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India vs Sri Lanka 2017: 15 Reasons to Watch the 5th ODI

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: September 3, 2017, 8:48 AM IST
India vs Sri Lanka 2017: 15 Reasons to Watch the 5th ODI

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A rampaging India will fancy their chances of completing a 5-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka when they face the beleaguered hosts in the fifth and final One-day International match on Sunday. The visitors already swept the Test series 3-0, and given their dominant run on this trip, would like to sweep the ODI series as well.

Here are some of the quirky stats which also includes few milestones, that can be reached in this final ODI -

18: India have now won 18 of the last 22 ODIs between these sides.

60: Sides batting 1st have won 9 of the last 15 ODIs at the venue (60%).

9: Sides batting 2nd have won 9 of the last 12 ODIs between these sides. The 3 targets defended in the above 12 ODIs have come from India.

2: Lasith Malinga is just 2 wickets away from 50 ODI Wickets at the R.Premadasa Stadium. He will become the 1st seamer to achieve this record.

20: India have won 20 ODIs at the R.Premadasa stadium, the most by a visiting side. A massive 14 of those have come while batting 1st.

143: Angelo Mathews requires 143 runs to reach 5000 ODI runs for Sri Lanka, will become the 10th batsman to do so.

23: Virat Kohli is 23 runs away from 8500 runs in ODIs, with become the 7th Indian to register 8500 ODI runs.

104: Lasith Malinga gives away 104 runs/wicket in this series. His most for any ODI series where he has played more than 3 games and managed at least a wicket.

5: Shikhar Dhawan has been dismissed in single digits in five of his last 7 ODIs.

56.25: Akila Dananjaya has taken 56.25% of the wickets managed by the Sri Lankan bowlers in this series (9/16).

131.06: Hardik Pandya’s ODI Batting SR of 131.06 is the best by any player who has played more than 10 ODI innings.

5: If India manage a whitewash, it will be the 5th successive year that they have managed a whitewash in an ODI series. All those whitewashes have come either against Sri Lanka or Zimbabwe.

8.66: Lokesh Rahul averages just 8.66 in ODIs of 2017 (52 runs in 6 innings).

0: Manish Pandey hasn’t been dismissed in any of his last 5 matches (India ‘A’ included). His scores 50*, 32*, 93*, 86*, 41*.

84.28: Rohit Sharma’s average in 2017 in ODIs, his most in any calendar year.


India: Virat Kohli (capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur.

Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga (capt), Lasith Malinga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dilshan Munaweera, Lahiru Thirimanna, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis, Milinda Siriwardana, Malinda Pushpakumara, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Thisara Perera, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando.

First Published: September 3, 2017, 8:38 AM IST

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