[32]

Until 2017, Sri Lanka had whitewashed Zimbabwe three times, Bangladesh once and Australia once in Test cricket.[citation needed]

Sri Lanka played their first day-night Test match on 6 October 2017 against Pakistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.[33][34][35] Under the captaincy of Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lanka convincingly won the match by 68 runs and sweep the series 2–0. In the match, Dimuth Karunaratne became the first Sri Lankan to score a fifty, a century and a 150 in a day-night Test. Lahiru Gamage, who debut in the match became the first Sri Lankan to take a wicket in a day-night Test, whereas Dilruwan Perera became the first Sri Lankan to take five-wicket haul in a day-night Test.[36]

Sri Lanka played their first Twenty20 International (T20I) match at the Rose Bowl, on 15 June 2006, against England, winning the match by 2 runs.[37] In 2014, they won the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, defeating India by 6 wickets.[38]

As of July 2018, Sri Lanka have faced nine teams in Test cricket, only recent Test nations Afghanistan and Ireland are missing from their list of opponents, with their most frequent opponent being Pakistan, playing 51 matches against them.[39] Sri Lanka has registered more wins against Pakistan and Bangladesh than any other team, with 14.[39] In ODI matches, Sri Lanka has played against 17 teams; they have played against India most frequently, with a winning percentage of 39.49 in 149 matches.[40] Within usual major ODI nations, Sri Lanka have defeated England on 34 occasions, which is their best record in ODIs.[40] The team have competed against 13 countries in T20Is, and have played 15 matches against New Zealand. Sri Lanka have defeated Australia and West Indies 6 occasions each.[41] Sri Lanka was the best T20I team in the world, where they ranked number one in more than 32 months, and reached World Twenty20 final in three times.

As of 10 July 2018, Sri Lanka have played 272 Test matches; they have won 86 matches, lost 101 matches, and 85 matches were drawn.[42] As of 10 July 2018, Sri Lanka have played 816 ODI matches, winning 376 matches and losing 399; they also tied 5 matches, whilst 36 had no result.[43] As of 10 July 2018, Sri Lanka have played 108 T20I matches and won 54 of them; 52 were lost and 1 tied and 1 no result match as well.[44]

From 8 July 2017 to 23 October 2017, Sri Lanka lost twelve consecutive ODI matches, which is their second longest losing run in ODIs.[45][46] In the meantime, Sri Lanka involved 5-0 whitewash in three times against South Africa, India and Pakistan in 2017. And a 3-0 whitewash against the West Indies 3 years later (2020).

Governing body

Sri Lanka Cricket (formerly the Board for Cricket Control or BCCSL), is the governing body for cricket in Sri Lanka. It operates the Sri Lankan cricket team and first-class cricket within Sri Lanka.[47] Sri Lanka Cricket oversees the progress and handling of the major domestic competitions: the First-class tournament Premier Trophy, the List A tournament Premier Limited Overs Tournament and the Twenty20 Tournament. Sri Lanka Cricket also organises and hosts the Inter-Provincial Cricket Tournament, a competition where five teams take part and represent four different provinces of Sri Lanka.

Most of the regions of Sri Lanka that are rural areas apart from the Capital could not produce the successful cricketers to the national and international side yet due to the lack of resources and opportunities while only a few major areas such as Galle, Matara, Kandy, Kurunegala usually produce successful cricketers to the national and international side instead of the capital. So the government is trying to distribute the game within the whole country organizing some programs such as 2017–18 Super Four Provincial Tournament.

