Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions: Asia Cup, 2023- Final- India vs Sri Lanka- 13th Match- 17 September
The 13th match and the Final of the Asia Cup will be played between India and Sri Lanka on 17th of September at the R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo.
Live Scores - India v Sri Lanka
Current Form India:
India have successfully qualified for the Final after finishing first on points table after the league stages.
The top run scorer for India in Asia Cup is Shubman Gill with 275 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for India in Asia Cup is Kuldeep Yadav with 9 wickets under his belt.
India have lost their last Super 4 game against Bangladesh by 6 runs.
Bangladesh batted first and they posted a total of 265 for 8 in 50 overs. The start was terrible and they lost 4 wickets for just 59 runs. This is when Shakib Al Hasan and Towhid Hridoy partnered and they were involved in a 5th wicket partnership of 101 runs. Shakib Al Hasan made 80 while Hridoy scored 54 runs to keep Bangladesh on course for achieving a big total. Nasum Ahmed provided the finishing punch by scoring 44 runs off 45 balls to take Bangladesh to a competitive total of 265 in 50 overs of play.
During the chase, India lost Rohit Sharma and Tilak Varma early on. Shubman Gill and KL Rahul then stabilized the innings and got involved in a 3rd wicket partnership of 57 runs. Ishan Kishan disappointed and got out for 5 runs. Shubman Gill didn't lost the hope and went on to complete his century. He scored 121 off 133 balls. His innings featured 8 fours and 5 sixes. After his dismissal, Axar Patel took the baton on. He scored 42 off 34 balls but failed to take India over the line as they were bowled out for 259, losing the match by 6 runs.
Current Form Sri Lanka:
Sri Lanka have qualified for the Final by defeating Pakistan in their last Super 4 game by 2 wickets (DLS method)
The top run scorer for Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup is Kusal Mendis with 253 runs to his name.
The top wicket taker for Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup is Matheesha Pathirana with 12 scalps under his belt.
Sri Lanka have won their closely faught previous encounter against Pakistan by 2 wickets (DLS method).
The match was reduced to 42 overs a side due to rain.
Pakistan batted first and they posted a total of 252 for 7 in 50 overs. The start wasn't ideal and Pakistan lost both Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam early on. Abdullah Shafique played a lovely knock of 52 runs. The real impetus into the innings was provided by Mohammad Rizwan who scored 86 not out in 73 balls to help Pakistan get to a defendable total of 252 in 42 overs of play.
During the chase, Sri Lanka looked determined to win the match. Kusal Mendis played a phenomenal knock of 91 runs in 87 balls. Sadeera Samarawickrama also proved to be good with the bat. He scored 48 runs off 51 balls. A real match winning innings was played by Charith Asalanka who smashed 49 in 47 balls to take Sri Lanka home on the last ball of the match with 2 wickets in hand (DLS method).
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (VC), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna.
Dasun Shanaka (C), Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (VC), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha, Dusan Hemantha, Binura Fernando, Pramod Madushan
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Sri Lanka
Who will win?- India
Top Batter (Runs Scored) - Sadeera Samarawickrama (Sri Lanka), Rohit Sharma (India)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken)- Dunith Wellalage (Sri Lanka), Ravindra Jadeja (India)
Most Sixes – Sadeera Samarawickrama (Sri Lanka), Rohit Sharma (India)
Player of the Match- Rohit Sharma (India)
Team Scores Batting first – India 250+, Sri Lanka 230+
Match Handicap: India
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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