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Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Cricket.png
Status Full Member
Test Captain Dimuth Karunaratne
ODI Captain Dasun Shanaka
T20I Captain Dasun Shanaka
Test Ranking 8th
ODI Ranking 9th
T20I Ranking 10th
Tests Played 297
Test Record Won 93 Lost 113 (91 Drawn)
First Test vs Flag of England.png England at Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo, 17-21 February 1982
Last Test vs Flag of Bangladesh.svg.png Bangladesh at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy, 29 April-3 May 2021
ODIs Played 867
ODI Record Won 393 Lost 431 (5 Tie, 38 No Result)
First ODI vs Flag of West Indies.png West Indies at Old Trafford, Manchester, 7 June 1975
Last ODI vs Flag of South Africa.svg.png South Africa at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, 7 September 2021
T20Is Played 144
T20I Record Won 66 Lost 74 (2 Tie, 2 No Result)
First T20I vs Flag of England.png England at The Rose Bowl, Southampton, 15 June 2006
Last T20I vs Flag of Bangladesh.svg.png Bangladesh at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, 24 October 2021

The Sri Lanka national cricket team represents Sri Lanka in men's international cricket. The team first played international cricket (as Ceylon) in 1926–27, and were later awarded Test status in 1981, which made Sri Lanka the eighth Test cricket playing nation. The team is administered by Sri Lanka Cricket.

Statistics and Records

Playing Record
Format M W L T D/NR Inaugural Match
Test Matches 297 93 113 0 91 17 February 1982
One Day Internationals 867 393 431 5 38 7 June 1975
Twenty20 Internationals 144 66 74 2 2 15 June 2006

Test Matches

Team Records

Highest Team Total 952/6d Flag of India.png India R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 2-6 August 1997
Lowest Team Total 71 Flag of Pakistan.png Pakistan Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy 26-28 August 1994
Highest Total Conceded 765/6d Flag of Pakistan.png Pakistan National Stadium, Karachi 21-25 February 2009
Lowest Total Conceded 62 Flag of Bangladesh.svg.png Bangladesh Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Stadium, Colombo 3-5 July 2007

Most Career Runs

Player Runs Average Career Span
Kumar Sangakkara 12,400 57.40 2000-2015
Mahela Jayawardene 11,814 49.84 1997-2014
Sanath Jayasuriya 6,973 40.07 1991-2007
Aravinda de Silva 6,361 42.97 1984-2002
Angelo Mathews 6,236 44.86 2009-2021

Most Career Wickets

Player Wickets Average Career Span
Muthiah Muralidaran 795 22.67 1992-2010
Rangana Herath 433 28.07 1999-2018
Chaminda Vaas 355 29.58 1994-2009
Suranga Lakmal 167 36.31 2010-2021
Dilruwan Perera 161 35.90 2014-2021

Highest Scores

Player Score Opponent Venue Date
Mahela Jayawardene 374 Flag of South Africa.svg.png South Africa Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo 27-31 July 2006
Sanath Jayasuriya 340 Flag of India.png India R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 2-6 August 1997
Kumar Sangakkara 319 Flag of Bangladesh.svg.png Bangladesh Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong 4-8 February 2014
Kumar Sangakkara 287 Flag of South Africa.svg.png South Africa Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo 27-31 July 2006
Mahela Jayawardene 275 Flag of India.png India Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad 16-20 November 2009

Best Innings Bowling Figures

Player Figures Opponent Venue Date
Muthiah Muralidaran 9/51 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg.png Zimbabwe Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy 4-7 January 2002
Muthiah Muralidaran 9/65 Flag of England.png England The Oval, London 27-31 August 1998
Rangana Herath 9/127 Flag of Pakistan.png Pakistan Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo 14-18 August 2014
Muthiah Muralidaran 8/46 Flag of West Indies.png West Indies Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy 22-25 July 2005
Rangana Herath 8/63 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg.png Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club, Harare 6-10 November 2016

Best Match Bowling Figures

Player Figures Opponent Venue Date
Muthiah Muralidaran 16/220 Flag of England.png England The Oval, London 27-31 August 1998
Rangana Herath 14/184 Flag of Pakistan.png Pakistan Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo 14-18 August 2014
Chaminda Vaas 14/191 Flag of West Indies.png West Indies Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo 29 November-3 December 2001
Muthiah Muralidaran 13/115 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg.png Zimbabwe Asgiriya Stadium, Kandy 4-7 January 2002
Rangana Herath 13/145 Flag of Australia.png Australia Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo 13-17 August 2016

