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Asia Cup 2022: IND vs SL Predictions and Focus

Sri Lanka will take on India on September 6 in the super 4 stages. Both teams have fought very hard to get to this position.

Sri Lanka will take on India on September 6 in the super 4 stages. Both teams have fought very hard to get to this position. India has proved that they are still the best performing team in international tournaments by beating their arch-rival Pakistan in their first match.

Then they got qualified into the super 4 stages after defeating Hong Kong and now they have come to the most crucial stage where they should give their best to move up to the finals.


India vs Sri Lanka
India vs Sri Lanka (Image Credits: Twitter)

On the other hand, the Sri Lankan team began their match with a loss to the mighty Afghanistan team but somehow they managed to get into the super 4 stages by defeating Bangladesh. Still, they have a lot of work to do if they want to beat India in the Super 4 stages.

Sri Lanka pulled off a major upset, beating Afghanistan by 4 wickets in the Super 4 opener. With that, Dasun Shanaka-led Sri Lanka also avenged their humiliating loss in the Asia Cup 2022 opener.

India has suffered a huge blow in the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 as their star spin bowling all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out due to a knee injury. The same knee injury which has been haunting him for the past 2 years has resurfaced again. India doesn’t have 3 of their first-choice players at the moment, namely, Jasprit Bumrah, Harshal Patel, and Ravindra Jadeja.

Asia Cup 2022
Asia Cup 2022 Photo Credit: (Twitter)

Axar Patel is the most obvious replacement option because of his skill set. He also perfectly fills the void left by Ravindra Jadeja both with the bat and the ball. Deepak Hooda can be another option for India to replace Ravindra Jadeja in the Asia Cup 2022 team. The dynamic middle-order batsman has been given a long rope on the Indian side and he has grabbed all the opportunities that had been given to him with both hands.

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja. Pic Credits: Twitter

After Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out of the Asia Cup 2022 tournament, the Rohit Sharma-led side suffered another blow as pacer Avesh Khan also missed the clash against Pakistan. The right-arm pacer reportedly was suffering from viral fever for the last 2 days and he was deemed unfit by the medical team to play India’s next game against Pakistan.

Axar Patel Avesh Khan Yuzvendra Chahal
Axar Patel, Avesh Khan and Yuzvendra Chahal. Image: Twitter

Few media reports have suggested that if Avesh Khan fails to recover in time, Deepak Chahar will be added to India’s squad. India has met Sri Lanka 24 times in T20Is with India emerging victorious on 17 occasions. Sri Lanka has won 7 matches. India won all 3 matches the last time the two teams met in India in T20Is in February 2022.

Sri Lanka is expected to retain their playing XI that played against Afghanistan while India may bring in the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Hooda, or Axar Patel in their next game against Sri Lanka in Asia Cup 2022. India played Deepak Hooda and Ravi Bishnoi in the game against Pakistan.

Mohammad Nawaz stunned India with the bat after helping restrict them with the ball after a rampant start to give Pakistan a thrilling win in their Super 4 match against India. A week after India chased successfully in a thrilling group-stage finish, Pakistan returned the favour, asking India to bat and getting home with just one ball to spare.

Mohammad Rizwan anchored the chase with 71 off 51, but it was Mohammad Nawaz who provided the desperately needed impetus. Promoted to No. 4, he smashed 42 off 20 balls to put Pakistan back on track as India’s Virat Kohli’s 44 ball 60 went in vain.

Pakistan 182 for 5 (Rizwan 71, Nawaz 42) beat India 181 for 7 (Kohli 60, Rahul 28, Rohit 28, Shadab 2-31) by five wickets

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Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo: Twitter)

With a career average of 31.4, with four hundred and 27 fifties in T20I cricket, at a strike rate of about 140, Rohit Sharma’s potential to devastate a bowling attack is famous across world cricket. He returned to lead the Men in Blue in Asia Cup 2022 after missing the series against West Indies and Zimbabwe. 

Rohit Sharma is the highest run-getter in T20Is. He has amassed 3548 runs in 135 T20Is. The highest run-getter in T20Is was dismissed after scoring 12 runs off 18 balls in the Asia Cup 2022 opener against Pakistan. He scored at a strike rate of 66.67.

He scored 21 off 13 balls at a strike rate of 161.54 against Hong Kong. He scored 28 off 16 balls against Pakistan in the Super 4 game at a Strike Rate of 175. He would want to score big in India’s 2nd Super 4 Asia Cup 2022 game against upbeat Sri Lanka.