Sri Lanka and Pakistan face off in the Asia Cup 2022 Final on Sunday, September 11 at the Dubai International Stadium. After defeating Pakistan by 5 wickets in a low-scoring match on Friday, Sri Lanka will be the slight favorite going into the championship. After losing to Afghanistan in the first match of the tournament, Sri Lanka continued their unbeaten stream. Both teams participated in the final Super 4 game on Friday, which might be seen as a warm-up for the major Final since they had already qualified for it on Sunday.
Match: Asia Cup 2022 Final, Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, T20 13 of 13
Date: 11th September 2022
Time: 07:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Stadium.
Pitch Condition: It’s not exactly the best surface for aggressive batting because games at the Dubai Cricket Stadium average between 160 and 170. The short, straight borders here work to the batters’ advantage. Additional bounce and some seam movement are also possible. On this surface, there isn’t much support for the spinners.
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan – The Squad
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dhananjaya de Silva, Ashen Bandara, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Praveen Jayawickrama, Jeffrey Vandersay, Chamika Karunaratne, Matheesha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Haris Rauf, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Mohammad Hasnain, Usman Qadir, Hasan Ali.
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan – Performance in the Past Matches
The Asia Cup 2022 final will feature Pakistan and Sri Lanka. In the previous game, which was described as a practice for the championship, Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by five wickets. However, the team’s confidence would increase after this victory.
The Sri Lankans are thrilled since they have now won four games in a row and they had momentum on their side which will make them confident. Both their bowlers and batsmen have been in strong form. Sri Lanka’s openers Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis have made more than 300 runs in the tournament.
Pakistan would be concerned about their batting given that they have had trouble scoring runs in their last two games. Pakistan has lost the last four games they have played against Sri Lanka, and this will put pressure on the side.
However, going into the final, both teams would be under pressure, and we would witness a good struggle between the bat and the ball.
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan – Face to Face
Sri Lanka and Pakistan have faced each other in 22 matches. Of those 22 matches, Sri Lanka has emerged victorious in 9 matches. Pakistan, on the other hand, won 13 times. In the last 5 matches they have played, Sri Lanka Won 4 while Pakistan managed to win only 2 matches
Here our experts at FCL are giving a prediction for the coming match. Hope you could find it helpful by any means.
Wicket-Keepers: Kusal Mendis, Mohammad Rizwan.
Batsmen: Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Pathum Nissanka.
All-Rounders: Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Chamika Karunaratne.
Bowlers: Naseem Shah, Dilshan Madhushanka, Maheesh Theekshana.
Captain: Mohammad Rizwan.
Vice-Captain: Kusal Mendis.
Wicket-Keepers: Kusal Mendis.
Batsmen: Khushdil Shah, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Pathum Nissanka.
All-Rounders: Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Dasun Shanaka.
Bowlers: Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Dilshan Madhushanka, Maheesh Theekshana.
Captain: Kusal Mendis.
Vice-Captain: Dasun Shanaka.
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