Asia Cup 2023 Final: India vs Sri Lanka Sri Lanka will equal the record of seven Asia Cup trophies with India, if they manage to defeat them in the final of the ongoing edition at home, on September 17, Sunday.
Asia Cup 2023 Final: India vs Sri Lanka
- Date: September 17, 2023
- Time : 3:00 PM IST
- Venue : R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
India will be taking on Sri Lanka in the final of the Asia Cup 2023 at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. In the illustrious history of this tournament, India have won the trophy seven times, while Sri Lanka have six championship wins, which includes both the ODI and T20I formats. For the current edition of the continental cricket tournament, played in the 50 overs version, Team India will be fancying their chances of adding to their trophy collection, after defeating Sri Lanka comfortably in their previous Super Four stage match.
Asia Cup 2023 Final Pitch Report
The pitches at the R Premadasa Stadium have provided compelling cricket to the fans during the Asia Cup, in spite of the frequent rains at the venue in the last week or so. With something for both the batters and bowlers alike, the average first innings score of 227 is something which isn’t an easy task for the teams to overhaul, but India and Sri Lanka have quality batting lineups who could do so, in the upcoming final on September 17.
India Team Analysis
The batting lineup of Team India has been very consistent in the Asia Cup 2023, putting above par scores on the board on many occasions, with players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and others, in great form. The bowling department of India has complimented the batters well, with Kuldeep Yadav picking up a lot of wickets, while Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja bowling economical spells match after match.
SportsTiger Playing XI of India
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Sri Lanka Team Analysis
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, and Sadeera Samarawickrama have been the top batters for Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2023, scoring valuable runs for the team, to help them script wins consistently as the tournament has gone on. The bowling attack has suffered a blow with the injury to Maheesh Theekshana, but the rest of the lineup, including the likes of Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha, and Dunith Wellalage could take important wickets for Sri Lanka on the final day.
Playing XI of Sri Lanka
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Pramod Madushan, Matheesha Pathirana
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