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The Sri Lankan cricket team, nicknamed The Lions, is the national cricket team of Sri Lanka in international cricket and is a full member of the International Cricket Council with Test and One Day International status. The team first played international cricket in 1926–27, and were later awarded Test status in 1982, which made Sri Lanka the eighth Test cricket playing nation. The team is administered by Sri Lanka Cricket. Angelo Mathews is the current captain of all formats of the game.

Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka cricket crest
Test status acquired 1982
Captain Angelo Mathews
Coach Graham Ford
ICC Rankings Current Best-ever
Test
ODI
T20I
5th
6th
8th
2nd
1st
1st
Test Matches
First Test
Tests Played Won/Lost
Total 253 80/92
(81 draws)
This year 8 5/2 (1 draw)
Last Test
One-Day Internationals
First ODI
ODIs Played Won/Lost
Total 782 368/374
(5 ties, 35 no result)
This year 19 6/9
(1 tie, 3 no result)
Last ODI
World Cup Appearances 11 (first in 1975)
Best result Champions (1996)
T20 Internationals
First T20I
T20Is Played Won/Lost
Total 87 46/39
(1 tie, 1 no result)
This year 16 3/13
(0 ties, 0 no result)
Last T20I
World Twenty20 Appearances 6 (first in 2007)
Best result Champions (2014)
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The Sri Lankan cricket team, nicknamed The Lions, is the national cricket team of Sri Lanka in international cricket and is a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) with Test and One Day International (ODI) status. The team first played international cricket in 1926–27, and were later awarded Test status in 1982, which made Sri Lanka the eighth Test cricket playing nation. The team is administered by Sri Lanka Cricket. Angelo Mathews is the current captain of all formats of the game.

Sri Lanka's national cricket team achieved considerable success beginning in the 1990s, rising from underdog status to winning the Cricket World Cup in 1996. Since then, the team has continued to be a force in international cricket. The Sri Lankan cricket team reached the finals of the 2007 and 2011 Cricket World Cups consecutively. But they ended up being runners up in both those occasions. The batting of Sanath Jayasuriya, Aravinda de Silva, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne Dilshan backed up by the bowling of Muttiah Muralitharan, Chaminda Vaas, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis, Rangana Herath, among many other talented cricketers, has underpinned the successes of Sri Lankan cricket in the last two decades.

Sri Lanka have won the Cricket World Cup in 1996, the ICC Champions Trophy in 2002 (co-champions with India), and have won the ICC World Twenty20 championship in 2014. They have been consecutive runners up in the 2007 and 2011 Cricket World Cups, and have been runners up in the ICC World Twenty20 in 2009 and 2012. The Sri Lankan cricket team currently holds several world records, including the world record for highest team total in Tests. The ODI total was broken by England on 30 August 2016 and Twenty20 total was broken by Australia on 6 September 2016.

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