Team India won 5 of 6 T20 series against Sri Lanka so far, there was a draw
India will play a bilateral series against Sri Lanka for the fourth time at home, the series was equal to 1-1 in 2009
Dainik BhaskarJan 01, 2020, 09:45 AM IST Sports Desk. Sri Lanka's squad was announced for the T20 series against India on Tuesday. Angelo Mathews has returned to the T20 squad after 18 months. Fast bowler Pradeep was not selected due to Injri while Shehan Jayasuriya has been ruled out. However, Sri Lanka's performance against India in T20 has not been good. 6 bilateral series have been played between the two so far. Team India won 5 series. One series remained equal. That is, the Sri Lankan team has not been able to win the series till now.
16 matches have been played between the two so far. 11 matches have been won by Team India while 5 matches have been won by Sri Lanka. If Team India wins all the three matches of the series then it will become the team to win the most 14 matches against Sri Lanka. The first match of the 3-match series will be held in Guwahati on 5 January.
In 2019, India could win only 14 matches while Sri Lanka won 4 matches. If you look at the records of both the teams last year, then Team India won 74% and Sri Lanka won 50%. Team India won 14 out of 19 T20 matches last year. On the other hand Sri Lanka won 4 out of 8 matches. Both the team lost 4.
In India, the fourth series between the two, being a series draw, India will play a bilateral series for the fourth time with Sri Lanka at home. In 2009, the series was equal to 1–1. Team India won 2–1 in 2016 and the series 3–0 in 2017. At home, we have a chance to win a third consecutive series against Sri Lanka.
Team India is the second most successful team, Sri Lanka is the second most successful team when it comes to the overall record of sixth place at T20. The team has won 78 out of 126 matches. The Pakistan team is at number one after winning 90 out of 149 matches. South Africa (68) is third, Australia is fourth (65) and New Zealand (61) is at number five. Sri Lanka are at number six with 59 wins.
Sri Lankan team: Lasith Malinga (captain), Kushal Perera, Gunatilaka, Avishka Fernando, Rajpaksa, Fernando, Shanaka, Mathews, Dikewala, Kushal Mendis, Hasarange, Sandakan, Dhananjaya, Kumara, Isru Udana, Kasun Rajita.