IND vs. SL: Sri Lankan eyes on ending 24-year long wait against Team India

Indian players have decided to secure their place in Team India in the first ODI against Sri Lanka today under the captaincy of opener Shikhar Dhawan in view of the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates and Oman in October-November this year. . Will go down. India’s senior team is currently touring England, where they need to play a five-Test series against the host team. The Sri Lankan team, which has an embarrassing record of high losses in ODI cricket, is constantly struggling in international cricket and England recently swapped Sri Lanka in the ODI and T20 series. Over the past few years Team India has completely dominated Sri Lanka in every format and India’s youth team under Dhawan’s leadership wants to further this record. On the other hand, Sri Lanka will try to end its 24-year wait against India.

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Let us tell you that Sri Lanka won the last ODI series against India in 1997. The captain of the team is World Cup winner Arjuna Ranatunga. Since then India have won consecutive ODI series against Sri Lanka. A total of 18 bilateral series have been played between the two countries, of which India won 13 and Sri Lanka won only two ODIs. Furthermore, three series were drawn.

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India and Sri Lanka have played 159 matches against each other in one-day internationals, of which India has won 91 times, while Sri Lanka has won 56 matches. At the same time, no result of 11 matches could be found. Furthermore, one match ended in a tie. The first bilateral series between India and Sri Lanka was played in 1982–83, where the Indian team won. In 1979, India faced Sri Lanka for the first time in ODI cricket, in which Sri Lanka defeated India.

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