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2017 ICC Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan – Stats Preview 

2017 ICC Champions Trophy: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan – Stats Preview

On Monday, Sri Lanka and Pakistan will meet at Sophia Gardens (Cardiff) in the last match Group B of 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.

It is a must-win game for both the teams to qualify for the semifinal. So, both of them are very desperate to win this game.

Both of them have won once and lost once in the ongoing tournament.

Before the beginning of this final match of the group stage in this tournament, let’s check out some important stats from their previous encounters.

 

Head-to-head ODI records between Sri Lanka and Pakistan

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Matches Sri Lanka won Pakistan won Tied No Result
Overall 147 58 84 1 4
At neutral venues 78 26 50 1 1
In England 3 0 3 0 0
In ICC Champions Trophy 3 1 2 0 0
In last 5 ODIs 5 2 3 0 0

 

Overall ODI stats between Sri Lanka and Pakistan

(Team stats)

Comparison subjects Sri Lanka Pakistan
Highest total 368/4 (50 overs) at Hambantota on 26th July 2015 371/9 (50 overs) at Nairobi (Gym) on 4th October 1996
Lowest total (Completed innings only) 78 (16.5 overs) at Sharjah on 17th April 2002 75 (22.5 overs) at Lahore on 24th January 2009
Largest victory (by runs) 234 runs at Lahore on 24th January 2009 217 runs at Sharjah on 17th April 2002
Largest victory (by wickets) 8 wickets for thrice 9 wickets for thrice

 

(Individual stats)

Comparison subjects Sri Lanka Pakistan
Highest individual score 137 by Tillakaratne Dilshan at Lahore on 24th January 2009 140* by Mohammad Hafeez at Sharjah on 22nd December 2013
Best bowling in an innings 6/44 by Thisara Perera at Pallekele on 9th June 2012 6/26 by Waqar Younis at Sharjah on 29th April 1990
Most runs scored (in career) 2,517 runs by Sanath Jayasuriya 2,265 runs by Inzamam-ul-Haq
Most wickets were taken (in career) 96 wickets by Muttiah Muralitharan 92 wickets by Wasim Akram

 

Other important stats

  1. In previous ICC Champions Trophy encounters between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, the team batting second has gone on to win games.

Similarly, in those encounters, the team who had lost the toss, has won those matches.

 

  1. It will be the 250th ODI for the Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik. He will be the 10th Pakistan cricketer to play 250 or more ODIs.

 

  1. Sri Lankan right-arm pacer Nuwan Kulasekara is just one wicket away to complete his 200 ODI wickets. If Kulasekara achieves this, he will be the second Sri Lankan right-arm pacer and 5th overall Sri Lankan bowler to take 200 ODI wickets. The other four Sri Lankan bowlers in this list are Muttiah Muralitharan (523 wickets), Chaminda Vass (399 wickets), Sanath Jayasuriya (320 wickets) and Lasith Malinga (293 wickets). Out of them, Lasith Malinga is the only right-arm pacer.

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