Date: September 17, 2023
Time: 3:00 PM IST
Venue: R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
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The grand finale of the Asia Cup 2023 will be played between India and Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. These two proud cricketing nations have played against each other in seven finals of the Asia Cup, in the ODI format, with India winning four times, and Sri Lanka winning three times. In their Super Fours stage match in the ongoing continental cricket tournament, Team India managed to beat Sri Lanka by 41 runs in a low scoring thriller. With that, their upcoming clash in the final of Asia Cup 2023 has all the ingredients to be an instant classic.
Rohit Sharma has led from the front with the bat in hand, providing enterprising starts to Team India in the powerplay during Asia Cup 2023, which has allowed the likes of Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, and Hardik Pandya to put together substantial scores on the board. The bowling department has been spearheaded by Kuldeep Yadav, who has picked up a bag of wickets in the ongoing continental cricket tournament, while receiving great support from other bowlers, including Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, and Hardik Pandya.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka’s batting performances have been steady in the Asia Cup 2023, revolving around the consistent scores from Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, and Sadeera Samarawickrama in particular. The injury to Maheesh Theekshana could be a major blow to Sri Lanka’s chances in the final, but the players like Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha, and Dunith Wellalage have the capacity to step up for their side in the big match situation.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Pramod Madushan, Matheesha Pathirana
Wicketkeepers: Kusal Mendis, KL Rahul
Batters: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka
All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Dasun Shanaka, Dunith Wellalage
Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Matheesha Pathirana
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