Who Will Win – TODAY’S Match Prediction | India VS. Sri Lanka Final Match (Asia Cup 2023)

Yasoob Ul Haq

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Asia Cup 2023 has entered its final phase. The Final Match India vs. Sri Lanka will be held today at the same venue R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. Based on their exceptional performances both the teams have reached the finals. The match will start at 09:30 am (GMT) | 3:00 pm (Local Time).

India entered the finals after getting defeated by Bangladesh in the Super Four Match. On the other hand Sri Lanka.

PITCH REPORT

The field where people play sports in Colombo is called R. Premadasa Stadium, has a well-known history of being good for spin bowlers. This pitch is well-known for having lots of spin and bounce, which is good for bowlers who specialize in spinning the ball. Especially for finals, it also has a few advantages for players due to its quick outfield and shorter boundaries. However, trying to achieve a goal on this pitch for batters can now be a bit easy after the rains. The usual starting score at this place is an average of 233.

HEAD-TO-HEAD MATCH HISTORY BETWEEN INDIA VS. Sri Lanka

India and Sri Lanka have played 166 times in ODIs against each other. Out of these matches, India has won 97 times while Sri Lanka has won 57 times. There were 11 matches that did not have a clear result and one match ended in a tie.

During the Asia Cup Competition, India won 11 out of 20 matches, while Sri Lanka won 9 matches. Sri Lanka has won 30 out of 65 matches played against India at home, while India has won 29. There have been 6 matches that did not have a result.

PLAYING XI

Team Sri Lanka

  • Dasun Shanaka (C)
  • Pathum Nissanka
  • Kusal Perera
  • Kusal Mendis (wk)
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama
  • Charith Asalanka
  • Dhananjaya de Silva
  • Dunith Wellalage
  • Sahan Arachchige
  • Pramod Madushan
  • Matheesha Pathirana

Team India

  • Rohit Sharma (C)
  • Shubman Gill
  • Virat Kohli
  • KL Rahul (wk)
  • Ishan Kishan
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Washington Sundar
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Mohammed Siraj

Probable Best Player Team India

Best Batter

Shubman Gill is a good batsman and he might prove himself the best player for India in the Asia Cup 2023 Final. Gill did extremely well for India in the First Match, scoring 121 runs in 133 deliveries. He will try to make a strong impact against Sri Lanka and lead his team to win the championship.

Best Bowler

Kuldeep Yadav, a talented Indian bowler, is expected to perform exceptionally well in the Asia Cup Final. Kuldeep performs very well and is good at taking wickets in the competition. His magic would be very important for India in making important progress and hopefully help them win the game.

Probable Best Player Team Sri Lanka

Best Batter

Kusal Mendis, a Sri Lankan player who catches the ball and also bats, played a very important role in the team’s exciting win against Pakistan. Consequently, he hit a brilliant score of 91 runs. He is also the second-highest scorer in the competition, with a total of 253 runs in five matches.

Best Bowler

With a throwing style similar to Lasith Malinga’s, Matheesha Pathirana achieved great success in the game.
He got four wickets and only gave away 32 runs. This helped him move ahead of Kuldeep Yadav and Dunith Wellalage to the first position. Also, Pathirana has taken a total of 11 wickets in five matches with an average of 22. 63.

SWOT ANALYSIS FOR BOTH TEAMS

Here we go with a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) Analysis of both teams:

Team Sri Lanka Strengths

Sri Lanka has come up with a strong team this year, with players like Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, and Kusal Mendis performing well. The captain Shanaka will be very important with his batting skills and crucial overs in bowling.
If Dhananjaya de Silva and Sadeera Samarawickrama perform well, then Sri Lanka’s batting will be very good in the competition because of the stronger middle order. The bowling division is still strong enough, even though some popular players are not there. Matheesha Pathirana and Maheesh Theekshana, who are new but promising players, will help strengthen Kasun Rajitha, who has been performing well in local matches.

Team Sri Lanka Weaknesses 

The bowling team has become weakened due to injuries to important players. This may have been their strength earlier this year in the ODI World Cup qualifiers.
The problem with Kusal Perera being available to play might also be because of their central arrangement. Amidst rumors of a fight between Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi in the dressing room, Moin Khan says there is no unity in the Pakistan team. When the main plan fails, the middle plan often fails as well, leaving the responsibility on Shanaka or now-injured Hasaranga to finish the innings.

Opportunities For Team Sri Lanka 

Sri Lanka can take advantage of their home conditions if they advance to the first round, with players like Matheesha Pathirana and Maheesh Theekshana getting a chance to stand out by bowling well. This could increase the team’s confidence.

Threats For Team Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka confronts a threat from other participating countries, who have stronger and more balanced teams. Teams like India have strong batting lineups and powerful bowling attacks. This could present real challenges for their opponents.

Team India Strengths

With the top three players Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, and Virat Kohli, India has the most stable batting lineup in the competition. Rohit Sharma proved to be a very dangerous player in ODI cricket. He has scored 9837 runs with an average of 48. 7 Rohit is the only player in the world to have hit three ODI double-hundreds. Currently, Shubman Gill has been performing exceptionally well, with an average of 69. 4 in ODIs since 2022. This is the highest average by any batsman. Virat Kohli is the best ODI player and needs only 102 runs to reach 13000 runs in ODI cricket.

Team India Weaknesses 

India’s middle order seems problematic. India’s team has been worried about their fourth opening position for a while. So, India has chosen Tilak Varma to join their team. Although he has potential, he has never played in an ODI match for India before. Suryakumar Yadav is another player who can be an option, but his performance in One Day Internationals (ODIs) is very poor. Shreyas Iyer is leading in the competition for the position, but he is coming back from an injury.

Opportunities For Team India 

Shreyas Iyer will probably bat in the number 4 position during the Asia Cup final and this will be a chance for him to prove that he deserves a spot in the World Holder team. If Tilak Or Surya gets to bat and performs well, they will have a chance to qualify for the World Cup.

Threats For Team India

A bunch of players are coming back from injuries. Their bodies need to be trained and if the players push too hard early in the game, there is a possibility of getting injured again. This is true for other players as well. Indian players have a habit of getting injured before big competitions. India cannot afford any more accidents with the World Cup coming up in a few months.

WINNING CHANCES OF TODAY’S MATCH FOR BOTH TEAMS

As far as the performance of Sri Lanka is concerned, it has performed well. Whereas, India stands at the top of the score list in Asia Cup 2023. The scores achieved and the performance tells India will win the match.

TOSS ROLL IN TODAY’S MATCH

India has kept batting in most of the matches. But due to the significance of this match, India will try to bowl first if wins the toss.

WEATHER REPORT (FORECAST) FOR TODAY MATCH

There is an 80% chance of rain today in Colombo as per the latest weather report. Fans must get ready for interruption.

MATCH PREDICTION

If Sri Lanka win the toss and bowl;

India will score 290-300 runs

If India win the toss and bowl;

Sri Lanka will score 250-260 runs

In both cases, India will win

I'm Yasoob-Ul-Haq a UK Safety Certified Chemical Engineer and a highly skilled Content Writer having two years of writing experience on different types of interesting and competent niches. I prefer target oriented work to meet timelines.

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