Dubai: Asia Cup 2022 has come down to the title clash and the finalists are none other than those teams who lost their openings fixtures. Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be locking horns today to add up to their trophy haul.
In the rehearsal match, the hosts won the game and they got to know the strength and weaknesses of each other. Pakistan will now eye on getting their third Asia Cup 2022 and Sri Lanka will have the chance to add 6th trophy.
After the game on Friday, Babar Azam, “Thiswas definitely a good learning experience, we will sit back and analyze this game, and see where we can improve for Sunday.”
Whereas, Sri Lanka captain, Dasun Shanaka, was sure about his team and said, “The combination we have with the left-arm fast bowlers, the leg spinners – the variation we have is amazing. These are areas we can improve, if we could get early wickets in the next game that will be good.”
Here are the Probable XI for Pakistani vs Sri Lanka:
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Charith Asalanka/Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Pramod Madushan/Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain
Sri Lanka Squad: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Pramod Madushan, Maheesh Theekshana, Dilshan Madushanka, Dinesh Chandimal, Jeffrey Vandersay, Charith Asalanka, Asitha Fernando, Ashen Bandara, Praveen Jayawickrama, Nuwanidu Fernando, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwan Thushara
Pakistan Squad: Mohammad Rizwan(w), Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Naseem Shah, Haider Ali, Shahnawaz Dahani