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