Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Statistical preview, pitch report and timing
Pakistan take on Sri Lanka in match number 11 of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 on Friday. Both these Asian teams got off to a poor start, before winning their respective second World Cup matches. A lot is at stake for these two unpredictable sides. Here we give you the detailed statistical analysis.
Head-to-head records between the two sides
Pakistan have maintained a 100% record against Lanka in World Cup. The two sides have faced each other seven times and Pakistan lead 7-0. The last time these two sides met was in the 2011 World Cup. Pakistan won by 11 runs. Overall, they have played 153 matches. Pakistan have a 90-58 lead. One match ended in a tie with four having no result.
Top run-scorers of NZ and Lanka in World Cups
For Pakistan, Javed Miandad notched the most runs in the World Cup (1,083) between 1975 to 1996 in 30 innings. He smashed one ton and eight half-centuries. For Sri Lanka, legend Kumar Sangakkara amassed the most runs in the World Cup. Sanga scored 1,532 runs and smashed five tons and seven fifties at an average of 56.74.
Top wicket-takers from NZ and Lanka in World Cup
For Pakistan, Wasim Akram leads the show with 55 World Cup scalps. Akram has the third highest wickets in the World Cup. He averaged 23.83 between 1987-2003 and took one five-wicket haul. For Lanka, legendary off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan holds the record for most scalps taken (68). He averaged 19.63 with the ball and played a strong role.
Bristol County Ground: A look at the ground stats
Sachin Tendulkar has scored the most runs at this venue (352). Imam-ul-Haq's 151 against England last month is the highest score here. England (369/9 versus West Indies in 2017) hold the highest team total. Zimbabwe (92 versus England in 2003) have the lowest score. Andrew Flintoff has taken the most wickets (10). Richard Hadlee (5/25 versus Lanka in 1983) has the best bowling figures.
PAK vs SL: Pitch report, TV listing and timing
Reports suggest that the forecast will be mostly cloudy, with intermittent showers expected. The ground is known for high scores and that could be the order of the day. The match is set to start at 3:00 PM IST and will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network. One can stream the same on Hotstar app.