Pakistan go up against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2022 final on Sunday, September 11, 2022, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai from 7:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
The Sri Lankan cricket team beat Pakistan by five wickets in their last Super 4 game in the Asia Cup. The Lankans finished top of the points table having won all three games in the second round of the tournament. Sri Lanka have looked like a completely different side since their defeat to Afghanistan in the opening match of the competition.
In contrast, the Pakistan cricket team is struggling. The fragile middle-order that barely got them past India was completely exposed by Afghanistan when the Men in Green struggled to chase 130 runs. The batting once again let them down in their last game when Sri Lanka knocked them out for just 121 runs in the first innings.
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 odds
Bet365 odds: Pakistan: 1.57, Sri Lanka: 2.37
Betwinner odds: Pakistan: 1.59, Sri Lanka: 2.365
10CRIC odds: Pakistan: 1.55, Sri Lanka: 2.41
Betway odds: Pakistan: 1.57, Sri Lanka: 2.45
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka head-to-head in T20Is
Pakistan have won 13 out of the 22 matches, while Sri Lanka have taken the victory in the remaining nine games.
Sri Lanka have won all the last four T20Is against Pakistan. The Men in Green last won against Sri Lanka in T20Is in 2017.
Pakistan have won three of their last five matches in this format while the Sri Lankans have won four out of their last five.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2022 squads
Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Mohammad Hasnain, Hassan Ali, Usman Qadir.
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Charith Asalanka, Ashen Bandara, Dinesh Chandimal (wicketkeeper), Wanindu Hasaranga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Ashita Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Pramod Madushan, Dilshan Madushanka, Kusal Mendis (wicketkeeper), Pathum Nissanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka probable playing XI
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Babar Azam (captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zamani, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain.
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wicketkeeper), Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dasun Shanaka (captain), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Ashita Fernando.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2022 combined fantasy XI
Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Pathum Nissanka, Asif Ali, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dasun Shanaka , Wanindu Hasaranga (captain), Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah,
Pakistan top picks vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2022
Mohammad Rizwan: The 30-year-old batter is Pakistan’s leading run-scorer in the Asia Cup 2022 with 226 runs in five games. The Pakistan batting will completely rely on Rizwan as all their other batters have struggled in this tournament. The wicket-keeper batter will have the responsibility of giving the Men in Green a good start in the powerplay against a strong Lankan attack.
Shadab Khan: The leg spinner is Pakistan’s second-highest wicket-taker in the Asia Cup with seven wickets at an impressive economy of 5.79. The 23-year-old has barely leaked runs in the middle overs. The Sri Lankan middle order has looked good and Shadab Khan will be expected to restrict their scoring rate.
Sri Lanka top picks vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022
Wanindu Hasaranga: The 25-year-old will be Sri Lanka’s main bowler against Pakistan. The all-rounder has picked 68 wickets in just 41 innings in T20Is and is regarded as one of the most consistent bowlers in this format. The leg spinner is capable of picking wickets in the middle overs and choking the opposition’s run rate. Hasaranga can be very dangerous with the bat and can be seen as a finisher in the upcoming final.
Pathum Nissanka: The 24-year-old batter has been excellent for Sri Lanka in this Asia Cup, scoring 165 runs in five games at an average of 41.25. He is also Sri Lanka’s leading run-scorer in the tournament. Nissanka has scored two fifties in his last innings and will be Sri Lanka’s most trusted batter against Pakistan's pace attack.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2022 final prediction
Despite Sri Lanka’s convincing win over Pakistan in the last game, the odds favour the Men in Green going into the finals considering their form in T20s in recent times. Pakistan also have a better record against Sri Lanka in this format and also have more experience of playing in Dubai.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka’s recent record against Pakistan has been phenomenal. The Lankans have a bunch of talented players and can beat any side on a given day.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2022 final playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 42°C
Wind: 24 km/h
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