How Sri Lanka performed in 2018

Sri Lankan cricket team pose for a photograph after defeating the South African team 2-0 in the Test cricket series during the 4th day's play in the 2nd test cricket match between Sri Lanka and South Africa at SSC International Cricket ground, Colombo, Sri Lanka on Monday 23 July 2018 (Photo by Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Kusal Mendis was the highest runs scorer in Test cricket and was also at the top of the table in T20 cricket. With the ball it was Akila Dhanajaya who led in white ball cricket and in Tests it was Dilruwan Perera who was the highest Wicket taker. Niroshan Dickwella was the top scorer in ODIs.

Both Mendis and Dilruwan Perera ended the year 2018 as the second higher overall runs scorer and wicket taker in Tests. Kusal was only 2nd to Indian Captain Kohli and was the only Batsmen after Virat to past 1000 runs in 2018. Dilruwan became the 1st bowler in the year to bag 50 test wickets but ended 2nd best to Rabada of South Africa who took 52 wickets.

Test Cricket

Played: 12

Won: 4

Lost: 5

Drawn: 3

Top Test performances of the year

Highest Team Score: 713 for 9 against Bangladesh

Lowest Team Score: 104 against New Zealand

Highest runs scorer: Kusal Mendis. 1023 Runs in 12 matches

Highest individual score: 196 by Mendis against Bangladesh

Most Hundreds: 3 by Kusal Mendis

Most fifties:7 by Dimukth Karanarathna

Highest Wickt taker: Dilruwan Perera. 50 Wickets in 11 matches

Best Bowling figures in an innings: 32 for 6 by Dilruwan against South Africa

Best Bowling figures in a match: 70 for 10 by Dilruwan against South Africa

ODI Cricket

Played: 17

Won: 6

Lost: 10

No result: 1

Top ODI performances of the year

Highest Team Score: 366 for 6 against England

Lowest Team Score: 83 for 0 against Bangladesh (while chasing – match won)

Highest runs scorer: Niroshan Dickwella. 415 Runs in 14 matches

Highest individual score: 95 by Niroshan Dickwella against England

Most Hundreds: None

Most fifties: 3 by Kusal Perera and Nirosh Dickwella

Highest Wicket taker: Akila Dhananjaya. 28 Wickets in 16 matches

Best Bowling figures in a match: 29 for 6 by Akila Dhananjaya against South Africa

T20I cricket

Played: 8

Won: 4

Lost: 4

Top T20I performances of the year

Highest Team Score: 214 for 6 against Bangladesh (Lost)

Lowest Team Score: 99 for 7 against South Africa (while chasing – match won)

Highest runs scorer: Kusal Mendis. 259 Runs in 8 matches

Highest individual score:74 by Kusal Perera against Bangaldesh

Most Hundreds: None

Most fifties: 4 by Kusal Mendis

Highest Wicket taker: Akila Dhananjaya 6 Wickets in 16 matches

Best Bowling figures in a match: 3 for 19 by Lakshan Sadakan against South Africa

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