Win/Loss Record

Opponent M W L T D First Match First Win
Flag of Australia.png Australia 31 4 19 0 8 22 April 1983 11 September 1999
Flag of Bangladesh.svg.png Bangladesh 22 17 1 0 4 6 September 2001 8 September 2001
Flag of England.png England 36 8 17 0 11 17 February 1982 18 March 1993
Flag of India.png India 44 7 20 0 17 17 September 1982 11 September 1985
Flag of New Zealand.svg.png New Zealand 36 9 16 0 11 4 March 1983 9 December 1992
Flag of Pakistan.png Pakistan 55 16 20 0 19 5 March 1982 18 March 1986
Flag of South Africa.svg.png South Africa 31 9 16 0 6 25 August 1993 23 July 2000
Flag of West Indies.png West Indies 22 9 4 0 9 8 December 1993 17 November 2001
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg.png Zimbabwe 20 14 0 0 6 11 October 1994 14 September 1996

One Day Internationals

Team Records

Highest Team Total 443/9 Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Netherlands VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen 4 July 2006
Lowest Team Total 43 Flag of South Africa.svg.png South Africa Boland Park, Paarl 11 January 2012
Highest Total Conceded 414/7 Flag of India.png India Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot 15 December 2009
Lowest Total Conceded 35 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg.png Zimbabwe Harare Sports Club, Harare 25 April 2004

Most Career Runs

Player Runs Average Career Span
Kumar Sangakkara 13,975 41.96 2000-2015
Sanath Jayasuriya 13,364 32.51 1989-2011
Mahela Jayawardene 12,381 33.01 1998-2015
Tillakaratne Dilshan 10,290 39.27 1999-2016
Aravinda de Silva 9,284 34.90 1984-2003

Most Career Wickets

Player Wickets Average Career Span
Muthiah Muralidaran 523 23.07 1993-2011
Chaminda Vaas 399 27.45 1994-2008
Lasith Malinga 338 28.87 2004-2019
Sanath Jayasuriya 320 36.67 1989-2011
Nuwan Kulasekara 199 33.92 2003-2017

Highest Scores

Player Score Opponent Venue Date
Sanath Jayasuriya 189 Flag of India.png India Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 29 October 2000
Upul Tharanga 174* Flag of India.png India Sabina Park, Kingston 2 July 2013
Kumar Sangakkara 169 Flag of South Africa.svg.png South Africa R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 20 July 2013
Tillakaratne Dilshan 161* Flag of Bangladesh.svg.png Bangladesh Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne 26 February 2015
Tillakaratne Dilshan 160* Flag of India.png India Bellerive Oval, Hobart 28 February 2012

Best Bowling Figures

Player Figures Opponent Venue Date
Chaminda Vaas 8/19 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg.png Zimbabwe Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo 8 December 2001
Muthiah Muralidaran 7/30 Flag of India.png India Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah 27 October 2000
Ajantha Mendis 6/13 Flag of India.png India National Stadium, Karachi 6 July 2008
Farveez Maharoof 6/14 Flag of West Indies.png West Indies Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai 14 October 2006
Angelo Mathews 6/20 Flag of India.png India R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 12 September 2009

Win/Loss Record

Opponent M W L T NR First Match First Win
vs Full Members
Flag of Afghanistan.svg.png Afghanistan 4 3 1 0 0 3 March 2014 3 March 2014
Flag of Australia.png Australia 97 32 61 0 4 11 June 1975 13 April 1983
Flag of Bangladesh.svg.png Bangladesh 51 40 9 0 2 2 April 1986 2 April 1986
Flag of England.png England 78 36 38 1 3 13 February 1982 14 February 1982
Flag of India.png India 162 57 93 1 11 16 June 1979 18 June 1979
Ireland flag.png Ireland 4 4 0 0 0 18 April 2007 18 April 2007
Flag of New Zealand.svg.png New Zealand 99 41 49 1 8 9 June 1979 18 June 1983
Flag of Pakistan.png Pakistan 155 58 92 1 4 14 June 1975 29 March 1982
Flag of South Africa.svg.png South Africa 80 33 45 1 1 2 March 1992 2 March 1992
Flag of West Indies.png West Indies 63 29 31 0 3 7 June 1975 19 October 1989
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg.png Zimbabwe 57 44 11 0 2 23 February 1992 23 February 1992
vs Associate Members
Flag of Bermuda.png Bermuda 1 1 0 0 0 15 March 2007 15 March 2007
Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada 2 2 0 0 0 19 February 2003 19 February 2003
Flag of Kenya.svg.png Kenya 6 5 1 0 0 6 March 1996 6 March 1996
Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Netherlands 3 3 0 0 0 16 September 2002 16 September 2002
Flag of Scotland.svg.png Scotland 3 3 0 0 0 13 July 2011 13 July 2011
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg.png United Arab Emirates 2 2 0 0 0 17 July 2004 17 July 2004

