The two formidable Asian sides have locked horns multiple times in the 50-over format. India has won two ODI World Cups in 1983 and 2011, whereas Sri Lanka has won the championship title once in 1996.
The two subcontinent giants have clashed 165 times in the ODI format, with India having their nose ahead of their counterparts by a significant margin.
This article will look at their head-to-head record in ODIs and some key individual stats.
India vs Sri Lanka Head-to-Head in ODI
|Sri Lanka Won||57|
India in Sri Lanka
Let’s have a look at the overall figures of India in Sri Lanka venues in the ODI format:
|Sri Lanka Won||28|
Sri Lanka in India
Let’s have a look at the overall figures of Sri Lanka in India venues in the ODI format:
|Sri Lanka Won||12|
Key Individual Records (Top Fives)
When we talk about the rivalry of two particular sides, we’re bound to talk about some of the top individual performances which have influenced this high voltage Asian rivalry. It includes some of the all time ODI greats, which shows the significance of these two sides, in the world of ODI cricket.
Leading Run Scorers for India
When it comes to the batting charts, Sachin Tendulkar finds the place at the top of it more often than not. No exceptions here as well, Tendulkar still holds the record for most runs and tons in India-Sri Lanka ODI’s. Check here what Sachin has achieved against each and every team in both Tests & ODIs, opponent-wise.
Virat Kohli, on the other hand, has scored 10 centuries against the Lankan side, which is the first instance of a batter scoring 10 or more centuries versus single opponent in ODIs.
Former Captain MS Dhoni has the best average (64.4) among all, closely followed by Virat Kohli (64.17).
Leading Run Scorers for Sri Lanka
Former great Sanath Jayasuriya is widely regarded as one of the ODI greats of all time, and rightly so. He is the leading run scorer among all Sri Lankan batters against India, with a wonderful strike rate of 96.98. He is placed firmly on the list of top batters who have scored most runs against one team in ODI.
Kumar Sangakkara has the best average among Sri Lankans which shows how fruitful he was, particularly against India.
|T M Dilshan||64||2255||38.22||4|
|Arvinda De Silva||55||1786||35.72||3|
Leading Wicket Takers for India
When it comes to Indian fast bowling, everyone knows Zaheer Khan was a stalwart. He’s the leading wicket taker among Indians against Sri Lanka with his best figure of 5/42. Ajit Agarkar has the finest overall figures among Indians against Sri Lanka, with 49 wickets at an exceptional average of 20.61.
Leading Wicket Takers for Sri Lanka
There shouldn’t be any surprise to see Muralitharan leading the bowling charts, who is arguably the best strike bowler of all time, with highest number of International wickets to his name. He had a fair amount of success against the power packed Indian batting lineup over the course of his ODI career and numbers prove that fact. He was closely followed by another Sri Lankan bowling stalwart Chaminda Vaas, with 70 wickets to his name.
Highest Individual Scores in IND VS SL ODI Matches
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||264||Kolkata||2014|
|Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)||189||Sharjah||2000|
|MS Dhoni (IND)||183*||Jaipur||2005|
|Sourav Ganguly (IND)||183||Taunton||1999|
|Upul Tharanga (SL)||174*||Kingston||2013|
Best Bowling Figures in IND VS SL ODI Matches
|Robin Singh (IND)||5/22||Guwahati||1997|
|Javagal Srinath (IND)||5/24||Kanpur||1993|
|Manoj Prabhakar (IND)||5/35||Hyderabad||1994|
|Zaheer Khan (IND)||5/42||Margao||2007|
|Ajit Agarkar (IND)||5/44||Pune||2005|