The Sri Lankans have won four games in a row, and this would make them delighted. Their batsmen and bowlers have been excellent. Pakistan would be concerned about their batting, as they have struggled to score runs in the last two games. However, both teams will be under pressure going into this game, and we will see a fantastic battle between the bat and the ball.
After meeting in the final game of the Super Four round on Friday, Sri Lanka and Pakistan will meet again on Sunday evening in Dubai in the 2022 Asia Cup Final. Sri Lanka won all three of their Super Four games, while Pakistan won two but lost to Sri Lanka. Continue reading for a preview of this game. The Final takes place at the Dubai International Stadium at 18:00 local time.
Sri Lanka’s wins over Bangladesh in the group stage and Afghanistan in the Super Four were not surprising, but their recent victories over India and Pakistan have piqued the interest of observers. They will be highly confident going into this game.
Pakistan is never a reliable team, and they struggled with both bat and ball in Friday’s game. They are aiming for their fourth Asia Cup victory and have plenty of skill in their team to achieve so.
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Throughout the 2022 Asia Cup, neither side has won the toss and elected to bat first, and we don’t anticipate that to change now. We anticipate that both captains will choose to field first and hunt a target.
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Pakistan’s total of 121 all-out was obviously below par on Friday, and we anticipate a competitive total of more than 155 on this track. The bowlers will face turn, speed, and bounce.
Preview of Sri Lanka
Dasun Shanaka would be pleased with how his team performed in the Super Four. They have won all of their games and are gaining momentum. The team put on a fantastic performance against Pakistan in their last game, winning by 5 wickets with three overs to spare. Shanaka will attempt to repeat their success and win their first multi-nation competition when they enter the title decider.
Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis have been in good form recently, and the team would benefit from a strong start from them in this game. Danushka Gunathilaka must anchor the middle order and score runs alongside Dhananjaya de Silva and Bhanuka Rajapaksa. Their lower middle order has looked strong, and they may expect quick runs from Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Shanaka, and Chamika Karunaratne.
In the last game, the bowling attack performed admirably, with Maheesh Theekshana and Dilshan Madushanka bowling tight periods with the new ball. Hasaranga is the side’s finest bowler, and he appears to be in good shape. The bowling assault is led by Pramod Madushan, Dhananjaya de Silva, and Karunaratne.
Predicted Sri Lanka Playing XI:
Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Pramod Madushan, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Dilshan Madushanka, Dilshan Madush
Babar Azam would be disappointed with the loss against Sri Lanka in the previous game. Their batters have been put to the test in the team’s last two games. They come here after four straight losses to Sri Lanka and must recover. It will be a tough battle, and Azam wants his men to give it their all.
Babar Azam has struggled in the tournament, and he will need to perform well opening the batting alongside Mohammad Rizwan. The middle order must convert their starts, and runs from Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, and Khushdil Shah are required. Mohammad Nawaz, Asif Ali, and Hasan Ali will need to perform admirably as finishers in this game.
The bowling attack would face a difficult battle, as the Sri Lankan batting lineup has performed admirably. With the new ball, Mohammad Hasnain and Haris Rauf must bowl nice lines. The team would also want Mohammad Nawaz to bowl well in the middle overs, as he has in the past. Usman Qadir and Hasan Ali are strong bowlers in this format, and they will face a lot of pressure.
Predicted Pakistani Starting XI:
Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Usman Qadir, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk),
On September 11, Dubai would have a bright sky and a mild evening. The surface is a dream for batters, and we’ve seen a lot of runs scored here in the last few games. To feel comfortable on this track, the side batting first must score 180 runs.
The Dubai International Cricket Stadium is big, and it is difficult to knock the ball beyond the boundary ropes. But the surface is an excellent one to bat on and the speedy outfield offers many boundary-scoring opportunities to the hitters. Because the track provides no help, fast bowlers must use variations to take wickets. However, spinners have done well here in recent games due to the slowness of the surface.
Toss has determined the outcome at this site, as just two teams have successfully defended a score in the last 30 games. As a result, the coin toss will be critical, and the team that wins the toss will have little problem in choosing to bowl first in this game.
The Asia Cup final between Pakistan vs Sri Lanka will be a highly anticipated event. Both teams are strong cricketing nations, and they will be looking to win the trophy.