As we all can predict from the past that india vs srilanka has always put up a strong rivalry whenever they have met each other on various different occasions, it has always been a neck-to-neck competition as both the teams don’t carry the habit of giving up

India being a nation where cricket is almost treated in terms and perspectives of religions has produced outstanding players in the past and India vs Srilanka is still over throwing each and every continent on the blade of the slippers  

Sri Lanka despite being a nation where resources and allocation as compared to other test playing nations are a bit less but the amount of energy and enthusiasm they carry when they are on the pitch is totally commendable.

Virat kohli leading the side is doing exceptionally well and is leading his team to the desired place and as we all know that he has got so much of confidence on him that he never quits on upon anything and fights till the last second 

India vs Srilanka  series is scheduled  in August 2017 to play three Test matches, five One Day Internationals (ODIs) and a Twenty20 International match.

India vs Srilanka  has always been a mouth watering game in terms and perspective of the game, it is highly influential and takes the arena into consideration 


The Sri Lanka national cricket team, nicknamed The Lions, is a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with Test and One Day International (ODI) status. The team first played international cricket in 1926–27, and were later awarded Test status in 1982, which made Sri Lanka the eighth Test cricket playing nation. The team is administered by Sri Lanka Cricket. Angelo Mathews is the current captain of all formats of the game.

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. 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. But they ended up being runners up in both those occasions. The batting of Sanath Jayasuriya, Aravinda de Silva, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan backed up by the bowling of Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath, among many other talented cricketers, has underpinned the successes of Sri Lankan cricket in the last two decades.

Sri Lanka have won the Cricket World Cup in 1996, the ICC Champions Trophy in 2002 (co-champions with India), and have won the ICC World Twenty20 championship in 2014. They have been consecutive runners up in the 2007 and 2011 Cricket World Cups, and have been runners up in the ICC World Twenty20 in 2009 and 2012. The Sri Lankan cricket team currently holds several world records, including the world record for highest team total in Tests. The ODI total was broken by England on 30 August 2016 and Twenty20 total was broken by Australia on 6 September 2016.


The Sri Lanka national cricket team began with the formation of the Colombo Cricket Club in 1832. 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 had 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 played against West Indies during 1975 Cricket World Cup; West Indies won the match by 9 wickets at the Old Trafford, Manchester, England. 

After Sri Lanka awarded Test status in 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. They have also won the 2001-02 Asian Test Championship, defeating Pakistan in the final by an innings and 175 runs. 

Sri Lanka registered their first ODI win against India at Manchester, England, in 16 June 1979. They also won the 1996 Cricket World Cup, co-champions in 2002 ICC Champions Trophy and also became five times Asian champions in 1986, 1997, 2004, 2008 and 2014.

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. In 2014, they won the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, defeating India by 6 wickets. 

As of January 2016, Sri Lanka have faced all nine teams in Test cricket, with their most frequent opponent being Pakistan, playing 51 matches against them. Sri Lanka have registered more wins against Pakistan and Bangladesh than any other team, with 14. In ODI matches, Sri Lanka have played against 17 teams; they have played against India most frequently, with a winning percentage of 39.49 in 149 matches. Within usual major ODI nations, Sri Lanka have defeated England on 34 occasions, which is their best record in ODIs. 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. 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 14 January 2017, Sri Lanka have played 256 Test matches; they have won 80 matches, lost 95 matches, and 81 matches were drawn. As of 10 February 2017, Sri Lanka have played 787 ODI matches, winning 368 matches and losing 379; they also tied 5 matches, whilst 35 had no result. As of 19 February 2017, Sri Lanka have played 92 T20I matches and won 50 of them; 40 were lost and 1 tied and 1 no result match as well. 

Statistical highlights of the ICC Champions Trophy between India vs Srilanka

# Since defeating India by 47 runs at Manchester on June 16, 1979, Sri Lanka have won an ODI against them in England after 38 years. Sri Lanka had lost the previous five ODIs vs India in England between 1999 and 2013.

# Sri Lanka (322/3) have recorded their second highest successful chase next only to the 324 for two vs England (321/7) at Leeds on July 1, 2006

# Sri Lanka’s aforesaid score is their highest in the ICC CT – the fourth highest overall in the ICC CT.

# Sri Lanka have successfully chased nine totals of 300 or more in ODIs – the most by a team away from home, eclipsing India’s eight.

