July 30, 2009

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan ODI venue Rangiri International Stadium, Dambulla

Rangiri International Stadium, Dambulla is all set to host Sri Lanka and Pakistan 1st ODI that will be held on July 30, 2009. 16800 Capacity based stadium was situated in 2000. It may not be hosted any Test cricket match till now. More than 6 years ago Pakistan played the last along with Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka played last match earlier this year in Jan 28, 2009 against India. The first ODI was hosted in March 2001 between Sri Lanka v England.

The host Pakistan Played just five one-day matches and just secured 2 wins as well as one win against Sri Lanka out of two. Among the last five limited over matches Sri Lanka just achiever one wins against India.

By analyzing last five highest totals at Rangiri International Stadium, Dambulla Sri Lanka and India is holding the top position and Australia is the only teams out of subcontinent scored highest totals.

The players who scored the most runs here, I have found that four batsmen is form Sri Lankan side and three are still on the team who will dominate Pakistan bowlers in the 1st ODI with bat. DPMD Jayawardene is holding the first position for 607 runs; KC Sangakkara is in second for 548 runs and my one of the favorite batsmen ST Jayasuriya in on the number 3.

Similarly, the most wicket-takers from the side of Sri Lanka side, only M Muralitharan will be taken parts in the match with Pakistan. MF Maharoof TM Dilshan and WPUJC Vaas none will draw the attention of the present audience.

Source: Cricinfo, Wikipedia