Asia Cup Final: The final show in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, who is the king of the Asia Cup? Decision today

Asia Cup Final SL vs PAK: Pakistani team captained by Babar Azam and Sri Lankan team led by Dasan Shanaka are competing in the Asia Cup Final. Statistically, Pakistan’s burden is heavy, but the way Sri Lanka have performed so far, being the ‘underdog’ in the current tournament, cannot be taken lightly. Sri Lanka team has defeated Pakistan in Superfour.

New Delhi: The cricket teams of Pakistan and Sri Lanka (Pakistan vs Sri Lanka) are facing each other in the Asia Cup Final today i.e. Sunday (September 11). The match will be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium from 7:30 PM IST. Both the teams have prepared to defeat each other. Sri Lanka has been waiting for 8 years while Pakistan has been waiting for 10 years to become the ‘King’ of Asia. In the current tournament, both the teams are competing for the second time in the last three days. In the Super Four Round, Sri Lanka was defeated by Pakistan. In such a situation, the morale of the Sri Lankan team led by Dasan Shanaka is high.

In the ICC Team Rankings, the Sri Lankan team occupies the eighth position, but the world’s second-ranked team, Pakistan, will certainly not forget to take it lightly. Statistically, in this year i.e. 2022, the Sri Lankan team has played 16 T20 Internationals so far, in which they have won six and lost 9 matches. A contest is a tie. The team had landed as ‘underdogs’ in this Asia Cup. Cricket fans were hoping for a final between India and Pakistan, but Sri Lanka surprised everyone with a furious performance.

Pakistan, the second ranked team in the world, will definitely not forget to take Sri Lanka, the eighth ranked team, lightly.

Statistically Pakistan’s side is heavy

Pakistan and Sri Lankan teams have faced each other 22 times in T20 International matches so far. Meanwhile, Pakistan has won 13 matches while Sri Lanka team has won 9 matches. In Asia Cup 2022, the Sri Lankan team has lost only one match so far. He has won four matches in a very row. Sri Lanka have Pathum Nishanka and Kasil Mendes as opening batsmen. Dilshan Madushanka and Chimera Karuna Ratne are there in fast bowling. It will not be easy for the Pakistani batsmen to play the balls of Wanindu Hasranga and Mahesh Teksna in the spin bowling.

Babar Azam’s poor form is a cause for concernOn the other hand, the poor form of captain Babar Azam is a matter of concern for Pakistan. Babar Azam’s highest score in the current Asia Cup is 30 runs. They have not yet performed as expected. Pakistan will have hopes from wicketkeeper salami batsman Mohammad Rizwan, who has been scoring runs consistently. In fast bowling, there are bowlers like Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf. Shadab Khan is looking good in the spin department. Mohammad Nawaz has also been able to impress with his spin bowling.

Published by:Nisar Ahmad

First published:September 11, 2022, 4:17 PM IST

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