IND vs SL T20 series: India’s record at R Premadasa Stadium, stats, highest total in T20s

India Playing XI vs SL 2nd T20: Big headache for Rahul Dravid, 9 players ruled out of today’s match, what will be India’s playing XI?

IND vs SL T20 series: With the ODI leg of the tour successfully over, Shikhar Dhawan led Team India are all set to kick off three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka this week.  All games of the series will be played at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city. With the series of prime importance for the Men in Blue, here’s a look at their record at the venue ahead of the T20I games.

Also Read: IND vs SL T20 Series: India look to plug gaps, Sri Lanka eye momentum ahead of T20 World Cup

IND vs SL T20 series: Team India were the first team to play a T20I game at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo way back in 2009. Back then both Yusuf Pathan and Irfan Pathan starred as India chased down 171 in the final over of the innings. The Men in Blue have a favourable record at the venue, having won 10 of their 12 games in the Sri Lankan capital. Their only defeats came against Australia in the 2012 T20 World Cup, and against Sri Lanka in their 2018 tour to the island nation. Team India’s last game at the stadium was a memorable one, with Dinesh Karthik playing the innings of his life to help win the Nidhahas Trophy, beating Bangladesh in the final.

IND vs SL T20 series: The R Premadasa Stadium is not a belter but scores of 160 and above are certainly the norm. Team India’s highest total at the venue has been 176 against Bangladesh, with Rohit Sharma scoring a startling 89. The Men in Blue has scored 170+ on four more occasions, while it’s only thrice that they have failed to breach the 150-run mark, with two of those coming in successful run chases.

IND vs SL T20 series: India’s top five highest totals at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo

  • 176/3 vs Bangladesh in 2018
  • 174/7 vs Sri Lanka in 2009
  • 174/3 vs Sri Lanka in 2017
  • 174/5 vs Sri Lanka in 2018
  • 170/4 vs England in 2012

IND vs SL T20 series: India’s top five run-getters at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo 

  1. Rohit Sharma: 12 matches, 268 runs, average: 29.77, strike rate: 128.22, 50s: 3
  2. Virat Kohli: 6 matches, 267 runs, average: 53.40, strike rate: 130.24, 50s: 3
  3. Suresh Raina: 11 matches, 248 runs, average: 27.55, strike rate: 129.16, 50s: 0
  4. Shikhar Dhawan: 5 matches, 198 runs, average: 39.60, strike rate: 145.58, 50s: 2
  5. Manish Pandey: 6 matches, 185 runs, average: 92.50, strike rate: 125.00, 50s: 1

Also Read: IND vs SL T20: 5 things India need to focus on during last T20 series before T20 World Cup

IND vs SL T20 series: India’s highest individual scores at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo

  1. Shikhar Dhawan 90 (49) vs Sri Lanka in 2018
  2. Rohit Sharma 89 (61) vs Bangladesh in 2018
  3. Virat Kohli 82 (54) vs Sri Lanka in 2017
  4. Virat Kohli 78* (61) vs Pakistan in 2012
  5. Rohit Sharma 56 (42) vs Bangladesh in 2018

IND vs SL T20 series: India’s top five wicket-takers at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo 

  1. Yuzvendra Chahal: 6 matches, 11 wickets, BBI: 3/18, Eco: 7.16
  2. Lakshmipathy Balaji: 4 matches, 9 wickets, BBI: 3/19, Eco: 7.33
  3. Yuvraj Singh: 6 matches, 8 wickets, BBI: 3/24, Eco: 5.92
  4. Washington Sundar: 5 matches, 8 wickets, BBI: 3/22, Eco: 5.70
  5. Jaydev Unadkat: 4 matches, 7 wickets, BBI: 3/38, Eco: 9.92

India’s best bowling figures at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo 

  1. Harbhajan Singh 4/12 vs England in 2012
  2. Shardul Thakur 4/27 vs Sri Lanka in 2018
  3. Yuzvendra Chahal 3/18 vs Bangladesh in 2018
  4. Lakshmipathy Balaji 3/19 vs Afghanistan in 2012
  5. Lakshmipathy Balaji 3/22 vs Pakistan in 2012