The Big Finals of Asia Cup 2022 is around of corner, but this time without defending Champions, India. Yes, you heard that right, the two sides that qualified for the Final of this tournament are Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and they will lock horns on 11th September 2022 at Dubai Cricket Stadium.
Men in Green are coming after winning two out of three matches they have played in the Super 4’s. During the tournament’s campaign, they defeated India and Afghanistan while losing to Sri Lanka. Nevertheless, Baber-led Pakistan will be hoping to display better and improved cricket in the Finals as they deserve to lift the Trophy because they performed outstandingly throughout this event.
On the other side, Sri Lanka is riding high on self-belief as they are unbeatable in the Super 4’s. The Islanders baton-charged India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan before making it to the Finals. It is pertinent to mention that the Lankan side has won their last game against Pakistan and that victory would thrive their morale and confidence.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2022 Prediction
Team Pakistan is an overwhelming hot favorite to win against Sri Lanka, even though Lankans are unbeatable and enjoying their best cricketing form. The only thing the Islanders lack is Experience and Consistency, as everyone witnessed in the last game, they had lost their five wickets in a quick session while chasing a low target. If Sri Lanka manages to shield wickets against Pakistani pacers during the earlier overs, they would have bright chances of winning.
In the spotlight, Pakistan has a relatively strong bowling and batting unit. They have Haris Rauf, Hussnain, and Naseem Shah, and all these bowlers could bowl quick deliveries above 140 kmph. Their batting department has the likes of Rizwan, Baber, Zaman, and Nawaz. Overall, Green Caps have an all-in-all winning combination, and skipper Baber will be hoping for his teammates to perform as everyone expects from them.
In contrast, Sri Lanka has a mixture of young and a few senior cricketers. In recent games, their batters performed far better than expectations, while they have the world’s top-class spinners like Pathum Nissanka and Dilshan. Dasun-led Sri Lanka is unbeatable in this tournament, and that’s the most valuable thing for them because consecutive victories against top-notch sides have not just uplifted their confidence but will also motivate them to perform even better.
Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2022 Squad
Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Asitha Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka.
Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 Squad
Babar Azam (c), Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan (vc), Fakhar Zaman, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Khusdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir.