Sri Lanka will face Pakistan in the final of Asia Cup 2022. Cricket fans from all over the world will be watching this match at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Sri Lankan team will go for the title for the sixth time, Pakistan will try to lift the trophy for the third time. Sri Lanka beat Pakistan in a spectacular fashion in the Super Four match two days ago, due to which their morale is high.
This is the mutual record of both teams.
If seen, 22 T20 International matches have been played between Sri Lanka and Pakistan so far. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka has won 9 matches and Pakistan has won 13 matches. Talking about the Asia Cup, 16 matches have been played between the two teams so far. During this time the Sri Lankan team won 11 times. Along with this, Pakistan has won only five matches.
Pakistan is likely to get a lot of fan support in Dubai and players like Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Nawaz and Naseem Shah will try to give their best in such a situation. Pakistan will face a Sri Lankan team that is trying to revive its cricket. She wants to make her mark in the format in which she became the world champion in 2014.
Sri Lanka batsman-bowler in form
Sri Lanka have two of the best openers in Kosal Mendes and Patham Nissanka. Dhanushka Ganathilak, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Shanaka and Karunaratne have also contributed usefully. In the five matches of the Asia Cup so far, the Sri Lankan batsmen have hit 28 sixes and 62 fours, which shows their aggressive attitude. In the bowling, Mahesh Takshana and Vinindu Hasringa and Dilshan Madushanka performed commendably.
No run came from Babar’s bat.
On the contrary, Pakistan are worried about the form of their captain Babar Azam, who has scored only 63 runs in five matches so far. He will definitely try to play a big innings in the final. Bowling seems to be Pakistan’s strong side at the moment. Naseem Shah’s game is steadily improving while Haris Rauf and Mohammad Hasnain are also performing well.
The boss can toss in the final.
Along with this, both of Pakistan’s spinners, leg break bowler Shadab Khan and left arm spinner Muhammad Nawaz have also performed brilliantly. In Dubai, however, the role of the toss has been important and in such a situation, the team batting first has to suffer. However, Pakistan’s performance while batting first has not been good. He batted first in the losing matches against India and Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka: Dasan Shanaka (captain), Dhanushka Gunathilak, Patham Nissanka, Kosal Mendis (wicketkeeper), Charat Aslanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashin Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Vinindu Hasaranga, Mahesh Takshana, Geoffrey Vandrasaye, Pravinka, Kravinka Karunaratne Navanidu Fernando and Dinesh Chandimal.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Muhammad Nawaz, Muhammad Rizwan (wicket), Naseem Shah, Usman Qadir, Muhammad Hasnain, Shahnawaz Durman. Hasan Ali. Live TV