India will be locking horns with Sri Lanka in a must-win encounter today. Sri Lanka have won their first match of the Super 4s against Afghanistan on Saturday. India lost their opening game of the Super 4s against Pakistan on Sunday.
If India fails to win today’s match, then they will be out of the tournament straightaway. Sri Lanka on the other hand have to just win this match to ensure a place in the finals.
India needs to win two back-to-back matches to ensure a qualification for the finals. Today’s competition will be a good one between these two sides.
It will be interesting to see if India can win today’s match to keep their hopes alive of winning the Asia Cup once again.
Venue: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
Match Format: T20I, Match 9, T20I tournament
Date: 6th September 2022
Time: 7:30 PM IST
Streaming Platform: Fan Code
Live Broadcast: Star Sports Network
The pitch at Dubai favours bowlers more than batsmen as we have seen so far in this tournament. Scores usually range between 160-170, however, we have seen scores between 180-190 as well at this venue. Team winning the toss has more advantage as they will prefer bowling first. There is seam and bounce present in the pitch which assists bowlers right from the start.
Team News & Injury Updates for IND vs SL Dream11 Match:
Avesh Khan of India did not take part in the last game against Pakistan because of illness. It has not yet been confirmed whether he will be playing today’s game against Sri Lanka or not.
Complete Squad for IND vs SL Dream11 Match:
Rohit Sharma (c), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli, Axar Patel, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Dinesh Karthik (wk), KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant (wk), Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal
Ashen Bandara, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Nuwanidu Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Kusal Mendis (wk), Asitha Fernando, Binura Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Jeffrey Vandersay, Kasun Rajitha, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwan Thushara, Pramod Madushan, Praveen Jayawickrama
Probable Playing XI for IND vs SL Dream11 Match:
While doing well in the group stage against Pakistan and Hong Kong, India however lost to Pakistan in the super 4 stage. They will be making some changes to the lineup from the last match. This is a must-win encounter for India.
Predicted Playing XI:
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
Sri Lanka will not like to tinker with their winning combination as of now. They beat Afghanistan in the opening game of Super 4. They will now want to defeat India to diminsh the latter’s chances of making it to the finals.
Predicted Playing XI:
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka
Top Picks for IND vs SL Dream11 Match:
Although he is in good form for India right now, Pandya couldn’t score a single run against Pakistan in the last game. He will want to contribute with both bat and ball in today’s game.
Kohli has been playing well in this tournament so far. In the last match against Pakistan, Kohli scored 60 runs. He is coming back into his usual form and will be looking to add more runs to his name today.
Sharma has 61 runs to his credit so far in the Asia Cup. He will be hoping to give a good start to India in today’s match when he comes out to bat.
Mendis has 98 runs in the tournament and has been playing well for Sri Lanka. He will be a good pick for the team in today’s match against India.
Karunaratne has made 52 runs and taken 2 wickets in the tournament. He will be hoping to put up a good show for Sri Lanka in today’s game.
Hasaranga has scored 20 runs and taken 3 wickets in this tournament. Sri Lanka would like Hasaranga to pick more wickets against India today.
Players to avoid for IND vs SL Dream11 Match:
Bhuvi gave away too many runs in the 19th over against Pakistan. Hence, he will be a risky pick for India in today’s match.
Asalanka has struggled throughout this tournament. In the last game against Afghanistan, he was able to make only 8 runs. Sri Lanka should choose another batter in place of Asalanka.
Our Playing XI for IND vs SL Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
IND vs SL:
Kusal Mendis, Rohit Sharma (vc), Virat Kohli, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Maheesh Theekshana
Looking at the team combinations, we can say that India will be able to win this match.
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