10 facts about Pakistan and Sri Lanka Cricket You Must Know
There are plenty of unknown facts about cricket teams which everyone knows barely. The same case is with Pakistan and Sri Lanka, here are 10 cricket facts about Pakistan and Sri Lanka you must know. On 14 June 1975, Pakistan and Sri Lanka clashed for the first time in an ODI meeting. In the 45 years since then, the two teams have faced 153 times in total, with Pakistan winning 90 and Sri Lanka winning 58.
Before the two teams renew today their friendly rivalry at the National Stadium in Karachi, recapitulates the batsmen, the bowlers and any other person who has made the most outstanding of the two nations over the years.
Here are the following 10 unknown and amazing cricket facts about Pakistan and Sri Lanka you Must Know
1. Sanath Jayasuriya – most matches and runs
The player who has appeared in most Pak-Sri Lanka Games is Sanath Jayasuriya. The former Sri Lankan all-rounder fighter faced Pakistan 82 times and was always a threatening presence, just ask Aamer Sohail.
As expected, Jayasuriya also heads this scoreboard, as he has 2,517 ODI runs in his name against Pakistan.
2. Mohammad Hafeez – higher individual score
The highest individual score award in an ODI Pak-Sri Lanka match belongs to Mohammad Hafeez. His undefeated 140 in Sharjah in 2013 earned him the honours.
3. Javed Miandad – highest batting average
The great Javed Miandad was a nuisance to Sri Lanka. He refused to throw away his wicket and remained undefeated in 10 of his 31 ODI innings against the Islanders. As a result, it has an average of incredible 54.33 runs against this particular opposition.
4. Shahid Afridi – Best Striking Rate (batting)
Who else can be that Shahid Afridi? Boom Boom launched his historic career with a 37-ball 100 world record against the Lankans. It is just then that he sits at the top of this list. Afridi’s strike rate in his career is 117.00, but against the Lankans, he was always in even more hurry, which is reflected in his leaked s / R of 120.23.
5. Saeed Anwar – most centuries
The soft and silky Saeed Anwar was a run-machine against Sri Lanka during the 1990s. Of its 20 centuries ODI, seven came against the Sri Lankan. No one has scored more tons in this game.
6. Muttiah Muralitharan – most wickets
This is a close affair between two of the great men of all time of their respective offices: Muttiah Muralitharan and Wasim Akram. The first one beats him with his 96 wickets haul, only four better than the second.
7. Wasim Akram – best average bowling
No one’s getting close to the Wasim Akram bowling average of 20.96. The great Sultan terrorized the Lankans throughout his career, reflected in his stingy number of runs he gave for each of his 92 wickets.
8. Roshan Mahanama – Most catches
Roshan Mahanama had the safest pair of hands when it came to Pak-Sri Lanka ODI series. A total of 62 Pakistani batters lost their wickets after being trapped in by this guy.
9. Kumar Sangakkara – most dismissal from a wicket-keeper
Against Pakistan, Kumar Sangakkara has 62 stumps in his name, with a 55-7 division between catches and stumps, respectively. No one else has more.
10 Muralitharan – most ducks
Muralitharan was almost always mortal against those who broke in, but when the roles were reversed, and he walked holding the bat, he was nearly always a dead man walking too.
The spin bowler went out nine times on a duck by Pakistani bowler. With only 5.79 runs per inning, his batting average against Pakistan barely qualifies as an average.