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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2023 Date, Time, Venue, Squad, Head to Head, Key Players, Prediction

The Super 4 of the Asia Cup 2023 match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be played on 14 September 2023, Thursday, at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo. The game will start at 3:00 PM(IST), and the toss will be done at 2:30 PM(IST). The winner will take on India in the Asia Cup 2023 Final.  In the match, the Pakistan team will be led by Babar Azam

Sri Lanka team will be led by Dasun Shanaka. Here are the full details of the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2023

Sri Lanka Squad:

Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis(wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka(c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Kusal Perera, Binura Fernando, Pramod Madushan, Dushan Hemantha

Pakistan Squad:

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam(c), Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Haris, Zaman Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shahnawaz Dahani.

PAK vs SL Head to Head in ODI:

Pakistan leads the head-to-head between the two sides in ODI matches. Both sides have played a total of 155 matches in their 48-year ODI cricket rivalry. 

Matches Played: 155

Pakistan Won: 92

Sri Lanka Won: 58

No Result: 4

Tie: 1

PAK vs SL Head to Head in Asia Cup:

The two sides have faced each other 17 times in ODI Asia Cup history. In comparison to their overall ODI record, where Pakistan leads Sri Lanka comfortably, Lanka is miles ahead in their Asia Cup head-to-head.

Matches Played: 17

Sri Lanka Won: 12

Pakistan Won: 5

PAK vs SL Head to Head in Sri Lanka:

Despite playing in home conditions, Sri Lanka has a small advantage over Pakistan when playing at home. Sri Lanka leads Pakistan by 20-18 in the 41 matches they have played in Sri Lanka, with three matches ending in no result.

Matches Played: 41

Sri Lanka Won: 20

Pakistan Won: 18

No Result: 3

Key Players to Watch Out for in Pak vs Sl Asia Cup 2023:

As the Asia Cup 2023 is underway, all eyes are on the thrilling contest between two great cricketing powerhouses, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Both sides possess an incredible depth of talent and experience that could turn the game in their team’s favor. Babar Azam is known for his consistent performances across the formats. With elegant strokeplay and impeccable technique, his ability to score runs under pressure makes him one of the best batters in the world. Shaheen Shah Afridi will also be a key asset for Pakistan due to his raw pace and lethal swing bowling. The left-arm pacer’s ability to take wickets up the order makes him a force against the Lankan batting lineup. 

On the other hand, a young spinner from the Lankan side, Dunith Wellalage, has already made waves in this year’s Asia Cup, and his ability to take consistent wickets in the middle overs makes him a key player for the team. A destructive opening batsman from Sri Lanka, Kusal Mendis is another key asset for his team. He is known for his aggressive and stable style at the top of the order. He plays according to the situation of the match. His batting style is always according to the condition of the game. His ability to score quick runs makes him a crucial player for the team. He has a lot of responsibility to take his team to a defendable score in the match against Pakistan. 

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Asia 2023 Prediction:

Pakistan, known for their unpredictable performance, will be eager to showcase their talent and skills in this crucial encounter. Led by a dynamic captain, they possess a strong batting lineup capable of setting big targets or chasing down any total, and a lethal bowling attack will be looking to make a bold statement in this match. According to cricket pundits, Green Shirts hold an advantage over Sri Lanka. However, Sri Lanka’s potential and ability to handle pressure cannot be underestimated. Moreover, playing on home ground also gives another edge to the Lankan side. If Sri Lanka manages to utilize their experienced players and perform as a unit, it can certainly challenge Pakistan’s dominance. The match is crucial for both sides as they strive to make their place in the final.

What happens if the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2023 Super-4 match gets washed out due to rain?

If the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2023 Super-4 match gets washed out due to rain, Sri Lanka will automatically qualify for the Asia Cup 2023 Final, and Pakistan will get knocked out. In case of a washout, both Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be awarded a point each, but Sri Lanka’s net run rate is much better compared to Pakistan, which gives them an edge over Babar Azam & Co.

Notably, India has never faced Pakistan before in the final match of the Asia Cup tournament. In the last 38 years, India and Sri Lanka have squared off against each other 8 times in the final. Of these eight finals, India emerged as the winners 5 times, while the Lankan Lions won on three occasions.

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