Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, this rivalry is one the oldest in the history of cricket. Being two of the oldest teams of the game, they have played over 50 Test matches against each other. Pakistan has won 22 matches whereas, Sri Lanka managed to win 17 matches. 19 matches ended up being drawn between Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Both these teams have a very rich cricketing history and therefore they have given many great batsmen of the game. But the question is, out of many batsmen, who are the top 5 batsmen to score most runs in Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Test matches. The game of these two teams have evolved a lot since the last few years. Where Pakistan has come out to be one of the best, Sri Lanka is hardly considered tough to play anymore.
In the recent Test series of Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Pakistan made an easy win in the first match. After scoring 200 plus runs, Saud Shakeel of Pakistan became the first batsmen to score double hundred in Sri Lanka. Pakistani batsmen like Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq and others have scored many Test runs and are considered among the best. Sanath Jayasuriya, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene from Sri Lanka are undoubtedly among the top 20 batsmen of all time. Among many players who have scored more than 1000 runs in Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Test matches, Mahela Jayawardene comes first. After scoring 1200 plus runs, Younis Khan is top Pakistani scorer against Sri lanka in Test matches.
List of Top 5 Batsmen to score most runs in Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Test matches
- Mahela Jayawardene– 2263 runs
At an average of 53.88, Jayawardene has scored 2263 runs while playing against Pakistan in 28 Test matches. Undoubtedly, he is considered one of the best batsmen of the game.
- Kumar Sangakkara– 2143 runs
He has scored 2143 runs at an average of 67.21, and therefore comes 2nd in the list of top 5 batsmen to score most runs in Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Test matches.
- Aravinda de Silva– 1265 runs
Being a long serving captain of Sri Lanka, Aravinda has scored a total of 1265 runs against Pakistan. Aravinda has appeared in more than 20 Test matches against Pakistan.
- Sanath Jayasuriya– 1224 runs
Being one of the top left handed batsmen of all time, Sanath has scored more than 1200 runs against Pakistan. In 16 matches, he has scored runs with an average of 53.21.
- Younis Khan– 1223 runs
Younis Khan is considered one of the greatest Pakistani batsmen of all time, because he has earned that title. After scoring 1223 runs against Sri Lanka, Younis comes 5th in the list of top 5.
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