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Indian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2008–09

Indian cricket team in Sri Lanka in 2009
Sri Lanka
Dates 28 January – 10 February
Captains Mahela Jayawardene Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Number of ODIs 5
ODIs won 1 4
Most runs (ODIs) Kumar Sangakkara (271) Yuvraj Singh (284)
Most wickets (ODIs) Nuwan Kulasekara (7) Ishant Sharma (10)
Player of Series (ODIs) Yuvraj Singh
Number of Twenty20s 1
Twenty20 series 0 1
Most runs (Twenty20s) Tillakaratne Dilshan (61) Suresh Raina (35)
Most wickets (Twenty20s) Malinga Bandara (3) Yusuf Pathan (2)

Indian cricket team toured Sri Lanka from 28 January to 10 February 2009. The tour included five ODIs and one T20I.[1][2] India won the ODI series 4-1 and also the T20I.


  • Squad 1
  • ODI series 2
    • 1st ODI 2.1
    • 2nd ODI 2.2
    • 3rd ODI 2.3
    • 4th ODI 2.4
    • 5th ODI 2.5
  • Twenty20 series 3
    • 1st Twenty20 3.1
  • References 4


India's squad for the ODI series was announced on 18 January. The squad included: Sachin Tendulkar, Ishant Sharma, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Pragyan Ojha, Zaheer Khan, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Virender Sehwag, Yusuf Pathan, Munaf Patel, Praveen Kumar, Ravindra Jadeja. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was both the captain and the wicketkeeper. It was Ravindra Jadeja's maiden call up to the national Indian squad. Praveen Kumar also returned after being dropped for the home ODI series against England. Kumar and Jadeja replaced Harbhajan Singh who was injured and Virat Kohli who was dropped in favour of the all rounder Jadeja.[3] After the first ODI Munaf Patel sustained a groin injury and Lakshmipathy Balaji was called up to the squad after a four year hiatus having last played for India in 2005.[4]

Sri Lanka announced their squad for the first three ODI's on 26 January. The squad included: Sanath Jayasuriya, Upul Tharanga, Chamara Kapugedera, Jehan Mubarak, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Thilina Kandamby, Muthiah Muralitharan, Ajantha Mendis, Farveez Maharoof, Dilhara Fernando, Nuwan Kulasekara, Thilan Thushara, Angelo Mathews. Kumar Sangakkara was the designated wicket keeper and Mahela Jayawardene who led the side. The squad was unchanged from the one that toured Pakistan.[5]

ODI series

1st ODI

28 January
 Sri Lanka
246/7 (50 overs)
247/4 (48.1 overs)
Sanath Jayasuriya 107 (114)
Ishant Sharma 3/52 (10 overs)
Gautam Gambhir 62 (68)
Farveez Maharoof 1/35 (8 overs)
 India won by 6 wickets.
Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Brian Jerling (SA) & Kumar Dharmasena (SRI)
Player of the match: Sanath Jayasuriya

2nd ODI

31 January
256/9 (50 overs)
 Sri Lanka
241 (49.2 overs)
Yuvraj Singh 66 (88)
Farveez Maharoof 2/40 (10 overs)
Thilina Kandamby 93* (129)
Ishant Sharma 4/57 (10 overs)
 India won by 15 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Brian Jerling (SA) & Gamini Silva (SRI)
Player of the match: Ishant Sharma

3rd ODI

3 February
363/5 (50 overs)
 Sri Lanka
216 (41.4 overs)
Yuvraj Singh 117 (95)
Muttiah Muralitharan 1/60 (10 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 83 (82)
Pragyan Ojha 4/38 (10 overs)
 India won by 147 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Brian Jerling (SA) and Gamini Silva (SRI)
Player of the match: Yuvraj Singh

4th ODI

5 February
332/5 (50 overs)
 Sri Lanka
265 (48 overs)
Gautam Gambhir 150 (147)
Nuwan Kulasekara 3/63 (10 overs)
Kumar Sangakkara 56 (74)
Irfan Pathan 3/58 (7 overs)
 India won by 67 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Brian Jerling (SA) and Kumar Dharmasena (SRI)
Player of the match: Gautam Gambhir

5th ODI

8 February
 Sri Lanka
320/8 (50 Overs)
252 (48.5 Overs)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 97 (117)
Ishant Sharma 3/60 (10 Overs)
Yuvraj Singh 73 (62)
Muttiah Muralidaran 2/41 (10 Overs)
 Sri Lanka win by 68 runs
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Brian Jerling (SA) and Tyron Wijewardene (SRI)
Player of the match: Kumar Sangakkara

Twenty20 series

1st Twenty20

10 February
 Sri Lanka
171/4 (20 overs)
174/7 (19.2 overs)
Tillakaratne Dilshan 61 (47)
Yusuf Pathan 2/23 (4 overs)
Suresh Raina 35 (27)
Malinga Bandara 3/32 (4 overs)
 India won by 3 wickets.
R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Umpires: Tyron Wijewardene (SRI) & Gamini Silva (SRI)
Player of the match: Yusuf Pathan


  1. ^ India to play five ODIs in Sri Lanka
  2. ^ SLC announces Indian itinerary
  3. ^ Jadeja earns call-up, Praveen returns,
  4. ^ Balaji replaces injured Munaf for SL tour,
  5. ^ Sri Lanka unchanged for first three ODIs,
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