ICC World Cup 2019: Match 39, Sri Lanka vs Windies – Statistical Preview

ICC World Cup 2019: Match 39, Sri Lanka vs Windies – Statistical Preview

All the major stats and numbers that matter ahead of Sri Lanka’s do-or-die game.

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

Sri Lanka missed a golden chance of putting pressure on other teams in semi-final contention by defeating South Africa. Instead, they ended up losing by 9 wickets after putting up a low total. They will need results of at least four matches to go in their way to finish among the top four after winning their remaining two matches. They will be facing Windies on Monday at the Chester-le-Street where they lost to the Proteas. West Indies are already out of semis race having won none of their previous six matches.

All the major stats and numbers that matter ahead of Sri Lanka’s do-or-die game:

0 – Windies played two ODIs at the Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street; on consecutive days in 2000. They lost to England by 10 wickets and by six wickets against Zimbabwe on the following day. Sri Lanka won both their games at this venue prior to their defeat against South Africa.


2 – Sri Lanka won their previous two World Cup matches against the Windies – in 2003 and in 2007 while the 1996 edition fixture gave Sri Lanka maximum points as it was a walkover by the Caribbean team. The West Indians won all four CWC meetings against Sri Lanka until 1992.


2 – Windies has won only two of their last ten ODI matches against Sri Lanka. In the last ten years, the two sides faced off only in ten ODIs while Sri Lanka won seven of them another game ended without a result.


5 – The five defeats in this tournament are the most for Windies in a single edition of the World Cup. They lost as many as five matches in the 2007 edition as well. In ODI series/tournaments, Windies lost more games only twice – six during the 7-match ODI series against South Africa in 1999 and seven during the 2001 Tri-Series in Australia.


6 – Windies have not won any of their last six matches in this tournament; their longest streak without a win in the World Cup. They lost each of their last four CWC games; the joint-longest losing streak for them in World Cup. Windies lost four in a row in 2007 and four in succession across 2011 and 2015.


20.18 – Lasith Malinga averages 20.18 with the ball in ODI cricket against the Windies. He has claimed 16 wickets from nine ODIs against them at a strike rate of 24.8.


29.05 – Chris Gayle has a lowly batting average of 29.05 against Sri Lanka in the ODI format. The Universe Boss managed to score only 494 runs from 17 innings against the Lankans with a century and four fifties.


10296 – Runs Chris Gayle has scored in the ODI format for Windies; the 2nd most by any player. Gayle needs 53 more runs to become the leading run-getter for the Windies by surpassing Brian Lara’s 10348 runs.

In fact, he has to score 55 runs to go past Lara’s ODI tally as the former WI captain scored 57 runs in four ODIs for World XI while Gayle has 55 runs from three such games.