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England vs Sri Lanka Head to Head

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 Test format. However, when it comes to the white-ball cricket, i.e. the limited-overs matches, the English team and the Sri Lankan team stand almost at the same level with 41 and 40 victories respectively.


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 118, out of which 56 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 played34759
England Won15365
Sri Lanka Won8364
England Win %44.11%50.00%55.55%
Sri Lanka Win %23.52%50.00%44.45%


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SL vs ENG Head to Head Stats - Tests


The teams of Sri Lanka and England have faced each other 34 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 and a draw. Also, Sri Lanka had won its last match against England on 24 June 2014 at Leeds.


Matches Played34
England Won15
Sri Lanka Won8
Tied0
Drawn11
England Win %44.11 %
Sri Lanka Win %23.52 %
Draw %32.35 %
First Played On17 – 21 February 1982
Last played On23 – 26 November 2018


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 75 matches played between the teams so far, both have won 36 each 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 Played75
England Won36
Sri Lanka Won36
Tied1
No Result2
England Win %50.00 %
Sri Lanka Win %50.00 %
First Played On13 February 1982
Last played On21 June 2019


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 5 matches, the English team leads by 4–1. Also, England is on a 3 match winning streak against Sri Lanka since 16 March 2016.


Matches Played9
England Won5
Sri Lanka Won4
Tied0
No Result0
England Win %55.55 %
Sri Lanka Win %44.44 %
First Played On15 June 2006
Last played On27 October 2018


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