After a successful summer against India, England is all set to take on Sri Lanka in a five-match one-day series that will begin from 10th October. Eoin Morgan will lead England for the one-day series. England are currently no.1 ranked side in the world at the moment and would be keen to maintain winning streak against Sri Lanka.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka will need to improve their game in order to compete against a strong side like England. Angelo Matthews has been sacked from ODI captaincy as newly-appointed Dinesh Chandimal will lead Sri Lanka for the series. Sri Lanka is currently lying eighth in the ICC ODI Team Rankings and will need a positive result to climb upwards in the table.
Here are some of key statistics with regards to Sri Lanka vs England 2018 ODI Series
2016 was the last time Sri Lanka and England h played a bilateral one-day series. Hosts England won the five-match series 3-0.
2014 was the last time Sri Lanka won a one-day series against England. The Islanders came out on top in the seven-match one-day series played at home.
69 matches have been played between England and Sri Lanka. England have won 33 one-day games while Bangladesh have come out on top on 34 occasions, One game has ended in a tie and other ended in a no result.
0 centuries for England Captain Eoin Morgan against Sri Lanka in limited-overs cricket. He has scored 557 runs from 27 matches at an average of 25.31. Morgan will be looking to make amends for his poor record against Sri Lanka in this series.
13 wickets have been taken by off spinner Akila Dhananjaya to complete 50 wickets in limited-overs format. He currently has taken 37 wickets from 25 games at an average 28.81.
2 wickets required by David Willey to complete 50 wickets in one-day internationals. The left-arm pace bowler currently has taken 48 wickets from 42 matches at an average of 34.68.
74 runs needed by Sri Lankan opener Upul Tharanga to complete 7000 runs in limited-overs cricket. He has scored 6926 runs from 229 matches at an average of 34.45 with fifteen centuries to his name.