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India v Sri Lanka Test series, 2017 – Stat Preview

Number one Test team is ready to take on Sri Lanka in a three-match Test series starting November 16. Here are some number games between the teams.

0 Number of Test matches won by Sri Lanka in India. There have been 17 Tests played between the teams in India in a bilateral series, India winning 10 of those while seven matches have been drawn. Overall, India has won 19 matches against the Lankans out of 40 matches played.

8-3 India’s record against Sri Lanka in a bilateral Test series. So far 15 Test series played between the teams, India having upper hand with eight series win.

8 Wickets required to Ravichandran Ashwin to become the fastest to claim 300 Test wickets. He has 292 Test wickets in 52 matches. Dennis Lillee of Australia holds the fastest 300 Test wickets which he achieved in his 56th match against Pakistan at Brisbane. Which means, Ashwin needs 8 wickets in this Test series to top the table.

10 Test hundreds by Virat Kohli as a captain for India; the second-most by Indian Test captain. Little Master Sunil Gavaskar holds the record of most Test Hundreds (11) by an Indian captain. Virat has an opportunity to surpass Gavaskar in this series.

10 Wickets needed to Rangana Herath to become the highest wicket-taker left-arm bowler in Tests. Pakistan’s Wasim Akram has 414 Test wickets which are the record by the left-arm bowler.