Xtra Time Web Desk: India will be facing Sri Lanka for the first time in this Asia Cup, on Tuesday. After a bad start against Afghanistan, Sri Lankan players had geared themselves and came back stronger in the game. They have chased successfully 2 consecutive games and maintained their winning rhythm in this ongoing tournament. In their last 2 games, Sri Lanka’s top batting orders was effective. With Wanindu Hasaranga and Mahesh Theekshana, their bowling unit also goes well.
On the other hand, India’s last defeat against Pakistan questioned their bowling as well their top batting order. In spite of getting good start in every match, KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma fail to continue with their innings more than 6 overs. The only good thing is Virat Kohli’s batting has strengthened the team’s total. The sudden absence of Ravindra Jadeja due to injury also troubled team India. The dilemma between Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik is a concern too for the team. The continuation of Deepak Hooda in the team, can create an impact for India. The young pacer Arshdeep Singh’s expensive overs and the missing out of Avesh khan with no proper alternative fast bowlers challenged India’s bowling unit. Also if Avesh Khan fails to recover in time, then Deepak Chahar can get a call in the India’s squad as he is their stand by player. India can try playing Ravichandran Ashwin ahead of Yuzvendra Chahal in this match.
India won all the 3 matches against Sri Lanka in T20Is, the last time when they met in February 2022.
India Vs Sri Lanka head to head
Total T20Is played: 24
India won: 17
Sri Lanka won: 7
India (Probable Playing XI):
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul/Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Deepak Hooda, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal/Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh
Sri Lanka (Probable Playing XI):
Dasun Shanaka (Captain) Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (WK), Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, , Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka
Match Details at a glance:
Asia Cup 2022, Super 4
Date: 6th September, 2022 (Tuesday)
Match: India vs Sri Lanka
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Venue: Dubai International Stadium, UAE
Toss: 7:00 PM