England vs Sri Lanka Head to Head

Last Modified Aug 11, 2022 13:25 IST

The Sri Lankan team and the English team have been playing bilateral cricket since 1982. On taking a brief look at the England vs Sri Lanka Head to Head stats, the English team seems to be the better team in all formats.


Table of Contents


  1. SL vs ENG Head to Head - Overall Stats
  2. SL vs ENG Head to Head Stats - Tests
  3. SL vs ENG Head to Head Stats - ODIs
  4. SL vs ENG Head to Head Stats - T20Is


SL vs ENG Head to Head - Overall Stats


The total number of matches played between Sri Lanka and England are 116, out of which 64 victories have come for England whereas 48 victories have come for Sri Lanka. While the English team seems dominant in the Tests, the England versus Sri Lanka head-to-head stats in white-ball cricket put both the teams at the same level.


FormatTestODIT20I
Matches played257813
England Won17389
Sri Lanka Won8364
England Win %68%48.71%69.23%
Sri Lanka Win %32%46.15%30.76%


Sri Lanka v England: Third Test - Day Four


SL vs ENG Head to Head Stats - Tests


The teams of Sri Lanka and England have faced each other 25 times in Test cricket in the past 38 years. However, despite the English team having a great experience in cricket, the Sri Lankan cricket team recorded its first victory against England after 10 years in 1993.


However, the English team has completely dominated the Sri Lankan team in the last 5 matches with 4 victories. Also, Sri Lanka won its last match against England on 24 June 2014 at Leeds.


Matches Played25
England Won17
Sri Lanka Won8
Tied0
Drawn0
England Win %44.11 %
Sri Lanka Win %23.52 %
Draw %32.35 %
First Played On17 – 21 February 1982
Last played On22 January 2021


SL vs ENG Head to Head Stats - ODIs


The bilateral matches between Sri Lanka and England started in 1982, and Sri Lanka won its second match against England. Out of 78 matches played between the teams so far, both have won 38 and 36 with the last 5 contests indicating a slight superiority of England cricket team, which has 3 victories against Sri Lanka's 2. However, the current World Champions England had faced Sri Lanka once in the 2019 World Cup, only to be defeated.


Matches Played78
England Won38
Sri Lanka Won36
Tied1
No Result3
England Win %48.71 %
Sri Lanka Win %46.15 %
First Played On13 February 1982
Last played On1 July 2021


SL vs ENG Head to Head Stats - T20Is


The Sri Lankan and the English team faced each other for the first time in the T20I format on 15 June 2006, which ended in a Sri Lankan victory. However, when taking a look at the stats of the last 3 matches, the English team leads by 3-0. Also, England is on a 3 match winning streak against Sri Lanka since 16 March 2016.


Matches Played13
England Won9
Sri Lanka Won4
Tied0
No Result0
England Win %69.23 %
Sri Lanka Win %30.76 %
First Played On15 June 2006
Last played On26 June 2021


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