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Sri Lanka: Champs once; runners up twice

Last updated on: June 05, 2019 11:54 IST

Rajneesh Gupta highlights important numbers featuring the Sri Lankan team from the World Cups.

 

Result Summary

IMAGE: Sri Lanka celebrate winning the 1996 World Cup. Photograph: Allsport/Getty Images
YearMatchesWonLostTiedNo ResultRemarks
1975 3 0 3 0 0 Could not qualify for semi finals
1979 2 1 1 0 0 Could not qualify for semi finals
1983 6 1 5 0 0 Could not qualify for semi finals
1987 6 0 6 0 0 Could not qualify for semi finals
1992 8 2 5 0 1 Could not qualify for semi finals
1996 6 6 0 0 0 Champions
1999 5 2 3 0 0 Knocked out in first round
2003 10 5 4 1 0 Lost in semi final
2007 11 8 3 0 0 Runner-up
2011 9 6 2 0 1 Runner-up
2015 7 4 3 0 0 Lost in quarter-final
Total 73 35 35 1 2  

 

Playing Record against Participating Teams

VersusMatchesWonLostTiedNo Result
Afghanistan 1 1 0 0 0
Australia 9 1 7 0 1
Bangladesh 3 3 0 0 0
England 10 4 6 0 0
India 8 4 3 0 1
New Zealand 10 6 4 0 0
Pakistan 7 0 7 0 0
South Africa 5 1 3 1 0
West Indies 6 2 4 0 0

 

Highest Team Totals

IMAGE: Scotland's wicket-keeper Matt Cross watches Sri Lanka's then captain Angelo Mathews hit the ball for a six. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters
TotalVsVenueYear
398/5 Kenya Kandy 1996
363/9 Scotland Hobart 2015
332/7 v Canada Hambantota 2011
332/1 Bangladesh Melbourne 2015
327/6 Zimbabwe Pallekele 2011

 

Lowest Team Totals

TotalVsVenueYear
86 West Indies Manchester 1975
109 India Johannesburg 2003
110 South Africa Northampton 1999
133 South Africa Sydney 2015
136 England Leeds 1983
138 Pakistan Nottingham 1975

 

Highest Individual Innings

IMAGE: Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka walk off the field after the World Cup game against Bangladesh at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, 2015. Photograph: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images
RunsPlayerVsVenueYear
161* Tillakratne Dilshan Bangladesh Melbourne 2015
145 Aravinda de Silva Kenya Kandy 1996
144 Tillakratne Dilshan Zimbabwe Pallekele 2011
139* Lahiru Thirimanne England Wellington 2015
133 Upul Tharanga Zimbabwe Pallekele 2011
124 Kumar Sangakkara Scotland Hobart 2015
124 Marvin Atapattu South Africa Durban 2003
120 Sanath Jayasuriya New Zealand Bloemfontein 2003
117* Kumar Sangakkara England Wellington 2015
115* Mahela Jayawardene New Zealand Kingston 2007
115 Sanath Jayasuriya West Indies Providence 2007
111 Kumar Sangakkara New Zealand Mumbai 2011
109 Sanath Jayasuriya Bangladesh Port-of-Spain 2007
108* Tillakratne Dilshan England Colombo 2011
107* Aravinda de Silva Australia Lahore 1996
105* Kumar Sangakkara Bangladesh Melbourne 2015
104 Kumar Sangakkara Australia Sydney 2015
104 Tillakratne Dilshan Scotland Hobart 2015
103* Mahela Jayawardene India Mumbai 2011
103* Marvin Atapattu Zimbabwe East London 2003
102* Upul Tharanga England Colombo 2011
100 Mahela Jayawardene v Canada Hambantota 2011
100 Mahela Jayawardene Afghanistan Dunedin 2015

 

