Sri Lanka is a one-time world champion, they won the cup in 1996, defeating Australia in the finals at the Gaddafi Stadium, in Pakistan. Since then, they have never won the cup. Sri Lanka has produced some of the finest cricket stars. In this article, we will tell you about their cricket world cup history.
Sri Lanka Highest Total In ODI World Cup
The highest total of the Sri Lanka team came against Kenya in the 1996 world cup at Kandy. Sri Lanka made 398 in 50 overs against Kenya.
Most Run Scorer In Cricket World Cup
Sri Lanka’s highest run scorer in World Cups is their former captain, Kumar Sangakkara who made 1532 runs in ODI world cups for Sri Lanka.
CWC In Highest Individual Score
Highest individual score by a Sri Lankan player came from Dilshan’s bat in the 2015 world cup against Bangladesh at Melbourne where he made 161*.
Highest Wicket-Taker In ODI Cricket World Cup
Sri Lanka’s highest wicket-taker in world cups is none other than the spin wizard, Muttiah Muralidharan who took 68 wickets for the Island nation in the world cups.
Best Bowling Figures
best bowling figure by a Sri Lankan player came from Chaminda Vaas in the 2003 world cup against Bangladesh at Pietermaritzburg where Chaminda Vaas took 6 wickets and gave only 25 runs in his 9.1 overs spell.
Sri Lankan players with the most world cup matches were Mahela Jayawardene and Muttiah Muralidharan who played in 40 world cup matches for Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka team has played in 3 finals of the ODI cricket World Cups, and they reached in finals in 1996 against Australia where they lifted the cup. After this Sri Lanka reached the finals in 2007 and 2011 but lost both times.
Sri Lankan team has played in 4 semi-finals. They were runners-up in 2007 and 2011 and winners in 1996. They also played a semi-final in 2003.