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India v Sri Lanka, 2017 – Head to head stats in Test cricket

With help of a whitewash in the recent series, India extended their domination over Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.

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Indian team. (Photo by LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

The India-Sri Lanka face off could be a proper mismatch given the recent form and performances of the teams and India whitewashing the Island side across all formats in the previous meeting on the Island. As Sri Lanka tour India for a Test series for the first time in eight years, they need to come in with the confidence and spirit with which they defeated the Pakistan team in the Test series in UAE which wasn’t possible for any team in the last decade.

A win in any of the three Tests will be equal to a series win for Sri Lanka given India are the current No.1 Team in this format and are yet to be defeated by Lankans at home. With the help of a whitewash in the recent series, India extended their domination over Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka as well as they won nine Tests and lost seven in the country.

India vs Sri Lanka – Results Summary in Test cricket:

Sri Lanka won only three bilateral series in Test cricket against India with the last of them coming in 2008. India’s clean sweep in July-August was only the 2nd instance of a whitewash in India-Sri Lanka Test series. India won 3-0 in a 3-match series played in 1993/94 season.

India vs Sri Lanka – Series Summary in Test cricket:

India vs Sri Lanka – Bilateral Series Results in Test cricket:

Despite not winning a game on Indian soil, Sri Lanka managed to post the highest in India-Sri Lanka Tests even in India. Their total of 952/6 back home in 1997 is still a world record in Test cricket. Sri Lanka recorded four of the five lowest totals in India-Sri Lanka Test matches including the 135/10 in the 3rd Test match at Pallekele in the recent series.

Highest Team Totals in India-Sri Lanka Tests:

Lowest Team Totals in India-Sri Lanka Tests:

Individual records:

Sachin Tendulkar and Muttiah Muralitharan, the highest run-getter and wicket-taker in Test cricket respectively, lead the individual charts of the India-Sri Lanka Test matches. Among the active players, Ravichandran Ashwin finds a place at No.5 in the highest wicket-takers chart as he picked up 38 wickets in only six Tests and could easily end up with more than 50 wickets against Sri Lanka after this series.

Leading run-getters in India-Sri Lanka Tests:

Leading wicket-takers in India-Sri Lanka Tests:

(Stats as on November 13, 2017)

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