Asia Cup 2023 Final IND vs SL Match Preview, Head-to-Head, Pitch Report, Key Players, Playing XI

Asia cup final IND vs SL

The Asia Cup 2023 final is set, featuring India and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s impressive performance in the knockout game against Pakistan secured their spot in the final. If you’re a cricket enthusiast looking for match insights, including pitch reports, key player analysis, head-to-head records, match previews, etc., this post has you covered. Additionally, you can play on our cricket betting platform to place your bets and stand a chance to win big cash rewards. 

Asia Cup 2023 Final IND vs SL Match Details

Asia cup 2023 final IND vs SL match details

The Asia Cup 2023 final is scheduled to be held at the same venue, R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, with the match set to commence at 3 PM IST.

Pitch Report

pitch report

The pitch is conducive to batting, offering some initial seam movement for the pacers and later assistance for spinners in the second innings. Batsmen will need to settle in, and if they do, they can put up substantial scores.

Weather Report

weather report

While the weather is cloudy, the likelihood of extended rain interruptions is low, and we should expect a full match to take place without losing too much time and overs. Even if rain comes, it would not be too heavy and play can resume after a short delay.

Venue Stats

venue stats
  • Total Matches- 160
  • Teams while batting 1st won- 88
  • Teams while bowling 1st won- 62
  • Average 1st innings total on this ground- 232
  • Average 2nd innings total on this ground- 191

Asia Cup 2023 Final IND vs SL Match Preview

Team India

India has been in excellent form throughout the tournament, excelling in both batting and bowling departments. Their recent match against Bangladesh was an opportunity to test some new faces in the team. Despite a challenging start for Bangladesh, with Shami and Shardul performing well, Shakib Al Hasan and Towhid Hridoy managed to form a strong partnership, with Shakib scoring 80 runs and Hridoy contributing a valuable half-century. Shami took 2 wickets, while Shardul claimed 3, limiting Bangladesh to 265 for 8.

However, India’s batting also faced difficulties, with Rohit Sharma getting out for a duck, and Tilak Varma not making the most of his debut opportunity. The team lost 4 wickets with a score of under 100 runs. Suryakumar Yadav (SKY) played a rash shot and was dismissed. Axar Patel tried to take the game deep but was eventually dismissed for 42 after playing an ordinary shot. Mustafizur Rehman took 3 wickets, while Tanzim Hasan and Mahedi Hasan claimed 2 each, leaving India 6 runs short of victory. Despite this loss, India remains a strong contender for the Asia Cup 2023.

Asia cup 2023 final IND vs SL match preview

Team Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has secured consecutive berths in the Asia Cup finals. Last year, they faced Pakistan in the final and emerged victorious. This year, despite injuries to key players, they have performed exceptionally well. While their bowling was initially a concern, they managed to overcome it. In the virtual knockout game against Pakistan, Sri Lanka displayed a complete performance, rebounding from an embarrassing loss to India in the Super 4 stage.

In the crucial match, Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first. Fakhar Zaman, who had been struggling, was dismissed early by Pramod Madushan. Babar Azam and Abdullah Shafique then steadied the innings, but Babar was stumped by Dunith Wellalage’s brilliant delivery. Shafique managed to score his maiden ODI fifty but was quickly dismissed by Matheesha Pathirana. Under mounting pressure, Pakistan’s middle order collapsed, and Sri Lanka kept taking wickets. Pakistan found themselves in trouble at 122 for 5. However, Mohammad Rizwan and Iftikhar Ahmed launched a counterattack, hitting the ball well and putting pressure on Sri Lanka. Despite a rain interruption, Pakistan reached a total of 252 for 7. Pathirana took 3 wickets, while Madushan picked up 2.

In response, Sri Lanka had a strong start, with Kusal Perera setting the tone for the chase before getting run out. Kusal Mendis then partnered with Pathum Nissanka, and both of them contributed with fifty-plus run stands before Nissanka was dismissed by Shadab Khan. Sadeera Samarawickrama and Kusal Mendis maintained control over the run rate, frustrating the Pakistani bowlers. However, Iftikhar Ahmed’s crucial wicket of Sadeera provided Pakistan with an opportunity to stage a comeback.

Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka struggled once again and was dismissed cheaply. Charith Asalanka fought valiantly from one end, but Pakistan started gaining control of the game. However, a twist came when Dhanajaya de Silva and Dunith Wellalage were dismissed by Shaheen Afridi on consecutive deliveries. The last over, bowled by Zaman Khan, turned out to be a thrilling contest. Sri Lanka needed 6 runs off 2 balls, and they managed to secure a boundary off Charith Asalanka’s bat, followed by a crucial couple to seal the victory. Asalanka remained unbeaten on 49, and Sri Lanka secured their place in the final.

Head-to-Head Records

head to head records

Let us take these stats to check which team has done well.

  • Total matches- 167
  • India won- 98
  • Sri Lanka won- 57
  • Tie- 1
  • No Result- 11 

One can easily find out that India has performed exceptionally well against India.

Key Players to Watch

key players to watch

We will take the stats from the ongoing Asia Cup 2023. 

Team India

PlayerMatchesRunsBatting AverageWicketsBowlingAverage
R Sharma519448.5
S Gill527568.7
K Yadav4911.4

Team Sri Lanka

PlayerMatchesRunsBatting AverageWicketsBowlingAverage
S Samarawickrama521543
K Mendis525350.6
D Wellalage51017.2
M Pathirana51122.6


Team India

Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli,  Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel, Suryakumar Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Tilak Varma


Team Sri Lanka

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

Asia Cup 2023 Final IND vs SL Match Predictions

Team India

  • Shubman Gill’s incredible century in the previous match against Bangladesh has undoubtedly boosted his confidence and form, making him a key player to watch in this upcoming match.
  • Despite Rohit Sharma’s early dismissal in the last match, he is a seasoned campaigner and is expected to find his rhythm and contribute significantly in this final match.
  • Virat Kohli, who missed the last match, will play a crucial role in the final with his expertise, making him a key player for India.
  • Kuldeep Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah are likely to be the main wicket-takers for India, relying on their skills and experience to make an impact in this crucial match. Mohammed Siraj could be another performer of the match since he bowled really well in this tournament.
  • Additionally, Hardik Pandya, known for his explosive batting and effective bowling, has the potential to deliver an important performance in the final and contribute to India’s success.
Asia cup 2023 final IND vs SL match predictions

Team Sri Lanka

  • Kusal Mendis has been a standout performer for Sri Lanka, having already scored three fifties in the tournament. His wicket will be a crucial one for India to target as he serves as the backbone of the Sri Lankan team.
  • Sadeera Samarawickrama’s consistent performances in the middle order have been instrumental in helping Sri Lanka set competitive totals. His contributions in this final match will play a significant role in determining the team’s final total.
  • Matheesha Pathirana could play a vital role if Sri Lanka happens to bowl first in the final. His ability to pick up wickets early on may provide the team with key breakthroughs.
  • Dunith Wellalage, who secured a five-wicket haul in the last encounter between the two sides, is expected to have an important spell for Sri Lanka. His performance could be pivotal in determining the outcome of the final match.

Predicted Playing XI

predicted playing XI

Team India

Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli,  Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav

Team Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Dunith Wellalage, Pramod Madushan, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana

Fantasy Playing XI

fantasy playing XI

Based on the stats above, this could be the winning fantasy team.

  • Wicketkeepers: KL Rahul
  • Batters: Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Kusal Perera, Sadeera Samarawickrama
  • All-Rounders: Hardik Pandya, Charith Asalanka, Dunith Wellalage
  • Bowlers: Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Pramod Madushan
  • Captain: Hardik Pandya / Mohammed Siraj
  • Vice-captain: Jasprit Bumrah / Shubman Gill


Both teams have earned their place in the final with some outstanding performances, particularly against Pakistan, which played a crucial role in their journey to the final. India, with its 7 Asia Cup titles, and Sri Lanka, with 6 titles to their name, will be competing for another Asia Cup. Who will come on top? We will see very soon. Cricket enthusiasts can join your cricket betting website to add more excitement to the match and win big cash rewards. 

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