Twenty20 Internationals

Team Records

Highest Team Total 260/6 Flag of Kenya.svg.png Kenya Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 14 September 2007
Lowest Team Total 82 Flag of India.png India ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam 14 February 2016
Highest Total Conceded 263/3 Flag of Australia.png Australia Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy 6 September 2016
Lowest Total Conceded 39 Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Netherlands Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong 24 March 2014

Most Career Runs

Player Runs Average Career Span
Tillakaratne Dilshan 1,889 28.19 2006-2016
Mahela Jayawardene 1,493 31.76 2006-2014
Kusal Perera 1,461 27.05 2013-2021
Kumar Sangakkara 1,382 31.40 2006-2014
Angelo Mathews 1,148 25.51 2009-2021

Most Career Wickets

Player Wickets Average Career Span
Lasith Malinga 107 20.79 2006-2020
Ajantha Mendis 66 14.42 2008-2014
Nuwan Kulasekara 66 23.18 2008-2017
Thisara Perera 45 35.08 2010-2021
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva 42 15.02 2019-2021

Highest Scores

Player Score Opponent Venue Date
Tillakaratne Dilshan 104* Flag of Australia.png Australia Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy 6 August 2011
Mahela Jayawardene 100 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg.png Zimbabwe Providence Stadium, Providence 3 May 2010
Mahela Jayawardene 98* Flag of West Indies.png West Indies Kensington Oval, Bridgetown 7 May 2010
Tillakaratne Dilshan 96* Flag of West Indies.png West Indies The Oval, London 19 June 2009
Mahela Jayawardene 89 Flag of England.png England Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong 27 March 2014

Best Bowling Figures

Player Figures Opponent Venue Date
Ajantha Mendis 6/8 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg.png Zimbabwe Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota 18 September 2012
Ajantha Mendis 6/16 Flag of Australia.png Australia Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy 8 August 2011
Rangana Herath 5/3 Flag of New Zealand.svg.png New Zealand Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Chittagong 31 March 2014
Lasith Malinga 5/6 Flag of New Zealand.svg.png New Zealand Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy 6 September 2019
Lasith Malinga 5/31 Flag of England.png England Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy 1 October 2012

Win/Loss Record

Opponent M W L T NR First Match First Win
vs Full Members
Flag of Afghanistan.svg.png Afghanistan 1 1 0 0 0 17 March 2016 17 March 2016
Flag of Australia.png Australia 16 8 8 0 0 20 September 2007 8 June 2009
Flag of Bangladesh.svg.png Bangladesh 12 8 4 0 0 18 September 2007 18 September 2007
Flag of England.png England 12 4 8 0 0 15 June 2006 15 June 2006
Flag of India.png India 22 7 14 0 1 10 February 2009 9 December 2009
Ireland flag.png Ireland 2 2 0 0 0 14 June 2009 14 June 2009
Flag of New Zealand.svg.png New Zealand 19 7 10 1 1 22 December 2006 22 December 2006
Flag of Pakistan.png Pakistan 21 8 13 0 0 17 September 2007 13 October 2008
Flag of South Africa.svg.png South Africa 16 5 10 1 0 22 September 2012 6 August 2013
Flag of West Indies.png West Indies 14 7 7 0 0 10 June 2009 10 June 2009
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg.png Zimbabwe 3 3 0 0 0 10 October 2008 10 October 2008
vs Associate Members
Flag of Canada.svg.png Canada 1 1 0 0 0 12 October 2008 12 October 2008
Flag of Kenya.svg.png Kenya 1 1 0 0 0 14 September 2007 14 September 2007
Flag of Namibia.svg.png Namibia 1 1 0 0 0 18 October 2021 18 October 2021
Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Netherlands 2 2 0 0 0 24 March 2014 24 March 2014
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg.png United Arab Emirates 1 1 0 0 0 25 February 2016 25 February 2016
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