Sub-Continent Collision As India And Pakistan Clash

2017 ICC Champions Trophy Group B - India v Sri Lanka Thursday, 8 June 2017 Kennington Oval, LondonIndia and Sri Lanka will renew their rivalry in ODI cricket when they meet in a Group B clash in the ICC Champions Trophy on Thursday at the Kennington Oval in London. India come into the match with momentum behind them after they thrashed arch rivals Pakistan by 124 runs on the D/L method on Sunday. Virat Kohli’s side demonstrated both their batting power and bowling nous in the game, though a disjointed opponent meant they weren’t especially tested. Sri Lanka, by contrast, were outplayed by South Africa on Saturday. Upul Tharanga’s side briefly looked like they could chase down the Proteas’ first-innings total of 299, but a devastating spell from Imran Tahir destroyed their middle order and any hope of victory. India will be looking to potentially secure a semifinal berth with victory in this clash, while Sri Lanka need a win to keep up their hopes of reaching the final four.   In head-to-head stats, India have tended to dominate Sri Lanka in ODIs: the teams have met in 149 matches and India boast 83 wins compared to 54 for their neighbours. That advantage is even more marked when looking at ODIs between the teams in England: six such clashes have produced five wins for India. The teams have similar records at the Kennington Oval in London: 12 matches, 4 wins, 7 losses and 1 no result for India compared to 11 matches, 4 wins and 7 losses for the Lankans.The teams’ last met in ODIs in a 5-match series in India in November 2014. The hosts won the series 5-0. India v Sri Lanka - head-to-head in all ODIs Matches played 149 India wins 83 Sri Lanka wins 54 Ties 1 No results 11 India v Sri Lanka - head-to-head in ODIs in England Matches played 6 India wins 5 Sri Lanka wins 1 Ties 0 No results 0 India’s ODI record at Kennington Oval Matches played 12 Wins 4 Losses 7 Ties 0 No results 1 Sri Lanka’s ODI record at Kennington Oval Matches played 11 Wins 4 Losses 7 Ties 0 No results 0

Published: 06/07/2017