Indian bowler Ravichandran Ashwin (2R) celebrates with teammates Virat Kohli (3L), Yuvraj Singh (C) and Suresh Raina (R) after taking the wicket of ...
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BIO: The Sri Lankan cricket team is the national cricket team of Sri Lanka which is administered by Sri Lankan cricket. The team first played international cricket in 1926–27. The team's first win came against Patiala at Dhruve Pandove Stadium in 1932–33. Sri Lankan cricket team's One Day International debut came in the 1975 Cricket World Cup and their first One Day International win against a test cricket playing nation came in the 1979 Cricket World Cup against India. Sri Lanka were later awarded test cricket status in 1981, by the International Cricket Council.
The Sri Lankan cricket team currently holds several world records, including world records for highest team totals in all three forms of the game, Test, ODI and Twenty20. They were the winners of the 1996 Cricket World Cup, which they co-hosted with India & Pakistan. They were the joint Winners of the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy. They won the Asia Cup in 1986, 1997, 2004 and 2008. Sri Lanka is the only ICC Trophy winning team to have gone on to win the Cricket World Cup at a later date. Sri Lanka is the only team to have participated in every edition of the Asia Cup. Some of it's famous players are: Sanath Jayasuriya, Aravinda de Silva, Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas, Mahela Jayawardene, Tharanga Paranavitana, Angelo Mathews etc