# India’s highest losing totals in ODIs
Score Overs RR Opponent Venue Date

347 49.4 6.98 Australia Hyderabad 5-11-2009

328 49.4 6.60 Pakistan Peshawar 6-2-2006

323 49.2 6.54 Australia Canberra 20-1-2016

321/9 50.0 6.42 Pakistan Mohali 8-11-2007

321/6 50.0 6.42 Sri Lanka The Oval 8-6-2017

# Highest losing totals in the ICC Champions Trophy
Score Overs RR For Opponent Venue Date:

321/6 50.0 6.42 India Sri Lanka The Oval 8-6-2017

305 50.0 6.10 S.Africa India Cardiff 6-6-2013

305/6 50.0 6.10 Bangladesh England The Oval 1-6-2017

301/9 50.0 6.02 S.Africa England Centurion 27-9-2009

# India’s second highest total (321/6) in the ICC Champions Trophy is the highest by any team against Sri Lanka, eclipsing the 315 for 7 by New Zealand at Johannesburg on September 27, 2009. India’s highest ever in the CT is 331 for 7 vs South Africa at Cardiff on June 6, 2013.

# Rohit Sharma is the 11th Indian player to complete 1,000 runs or more vs Sri Lanka in ODIs – his aggregate being 1043 at an average of 35.96, including two centuries and four fifties, in 37 matches.

# Shikhar Dhawan-Rohit Sharma has recorded their third century stand in successive innings and became the first Indian opening pair to accomplish the distinction – the sequence of their partnerships being 123 vs Australia at Sydney on January 23, 2016; 136 vs Pakistan at Birmingham on June 4, 2017 & 138 vs Sri Lanka at The Oval on June 8, 2017.

# Sharma-Dhawan pair became the fifth opening pair to register ten or more century stands in ODIs. Their tally has been exceeded by four opening pairs – Ganguly and Tendulkar (21); Gilchrist and Hayden (16), Greenidge and Haynes (15) and Sehwag and Tendulkar (12).

# Dhoni enjoys an impressive record vs Sri Lanka, aggregating 2149 (ave.61.40) in 58 matches – the highest average among the batsmen with 2000 runs or more vs Sri Lanka in ODIs.

# Dhoni’s 62nd fifty in ODIs is his 17th vs Sri Lanka. The said innings is his highest score in the ICC Champions Trophy, bettering the 51 vs West Indies at Ahmedabad on October 26, 2006.

# Shikhar Dhawan (125) has posted his tenth century in ODIs – his second vs Sri Lanka. He became the fourth batsmen to register three centuries in the ICC CT, joining Chris Gayle, Herschelle Gibbs and Sourav Ganguly.

# Dhawan’s 125 is his second century in a losing cause in ODIs – his highest being 126 vs Australia at Canberra on January 20, 2016.

# Dhawan enjoys an outstanding record in ODIs in England – his tally being 711 (ave.79.00), including three centuries and three fifties, in eleven innings. The said average is the highest among the batsmen with 500 runs or more in ODIs in England.

# Dhawan is the only batsman to have averaged 75.00 plus apart from recording strike rate of 100-plus in the ICC CT (100.90).

# Dhawan took 77 innings to post ten hundreds in ODIs -the third quickest to this milestone behind South Africa’s Quinton de Kock (55 innings) and Hashim Amla (57).

# Dhawan’s superb batting average of 69.44 vs Sri Lanka is his highest against any opponent (minimum two innings).

# Dhawan and Sharma have amassed 656 runs (ave.93.71) in seven innings, establishing a record for the highest run- aggregate in the ICC CT. Their four century partnerships for the first wicket is a record by any pair for any wicket in the ICC CT.

# Kusal Mendis (89) has posted his highest score vs India in ODIs. His first fifty vs India is his tenth in ODIs. The said innings is also his first fifty in the ICC CT.

# Mendis got his first Man of the Match award vs India – his third in ODIs.

# Danushka Gunathilaka (76) has posted his career-best score in ODIs, eclipsing the 65 vs New Zealand at Nelson on December 31, 2015.

# Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis put on 159 for the second wicket – Sri Lanka’s highest partnership for the second wicket in the ICC CT besides their highest for any wicket vs India.

# Umesh Yadav (9.4-0-67-0) has produced his worst bowling performance in ODIs.

# Virat Kohli’s 16th duck in ODIs is his first in 43 innings in the ICC Champions Trophy. In fact, the said duck is his first in the ICC organised tournaments (World Cup, Champions Trophy and World T20)