SL vs IND Head to Head Records: The SportsRush presents for you the Head to Head statistics for the first SL vs IND T20I.
After a mere one-day gap, Sri Lanka and India will start playing a three-match series in the shortest format of the game at the R Premdasa Stadium from tomorrow.
Sri Lanka, who continued to improve as the ODI series progressed, eventually defeated India by 3 wickets last night to grab ICC Men’s World Series points despite losing the series 0-3. Scheduled to play in the qualifying Round 1 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in similar conditions, Sri Lanka won’t get a better than India to prepare for the world event.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 23, 2021
In what will be the fifth T20I encounter between Sri Lanka and India at this venue, it will be their first since the Nidahas Trophy 2018. Readers must note that this will be the first time when India will be playing a three-match T20I series in Sri Lanka.
SL vs IND Head to Head Records in T20Is
Total number of matches played: 19
Matches won by SL: 5
Matches won by IND: 13
Matched played in Sri Lanka: 5 (SL 1, IND 4)
Matches played in India: 11 (SL 2, IND 8)
Most runs for SL (among current players): 130 (Dasun Shanaka)
Most runs for IND (among current players): 289 (Shikhar Dhawan)
Most wickets for SL: 10 (Dushmantha Chameera)
Most wickets for IND: 14 (Yuzvendra Chahal)
Most catches for SL: 5 (Dushmantha Chameera)
Most catches for IND: 9 (Hardik Pandya)
The last time when Sri Lanka and India had locked horns in a T20I was at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune last year. A 78-run Indian victory had powered them to a 2-0 series victory.
India fast bowler Navdeep Saini, who had won the ‘Man of the Series’ award for being the joint-highest wicket-taker, would be hoping to not just get opportunities but also make full use of them in times of cut-throat competition for a spot in the Playing XI.