IND Vs SL Dream11 Team Prediction, Match Preview, Fantasy Cricket Hints: Captain, Probable Playing 11s, Team News; Injury Updates For Asia Cup 2023 Final
On Sunday, September 17, 2023, Team India will play Sri Lanka in the final of the Asia Cup. With a big chance of heavy rain, everyone will be watching the Men in Blue as they try to win the title.
Sri Lanka is the reigning champion, and they have played like it. In this event, they have played to their strengths and made good use of their skilled spinners. Most likely, the Indian hitters will go up against the Sri Lankan spinners.
After getting into the main tournament by overcoming many difficulties and close games in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers, the Sri Lankans would not want their subcontinental neighbours to take over as the best team in Asia.
If they win Sunday's final, which is very important, they will be a dark horse in the World Cup, where the games will be played on sub-continental fields they are used to. In the Super Four round of the Asia Cup 2023, Sri Lanka came close to giving India their first loss of the tournament, but the guests' bowling attack saved the day and gave them a hard-fought win.
On a field that spinners know will give them a lot of grip, the Lankan Lions will miss their best bowler, Maheesh Theekshana, who is a mystery.
The off-break bowler, who took a lot of wickets during the event, couldn't play in the final because he hurt his right hamstring in a nerve-wracking Super Four match against Pakistan.
In an event where Pakistan's fast bowlers Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Nasim Shah have taken most of the wickets, Theekshana made a name for himself by taking 9 wickets in 5 matches at a cost of 5.15 runs per wicket.
Except for a close loss to Bangladesh in a meaningless Super Four match on Friday, India has been doing well in the event. But before the final, the visitors got a blow when all-rounder Axar Patel was ruled out because of a left quadriceps strain he got in Friday's Super Four match with Bangladesh.
In his place, Washington Sundar was called up before the final. If he makes the starting eleven on Sunday, he will have a chance to show that he should be on the World Cup team.
Shardul is an all-rounder who hasn't done much with the bat so far in the event. However, he has been good at taking wickets, as he showed by getting 3-65 against Bangladesh. In the evening, he killed Shakib Al Hasan, Anamul Haque, and Tanzid Hasan.
But India might be tempted to play Sundar instead of Shardul in the final. Sundar has a similar set of skills with the bat, and he can bat left-handed, which gives a team that mostly has right-handed players more variety.
India Vs Sri Lanka Probable Playing 11s
India predicted XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj