India VS Sri Lanka will happen for the first time at the Asia Cup 2022. The players from the emerald aisle of Asia will lock horns with the players from India. The content on display will be elite. Sri Lanka has qualified from a different group along with Afghanistan. Their campaign was a shaky one as they started it with a loss at the hands of Afghanistan. On the other hand, India had a wake-up call in the last game against Pakistan. Here is an in-depth preview:
India VS Sri Lanka Asia Cup, Indian Team Preview:
India is coming from a defeat at the hands of Pakistan. The team is not under immense pressure as its chances of qualification for the final are still there. But with that being said, India will be looking to be very clinical. The fact that Ravindra Jadeja will miss out ensures that Dinesh Karthik will be benched again as Rishabh is the only left-hander in the top 4. The team combination however looks very solid with Deepak Hooda coming in at number 7. Virat Kohli has found form and KL Rahul also looked in good touch against Pakistan.
There is a cloud of concern over the wicket-taking options. The form of Yuzvendra Chahal, which is above average is still a concern for many pundits. It makes little sense as Yuzi is and will continue to be India’s top white-ball spinner.
India VS Sri Lanka Asia Cup, Sri Lankan Team Preview:
Sri Lanka will be very keen on getting its campaign back on track. They defeated Afghanistan and this has set their train running. They have the momentum that they need. Kusal Mendis has hit form when it matters the most. The bowling still looks a little too reliant on Dilshan and Maheesh.
Expected Playing XIs:
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Teekshana, Asitha Fernanado, Dilshan Madhushanka.
Dream 11 Prediction Team:
Rohit Sharma, Pathum Nissanka, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Bhanuka Rajapaksha, Wanindu Hasaranga, Hardik Pandya (C), Dasun Shanaka, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Maheesh Teekshana.
Venue and Timings of India VS Sri Lanka:
The game will take place at the Dubai International Stadium. The broadcasting will begin from 6:30 pm Indian Standard Time onwards on the Star TV Network and the live telecast of the game will begin from 7:30 pm. The live streaming will take place on Disney+HotStar.
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