ENG vs SL Head to Head Records: The SportsRush presents for you the Head to Head statistics for the first ENG vs SL T20I.
The first T20I of the ongoing Sri Lanka’s tour of England will be played in Cardiff tomorrow. It is worth mentioning that it will be the first white-ball match of this English men’s international summer.
Having last hosted a T20I against Pakistan right before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Sophia Gardens will be hosting their first match in the shortest format at the highest level in the last two years. While Sri Lanka haven’t played a T20I at this venue, England have won all of their six T20Is here.
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Sri Lanka, whose players had almost decided to not tour England due to an ongoing contract-related dispute with SLC (Sri Lanka Cricket), will be playing their first T20I under newly-elected captain Kusal Perera.
ENG vs SL Head to Head Records in T20Is
Total number of matches played: 9
Matches won by ENG: 5
Matches won by SL: 4
Matched played in England: 4 (ENG 1, SL 3)
Matches played in Sri Lanka: 2 (ENG 1, SL 1)
Most runs for ENG (among current players): 201 (Eoin Morgan)
Most runs for SL (among current players): 26 (Danushka Gunathilaka)
Most wickets for ENG: 12 (Chris Jordan)
Most wickets for SL: 2 (Akila Dananjaya)
Most catches for ENG: 3 (Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan)
Most catches for SL: 1 (Kusal Mendis and Kusal Perera)
The last time that England and Sri Lanka had locked horns against each other was during England’s tour of Sri Lanka in 2018. Asked to bat first by the then Sri Lanka captain Thisara Perera, England had posted a formidable 187/8 in 20 overs on the back of opening batsman Jason Roy top-scoring with 69 (36).
In the second innings, English spinners in Joe Denly and Adil Rashid had picked four and three wickets respectively to bundle out the hosts for 157 in 20 overs.