ENG vs SL Head to Head Records: The SportsRush presents for you the Head to Head statistics for the first ENG vs SL ODI.
The first ODI of the ongoing Sri Lanka’s tour of England will be played at the Riverside Ground tomorrow. Having last hosted an international match during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Chester-le-Street will be hosting one after a couple of years on Tuesday.
In 12 completed ODIs at the venue since 2000, England have maintained a staggering unbeaten record. Having most recently thrashed Sri Lanka 3-0 in the T20I series, England are clearly the favourites for the first ODI.
The fact that Sri Lanka have lost the services of three batsmen for the ODI series has further decreased their chances of registering a victory on this tour.
It is worth mentioning that batsmen Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka and wicket-keeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella have all been “suspended” and will be sent back to Sri Lanka “immediately” for breaching bio-secure bubble in Durham last night.
A video showing Sri Lankan players flouting bio-bubble protocols in the UK resurfaced online, following which the Sri Lankan cricket board has taken immediate action.#ENGvSL pic.twitter.com/OEVNqRnty0
— 100MB (@100MasterBlastr) June 28, 2021
ENG vs SL Head to Head Records
Total number of matches played: 75
Matches won by ENG: 36
Matches won by SL: 36
Matched played in England: 32 (ENG 16, SL 14)
Matches played in Sri Lanka: 26 (ENG 9, SL 16)
Most runs for ENG (among current players): 1,028 (Joe Root)
Most runs for SL (among current players): 252 (Kusal Perera)
Most wickets for ENG: 24 (Chris Woakes)
Most wickets for SL: 9 (Akila Dananjaya)
Most catches for ENG: 22 (Jos Buttler)
Most catches for SL: 10 (Kusal Perera)
The last time when England and Sri Lanka had locked horns in an ODI was during the 2019 Cricket World Cup in Leeds. Winning the toss and electing to bat first, Sri Lanka had scored a mediocre 232/9 in 50 overs on the back of Angelo Mathews scoring 85* (115) with the help of five fours and a six.
Former Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga’s match-winning bowling figures of 10-1-43-4 had played a pivotal role in them dismissing the hosts on 212 in 47 overs. Despite half-centuries from Ben Stokes (82*) and Joe Root (57), England had fallen short by 20 runs.