Sri Lanka becomes team with most defeats in a year

After the retirement of two legends Kumar Sangakarra and Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka cricket looks to go no where and the year 2017 has certainly become a year to forget. They started with three straight defeats and ended the year with five losses in a row against India.


In the middle of the year, their situation was even worse. Between July and September, they lost 9 matches and in the month of October, they lost 8 matches in a month. After losing so many matches, the team has even made a record of losing most matches in a year.

In the year 2017, Sri Lanka played 57 matches and lost 40 which is now the most in International cricket. It has become a serious concern for the team and due to lack of performance as an unit, it’s looking like this kind of performance can continue in the new year too.

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Teams with most defeats in a year:

Sri Lanka:  Year 2017 | Played 57 | Lost 40
Zimbabwe:  Year 2015 | Played 42 | Lost 32
Zimbabwe:  Year 2001 | Played 48 | Lost 31
Bangladesh:  Year 2008 | Played 37 | Lost 31
Pakistan:  Year 2010 | Played 46 | Lost 31