Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe 2017 – Head to Head stats in ODIs
Sri Lanka have a clear upper hand in the ODI format against Zimbabwe winning 41 out of the 50 matches and lost only 7.
Published - Jun 28, 2017 10:12 pm | Updated - Jun 28, 2017 10:12 pm
In the last four years, Zimbabwe have got to tour a full member nation for a bilateral ODI series in only Pakistan and Bangladesh as they were made to play against associate nations and the 2nd string sides of major teams touring. With World Cup direct qualification at stake, Zimbabwe will now be touring Sri Lanka for a 5-match ODI series followed by Test series.
This will be the first bilateral ODI series between the two sides since 2008 and only the 2nd on Sri Lankan soil. Overall, 5 bilateral ODI series have been played between the two with Sri Lanka winning in all of them.
Bilateral ODI series between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe:
|Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe ODI Series||1994/95||Zimbabwe||3||Sri Lanka||2-1|
|Zimbabwe in Sri Lanka ODI Series||1997/98||Sri Lanka||3||Sri Lanka||3-0|
|Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe ODI Series||1999/00||Zimbabwe||5||Sri Lanka||3-1|
|Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe ODI Series||2004||Zimbabwe||5||Sri Lanka||5-0|
|Sri Lanka in Zimbabwe ODI Series||2008/09||Zimbabwe||5||Sri Lanka||5-0|
Sri Lanka have a clear upper hand in the ODI format against Zimbabwe winning 41 out of the 50 matches and lost only 7. In the ODIs played in Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe are yet to defeat the hosts as they lost all the 8 ODIs they played vs them.
Head to head record in ODI cricket:
|Host||Matches||Sri Lanka Won||Zimbabwe Won||Tied||N/R|
When talking about the Sri Lanka-Zimbabwe ODIs, the first thing comes to the mind is the lowest totals in this format, recorded by Zimbabwe. Two of the three lowest totals in ODI format including the lowest of 35 has been recorded by the African team over the Lankan side. In fact, the first 14 lowest totals in the ODIs between these two are in the name of Zimbabwe. Sri Lanka never got bowled out under 150 vs Zimbabwe in ODI cricket.
Lowest totals in Sri Lanka-Zimbabwe ODIs:
The ODIs between the two teams have rarely witnessed big totals as only three 300+ totals been recorded so far. Two of those have come in their first meeting in the 1992 World Cup.
Highest totals in Sri Lanka-Zimbabwe ODIs:
|Sri Lanka||313/7||49.2||2||New Plymouth||23-Feb-1992|
Andy Flower has scored the most runs in the Sri Lanka-Zimbabwe ODIs with 916 runs while Muralitharan has taken 59 wickets, the only bowler with 50+ wickets in the ODIs between the two teams. Chaminda Vass’s 8/19, the best bowling figures in ODI history also came against Zimbabwe while no batsman has managed to score an individual 150 in SL-Zim ODI games.
Upul Tharanga’s 602 runs are the most amongst the active players while no one except Asela Gunaratne has taken 6 or more wickets in Sri Lanka-Zimbabwe ODIs among the current squads.
Highest run-scorers in Sri Lanka-Zimbabwe ODIs:
|MS Atapattu||Sri Lanka||28||25||906||103*||45.3||64.43||1||6|
|ST Jayasuriya||Sri Lanka||34||33||854||102||26.68||90.85||1||5|
|PA de Silva||Sri Lanka||16||16||797||127*||61.3||87.87||2||5|
Highest wicket-takers in Sri Lanka-Zimbabwe ODIs:
|M Muralitharan||Sri Lanka||31||257.2||59||5/23||14.67||3.36||26.1||4||2|
|WPUJC Vaas||Sri Lanka||25||218||42||8/19||18.33||3.53||31.1||3||1|
|UDU Chandana||Sri Lanka||17||128||28||4/31||19.67||4.3||27.4||1||0|
|BAW Mendis||Sri Lanka||8||57.2||22||6/29||9.5||3.64||15.6||1||1|
(Stats as on June 29, 2017)