LEADING BATSMEN

IMAGE: Kumar Sangakkara celebrates a century during the 2015 World Cup game against Scotland at the Bellerive Oval. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images
 MatchesRunsHighest ScoreAverageStrike Rate10050
Kumar Sangakkara 37 1,532 124 56.74 86.50 5 7
Sanath Jayasuriya 38 1,165 120 34.26 90.66 3 6
Tillakratne Dilshan 27 1,112 161* 52.95 92.97 4 4
Mahela Jayawardene 40 1,100 115* 35.48 85.93 4 5
Aravinda de Silva 35 1,064 145 36.68 86.57 2 6
Arjuna Ranatunga 30 969 88* 46.14 80.28 0 7
Upul Tharanga 21 697 133 36.68 75.51 2 4
Roshan Mahanama 25 596 89 33.11 56.54 0 5
Marvin Atapattu 15 521 124 43.41 79.29 2 3

 

Highest Partnership for each wicket

WicketRunsPlayersVenueYear
1st 282 Upul Tharanga and Tillakratne Dilshan Zimbabwe (Pallekele) 2011
2nd 212* Lahiru Thirimanne and Kumar Sangakkara England (Wellington) 2015
3rd 184 Asanka Gurusinha and Aravinda de Silva Kenya (Kandy) 1996
4th 152 Marvin Atapattu and Aravinda de Silva South Africa (Durban) 2003
5th 131* Aravinda Ranatunga and Hashan Tillakaratne India (Delhi) 1996
6th 97 Tillakratne Dilshan and Russell Arnold South Africa (Providence) 2007
7th 58* Jeevan Mendis and Tishara Perera Afghanistan (Dunedin) 2015
8th 64 Mahela Jayawardene and Chaminda Vaas Kenya (Southampton) 1999
9th 35 Guy de Alwis and Rumesh Ratnayake England (Taunton) 1983
10th 33 Rumesh Ratnayake and Vinothen John England (Leeds) 1983

 

Best Bowling in a match

Wicket/RunsPlayerVsVenueYear
6/25 Chaminda Vaas Bangladesh Pietermaritzburg 2003
6/38 Lasith Malinga Kenya Colombo 2011
5/32 Asantha de Mel New Zealand Derby 1983
5/39 Asantha de Mel Pakistan Leeds 1983

 

Leading Bowlers

IMAGE: Muttiah Muralitharan celebrates taking a wicket. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images
 MatchesWicketsAverageRuns Per OverBest4W
Muttiah Muralitharan 40 68 19.63 3.88 4/19 4
Chaminda Vaas 31 49 21.22 3.97 6/25 2
Lasith Malinga 22 43 21.11 5.32 6/38 2
Sanath Jayasuriya 38 27 39.25 4.83 3/12 0
Tillakratne Dilshan 27 18 24.83 4.41 4/4 1
Asantha de Mel 9 18 24.94 4.97 5/32 2
Pramodya Wickramasinghe 17 16 39.06 4.59 3/30 0
Aravinda de Silva 35 16 41.93 4.97 3/42 0

 

Most Appearances

 MtsYears
Muttiah Muralitharan 40 1996-2011
Mahela Jayawardene 40 1999-2015
Sanath Jayasuriya 38 1992-2007
Kumar Sangakkara 37 2003-2015
Aravinda de Silva 35 1987-2003
Chaminda Vaas 31 1996-2007
Arjuna Ranatunga 30 1983-1999
Tillakratne Dilshan 27 2007-2015
Roshan Mahanama 25 1987-1999

 

Most Captaincies

CaptainPlayedWonLostTiedNo ResultWin%
Duleep Mendis 12 1 11 0 0 8.33
Arjuna Ranatunga 11 8 3 0 0 72.72
Mahela Jayawardene 11 8 3 0 0 72.72
Kumar Sangakkara 9 6 2 0 1 75.00
Sanath Jayasuriya 9 5 4 0 0 55.55
Aravinda de Silva 8 2 5 0 1 28.57
Angelo Mathews 7 4 3 0 0 57.14

 

RAJNEESH GUPTA
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