Sri Lanka cricket team reached to ICC World T20 finals three times. They won T20 world cup 2014 held in Bangladesh and were runners-up in 2009 and 2012 championships. Let’s have a look at the Sri Lankan team history, performance, facts, stats and record in ICC World Twenty20. Sri Lanka at ICC World Twenty20.


1. Sri Lanka won the fifth edition of 20-20 world cup.

2. SL holds the record of highest score in a match when team scored 260 runs for the loss of 6 wickets against Kenya in 2007.

3. Mahela Jayawardene is the leading run scorer in the history of ICC World Twenty20s. He scored 1016 runs between 2007 and 2014.

4. Mahela Jayawardene is the only Sri Lankan cricketer to score century in World T20 Championship. He made 100 runs in 64 balls against Zimbabwe in 2010 tournament.

5. Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga is the leading wicket taker in twenty20 world cup as he has taken 38 wickets between 2007 and 2014.

6. Tillakaratne Dilshan is the only Sri Lankan player who won Man of The Series award. He was the Player of the series in 2009 ICC World T20 championship.

Sri Lanka performance year wise

Year Result/Place
2007 Super 8 (6th Place)
2009 Runners-up (2nd Place)
2010 Semi-Final (4th Place)
2012 Runners-up (2nd Place)
2014 Winner (1st Place)
2016 Super-10 (8th Place)

Sri Lanka in T20 World Cup 2016

Sri Lanka were title defending champion in ICC World Twenty20 2016 and played group matches against Afghanistan, West Indies, England and South Africa. The title reigning champs only one game in the championship which was against Afghanistan. Let’s have a look at the results of Sri Lanka in ICC World T20 2016.

Date Venue Fixture Result
17 March Kolkata Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets
20 March Bangalore Sri Lanka vs West Indies Sri Lanka lost by 7 wickets
26 March Delhi Sri Lanka vs England Sri Lanka lost by 10 runs
28 March Delhi Sri Lanka vs South Africa Sri Lanka lost by 8 wickets


Angelo Mathews led the Sri-Lankan team in 2016 t20 world cup after Malinga’s quit from captaincy. Tillakaratne Dilshan was the top scorer for SL as he scored 133 runs in 4 matches.

Player Role
Angelo Mathews (Captain) All-rounder
Tillakaratne Dilshan Batsman
Lasith Malinga Bowler
Dinesh Chandimal Batsman
Milinda Siriwardana All-rounder
Chamara Kapugedera Wicket-keeper
Dushmantha Chameera Bowler
Lahiru Thirimanne Batsman
Dasun Shanaka All-rounder
Nuwan Kulasekara Bowler
Thisara Perera All-rounder
Suranga Lakmal Bowler
Sachithra Senanayake Bowler
Shehan Jayasuriya Batsman
Rangana Herath Bowler
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