T20 World Cup Team Profile: Sri Lanka

The host of 4th Twenty20 World Cup Sri Lanka boasts one of the most impressive record in the last three editions of the T20 World Cup.

2014 T20 WC Schedule and Results
Sri Lankan Performance in T20 World Cup
T20 World Cup: Records Against Sri Lanka
T20 World Cup: Partnership Record For and Against Sri Lanka


    2007 Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Kumar Sangakkara(Wicketkeeper)
    2009 Kumar Sangakkara (Captain/Wicketkeeper)
    2010 Kumar Sangakkara (Captain/Wicketkeeper)
    2012 Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Kumar Sangakkara(Wicketkeeper)
    2014 Chandimal (Captain), Kumar Sangakkara(Wicketkeeper)

Overall Performance

    29 players have represented Sri Lanka from 2007-2010 World Cups.
    Mahela, Dilshan, Sangakkara, and Malinga have played all the 25 matches.
    Mahela has scored a century.
    260/6 by SL (vs Kenya in 2007) is the highest team score in World Cup. SL has scored two more 200+ total overall in their T20 history.
    Only once has SL crossed 200-run mark in World Cup.
    87 (vs Aus) is their lowest score. 99 (vs Pak) and 92 (vs New Zealand) is their other two below 100 score in T20 matches.
    10 wicket defeat (vs Aus) is the worst defeat of World Cup by any team.
    SL has been bowled out thrice. Twice by Australia on 87 (2010) and 101 (2007), and once by WI in the 2012 final on 101.
    SL has bowled out Kenya (88) and Bangladesh (83) below 100 runs.
    189/6 by Pakistan is the highest total against them in World Cup.
    On 5 occasions SL has bowled out the opposition.

Batting Records
Mahela with 981 runs has overall most runs for Sri Lanka in T20. Dilshan (917) and Sangakkara (910) are other two prominent scorers. Mahela has also hit overall maximum 23 sixes, alongwith Jayasuriya in all T20 matches for Sri Lanka. He and Sangakkara hold the record of maximum 6 half-centuries. Mahela and Dilshan are the only two Sri Lankans who have scored centuries.
Highest Scorers
Mahela Jayawardene with 858 runs is the most successful batsmen from any team in the T20 World Cup. 7 Sri Dilshan (632), Sangakkara (590), Jayasuriya (346), and Mathews (245) are other prominent scoers in World Cup.
50s and 6s
Sri Lankans have hit one century, 16 half-centuries and 92 sixes in 25 matches. 5 sixes in an inning (vs Kenya) by Mubarak is the highest by Sri Lankan batsman in an inning.
Five 50s by Mahela is the most for a SL player in WC.
22 sixes by Mahela is the highest for any Lankan batsman.
On 7 occasions Mathews has remained unbeaten.
148 wickets taken by SL in WC.
33 by Malinga (25 innings) make him their most successful bowler in WC. Mendis comes second with 31 wickets (18 innings).
9 Maidens bowled by SL Bowlers in WC.
5/31 by Malinga is their best bowling performance in an innings.

Best Bowling
On 10 occasions Sri Lankan bowlers have taken 3 wickets in an innings. Malinga achieved the feat on four occasions, Mendis has achieved thrice. Overall 6/16 by Mendis (vs Australia) is the best performance by any Sri Lankan bowler.

    3/9 (vs NZ) Mendis
    3/16 Mathews
    3/17 Malinga
    3/20 Randiv
    3/29 Muralitharan

Most Expensive

    0/64 Jayasuriya (4 overs) vs Pak, 2007
    1/50 Wijekoon (4 overs) vs New Zealand, 2007
    0/50 Kulasekara (4 overs) vs India, 2009 (Not in World Cup)


    3 Dilharo Fernando
    1 each Mathews and Vaas

Team Records
Victory Statistics

    172 runs victory over Kenya (2007) is their biggest and only victory above 100 runs.
    9 wickets vs England (2011)
    27 balls remaining (vs New Zealand in 2010) is their best win by number of balls.

Losses Statistics

    Lost to Australia by 10 wickets.
    Lost to Australia by 81 runs.
    Lost to WI by 36 runs in the 2012 Final.

Overall T20 Performance
Sri Lanka have played 60 Twenty20 internationals, winning 36 and losing 22.

    vs New Zealand in 12 matches, won 6 and lost 5, one NR
    vs Pakistan in 12 matches, won 6 and lost 5, one NR.
    vs Australia in 8 matches, won 6 and lost 2.
    vs India in 5 matches, won 2 and lost 3.
    vs West Indies in 5 matches, won 4 and lost 1.
    vs Bangladesh won all 4 matches.
    vs England in 4 matches, won 3 and lost 1.
    Vs South Africa in 4 matches, won 1 and lost 3.
    vs Zimbabwe won all 3 matches.
    Vs Canada, Ireland and Kenya played won one match each.

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