The Sri Lankans have lifted the trophy on one occasion – when they shared the title with India in 2002
With the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 just one day away, we finish our series of articles on competing teams with focus on Sri Lanka.
The Sri Lankans have lifted the trophy on one occasion – when they shared the title with India in 2002 after their final was rained off on two occasions.
That was the only time Sri Lanka have lifted the trophy, and since then, their best performance has been a semi-final appearance the last time out in 2013.
We take a look back at their star men from previous ICC Champions Trophy tournaments…
Most appearances – Mahela Jayawardene & Kumar Sangakkara (22)
Most runs –Jayawardene (742 from 21 innings)
Highest score –Sangakkara (134* v England in 2013)
Most hundreds - Upul Tharanga (2)
Most scores of 50+ - Jayawardene & Sangakkara (5)
Most sixes - Nuwan Kulasekara (8)
Most sixes in an innings - Kulasekara (4 v New Zealand in 2009)
Most runs in a single edition – Tharanga (320 in 2006)
Highest partnership – Tharanga & Sangakkara (165 v Zimbabwe in 2006)
Most wickets - Muttiah Muralitharan (24)
Best bowling figures – Farveez Maharoof (6-14 v West Indies in 2006)
Best bowling average – Maharoof (15.43)
Best bowling strike rate - Pramodya Wickramasinghe & Jeevan Mendis (18)
Most wickets in a series – Maharoof (12 in 2006)