6 Matches England have won against Sri Lanka in the World Cup - the most they have won against any team. However, they have lost their previous two World Cup matches against Sri Lanka. Their win-loss ratio of 2.0 against Sri Lanka is their second best in the World Cup against Test teams after against West Indies, whom they have beaten in five games out of six.

7-3 Sri Lanka's win-loss record against England in the last-ten ODIs between the two teams. At netural venues, the last of which was played in Johannesburg in the Champions Trophy in 2009, England lead 16-11. Overall, England have won 33 of the 63 ODIs against Sri Lanka.

24.00 Chris Jordan's strike rate in ODIs against Sri Lanka. He's taken 22 wickets against them at an average of 22.36. Against Sri Lanka's top order, he has taken 18 wickets at 22.17 and has bowled at an economy of 5.26. Jordan has dismissed Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara and Angelo Mathews four times each in ten ODIs.

Chris Jordan v Sri Lanka's top-order
Batsman Runs Dis Balls Ave Eco SR
 Tillakaratne Dilshan  60  4  71  15.00  5.07  17.75
 Angelo Mathews  93  4  108  23.25  5.16  27.00
 Kumar Sangakkara  120  4  139  30.00  5.17  -
 Dinesh Chandimal  33  3  39  11.00  5.07  13.00
 Mahela Jayawardene  22  2  36  11.00  3.66  18.00
 Thisara Perera  34  1  23  34.00  8.86  23.00
 Lahiru Thirimanne  37  0  39  -  5.69  -
Sri Lanka top-order 399 18 455 22.16 5.26 25.27

14.57 Sachithra Senanayake's bowling average in ODIs against England. He's taken 14 wickets in seven ODIs and has an economy of 3.73 against them. However, he has not been in the starting eleven for Sri Lanka in this World Cup with the senior Rangana Herath being preferred over him. Herath, in comparison, has an inferior record against England having taken nine wickets at an average of 33.00 and an economy of 5.19 in seven ODIs.

Sachithra Senanayake v Rangana Herath, against England in ODIs
Bowler Mats Wkts BBI Ave Eco SR 4wi
 Sachithra Senanayake  7  14  4/13  14.57  3.73  23.40  1
 Rangana Herath  7  9  3/36  33.00  5.19  38.10  0

231* Sri Lanka's opening partnership the last time these two teams met in the World Cup. Both their openers - Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga - had hit centuries in that match. However, 18 innings against England since then have produced just 421 runs from the Sri Lanka openers at an average of 23.38. There have been only one century stand and two fifty stand in these 18 innings.

10 Number of times James Anderson has dismissed Sri Lanka's current openers in ODIs. Lahiru Thirimanne has been dismissed by Anderson four times in 53 deliveries, while Dilshan has done only slightly better against Anderson.

James Anderson v Sri Lanka openers
Batsman Runs Dis Balls Ave Eco SR
 Tillakaratne Dilshan  85  6  130  14.16  3.92  21.66
 Lahiru Thirimanne  18  4  53  4.50  2.02  13.25
Sri Lanka Openers 103 10 183 10.30 3.37 18.30

199.00 Joe Root's batting average against Sri Lanka's spinners in the current squad. He has been dismissed only once by them in 243 deliveries. Against Sri Lanka's fast bowlers, however, his average is 26.7. He has been dismissed 7 times in 213 balls.

Joe Root v Sri Lanka bowlers
Runs Dis Balls Ave SR Balls/dis
 v Sri Lanka spinners  199  1  243  199.00  81.89  243.0
 v Sri Lanka fast bowlers  187  7  213  26.71  87.79  30.4

3 Number of fifty-plus scores Joe Root has hit in his last-three ODI innings against Sri Lanka - 80, 55 and 104*. Root has scored 533 runs against them at an average of 53.30, with one hundred and three fifties. Root's 12 innings against them have produced as many as nine scores of 30 or more. Ian Bell is the top-scoring batsman against Sri Lanka in the current England squad with 608 runs at an average of 26.43.

Top England batsmen v Sri Lanka
Batsman Inns Runs Ave SR 100s 50s
 Ian Bell  24  608  26.43  72.72  0  2
 Joe Root  12  533  53.30  84.33  1  3
 Eoin Morgan  19  445  24.72  89.17  0  5
 Ravi Bopara  18  430  30.71  78.31  0  4
 Moeen Ali  7  236  33.71  123.56  1  1
 James Taylor  4  170  42.50  79.06  0  2

5 Number of hundreds Mahela Jayawardene has in ODIs against England - his most against any team. He has hit 17 ODI hundreds in all. In 15 innings since his last hundred against them he has scored 459 runs at an average of 32.78 including four fifties. As an opener against England though, Jayawardene has scored 265 runs at an average of 53.00 and at a healthy strike rate of 96.01 too. Overall, from the current Sri Lanka team, Jayawardene is the leading run-scorer in ODIs against England with 1562 runs at an average of 40.05.

Top Sri Lanka batsmen v England
Batsman Inns Runs Ave SR 100s 50s
 Mahela Jayawardene  43  1562  40.04  83.75  5  8
 Kumar Sangakkara  40  1508  44.35  75.81  3  11
 Tillakaratne Dilshan  30  922  34.14  82.39  2  5
 Angelo Mathews  17  529  40.69  85.04  0  3
 Dinesh Chandimal  9  282  40.28  89.52  1  2
 Lahiru Thirimanne  9  209  41.80  74.11  0  2

Shiva Jayaraman is a sub-editor (stats) at ESPNcricinfo.com