It’s time for the Asia Cup final 2023. After the exciting last few months, we have got our two finalists. India will be taking on defending champions Sri Lanka on Sunday (17th September). The two teams displayed staggering performances throughout the tournament and would be looking for glory when they take on each other in the summit clash.
Asia Cup Final 2023: India Playing 11 for the final against Sri Lanka prediction
If we talk about the Indian Cricket Team, they have ticked almost every box right in the ongoing tournament. With the way they have performed, it’s fair to say that they will be red-hot favourites to win the Asia Cup Final 2023. It’ll also be a great opportunity for them to test themselves under pressure situation, especially with the ICC World Cup 2023 around the corner.
Coming to the playing 11, it’s a no-brainer who will be India’s top three for the Asia Cup Final 2023. Captain Rohit Sharma has been in a red hot form in the tournament along with his opening partner Shubman Gill. Therefore they are likely to open in the final with Virat Kohli at 3.
With the way, KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan have performed in the middle order in the ongoing Asia Cup, it’s fair to say it’ll be very difficult for the team to drop one of them. Therefore even if Shreyas Iyer is fit he might have to wait for his chances to find a place in the XI. The presence of Kishan allows the team to have a left-hander in the middle order as well.
Hardik Pandya’s form with both bat and ball has been one of the biggest positives for India. Hence it is likely that he along with Ravindra Jadeja will be the two all-rounders for India in the Asia Cup Final 2023. Depending on the conditions, one of the Axar Patel or Shardul Thakur will find a place in the team. Colombo generally assists spinners more therefore Patel might be the front-runner.
Kuldeep Yadav has taken the Asia Cup by storm and is among the leading wicket-takers in the tournament. He’s expected to retain his place whereas Jasprit Bumrah along with Mohammed Siraj will be the two frontline pacers in the team for the Asia Cup Final 2023.
Here’s India’s Playing 11 for the final against Sri Lanka prediction
Rohit Sharma (c)
KL Rahul (wk)
Shardul Thakur/Axar Patel
Asia Cup Final 2023: India squad for the Asia Cup 2023
Asia Cup 2023 Final: Here’s the Indian squad for the Asia Cup 2023
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.