Sri Lanka will play against India on Saturday (6th July) at Headingley (Leeds) in the match 44 of the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
India have already reached the semi-final of this tournament while Sri Lanka will play their last match of this tournament on Saturday. After playing eight matches of this tournament, India have managed to earn 13 points while Sri Lanka have gained eight points.
Before this 44th match of this tournament, here we are with some crucial statistical preview of this match.
Teams’ recent ODI form
Sri Lanka (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Lost, Lost, Lost, Won, Lost, Won, Lost, Won, Lost and Won
India (in last ten matches; oldest to latest): Lost, Lost, Lost, Won, Won, Won, Won, Won, Lost and Won
ODI records at Headingley (Leeds)
Head-to-Head ODI records
Overall (158 matches): Sri Lanka won 56 ODIs; India won 90 ODIs (1 tie and 11 no results)
At neutral venues (46 matches): Sri Lanka won 17 ODIs; India won 26 ODIs (1 tie and 2 no results)
In England (7 matches): Sri Lanka won 2 ODIs; India won 5 ODIs
At Headingley, Leeds: Never played
In the World Cup (8 matches): Sri Lanka won 4 ODIs; India won 3 ODIs (1 no result)
In the last ten matches: Sri Lanka won 2 ODIs; India won 8 ODIs
i) Sri Lankan right-arm pacer Lasith Malinga has taken 55 wickets in CWC career. At present, in the most wickets list in CWC history, Malinga is in the joint third position along with the former Pakistan left-arm pacer Wasim Akram (55 wickets). Only the former Aussie pacer Glenn McGrath (71 wickets) and the former Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan (68 wickets) managed more CWC wickets than Malinga and Akram.
ii) Lasith Malinga has bagged 43 ODI wickets against India. Among the Sri Lankan bowlers, Malinga is in the fourth position to take most ODI wickets against India. Muttiah Muralitharan (74 wickets), Chaminda Vaas (70 wickets) and Sanath Jayasuriya (44 wickets) are ahead of Malinga in this list. Malinga needs to take two more wickets to surpass Jayasuriya and become the third most ODI wicket-taker for Sri Lanka against India.
i) Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah has already taken 99 ODI wickets and 199 international wickets. One more wicket will help Bumrah to reach the 100-wicket milestone in ODI career and the 200-wicket milestone in the international career.
i) Another Indian pacer, Mohammed Shami, has already taken 31 wickets in CWC career. The right-arm pacer needs to pick up another wicket to surpass Anil Kumble (31 wickets) and become the third most wicket-taker for India in CWC history. Only Zaheer Khan (44 wickets) and Javagal Srinath (44 wickets) will remain ahead of him in this list.
i) In the Cricket World Cup career, Virat Kohli has scored 995 runs. He is five runs away to complete his 1,000 CWC runs. Among the Indian batsmen, only Sachin Tendulkar (2,278 runs) and Sourav Ganguly (1,006 runs) crossed the 1,000-run mark in CWC career.
ii) The Indian captain Virat Kohli has scored 408 runs in the ongoing 2019 CWC. As an Indian captain, only Sourav Ganguly scored more runs in a CWC edition than Kohli. In 2003 CWC, the Indian captain Ganguly scored 465 runs. Kohli needs to score 58 more runs to surpass Ganguly and create a new CWC record as an Indian captain.
i) Indian cricketer Dinesh Karthik has already played 149 matches in international career for India. If he plays the upcoming match, it will be his 150th international match for India.