After 12 matches across 2 weeks Sri Lanka and Pakistan are the finalists, who will be taking on each other for the coveted Asia Cup title. Sri Lanka will be playing their 11th Asia Cup final having won 5 titles while Pakistan have won 2. Bowling line-ups of both teams have been instrumental in them reaching the finals. The two also faced each other in the last game of the Super Four stage. Sri Lanka got a rather comfortable win in what was considered a dress rehearsal of the finale. Batting first Pakistan were bowled out for a mere 121 as Wanindu Hasaranga led the Sri Lankan bowling attack with 3 wickets in his 4 overs.
The Pakistan bowlers did scalp early wickets but with this sort of a total it was always going to be difficult once there was a decent partnership. After being 29-3, Pathum Nissanka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa added 51 runs for the fourth wicket with the former being not out and notching up his 7th T20I fifty. Sri Lanka chased down the total with 3 overs remaining, winning the match by 5 wickets.
Sri Lanka were considered the underdogs coming into the tournament and now having reached the final after getting past big sides like India, they would be looking ride the momentum and clinch the title. Pakistan too have been impressive but they would like to have a better outing with the bat as in the last two matches they have struggled in that department. In this article, we will provide SL vs PAK, Asia Cup Final 2022 Dream11 Prediction, Captain & Vice-Captain, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Head-to-head, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Weather, and other updates.
SL vs PAK: Match Details
|Match||Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Final|
|Time||6 pm Local, 7:30 pm IST|
|Venue||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai|
|Live Streaming||Star Sports Network|
SL vs PAK: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Pitch Report, and Weather Forecast-
The pitch at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium is expected to be favorable towards the batters with purchase for the pacers early on in the innings. The might be some help for spinners too in the middle overs if they hit the right lengths. The average score at this venue is 164 based on the last five matches. Toss has also been a deciding factor as teams enjoy chasing at this venue but runs on the board in a big match are always considered beneficial.
The forecast suggests that it will be a clear sky with no chance of rain. The average temperature in Sharjah is expected to be upwards of 39°C.
As of now, there is no such news about any injury. But we will update if there is any official confirmation regarding the injury.
SL vs PAK Head-to-Head Records:
In the last five matches between these two teams, Sri Lanka has gone past Pakistan on 4 occasions while Pakistan has defeated them only once.
Form Guide (Last 5 Matches)
SL vs PAK Player Stats:
|Wanindu Hasaranga||Sri Lanka||43||410||68|
SL vs PAK Dream11 Top Picks:
- Mohammad Nawaz: The allrounder has been impressive with the ball picking up crucial wickets and has also shown his abilities with the bat when given the chance. He would be a vital pick in the fantasy team
- Dasun Shanaka: The Sri Lankan skipper has been contributing for his side from the bat and the ball in this tournament. He definitely should be considered for the fantasy team.
SL vs PAK Dream11 Prediction Team:
SL vs PAK Dream11 Prediction Team:
- Wicketkeeper: Kusal Mendis, Mohammad Rizwan
- Batters: Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Babar Azam, Pathum Nissanka
- All-rounders: Shadab Khan, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mohammad Nawaz
- Bowlers: Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Maheesh Theekshana
Dream11 Captain & Vice-Captain:
Captain: Wanindu Hasaranga
Vice-Captain: Mohammad Rizwan
SL vs PAK Probable XI:
Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah
SL vs PAK Dream11 Match Prediction: Who will win?
Sri Lanka have played fearless cricket in this tournament and are expected to go all the way and lift their sixth title. On the other hand Pakistan have been criticized for the lack of intent in their batting and they do seem to rely heavily on their openers.
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