The head-to-head in finals
Since a commencement of 2008, India and Sri Lanka have played 63 general matches, that equals a tip by any dual teams during this period. Australia and England have played that many times as well, yet while 20 of a 63 Australia-England clashes have been in Tests, India and Sri Lanka have met usually 9 times in a five-day format during this period, and 5 times in Twenty20s, that means a strenuous infancy of matches have been ODIs (49, simply a most by any dual teams).
Clearly, a dual teams are informed opponents for any other, yet what competence also worry Sri Lanka is a prevalence India have had over them recently. In a 49 ODIs given 2008, India have a 29-17 advantage, and a 3-2 corner in a 5 Twenty20 internationals. Moreover, India have also jarred off a tab of choking in finals, something that was reinforced by a string of defeats in finals during a Sourav Ganguly era. Under MS Dhoni, they’ve exuded a certainty that usually comes with low self-belief, and they have a numbers to uncover they penchant a large match: in their last 12 finals given a World Twenty20 in 2007 – all of them underneath Dhoni’s care – India have won 8 and mislaid four. That’s significantly improved than Sri Lanka’s 8-9 record in finals during this period.
The laxity with any other extends to a finals as well: a dual teams have played any other 7 times in finals, that is 4 times some-more than any other span of teams. India have a 4-3 edge, yet that also means 3 of their 4 defeats in finals have come opposite Sri Lanka: in a Asia Cup in 2010, a tri-nation tournament in Bangladesh in 2010, and a triangular in Sri Lanka a same year. Since then, though, India have won 3 finals in a row: a 2011 World Cup, a 2013 Champions Trophy, and a tri-nation contest in a West Indies after that year. The initial and a final of those wins were opposite Sri Lanka. In fact, of a final 8 finals India have played in limited-overs tournaments, 7 have been opposite Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka’s record in large finals isn’t that great in new times: given 2007, they’ve mislaid in a pretension compare of a World Cup and a World Twenty20 twice each. However, they’ll have some-more pleasing new memories of personification a final in Mirpur: they kick Pakistan by 5 wickets in a Asia Cup final reduction than a month ago, during a same venue. That should make them feel good about personification another final there so soon.
The contest stats
In a contest so far, there has been small to select between a dual teams. India are a usually dominant side so far, yet Sri Lanka have mislaid usually one game, and a conditions in Mirpur should fit them too.
Sri Lanka have a somewhat improved run rate, economy rate, and bowling average, while India have a improved batting average. Both teams have taken accurately 35 wickets, that shows a efficacy of their bowling attacks. Sri Lanka have elite to put a runs on a board – a usually time they chased in a contest was opposite Netherlands, who were bundled out for 39. India, on a other hand, have preferred to chase, doing so in 4 out of 5 matches so far. Given that they’ve also beaten Sri Lanka twice in new finals doing so, India competence cite to bat second again if they win a toss in Mirpur.
Both India and Sri Lanka also have matching batting run rates by a initial 15 overs of their innings. India have mislaid fewer wickets – four, to Sri Lanka’s 9 – that is because their batting normal is distant better. Two of India’s tip 3 have scored some-more than 170 runs in a tournament, with Virat Kohli’s 242 being a highest aggregate of a tournament. Kohli has been discharged usually twice in a tournament, that means he has an normal of 121 during a strike rate of 128.04. Rohit Sharma has been considerable as well, with 171 runs during 42.75 and a strike rate of roughly 126. (Click here for India’s batting and bowling stats.) Suresh Raina has also finished good in a singular opportunities he has had, ensuring Shikhar Dhawan’s bad form has not influenced a organisation much.
Sri Lanka’s tip run-getter has been Mahela Jayawardene with 134 during a strike rate of 131, yet they have also been served good by Kusal Perera during a tip of a sequence (120 runs during a strike rate of 158), and Angelo Mathews reduce down a sequence (100 runs during a strike rate of 143). In a final 5 overs, Mathews has scored 68 from 37 balls – a strike rate of 184. Thanks mostly to him, Sri Lanka have scored during 10 an over in a final five. (Click here for Sri Lanka’s batting and bowling averages.)
One of a many considerable aspects of both teams has been their bowling during a start of a innings. Sri Lanka have taken 13 wickets in a initial 6 overs, a tip by any organisation in a tournament. South Africa’s 40 for 1 is a best Powerplay measure opposite them, yet a other teams have struggled: England were 37 for 2 after six, West Indies 30 for 2, New Zealand 23 for 4 and Netherlands 15 for 4. South Africa’s 44 for 2 is also a best Powerplay measure opposite India; Pakistan were 34 for 1 and West Indies 24 but loss, while Australia and Bangladesh were an matching 27 for 3 after 6 overs.
Through a center overs there is small to select between a dual teams, while India have been a small some-more careful than Sri Lanka in a final 5 overs.
The spin strengths of both teams have also shone by in a tournament. R Ashwin is a fourth-highest wicket-taker in a contest with 10 during an economy rate of 4.91, while Amit Mishra was superb compartment a semi-final diversion opposite South Africa.
Sri Lanka’s spin stars have been Rangana Herath – who broken New Zealand in a final organisation compare – and Sachitra Senanayake, both of whom have economy rates of reduction than 4.70. However, Sri Lanka’s quick bowlers have been distant some-more satirical than India’s, holding 16 wickets in 46.1 overs to India’s 7 in 31 overs.
The final will also be a final Twenty20 general for dual Sri Lankan legends, Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, both of whom have resisting T20I stats opposite India: Sangakkara has scored 183 from 3 innings during a strike rate of 181, while Jayawardene has scored 51 from 4 innings. Jayawardene has had a improved contest so distant – Sangakkara has scored all of 19 runs in 4 innings. Both will wish a farewell as noted as Sachin Tendulkar’s final World Cup game, which, incidentally, was also an India-Sri Lanka final.