India vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI: Here’s a Look at Some Stats Ahead of The Series Opener in Dharamshala
New Delhi: After the Test series, India face-off Sri Lanka in the opening One-Day International (ODI) of the three-match series in Dharamshala. Rohit Sharma will lead the side absence of Virat Kohli. The Indian captain was rested for ODIs and T20Is in order to remain fresh for the upcoming South Africa tour.
Meanwhile, Rohit will be looking to continue from where Kohli left. The last time, three months back, India met Sri Lanka in an ODI series it was a one-sided affair. India whitewashed Sri Lanka to win all the five ODIs. Sri Lanka, however, under new captain Thisara Perera will be looking to dish out better performance.
Head-to-head, India and Sri Lanka have faced each other in 155 ODIs. India have won 88 matches while Sri Lanka emerged victorious in 55 games. Ahead of the 1st ODI, we take a look at some stats:
# India have won 88 matches against Sri Lanka, the most they have won against any team in ODIs.
# Sri Lanka have never won a bilateral series in India. Out of nine the visitors have lost eight and drew one.
# Sri Lanka are without a win in their last 12 ODIs while India have won eight out of their previous 10 ODIs.
# The highest total in an ODI featuring India and Sri Lanka is 414/7 set by the former at Rajkot in 2009. In that match, Sri Lanka responded by scoring 411/8.
# The lowest total between these two sides is India’s 78 at Kanpur in 1986.
# Rohit Sharma scored 264 against Sri Lanka in Kolkata in 2014, it apparently is the highest individual score in a match featuring India and Sri Lanka.
# Robin Singh’s 5/22 in Guwahati in 1997 remain the best bowling figures in an India vs Sri Lanka match.