Sri Lankan opener played 6 matches in that World Cup, scoring 221 runs at a strike rate of 131.54
Sri Lankan team lost no matches in the tournament, scored an average of 110+ in the first 15 overs
Sports desk The 1996 World Cup was played in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka hosted. Until this World Cup, the Sri Lankan team was not taken very seriously in the cricket world, because its access rate was only 29.05%. However, in that World Cup Sri Lanka did not lose any match and became the champion. For the first time in the World Cup the host team became champion. All this was possible due to the strategy of making the fastest run in the initial 15 overs of Sri Lanka's then captain Arjuna Ranatunga.
Ranatunga's tactics are most commonly played by Sanjay Jayasuriya. They took advantage of fielding restructures in the first 15 overs. Run the ball faster than the fielders' head and play the shot. The opposition team had won the World Cup and they had become Player of the Series until the opposition team could plan to overturn their way.
Sri Lanka made 123 runs in the first 15 overs against Kenya
Prior to the 1996 World Cup, all the teams had to play a bigger score by playing the new ball carefully and saving the wicket and gaining fast runs in later overs. But Sri Lanka changed the game's direction and direction in 1996. Until that World Cup, 50-60 runs were considered sufficient in the initial 15 overs. At the same time, Sri Lanka scored more than 110 in the first 15 overs in that World Cup. He scored 123 against Pakistan in 117 in the first 15 overs against Kenya, against Kenya. In the quarter-finals, England scored 121 runs in the first 15 overs and scored 86 against India in the semi-finals.
Runs scored by strike rate of more than 130 in the tournament
Jayasuriya played 6 matches in that World Cup During this period, he scored 221 runs and 7 wickets at an average of 36.83 and a strike rate of 131.54. He played his second ODI against India in the World Cup. In that he scored 79 runs off 76 balls. It included 9 fours and 2 sixes. In the next match against Kenya, he scored 44 runs from 27 balls with the help of 5 fours and 3 sixes. In the quarterfinal match against England, he played an innings of 82 runs from 44 balls with the help of 13 fours and three sixes.
In the early days of the career itself was the bowler's identity as Jayasuriya
Jayasuriya was considered to be a bowler for the first 5-6 years of his career, who also batted a little bit. But Ranatunga pulled out his inner stroke player. Their hand-eye coordinates were worth watching. They had the ability to reach the boundary of the footwork without standing without footwork. Jayasuriya played his first ODI on 26 December 1989. Since then, he had scored 1776 runs in 99 ODIs at an average of 19.73 and took 71 wickets till the 1996 World Cup. However, Jayasuriya has become an established opener since the 1996 World Cup. Later he scored 336 ODIs and played 1367 runs. It included his 27th century During this period, his average was 36.08 and the strike rate was 93.97. He also took 245 wickets.
Lanka's success rate increased 20% since World Champion
Sri Lanka played the first ODI on 05 January 1971. Since then, 1996 World Cup had played 210 ODIs. In it, it was won only in 61 and had lost in 139 matches. 10 matches were pending. His success rate was only 29.05%. Since 1996 World Cup, he has played 621 ODIs so far. Out of this, it has won in 313. In the 276 ODIs he has to face defeat. 5 matches were tied, while 27 did not get the result. His access rate reached 50.40%.