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Can Sri Lanka Turn the tables against India???

Sri Lanka team was ranked at no. 6 when they entered the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. The team is not in the best of the form since the retirement of its key and big players Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene. Both players played last ODI on 18th Mar 2015 against South Africa. The Sri Lankan team is young side with blend of experienced players. Players like Lasitha Malinga, Upual Tharanga, Thisara Perera, and Skipper Angelo Mathews have good experience.

Bad thing for Sri Lanka is that there experienced Upual Tharanga has been suspended for 2 matches in ICC Champions Trophy for a slow over rate against South Africa, Group B 1st Match. The Sri Lankan team took more than 4 hours to complete the innings. Umpires said that had allotted them extra time allowance also but still they were slow. Upual Tharanga was standing as captain in that match because Skipper Angelo Mathews could not clear the fitness test.

Out of Last 13 ODI’s which Sri Lanka had played they have won just 5, 2 No Result and 6 lost and against India they have played 5 ODI’s and lost all the 5 and in last 4 T20 they have won just 1 and lost 3.

Stats of Sri Lanka in few of Last ODI’s against India and other Teams

Date ODI/T20 Venue Scores Result
01-Apr-17 ODI Colombo SL 280/9, Ban 210/10 SL won by 70 runs
28-Mar-17 ODI Dambulla SL 311/10 No result
25-Mar-17 ODI Dambulla BAN 324/5, SL 234/10 Ban won by 90 runs
27-Nov-16 ODI Bulawayo ZIM 160/10, SL 166/4 SL won by 6 wkts
23-Nov-16 ODI Bulawayo SL  330/7, WI 329/9 SL won by 1 run
21-Nov-16 ODI Bulawayo ZIM 55/2 No result
16-Nov-16 ODI Harare WI 227/10, SL 165 WI won by 62 runs
14-Nov-16 ODI Harare ZIM 154/10, SL 155/2 SL won by 8 wkts
04-Sep-16 ODI Pallekele SL 195/10, AUS 199/5 Aus won by 5 wkts
31-Aug-16 ODI Dambulla SL 212/10, AUS 217/4 Aus won by 6 wkts
28-Aug-16 ODI Dambulla SL 226/10, AUS 227/8 Aus won by 2 wkts
24-Aug-16 ODI Colombo SL 288/10, AUS 206/10 SL won by 82 runs
21-Aug-16 ODI Colombo SL 227/10, AUS 228/7 Aus won by 3 wkts

Against India 

Date ODI/T20 Venue Scores Result
01-Mar-16 T20 Dhaka SL 138/9, IND 142/5 Ind Won By 5 wkts
12-Feb-16 T20 Ranchi IND 196/6, SL 127/9 Ind won by 69 runs
14-Feb-16 T20 Vishakhapatnam SL 82/10, IND 84/1 Ind won by 9 wkts
09-Feb-16 T20 Pune Ind 101/10, SL 105/5 SL won by 5 wkts
16-Nov-14 ODI Ranchi SL 286/8, Ind 288/7 Ind won by 3 wkts
13-Nov-14 ODI Kolkata Ind 404/5, SL 251/10 Ind won by 153 runs
09-Nov-14 ODI Hyderabad SL 242/10, Ind 245/4 Ind won by 6 wkts
06-Nov-14 ODI Ahemdabad SL 274/8, Ind 275/4 Ind won by 6 wkts
02-Nov-14 ODI Cuttack Ind 363/5, SL 194/10 Ind won by 169 runs

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