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ICC World Cup 2019: Match 20, Sri Lanka vs Australia – Statistical Preview

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the game between Australia and Sri Lanka in London.

Australian team
Australian team. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

With three wins from four matches, the defending champions Australia are in moving on the right side of the things with none of their games getting affected by rains. They will now face Sri Lanka whose last two matches got abandoned in Bristol. Sri Lanka would mind getting one point each from their games against Pakistan and Bangladesh against whom they have lost quite a few games recently. The game to be played at the Kennington Oval will be the first ODI between the Aussies and Lankans since September 2016.

All the key stats and numbers ahead of the game between Australia and Sri Lanka in London:

5 – Australia won five of their six World Cup matches against Sri Lanka since losing the 1996 CWC final in Lahore. The Aussies got better of the Lankans twice in 2003 and 2007 while the 2011 edition game got washed out. The two sides clashed off in 2015 where Sri Lanka became the first side to post 300+ against Australia in the CWC but fell 65 runs short of the target.

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9 – Kusal Mendis has bagged as many as nine ducks in ODI cricket since the 2017 Champions Trophy; four more than any other player. Zimbabwe’s Blessing Muzarabani (5) is the only other player with 5+ ODI ducks in this period.

Since the CT 2017, Mendis has scored 722 runs from 36 ODI innings at an average of 20.62 with five fifties. Till the end of the CT 2017, Mendis aggregated 972 runs at 37.38 with a century and ten fifties.


19.78Mitchell Starc has a bowling average of 19.78 against Sri Lanka in the ODI format. The left-arm pacer picked up 23 wickets from 13 ODIs against the Lankans with the best of 4/27.


47 – Lasith Malinga has claimed 47 wickets in ODIs against Australia; the joint 2nd most by any bowler in Australia-Sri Lanka ODIs. Only Muttiah Muralitharan (48) and Chaminda Vaas (47) have picked up as many wickets as Malinga in AUS-SL ODI matches. The senior pacer has 47 wickets from 27 ODIs with two 4-fers and a 5-wicket haul.


598David Warner has scored 598 runs in 16 ODI innings against Sri Lanka. Out of those, Warner scored 369 runs in the three games where he scored centuries. In the remaining 13 innings, the Aussie opener scored only 229 runs at an average of 17.61 with only two scores over 20.


2010 – Last time Australia won an ODI at the Kennington Oval was way back in 2010 against England. Since then, the Aussies played five ODIs at this venue losing four of them while another game ended in a washout. One of those four defeats came against Sri Lanka during the Champions Trophy 2013.


11990 – Angelo Mathews needs ten more runs to become the 8th player to score 12000 and more runs across all formats for Sri Lanka in Internationals. Mathews bagged ducks in the first two matches while the previous two games were abandoned.

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