Australia vs Sri Lanka head to head stats and records ODI 2023

In a cricketing showdown that has fans worldwide on the edge of their seats, Australia and Sri Lanka are set to lock horns in the 14th match of the ICC World Cup 2023 at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Monday, October 16. This clash promises a riveting spectacle as both teams look to rebound from shaky starts in the tournament.

Australia, a cricketing juggernaut, has encountered early turbulence in this campaign. Suffering stinging defeats at the hands of India and South Africa, the Australian batting lineup, boasting luminaries like Steve Smith, David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, and Mitchell Marsh, has struggled to shine. Failing to cross the 200-run mark, they are under immense pressure to resurrect their World Cup aspirations.

Across the pitch, Sri Lanka's journey has been far from smooth. While they managed to post 300+ totals in their previous matches, their bowlers have been the Achilles' heel. Conceding a colossal 428/5 against South Africa was a harsh setback, and they later allowed Pakistan to chase down 345 with ease. The Lankans find themselves in a situation where their batting holds promise, but their bowling unit must step up to secure vital victories.

Australia vs Sri Lanka, Match 14, ODI Dream11 prediction match today, ICC World Cup 2023

In the historical context, Australia has been the dominant force in ODIs against Sri Lanka. With 63 victories in 102 matches, they hold a clear upper hand. Sri Lanka, though, has managed 35 wins in this long-standing rivalry.

Both teams are well aware that mid-course corrections are imperative. Australia needs to find remedies for their batting woes, with the onus on their star-studded lineup to deliver. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka must reinforce their bowling attack to complement their potent batting.

Currently, these teams find themselves in the lower echelons of the World Cup standings, with Sri Lanka in seventh place and Australia ninth. Sri Lanka's slightly superior net run rate could prove to be a pivotal factor in their favor as they aim to climb the ladder. Cricket enthusiasts, fasten your seatbelts, as this encounter promises a compelling contest on the cricketing world stage.

Australia vs Sri Lanka head to head team ODI records and stats

Australia are ahead in the overall Australia vs Sri Lanka head to head ODI records and stats, but their recent form has been poor. They have been struggling with their batting. Although Sri Lanka have also lost four out of their last five ODI matches like Australia, they are in much better batting form. So, we could be in for an upset here.

Matches Played102
Australia Won63
Sri Lanka Won35
No result4

Australia vs Sri Lanka head to head player stats (ODI)

Ricky Ponting holds the record for the highest runs scored in Australia vs Sri Lanka ODI history. He scored over 1600 runs, including four hundreds and 10 fifties.

Batting Records

Most runs

Kumar Sangakkara1675
Ricky Ponting1649
Mahela Jayawardene1629
Adam Gilchrist 1511
Aravinda de Silva1451

Highest Individual Score

PlayersBest Score
David Warner163
Adam Gilchrist154
Aaron Finch153
Andrew Symonds151
Adam Gilchrist149

Highest Batting Average (Min. 10 innings)

PlayersBest Score
Dean Jones109.87
Michael Clarke60.90
Michael Bevan57.84
Andrew Symonds50.46
Adam Gilchrist50.36

Bowling Records

Most wickets

Laxity Malinga48
Muttiah Muralitharan48
Chaminda Vaas47
Brett Lee38
Glenn McGrath35

Best Bowling Figures

BowlersBest Figures
Mitchell Johnson6/31
John Hastings6/45
Tony Dodemaide5/21
Nuwan Kulasekara5/22
Clint Mckay5/28

Best bowling Average (Min. 10 innings)

Nathan Bracken12.20
Patrick O'Donnell 18.55
Mitchell Starc18.88
Mitchell Johnson22.31
Clint McKay23.23

Individual ODI records

Most matches played

Mahela Jayawardene56
Sanath Jayasuriya47
Ricky Ponting46
Tilakaratne Dilshan44
Kumar Sangakkara43

Australia vs Sri Lanka head to head – what happened in their last meeting?

Australia and Sri Lanka locked horns the last time in June last year. Sri Lanka got bowled out for a paltry total of 160, an innings in which only Chamika Karunaratne made a notable contribution, with 75 runs to his name.

Australia faced some hurdles in their chase initially but they finally reached the target with four wickets to spare. Alex Carey and Cameron Green led them to victory with unbeaten knocks of 45 and 25 respectively.

Match date: June 24, 2022

Venue: Colombo

Result: Australia won by 4 wickets

Australia vs Sri Lanka last match scorecard

Sri Lanka 160 All Out (43.1 Overs)

Danushka Gunathilakac Finch b Hazlewood814201057.14
Pathum Nissankac †Carey b Hazlewood24100050
Kusal Mendis †hit wicket b Maxwell2640613065
Dinesh Chandimalc Finch b Cummins611181054.54
Charith Asalankarun out (Kuhnemann/Maxwell)1427301051.85
Dasun Shanaka (c)b Kuhnemann13110033.33
Dunith Wellalagec Cummins b Kuhnemann42310200
Chamika Karunaratnec †Carey b Cummins757511882100
Jeffrey Vandersayrun out (Labuschagne)423300017.39
Pramod Madushanc & b Green1552742028.84
Maheesh Theekshananot out28110025
Extras(w 3)3
TOTAL43.1 Ov (RR: 3.70)160
Josh Hazlewood732223.14313000
Glenn Maxwell1003813.8333000
Matthew Kuhnemann1032622.6474000
Pat Cummins6.112223.56283010
Mitchell Marsh1030340000
Marnus Labuschagne713605.14293210
Cameron Green201316.561010

Australia 164/6 (39.3 Overs)

David Warnerc Gunathilaka b Wellalage1081720125
Aaron Finch (c)c Asalanka b Theekshana0310000
Mitchell Marshc Nissanka b Pramod Madushan2450603048
Josh Inglisc Nissanka b Theekshana510141050
Marnus Labuschagnelbw b Wellalage31581022053.44
Alex Carey †not out45651091069.23
Glenn Maxwellb Wellalage1617182094.11
Cameron Greennot out2526332196.15
Extras(w 8)8
TOTAL39.3 Ov (RR: 4.15)164/6
Chamika Karunaratne301906.338201
Maheesh Theekshana1012622.645104
Dunith Wellalage1004234.235402
Jeffrey Vandersay9.304604.8431310
Pramod Madushan301314.3312200
Charith Asalanka401804.512101
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