International grounds

Stadium City Capacity First used Last used Tests ODIs T20Is
Active stadiums
P. Sara Oval Colombo 15,000 1982 2019 22 [48] 12 [49] 2 [50]
SSC ground Colombo 10,000 1984 2020 45 [51] 65 [52] 2 [53]
R. Premadasa Stadium Colombo 40,000 1986 2019 9 [54] 129 [55] 33 [56]
Galle International Stadium Galle 35,000 1998 2021 36 [57] 9 [58] 0
Pallekele Cricket Stadium Pallekele, Kandy 35,000 2010 2021 9 [59] 26 [60] 21 [61]
Rangiri Dambulla Stadium Dambulla 30,000 2001 2018 0 55 [62] 0
Mahinda Rajapaksa Stadium Sooriyawewa, Hambantota 34,300 2011 2020 0 21 [63] 7 [64]
Former stadiums
Asgiriya Stadium Kandy 10,000 1983 2007 21 [65] 6 [66] 0
Welagedara Stadium Kurunegala 10,000 1972 2018 0 7 0
CCC ground Colombo 6,000 1983 1987 3 [67] 0 0
De Soysa Stadium Moratuwa 16,000 1984 1993 4 [68] 6 [69] 0
Other grounds that have been used for international tour matches
Uyanwatte Stadium Matara 15,000 1884
Radella Cricket Grounds Nuwara Eliya 4,000 1856
  • Updated 4 May 2021.

Team colours

In Test matches, the team wears cricket whites, with an optional sweater or sweater-vest with a dark blue and blue V-neck for use in cold weather, such as Australia, England, and New Zealand tours. The Sri Lankan flag is found on the left side of the jersey's chest with the Test cap number usually below the flag; helmets are a deep blue and the fielder's hat (usually a baseball cap or a wide-brimmed sunhat) is colored similar. The sponsor's logo is displayed on the right side of the chest and the sleeve with the Sri Lankan Cricket logo deployed on the left in test cricket.

Sri Lanka's One Day and Twenty 20 kits vary from year to year with the team wearing its bright blue color in various shades from kit to kit with yellow stripes on shoulders and waist. Historically, Sri Lanka's kits have had shades of bright blue and golden yellow. In the World Series Cup in 1984–85, Sri Lanka wore yellow uniforms with blue stripes.

For official ICC tournaments such as ICC Cricket World Cup, ICC World Twenty20 and Asia Cup, "SRI LANKA" is written on the front of the jersey in place of the sponsor logo, with the sponsor logo being placed on the sleeve. A remarkable change in the color of the kit of Sri Lanka can be found during the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 edition in South Africa. The team-colored with pale silver and the kit has never seen since then in the team. Since then, the Sri Lankan kit has never changed from the usual brilliant blue color and very fine yellow stripes. For 2016 ICC World Twenty20, orange and green colors in the flag are also included in the jersey. In 2017 ICC Champions Trophy pool game against India, the kit changed to the mostly yellow colored shirt with stripes of blue and usual blue trousers.

In 2019 for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, Sri Lankan jersey was made by recycled plastic sea waste from the Sri Lankan coast. On the side of the blue background, there is a drawing of a turtle on the shirt.[70] However, for non-ICC tournaments and bilateral and tri-nation matches, the sponsor logo features prominently on the front of the shirt.

Sri Lanka's cricket team's logo is a golden lion with a sword-bearing on the right arm and the background in bright blue in color. The name "Sri Lanka Cricket" is written below the lion. In Test cricket, the logo in the cap is slightly changed, where the lion with a sword is surrounded by petals of lotus and then a blue circle surrounds the crest and a yellow circle surrounding the blue circle.

Sponsorship

Current Sponsors & Partners
Team Sponsor Dialog
Kit Sponsor MAS Holdings
Overseas Team Sponsor Daraz[71]
Cricket Helmet Partner Masuri Group
Beverages Partner My Cola Beverages
Energy Drink Partner Red Bull
Casual Clothing Sponsor LiCC Jeans
Formal Clothing Partner Namal Balachandra Private Limited
Official Broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks
Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
1995–2000 MAS Singer
2000–2003 AJ Sports
2004–2008 MAS Dilmah
2009–2010 Reebok Dialog
2010–2012 Mobitel
2013–2016 MAS Dialog
2017–2018 Huawei
2019 – Dialog

The period between 2000 and 2010 saw the sponsorship pass between Ceylon tea, Reebok, Mobitel Sri Lanka and Dialog Axiata; Dilmah has remained a sponsor since the early 2000s, replacing Singer, which was the main sponsor in the 1990s. Former manufacturers were Reebok, AJ Sports, Asics, ISC, and Adidas.

