Statistical-Preview

0 Tests won by Sri Lanka in India. They have drawn 7 Tests and lost 10. Barring Australia (2 draws, 11 defeats), India is the only country where Sri Lanka have not won a Test.

0 Tests played by Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens, Kolkata before this. It is surprising for two reasons: first, Eden Gardens has hosted most Tests on Indian soil (40); and secondly, Sri Lanka have played at most major grounds in India, including Chepauk (Chennai), Feroz Shah Kotla (Delhi), Sardar Patel Stadium (Ahmedabad), Green Park (Kanpur), and the two Mumbai stadiums Brabourne and Wankhede.

97 Tests won by India at home till date. If they win here they will draw level with South Africa to reach the joint-3rd spot. Australia lead the way with 234 while England have won 212.

8 series won by India on a trot, the 2nd-most in history. If they win this they will equal the world record held by England (1884 to 1891-92) and Australia (2005-06 to 2008).

8 wickets needed by Ravichandran Ashwin to reach 300 wickets in Test cricket. He will become the 5th Indian and 31st overall to the landmark.

56 Tests taken by Dennis Lillee to reach the 300-wicket mark, the quickest in history. Ashwin has played 52 Tests. He has the entire series to surpass Lillee.

6 wickets needed by Umesh Yadav to reach 100 Test scalps. He will be the 21st Indian and 181st overall to the landmark, provided he reaches there before Mohammed Shami.

12 wickets needed by Shami to reach 100 wickets in Test cricket. He will be the 21st Indian and 181st overall to the landmark, provided he reaches there before Umesh.

7 wickets needed by Dilruwan Perera to reach 100 Test wickets. He will be the 6th Sri Lankan and 181st overall to the landmark, provided he reaches there before Suranga Lakmal.

12 wickets needed by Lakmal to reach 100 wickets in Test cricket. He will be the 6th Sri Lankan and 181st overall to the landmark, provided he reaches there before Dilruwan.

5 wickets needed by Bhuvneshwar Kumar to attain 50 Test victims. He will be the 39th Indian and 384th overall to the landmark.

191 runs needed by Ajinkya Rahane to reach 3,000 runs in Test cricket. He will become the 22nd Indian and 186th overall to the landmark.

70 runs needed by Dinesh Chandimal to reach 3,000 runs in Test cricket. He will become the 13th Sri Lankan and 186th overall to achieve this feat.

178 runs needed by Shikhar Dhawan to reach 2,000 Test runs. He will become the 37nd Sri Lankan and 303rd overall to the milestone.

7 matches for Kohli as captain in India-Sri Lanka Tests the moment the Test begins, the 3rd-most in history. Kohli will be behind only Arjuna Ranatunga (13) and Mohammad Azharuddin (8). Right now he is at par with Duleep Mendis, Kapil Dev, MS Dhoni, and Kumar Sangakkara.

405 wickets by Rangana Herath, the joint 14th-most in history. However, Herath has the opportunity (at least theoretically) to go up several places this series. He is level with Curtly Ambrose, 9 wickets behind Wasim Akram, 12 behind Dale Steyn and Harbhajan Singh, 16 behind Shaun Pollock, 26 behind Richard Hadlee, and 29 behind Kapil. If he goes past Wasim he will top the list for left-arm bowlers, while going past Harbhajan will put him at the 4th spot among spinners.