Cricket is one of the most loved and most-watched games in the world. If you are an Indian, then surely international matches are your eye-catcher. India has played many international matches and given its best performance in most of the tournaments. Talking about Sri Lanka as a team, they are not less than any other cricket team in the world.
India and Sri Lanka have played many matches against each other like ODI, test matches, and more. If we look at the history of their matches, then India has surely fared better among the two. India has won more matches and taken trophies in comparison to Sri Lanka. But we should not think of Sri Lanka as a weak team, as it has some of the best players like Sanath Jayasuriya, Muttiah Muralidaran and Rangana Herath.
Virat Kohli and Virendra Sehwag are the two batsmen, who have given a tough fight to Sri Lankan players in many matches. Virendra Sehwag is the only player who has scored the highest individually against Sri Lanka (the score in discussion here is 293). Virat Kohli has hit hundreds two times in two matches.
If we talk about batsmen, then how can we forget Sachin Tendulkar and Ms. Dhoni? Sachin Tendulkar is the player to score 8 hundreds against Sri Lanka, which is the highest among the Indian players. And if we consider Dhoni, then he is the only wicketkeeper who has scored 200 against Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankan players also hold some good records against India. Sanath Jayasuriya is the only batsman in the team who has scored a triple hundred against India. Talking about bowlers, Hasan Tilakaratne with 16 catches holds the record of the highest number of catches in matches against India.
Looking at the records since 1979, the total ODI matches played between both the teams is 159, in which India has won 56 matches and Sri Lanka has won 56.
The first test match played between India & Sri Lanka was in the year 1982, in which the result came as a draw. Nayan Mongia of India & SAR Silva from Sri Lanka hold the records of 18 and 22 dismissals respectively against India & Sri Lanka Test matches.
There are many matches in which Sri Lanka has a record of taking 10 or 11 wickets of India. Herath once scored 240 runs in just 53 overs, which is the most expensive score against India in the history of their matches and also the most iconic one.
From 1982 till 2018, the total number of test matches played between both India and Sri Lanka is 44. In these matches, the total win by India is 20 and by Sri Lanka is 7, in which 17 matches were drawn. In test matches also both the teams have performed very well, and given an equal level of fight to each other. The cricket fans of both the teams are looking forward to many more exciting matches between both the teams.