PAK vs SL Asia Cup 2022: The final match of the Super Four stage in the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 is slated to be played between two finalists, i.e., Pakistan and Sri Lanka on Friday. Both teams have secured their place in the final.
Both teams are coming off a win. Sri Lanka won their last match against India by 6 wickets. On the back of Rohit Sharma’s 72 off 41, India notched 173 runs in the first innings of that match. Sri Lankan openers were brilliant on that day as they stitched a 97-run partnership. Sri Lanka stuttered a bit in the middle overs but an unbeaten partnership between Rajapaksa and Shanaka eventually helped the team reach home.
Pakistan, on the other hand, escaped a win by just 1 wicket in the last match against Afghanistan. Babar Azam and Men restricted India to Afghanistan to 129 runs in the first innings. Afghanistan’s bowling unit almost won the game but two sixes in two balls from Naseem Shah in the last over meant Pakistan knocked them out of the race for the finals.
The only concern right now for Pakistan is Babar Azam’s form. The upcoming match will be a great opportunity for him to score a big knock and come back to form.
Players to watch out for:
Pakistan: Babar Azam, M Rizwan and Naseem Shah
Sri Lanka: Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, W Hasiranga
PAK vs SL Predicted Playing XI:
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah
Match Timings – September 09, 7:30 PM IST