Pakistan vs Sri Lanka is one of the major rivalries in Asia Cup history with both sides meeting over a dozen times across different editions. Both teams are two of the three title winners in Asia Cup competition and they are scheduled to take on each other in September 2023.
Let’s check out the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka head-to-head records in this competition, their overall PCTs, and more.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup Head-to-Head Records
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan has happened sixteen (16) times in the Asia Cup. Pakistan has only managed to win just over 30% of those games with Sri Lanka getting eleven (11) victories in total before Asia Cup 2023.
Let’s see the total breakdown of head-to-head records between Pakistan vs Sri Lanka:
|Sri Lanka Win||10||1||11|
|Sri Lanka Win PCT||71.4%||50%|
|Pakistan Win PCT||28.6%||50%|
It is obvious that Sri Lanka has been dominant against Pakistan in the Asia Cup with over 10 wins. Sri Lanka has seen off Pakistan on multiple occasions while on their way to claim an Asia Cup trophy. Pakistan continues to struggle against Sri Lanka in this competition. Sri Lanka has an 80% PCT in the last five (5) games against the Men in Green at Asia Cup competitions.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Overall Head-to-Head Records
Pakistan against Sri Lanka in over competitions tell a different story from their Asia Cup records. The Men in Green have a dominant record over Sri Lanka in overall records after over 200 games played. Pakistan has a wider margin of ODI wins over Sri Lanka with both teams sharing close win PCTs in Test and T20I cricket.
|Sri Lanka Win||17||58||8|
|Sri Lanka Win PCT||44.73%||38.74%||38.09%|
|Pakistan Win PCT||55.26%||61.25%||61.9%|
Pakistan will look to consolidate their leads in Test and T20I cricket as more games pile up between both teams. However, Sri Lanka will be on the hunt to reduce their poor ODI win PCT against Pakistan in future games.
Head-to-Head Stats in Tests
Pakistan will enter the Asia Cup 2023 with four more head-to-head wins over Sri Lanka. Both countries have played each other in cricket’s longest format on 55 occasions. Fifteen (15) of those games ended in a tie with Pakistan claiming 21 wins out of a possible 38. Sri Lanka currently has 17 Test wins out of 38 against the Men in Green.
|Sri Lanka Win||17|
|Sri Lanka Win PCT||44.73%|
|Pakistan Win PCT||55.26%|
|First Played On||March 1982|
|Last Played On||July 2022|
Head-to-Head Stats – ODIs
Pakistan has 92 wins in the ODI format out of 155 games against Sri Lanka. The Men in Green have put up a dominant showing against Sri Lanka in the format across other competitions except Asia Cup games.
|Sri Lanka Win||58|
|Sri Lanka Win PCT||38.74%|
|Pakistan Win PCT||61.25%|
|First Game Played In||June 1975|
|Last Game Played In||October 2019|
Head-to-Head Stats – T20Is
Pakistan have a 5-game win over Sri Lanka in overall T20I rankings. These teams have faced each other on 21 occasions in the format with Pakistan winning 13 of those matches.
|Sri Lanka Win||8|
|Sri Lanka Win PCT||38.09%|
|Pakistan Win PCT||61.9%|
|First Played On||September 2007|
|Last Played On||October 2019|
Runs Record in Pakistan vs Sri Lanka T20Is
|Player||Matches||Runs||Average||Strike Rate||Highest Score||100s/50s|
|Shoaib Malik (Pakistan)||16||397||39.70||124.06||57||0/2|
|Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)||15||331||30.09||156.13||54*||0/3|
|Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)||14||323||26.91||115.77||75*||0/1|
|Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)||10||254||31.75||131.60||64*||0/1|
|Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan)||13||209||19.00||98.12||42||0/0|
Wickets Record in Sri Lanka vs Pakistan T20Is
|Player||Matches||Wickets||Economy Rate||Average||Best||Strike Rate|
|Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)||16||16||7.28||19.18||3/17||15.8|
|Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan)||9||14||6.30||16.21||3/18||15.4|
|Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)||15||14||5.75||23.00||3/18||24.0|
|Umar Gul (Pakistan)||8||13||7.23||15.30||4/13||12.6|
|Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka)||12||12||7.86||24.91||3/24||19.0|