We have all the New Zealand vs Sri Lanka head to head records as they prepare for a key World Cup clash.
New Zealand and Sri Lanka have faced each other in ODI cricket since 1979 and in 44 years, the Kiwis have dominated, especially in the last few years. The tables have turned on Sri Lanka in the last five years as their stocks have gone down quite rapidly across all formats.
Both teams have locked horns in 101 matches in the ODI format so far with New Zealand winning 51 of them while Sri Lanka emerged victorious on 41 occasions. Regarding World Cup, Sri Lanka have the upper hand with six wins in 11 matches while the Kiwis have won 5 times.
|New Zealand won||51|
|Sri Lanka won||41|
New Zealand and Sri Lanka are scheduled to face each other in the 41st match of the ICC World Cup. The match is scheduled to be played on November 9 (Thursday) at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru.
This is a must-win game for New Zealand having lost their last four matches. They lost to Pakistan despite scoring 401 runs with the bat. It was a shoddy effort with the ball as they conceded 201 runs in 25.3 overs and picked up only one wicket before rain arrived to lose the match eventually by DLS method.
Sri Lanka, meanwhile, lost to India by a massive 302 runs as they got skittled for just 55 runs at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. Sri Lanka will be looking to make sure that they qualify for the Champions Trophy 2025. But to beat New Zealand, they will have to play out of their skins.
Moreover, Pakistan will have its eyes set on Sri Lanka too as a win for the latter side will take the NRR equation out for the men in green to make it to the semifinal of World Cup 2023.
- 1 New Zealand vs Sri Lanka head to head team ODI records and stats
- 2 New Zealand vs Sri Lanka head to head player stats (ODI)
- 3 ODI Bowling records
- 4 ODI Wicket-keeping records
- 5 ODI Fielding records
- 6 Individual ODI records
- 7 New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: What happened in the last meeting?
- 8 NZ vs SL last match scorecard
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka head to head team ODI records and stats
New Zealand and Sri Lanka have locked horns in so many matches in ODI cricket. But when it comes to the last five ODIs, the Kiwis have dominated completely. Here’s a detailed look at how the two teams have fared in the last five ODIs against each other.
|05/01/2019||New Zealand||21 runs||Mount Maunganui|
|08/01/2019||New Zealand||115 runs||Nelson|
|01/06/2019||New Zealand||10 wickets||Cardiff|
|25/03/2023||New Zealand||198 runs||Auckland|
|31/03/2023||New Zealand||6 wickets||Hamilton|
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka head to head player stats (ODI)
ODI Batting records
Kumar Sangakkara is at the top of the most run-getters list in NZ vs SL matches in the ODI format. He scored 1568 runs while among current players, Angelo Mathews is at the top with 484 runs to his name so far.
Highest individual score
Highest average (min. 100 runs scored)
ODI Bowling records
Muttiah Muralitharan is at the top of the pile when it comes to picking most wickets in NZ vs SL ODI matches. Among current players, Matt Henry is the top wicket-taker but he has been ruled out of World Cup.
Best bowling figures
ODI Wicket-keeping records
Most dismissals (overall)
Most dismissals (single match)
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ODI Fielding records
Most catches (overall)
|PA de Silva||15|
Most catches (single match)
Individual ODI records
New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: What happened in the last meeting?
After opting to bat first in Hamilton, Sri Lanka capitulated for just 157 runs in 41.3 overs. Only Pathum Nissanka played a fighting hand scoring 57 runs. In response, New Zealand chased down the total in 32.5 overs with six wickets in hand. Will Young batted brilliantly to remain unbeaten on 86.
Match date: March 31, 2023
Result: New Zealand won by 6 wickets
NZ vs SL last match scorecard
|Pathum Nissanka||57||Run out (Nicholls/Sodhi)|
|Nuwanidu Fernando||2||c Nicholls b Henry|
|Kusal Mendis||0||c Mitchell b Henry|
|Angelo Mathews||0||c Mitchell b Shipley|
|Charith Asalanka||9||c Shipley b Mitchell|
|Dhananjaya de Silva||13||c Henry b Mitchell|
|Dasun Shanaka||31||c Henry b Shipley|
|Chamika Karunaratne||24||c Latham b Henry|
|Wanindu Hasaranga||0||c Latham b Mitchell|
|Kasun Rajitha||9||b Shipley|
|Lahiru Kumara||0||Not out|
|Chad Bowes||1||c Mendis b Kumara|
|Tom Blundell||4||c Mendis b Kumara|
|Will Young||86||Not out|
|Daryl Mitchell||6||c Mendis b Rajitha|
|Tom Latham||8||b Shanaka|
|Henry Nicholls||44||Not out|