Sri Lanka play Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2022 on Friday, September 9, 2022, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai from 7:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).

The Sri Lankan cricket team beat India by six wickets in their last game in the Asia Cup. India set 174 runs to win and Sri Lanka looked in control of the chase throughout their innings. Half-centuries from Kusal Medis and Pathun Nisanka helped the Lankans chase the target with a ball to spare. The Lankans started the tournament with a defeat against Afghanistan but have managed to get their combinations right since.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan cricket team beat Afghanistan by one wicket in their last game in the tournament. Chasing 130 runs to win, Pakistan kept losing wickets regularly and were unable to stitch partnerships. Naseem Shah hit back-to-back sixes to seal the game for Pakistan. This result has ensured that India and Afghanistan are out of the Asia Cup. Pakistan and Sri Lanka will play each other again in the finals of the Asia Cup 2022.

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 odds

Bet365 odds: Sri Lanka: 2.50, Pakistan: 1.53

Betwinner odds: Sri Lanka:2.50, Pakistan: 1.53

10CRIC odds: Sri Lanka: 2.39, Pakistan: 1.56

Betway odds: Sri Lanka: 2.37, Pakistan: 1.56

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan head-to-head in T20Is

Pakistan have won 13 out of the 21 matches, while Sri Lanka have won the remaining eight games.

Sri Lanka have won all the last three T20Is against Pakistan. The Men in Green last won against Sri Lanka in T20Is was in 2017 by 36-run margin, courtesy of Shoaib Malik’s 24-ball 51.

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 squads

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: 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 vs Pakistan probable playing XI

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: 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 vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 combined fantasy XI

Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Asif Ali, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dasun Shanaka , Wanindu Hasaranga (captain), Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah,

Sri Lanka top picks vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022

Dasun Shanaka: The Sri Lankan captain has scored 1103 runs in this format at an average of 21.21 and a strike rate of 118.47. Shanaka has scored 88 runs in his last three innings in this format and will be an important batter for Sri Lanka in the middle overs. The 30-year-old all-rounder has also picked 20 wickets in T20Is. He bowled an impressive spell of 2/26 against India in the last game.

Wanindu Hasaranga: The 25-year-old is one of the best spinners in the world in T20 cricket and is also one of the few spinners who can bowl consistently in the death overs. Hasaranga has been phenomenal for Sri Lanka in the last couple of years and will be Sri Lanka’s main bowler against Pakistan. The all-rounder has picked 64 wickets in just 40 innings in T20Is. Hasaranga also has the ability to score quick runs towards the end overs.

Pakistan top picks vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2022

Mohammad Rizwan: The 30-year-old has been Pakistan's best batsman in the Asia Cup 2022. He is also the leading run-scorer in the competition with 212 runs in four games with two half-centuries and an average of 70.66. The wicketkeeper batter has held the fragile-looking Pakistan batting together and will play an important role against a strong Sri Lankan bowling attack.

Asif Ali: The 30-year-old is responsible for providing Pakistan with quick runs towards the end. Ali has scored 476 runs in this format at a strike rate of 136.78. The right-handed batter has a reputation of hitting big sixes in T20 cricket. Pakistan’s middle order has been inconsistent in this tournament and Asif will be the key for the Men in Green.

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 prediction 

Pakistan have been dominant off late in this format and will start as favourites considering their current form. The Men in Green have been consistent throughout the tournament and are likely to beat Sri Lanka in the upcoming fixture.

On the other hand, Sri Lanka’s recent record against Pakistan has been good. The Lankans are likely to give the Men in Green a fair fight.

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 42°C

Precipitation: 0%

Humidity: 11%

Wind: 24 km/h

 

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