India vs Sri Lanka – September 17 – Asia Cup 2023 Final

With both teams being evenly matched on paper, this Asia Cup Final is sure to be an exciting game!

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Match Details 

India and Sri Lanka will face off in the Asia Cup Final on September 17th. Both teams have been performing well during the tournament, with India winning its first three matches and Sri Lanka’s last two.

Ground: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Series: Asia Cup
Season: 2023
Hours of play (local time): The match will start at 15:00. The first session will be from 15:00 to 18:30, followed by an interval from 18:30 to 19:10. The second session will be from 19:10 to 22:40.
Match days: The match will be held on September 17, 2023. It will be a day-night (50-over) match.

Probable Playing XIs

India

Here is the list of Indian cricket players for the match: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan or Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Siraj.

Sri Lanka

The probable playing XI for Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup Final against India are as follows:

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Pramod Madushan, Matheesha Pathirana.

Probable Top Performers

Probable Best Batter of the Match

The probable best batter of the match for the Asia Cup Final between India and Sri Lanka on September 17, 2023, could be Rohit Sharma from India. He had a terrific outing in a previous contest between the two sides, scoring 83 runs from 67 balls.

Probable Best Bowler of the Match

The probable best bowler of the match for the Asia Cup Final between India and Sri Lanka on September 17, 2023, could be Matheesha Pathirana from Sri Lanka. He claimed three wickets against Bangladesh in his last game and gave mere 58 runs in his 9.1 overs at a solid economy of 6.32.

Teams Head to Head: Recent Matches 

DateMatch TypeVenueIndia ScoreSri Lanka ScoreResult
Tue, 10 Jan ’231st ODI (D/N)Guwahati, India373/7306/8 (50 ov)India won by 67 runs
Thu, 12 Jan ’232nd ODI (D/N)Eden Gardens, India219/6215 (43.2/50 ov)India won by 4 wickets
Sun, 15 Jan ’233rd ODI (D/N)Thiruvananthapuram, India390/573 (22/50 ov)India won by 317 runs
Tue, 12 Sep ’23Super FourColombo, Asia Cup 2023213 all out172 all outIndia won by 41 runs

Teams Recent Performance 

Last 5 Games of India

Match NumberDateEventLocationResultScores
10th MatchSep 12, ’23Asia Cup 2023, Super FourColomboIndia won by 41 runsIndia 213 all out in 49.1 overs, Sri Lanka 172 all out in 41.3 overs
9th MatchSep 10, ’23Asia Cup 2023, Super FourPallekeleIndia won by 10 wickets (with 17 balls remaining) (DLS method)Nepal 230, India 147/0 in 20.1/23 overs
3rd MatchSep 2, ’23Asia Cup 2023, Group APallekeleNo resultIndia 266 in 48.5/50 overs
5th T20IAug 18, ’23India tour of West Indies and United States of AmericaLauderhillWest Indies won by 8 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)India 165/9 in 18/20 overs, West Indies 171/2
4th T20IAug 13, ’23India tour of West Indies and United States of AmericaLauderhillIndia won by 9 wickets (with 18 balls remaining)West Indies 178/8 in 17/20 overs, India 179/11

Last 5 Games of Sri Lanka

Match NumberDateEventLocationResultScores
10th MatchSep 12, ’23Asia Cup 2023, Super FourColomboIndia won by 41 runs1India 213 all out in 49.1 overs, Sri Lanka 172 all out in 41.3 overs1
8th MatchSep 9, ’23Asia Cup 2023, Super FourColomboSri Lanka won by 21 runs1Sri Lanka 257/9, Bangladesh 2361
2nd MatchAug 31, ’23Asia Cup 2023, Group BPallekeleSri Lanka won by 5 wickets (with 66 balls remaining)1Bangladesh 164, Sri Lanka 165/5 in 39/50 overs1
2nd TestJul 23-27, ’23Pakistan tour of Sri LankaColombo (SSC)Pakistan won by an innings and 222 runs1Sri Lanka 166 & 188, Pakistan 576/5d1
FinalJul 9, ’23ICC Cricket World Cup QualifierHarareSri Lanka won by 128 runs1Sri Lanka 233, Netherlands 1051

Prediction Based on Performance

Based on the recent performances of both India and Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup, it is expected that India will emerge victorious in the final match. Rohit Sharma’s batting prowess combined with a solid bowling lineup should give India an edge over the Lankan Lions. Moreover, India has had greater success against Sri Lanka in their last five matches as compared to Sri Lanka’s performance against India.

Still, Sri Lanka can surprise the defending champions and put up a fight if their batting and bowling click together at the right time. With both teams being evenly matched on paper, this Asia Cup Final is sure to be an exciting game of cricket!

Information About Injuries in Teams 

India

Jasprit Bumrah suffered an injury scare during the match. Bumrah had a back injury in September 2022 and missed the T20 World Cup and the Indian Premier League.

Pakistan

Pakistan called for back-ups after injuries to Rauf and Naseem. Rauf and Naseem did not bat and are likely to miss the Super Four match against Sri Lanka.The Sri Lanka cricket board said that Theekshana strained his right hamstring.

India vs Sri lanka: Winning Chance

Sportsbooks have India as the favorites to win the game at 1.25. Some predict that India will win. India has won 8 of its last 9 matches. However, Sri Lanka has the longest winning streak with 13 consecutive wins. In the previous game, Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh by 21 runs.

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Report About Stadium 

The R. Premadasa Cricket Stadium, also known as the Khettarama Stadium until June 1994, is a cricket stadium located on Khettarama Road, in the Maligawatta suburb of Colombo, Sri Lanka. It was named after the late Sri Lanka President Ranasinghe Premadasa.

The stadium was opened on February 2, 1986, with a limited-overs match between a Sri Lanka β€˜B’ side and an England β€˜B’ team. The inaugural one-day international was played on April 5, 1986, between Sri Lanka and New Zealand. The first Test match at this venue was held between Sri Lanka and Australia from August 28 to September 2, 1992.

With a seating capacity of 35,000 spectators, it is the largest stadium in Sri Lanka. It has hosted several significant matches, including the final of the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 between Sri Lanka and West Indies, the final of the 2002 ICC Champions Trophy between Sri Lanka and India, and the first semi-final of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup between Sri Lanka and New Zealand.

About Asia Cup

The Asia Cup is a men’s One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket tournament. It was established in 1983 when the Asian Cricket Council was founded as a measure to promote goodwill between Asian countries. The first edition of the tournament, then called the Asia Cup, was held in 1984 in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. The tournament has been played at irregular intervals since then, but since 2016 it has taken place every two years.

The Asia Cup is currently an ODI tournament and the teams that compete in it are India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Hong Kong. The most recent edition of the Asia Cup was held in 2018 in the United Arab Emirates and won by India.

Rudra Chanda