Currently, the main sponsors for Sri Lanka cricket are Dialog Axiata, Jat Holdings and MAS Holdings.

Tournament history

Key
Champions
Runners-up
Semi-finals
Quarter-finals

  Indicates tournaments hosted or co-hosted by Sri Lanka.

Cricket World Cup

World Cup record
Year Round Position GP W L T NR
England 1975 Round 1 7/8 3 0 3 0 0
England 1979 5/8 3 1 1 0 1
England Wales 1983 7/8 6 1 5 0 0
India Pakistan 1987 7/8 6 0 6 0 0
Australia New Zealand 1992 8/9 8 2 5 0 1
India Pakistan Sri Lanka 1996 Champions 1/8 8 8 0 0 0
England Republic of Ireland Netherlands Scotland Wales 1999 Group stage 10/12 5 2 3 0 0
South Africa Kenya Zimbabwe 2003 Semi-finals 4/14 10 5 4 0 1
West Indies Cricket Board 2007 Runners-up 2/16 11 8 3 0 0
Bangladesh India Sri Lanka 2011 Runners-up 2/14 9 6 2 0 1
Australia New Zealand 2015 Quarter-finals 7/14 7 3 3 0 1
England Wales 2019 Group stage 6/10 9 3 4 0 2
India 2023 Yet to qualify
Total Champion (1996) 12/12 63 29 31 1 2

ICC T20 World Cup

World Twenty20 record
Year Round Position GP W L T NR
South Africa 2007 Super 8s 6/12 5 3 2 0 0
England 2009 Runners-up 2/12 7 6 1 0 0
West Indies Cricket Board 2010 Semi-finals 3/12 6 3 3 0 0
Sri Lanka 2012 Runners-up 2/12 7 5 2 0 0
Bangladesh 2014 Champions 1/16 6 5 1 0 0
India 2016 Group Stage 8/16 4 1 3 0 0
India 2021 Qualified
Australia 2022 Yet to qualify
Total Champion (2014) 1 title 31 22 9 0 0

Asia Cup

Asia Cup record
Year Round Position GP W L T NR
United Arab Emirates 1984 Second place 2/3 2 1 1 0 0
Sri Lanka 1986 Champions 1/3 3 2 1 0 0
Bangladesh 1988 Runners-up 2/4 4 3 1 0 0
India 1990–91 Runners-up 2/3 3 2 1 0 0
Pakistan 1993 Not Held
United Arab Emirates 1995 Runners-up 2/4 4 2 2 0 0
Sri Lanka 1997 Champions 1/4 4 4 0 0 0
Bangladesh 2000 Runners-up 2/4 4 2 2 0 0
Sri Lanka 2004 Champions 1/6 6 4 2 0 0
Pakistan 2008 Champions 1/6 6 5 1 0 0
Sri Lanka 2010 Runners-up 2/4 4 3 1 0 0
Bangladesh 2012 Round 1 4/4 3 0 3 0 0
Bangladesh 2014 Champions 1/5 5 5 0 0 0
Total 12/12 5 titles 48 33 15 0 0

Other tournaments

Champions Trophy record
Year Round Position GP W L T NR
Bangladesh 1998 Semi-finals 3 or 4/9 2 1 1 0 0
Kenya 2000 Quarter-finals 5–8/8 2 1 1 0 0
Sri Lanka 2002 Joint Champions 1/12 4 3 0 0 1
England 2004 Round 1 8/12 2 1 1 0 0
India 2006 Round 1 8/10 6 4 2 0 0
South Africa 2009 Round 1 6/8 3 1 2 0 0
England 2013 Semi-finals 3 or 4/8 4 2 2 0 0
England 2017 Round 1 8/10 3 1 2 0 0
Total 7/7 1 title 26 14 11 0 1

Defunct tournaments

Asian Test Championship record
Year Round Position GP W L D NR
India Sri Lanka Bangladesh Pakistan 1998–99 Second place 2/3 3 0 1 2 0
Sri Lanka Bangladesh Pakistan 2001–02 Champions 1/3 2 2 0 0 0
Total 2/2 1 title 5 2 1 2 0


