The Sri Lankan team may not be the strongest in the world, but they have some amazing individuals who have performed well with the team. These players have been into the list of icc t20 ranking batsman.
Today we look at a few of those great individual players who have made the Sri Lankan team one of the strongest in the world.
The Sri Lanka cricket team in T20
The Sri Lanka cricket team is a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and participates in all three formats of the game: Test, One-Day International (ODI), and Twenty20 International (T20I).
Sri Lanka is one of the most successful teams in T20I cricket, winning the ICC World T20 in 2014 and reaching the finals in 2012 and 2016.
The team is also home to some of the most talented players in the game, including Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella, and Kusal Perera. These players can play match-winning knocks and have been instrumental in the team’s success in recent years.
The Sri Lankan team is also well-known for its bowling attack. Experienced bowlers such as Lasith Malinga and Suranga Lakmal are capable of tight bowling lines and picking up wickets in the middle overs.
Overall, the Sri Lankan team is successful in T20 cricket and has the potential to be one of the top teams in the world in the years to come.
Cricket Records by Sri Lanka
In Test Cricket, Sri Lanka holds several records, including the highest Test partnership of 624 runs between Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara against South Africa in 2006. Sri Lanka also has the record for the highest Test total of 952/6 declared against India in 2018.
In One-Day Internationals (ODIs), Sri Lanka has several impressive records, including the highest ODI total of 443/9 against the Netherlands in 2006. They also hold the record for the highest successful run chase with 332/7 against Australia in 2011.
Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan holds the record for the most ODI wickets, with 534 wickets. In T20 Internationals, Sri Lanka has the record for the highest score of 260/6 against Kenya in 2007. They also hold the record for the highest successful run chase, with 232/3 against Bangladesh in 2018.
Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis holds the record for the most T20I wickets with 52. In addition to these records, Sri Lanka also holds the record for the most consecutive Test wins, with nine wins from April 2006 to December 2007.
They also record the most consecutive ODI wins, with 17 from July to October 2006. Sri Lanka has had a long and proud history in the game of cricket, and its records are a testament to its skill and level of excellence.
Highest scores of Sri Lanka in Cricket
Sri Lanka is one of the most successful cricketing nations in international cricket. Sri Lanka has achieved great international success and won the Cricket World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy, Asia Cup, and the World Twenty20.
The highest Test match score for Sri Lanka is 952/6, which was achieved in the first Test match against India in 1997. This is the highest score ever recorded by a Test-playing nation and is the second-highest score in a Test match after the 993/7 scored by England against Australia in 1938.
In One Day Internationals, the highest score by Sri Lanka is 443/9, which was achieved against the Netherlands in 2006.
This is the fourth-highest score in an ODI, behind the 438/9 scored by South Africa against Australia in 2006, the 439/2 scored by Sri Lanka against India in 1997, and the 441/3 scored by England against Australia in 2002.
In the T20 format, Sri Lanka’s highest score is 260/6, which was achieved against Kenya in 2007. This is the third-highest score in a T20 match, behind the 263/5 scored by Australia against Sri Lanka in 2016 and the 263/3 scored by India against Sri Lanka in 2009.
Top Sri Lanka batsman in the T20s
- Kusal Perera: Kusal Perera is a destructive top-order batsman who has been a key component of Sri Lanka’s T20 team since his debut in 2015. He has scored over 1200 runs in T20I cricket, including three centuries and eleven half-centuries, at an impressive strike rate of 132.41.
- Kusal Mendis: Kusal Mendis is another Sri Lankan batsman who has been prolific in the T20 format. He has scored over 1000 runs at an average of 28.76 and a strike rate of 125.96. He has scored two centuries and four half-centuries in T20I cricket.
- Niroshan Dickwella: Niroshan Dickwella is a wicketkeeper-batsman who has played some match-winning knocks for Sri Lanka in T20 cricket. He has scored over 900 runs in T20I cricket at an impressive strike rate of 126.10. He has also scored two centuries and four half-centuries in the format.
- Danushka Gunathilaka: Danushka Gunathilaka is a left-handed batsman who has been a regular feature in Sri Lanka’s T20 team since his debut in 2016. He has scored over 600 runs in T20I cricket at an impressive strike rate of 135.25. He has scored two centuries and four half-centuries in the format.
- Angelo Mathews: Angelo Mathews is a reliable middle-order batsman for Sri Lanka in the T20s. He has a strike rate of 117.20 and has scored 1,004 runs in 55 matches.
- Dinesh Chandimal: Dinesh Chandimal is a reliable middle-order batsman for Sri Lanka in the T20s. He has a strike rate of 122.50 and has scored 1,071 runs in 43 matches.
The Sri Lanka cricket team has always been known for their batting and wicket-taking medium-pacer bowling. But in the shorter form of the game, Sri Lanka has always struggled to make an impact.
However, a win against Zimbabwe has helped Sri Lanka reach 156 runs, a record for the most runs scored by Sri Lanka in T20 internationals.
Sri Lanka won their third ICC World T20 title with a 9-wicket victory against England at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The most runs scored by any batsman in a T20I series. A bowler took the most wickets in the T20I series.
Q1. Who holds the record for most runs scored by a Sri Lankan in T20?
Kusal Perera holds the record for most runs scored by a Sri Lankan in T20 with 1,898 runs.
Q2. When was the record set?
The record was set in October 2020.
Q3. What innings did Kusal Perera score most of his runs in?
Kusal Perera scored most of his runs in T20 Internationals, with 1,420 runs.
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