After the high-voltage match between India and Pakistan, the next Super Four encounter in Asia Cup 2022 is on September 6. India will be in action once again at the Dubai International Stadium but against them will be Sri Lanka. Although these two teams are the most successful teams in the history of the Asia Cup, this time around things are a bit different. While India are the number 1 T20I side in the world at the moment, Sri Lanka are not among the favourites to win this competition.
Having said that, the Men from the island nation have already won their first Super Four fixture against Afghanistan which will hand them the confidence heading into this fixture. Before the teams lock horns on Tuesday, here is a prediction of who might win the key phases of the match and which team might eventually emerge as the winner.
1. Toss Prediction
India have so far won 1 and lost 1 toss while Sri Lanka have won 2 out of the 3 tosses. Since they have a better toss winning percentage, they are predicted to win the toss in this match.
2. Win Possibility
Overall, the two teams have faced each other 25 times in T20Is. On 17 of these occasions, India have emerged victorious while Sri Lanka have managed to clinch 7 matches. 1 game ended without any result. Head-to-head stats thus suggest India as clear favourites. On current form too, India are predicted to win this contest.
3. Team of the Day
It will be hard to bet against India for the team of the day who are the number 1 ranked T20I side in the world. Sri Lanka, on their day, can be competitive but India will be a tough hurdle for them to overcome.
4. Powerplay Score and Average Score
India's average powerplay score in their first two matches of Asia Cup 2022 has been 41. Sri Lanka meanwhile have scored an average of 48.66 runs in the first six overs in Asia. Both teams are predicted to score runs in the range of 40-55 when the fielding restrictions are on. The average first innings total at the Dubai International Stadium in the first 4 matches played here in Asia Cup 2022 has been 156.
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