Honours

Current squad

The squad comprises players who have represented Sri Lanka since 1 January 2021.[72]

Keys
Symbol Meaning
C/G Contract grade with SLC
S/N Shirt number of the player in all formats
Format Denotes the player recently played in which particular format, not his entire career
Name Age Batting style Bowling style Domestic team Format C/G S/N
Test Captain and Opening batsman
Dimuth Karunaratne 33 Left-handed Right-arm medium SSC Test A 16
ODI and T20I Captain and wicket-keepar
Kusal Perera 30 Left-handed Left-arm medium Colts ODI, T20I A 55
ODI and T20I Vice Captain and wicket-keepar
Kusal Mendis 26 Right-handed Right-arm leg break CCC Test, ODI, T20I A 13
Opening batsmen
Lahiru Thirimanne 31 Left-handed Right-arm medium Ragama Test B 66
Danushka Gunathilaka 30 Left-handed Right-arm off break SSC ODI, T20I D 70
Avishka Fernando 23 Right-handed Right-arm medium Colts ODI, T20I 28
Middle-order batsmen
Oshada Fernando 29 Right-handed Right-arm leg break Chilaw Marians Test D 80
Bhanuka Rajapaksa 29 Left-handed Right-arm medium BRC T20I 54
Pathum Nissanka 23 Right-handed N/A NCC Test, ODI, T20I B 18
Ashen Bandara 22 Left-handed N/A Galle ODI, T20I D 10
Wicket-keepers
Niroshan Dickwella 27 Left-handed Left-arm medium NCC Test, ODI, T20I A 48
Dinesh Chandimal 31 Right-handed Right-arm off-break Army Test, ODI, T20I C 36
Minod Bhanuka 26 Left-handed N/A CCC Test 15
All-rounders
Angelo Mathews 34 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Colts Test, ODI, T20I A 69
Dasun Shanaka 29 Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast SSC Test, ODI, T20I B 7
Dhananjaya de Silva 29 Right-handed Right-arm off-break Tamil Union Test, ODI A 75
Dilruwan Perera 38 Left-handed Right-arm off-break Colts Test B 47
Wanidu Hasaranga 23 Right-handed Right-arm leg-break CCC Test, ODI, T20I B 49
Ramesh Mendis 25 Right-handed Right-arm off break Moors Test, ODI D 25
Kamindu Mendis 22 Left-handed Right-arm ambidextrous CCC ODI, T20I 84
Fast bowlers
Isuru Udana 33 Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium Chilaw Marians ODI, T20I C 17
Nuwan Pradeep 34 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium SSC ODI 63
Vishwa Fernando 29 Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium CCC Test, ODI, T20I C 68
Suranga Lakmal 34 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Tamil Union Test B 82
Lahiru Kumara 24 Right-handed Right-arm fast NCC Test D 8
Kasun Rajitha 28 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Badureliya Test, ODI, T20I C 65
Asitha Fernando 23 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Chilaw Marians Test, ODI 78
Dushmantha Chameera 29 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium NCC Test, ODI, T20I C 5
Binura Fernando 25 Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium SSC ODI 71
Chamika Karunaratne 25 Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium NCC Test, ODI 29
Spin bowlers
Lakshan Sandakan 30 Left-handed Slow left-arm wrist-spin CCC Test, ODI, T20I C 85
Lasith Embuldeniya 24 Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox NCC Test B 96
Praveen Jayawickrama 22 Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Moors Test 12
Akila Dananjaya 27 Left-handed Right-arm off break N/A ODI, T20I D 4


The SLCB awards central contracts to its players, its pay graded according to the importance of the player. Players' salaries are as follows:

  • Grade A+ – US$ 150,000
  • Grade A – US$ 70,000 – 100,000
  • Grade B – US$ 55,000 – 65,000
  • Grade C – US$ 40,000 – 50,000
  • Grade D – US$ 25,000 – 35,000

Coaching staff

Position Name
Team Manager Sri Lanka Manuja Kariyapperuma
Director of Cricket Australia Tom Moody
Head coach South Africa Mickey Arthur
Batting coach Zimbabwe Grant Flower
Spin Bowling coach Sri Lanka Piyal Wijetunge
Fast Bowling coach Sri Lanka Chaminda Vaas
Fast Bowling Mentor Sri Lanka Lasith Malinga
Fielding coach Australia Shane McDermott
Physiotherapist Australia Brett Harrop
Trainer South Africa Grant Luden
Analyst Vacant

Selection Panel

Records and statistics

International match summary

Format Matches Won Lost Tied Drawn No result %Won Inaugural match
Test [73] 297 93 113 0 91 31.08 17 February 1982
ODI [74] 858 390 426 5 37 47.80 7 June 1975
T20I [75] 131 60 67 2 2 47.28 15 June 2006

Test matches

Opponent 1st Test Matches Won Lost Draw Tied % Won
 Australia 22 April 1983[84] 31 4 19 8 0 12.90
 Bangladesh 6 September 2001[85] 22 17 1 4 0 77.27
 England 17 February 1982[86] 36 8 17 11 0 22.22
 India 17 September 1982[87] 44 7 20 17 0 15.30
 New Zealand 4 March 1983[88] 36 9 16 11 0 25.00
 Pakistan 5 March 1982[89] 55 16 20 19 0 29.09
 South Africa 25 August 1993[90] 31 9 16 6 0 29.03
 West Indies 8 December 1993[91] 22 9 4 9 0 40.90
 Zimbabwe 11 October 1994[92] 20 14 0 6 0 70.00
Total 297 93 113 91 0 31.31
Statistics are correct as of  Sri Lanka v  Bangladesh at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, 2nd Test, 21 April-3 May 2021.[93]

One Day Internationals

Opponent Matches Won Lost Tied No Result % Won First Last
Full Members
 Afghanistan 4 3 1 0 0 75.00 2014 2019
 Australia 97 32 61 0 4 34.40 1975 2019
 Bangladesh 51 40 9 0 2 81.63 1986 2021
 England 75 36 36 1 2 50 1982 2019
 India 159 56 91 1 11 38.17 1979 2019
 Ireland 4 4 0 0 0 100.00 2007 2016
 New Zealand 99 41 49 1 8 45.60 1979 2019
 Pakistan 155 58 92 1 4 38.74 1975 2019
 South Africa 77 31 44 1 1 41.44 1992 2019
 West Indies 63 29 31 0 3 48.33 1975 2021
 Zimbabwe 57 44 11 0 2 80 1992 2018
Associate Members
 Bermuda 1 1 0 0 0 100 2007 2007
 Canada 2 2 0 0 0 100 2003 2011
 Kenya 6 5 1 0 0 83.33 1996 2011
 Netherlands 3 3 0 0 0 100 2002 2006
 Scotland 3 3 0 0 0 100 2011 2019
 United Arab Emirates 2 2 0 0 0 100 2004 2008
Total 857 389 427 5 37 47.74 1975 2021
Statistics are correct as of  Sri Lanka v  Bangladesh at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, 3rd ODI, May 28, 2021.[113]

T20 Internationals

Opponent Matches Won Lost Tied No Result % Won
Full Members
 Afghanistan 1 1 0 0 0 100.00
 Australia 16 8 8 0 0 50.00
 Bangladesh 11 7 4 0 0 63.64
 England 9 4 5 0 0 44.44
 India 19 5 13 0 1 27.78
 Ireland 1 1 0 0 0 100.00
 New Zealand 19 7 10 1 1 41.67
 Pakistan 21 8 13 0 0 38.10
 South Africa 13 5 7 1 0 42.31
 West Indies 14 7 7 0 0 50.00
 Zimbabwe 3 3 0 0 0 100.00
Associate Members
 Canada 1 1 0 0 0 100
 Kenya 1 1 0 0 0 100
 Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0 100
 United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 0 0 100
Total 131 60 67 2 2 47.28
Statistics are correct as of  Sri Lanka v  West Indies at Coolidge Cricket Ground, 3rd T20I, 7 Mar. 2021.[133]

See also

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