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India v Sri Lanka, Test series 2017 – Statistical Preview

All the key numbers and stats ahead of the India-Sri Lanka Test series.

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Sri Lanka have to overcome their failures in the recent past and also their historical record to have a chance of winning the Test series or even win a game in India. The Lankan side lost 19 of their last 22 International games including nine out of nine against India at home recently. The Island side is yet to win a Test match on Indian soil and will be looking to end the jinx something teams full of greats from their nation couldn’t achieve.

All the key numbers and stats ahead of the India-Sri Lanka Test series.

0 – Sri Lanka are yet to win a Test match on Indian soil. They featured in 17 Tests in India and lost 10 out of them. However, Sri Lanka defeated India in seven out of 24 Tests back home.


6 – Number of Test defeats Sri Lanka has faced in 2017 so far. These are the 2nd most number of losses for them in a calendar year. Sri Lanka lost seven Test matches in 2015.


6 – Number of wins for India in Test cricket so far in 2017. The joint 3rd most number of wins in a calendar year for India in Tests. They won nine Tests in 2016 and eight games in 2010.


21.58Ravichandran Ashwin’s bowling average of 21.58 against Sri Lanka in Test cricket is the best for any player in India-Sri Lanka Test matches. (Min: 30 wickets) Ashwin’s SR of 41.16 in IND-SL Tests is also the best for any player.


31 – Number of wins for India in Internationals in 2017 so far. These are the joint most number of wins for them in a calendar year across all formats. India won 31 games in International cricket in 2016 as well.


34 – Sri Lanka have lost 34 matches in International cricket in 2017 so far. These are the most number of losses for any team in a calendar year. The previous record was in the name of Zimbabwe who lost 32 Internationals in 2015.


90.8 – Cheteshwar Pujara‘s batting average in Test cricket against Sri Lanka. This is the best batting average for any player in India-Sri Lanka Test matches. (Min: 5 innings) Shikhar Dhawan has got the 2nd best batting average in IND-SL Tests of 86.66.


190 – Dilruwan Perera’s bowling average of 190 in Tests against India is the 2nd worst for any player in India-Sri Lanka Test matches. (Min: 500 balls bowled) Asoka de Silva averaged 376 with the ball as he picked up one wicket for 376 runs in IND-SL Tests.

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