On September 6, Sri Lanka will meet India in the super 4 phases. Both teams have put forth a lot of effort to get to this stage. India established that they are still the best performing team in international games by beating archrival Pakistan in their first match.
After defeating Hong Kong, they proceeded to the super 4 stages, where they are currently at the most crucial stage and must give everything they have to go to the finals.
The Sri Lankan squad, on the other hand, lost to the powerful Afghanistan team to start their match, but they nevertheless managed to beat Bangladesh to advance to the super 4 rounds. They still have a lot of work to do if they want to defeat India in the tournament.
Probable Top Performers of the match-
Sri Lanka defeated Afghanistan by four wickets in the Super 4 opener. Sri Lanka, led by Dasun Shanaka, avenged a devastating defeat in the Asia Cup 2022 opener. Afghanistan reached 175/5 due to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, but big contributions from Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, and Bhanuka Rajapaksa allowed Sri Lanka to chase the total down with 5 balls to spare.
With a 19-ball 36, Kusal Mendis established the tone for the match. Although there were modest notable performances throughout, Sri Lanka never had a substantial partnership after the 62-run opening stand. Pathum Nissanka (35 off 28), Dannushka Gunathilaka (33 off 20), Bhanuka Rajapaksa (31 off 14), and Wanindu Hasaranga (16 off 9) all scored.
Due to his skill set, Axar Patel is probably the most apparent replacement choice. With both the bat and the ball, he brilliantly fills the gap left by Ravindra Jadeja. India may also consider Deepak Hooda as a possible replacement for Ravindra Jadeja on the lineup for the 2022 Asia Cup. With a long rope on the Indian side, the explosive middle-order batsman has made the most of every opportunity that has come his way.
Team Performance predictions-
The Rohit Sharma-led team faced a further setback as bowler Avesh Khan was unable to play in the match against Pakistan after Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out of the Asia Cup 2022 competition. The right-arm pacer was assessed to be in good health despite having a viral fever for the previous two days.
In Pakistan’s Super 4 encounter against India, Mohammad Nawaz stunned India with the bat after assisting in restricting them with the ball following a wild start. A week after Pakistan asked India to bat and won with one ball remaining, India returned the favor by successfully chasing in an exciting group-stage finale.
With 71 off 51, Mohammad Rizwan led the chase, but Mohammad Nawaz gave the pursuit the much-needed energy. He was moved up to No. 4, and he hammered 42 off 20 balls to get Pakistan back on track while Virat Kohli’s futile 60 off 44 balls for India.
The surface at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium doesn’t exactly lend itself to fast-paced batting because it tends to make games endure between 160 and 170 points. The batsman makes the most of the short, straight boundaries in Dubai. Early in in the game, there is also some seam movement and additional bounce of the offer here. On this wicket, spinners seldom get any help.