After a crushing defeat at the hands of Pakistan, India will hope to bounce back when they lock horns with Sri Lanka on Tuesday, September 6, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. It is a virtual knockout for the Men in Blue as a defeat against Sri Lanka will see them crash out of the ongoing Asia Cup 2022.
India’s team selection in a high-octane clash against Pakistan came under the scanner. Skipper Rohit Sharma wasn’t his usual calm self as he was seen losing his temper over Rishabh Pant’s dismissal and Arshdeep Singh’s dropped catch.
India’s positive batting approach set them up well but those wickets meant that Virat Kohli had to drop a couple of gears leading into the death overs. The Men in Blue will have a lot to ponder ahead of the game against Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka are taking a lot of confidence with them heading into this clash. With a superior net run-rate, they currently sit atop the Super 4 table and will be looking to ride the momentum wave.
Asia Cup 2022: India vs Sri Lanka
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Ground, Dubai
Date and Time: September 6, 2022, 7.30 pm IST
Teams batting second have found more success, even while chasing hefty totals. It is likely to remain the same with sides preferring to bowl first in Dubai.
Predicted Playing XI
India (IND): Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi and Yuzvendra Chahal.
Sri Lanka (SL): Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Asitha Fernando and Dilshan Madushanka.
It will be a cracker of a contest with both sides aiming nothing short of a win. While India will look to keep their hopes alive in the Asia Cup, Sri Lanka will hope to take one step closer to the finals. While it is difficult to predict the winner, Betway has placed their bet at 3.30 in favour of Sri Lanka.
IND vs SL – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Kusal Mendis, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (c), Charith Asalanka, Hardik Pandya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (vc), Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi
Fantasy Team 2: Kusal Mendis, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Hardik Pandya, Wanindu Hasaranga (vc), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Maheesh Theekshana.