IND vs SL: Super 4 Asia Cup 2023 Pitch Report, Key Batsmen, Key Bowlers, Match Preview, Predictions
India won against Pakistan in a crunch game on 10th Sep and put one step forward towards the finals of the Asia Cup 2023. Cricket lovers must have watched and enjoyed this match but have you enjoyed playing on our cricket betting platform? If yes, then you must have won big cash and other exciting rewards. If you haven’t joined yet, join now on our App, place your bets and enjoy cricket betting at its best. Read out our articles and get the match stats, key players, match preview and other important insights of the match.
IND vs SL Super 4 Asia Cup 2023 Match Details
The match will be played on 12th Sep at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The live telecast of the game will start at 3 PM IST.
One can see how the IND vs PAK match turned out and how the pitch behaved. The wicket is fresh and good for batting. The pacers will enjoy bowling initially as they would have some seam movement off the pitch. Spinners too can get some assistance. Kuldeep Yadav’s impressive 5-wicket haul in the last match is evidence from this pitch.
The rain gods are clearly going to interfere in the match but for the limited time. The cloud cover tells us that it is likely to rain here though it may decrease afterwards and the game can resume again without losing too much overs.
IND vs SL Super 4 Match Preview
The tournament began with the rival Pakistan which turned out to be a washout game due to rain. The Indian batters had a hard time on the pitch after Pakistan won the coin toss and decided to chase. The openers struggled against the new ball and went early. Kohli chopped on the stumps while playing a regular shot. Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya spent time on the crease and with their successful partnership took India to 266 before the rain interrupted.
India put up a show against Nepal in the next match. Nepal batted first and had a steady start but Ravindra Jadeja’s 3 wickets made their task difficult and they could reach 230 runs. In response to that, India got a target of 145 runs in 22 overs through the DLS method. Both openers Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill took the team to a thumping win without losing any wickets. While chasing, both of them scored good half-centuries.
India advanced to the Super 4 stage and they met Pakistan once again. The Indian team was well prepared on how to play the Pakistan pacers. Both Rohit and Gill gave a superb start to India while compiling fifties to their names. Rohit departed after scoring 56 runs, followed by Gill at 58. When KL Rahul and Virat Kohli took to the crease, rain interrupted play, and the game couldn’t resume. There was a reserve day for the completion of the match if the rain persisted for the entire day.
India resumed on the next day. Kohli and KL were all over Pakistan. They didn’t allow any bowler to create pressure on them. Both Rahul and Kohli showcased their prowess, with Rahul amassing a brilliant unbeaten 111* runs, while Kohli stole the spotlight with an impressive 122*. Both remained unbeaten as India amassed a massive total of 356/2 in their allotted 50 overs.
Pakistan had a poor start courtesy of Jasprit Bumrah who removed Imam-ul-Haq cheaply. The pivotal moment came when Hardik Pandya dismissed Babar Azam with a spectacular delivery. In the middle overs, Kuldeep Yadav created pressure on Pakistan’s middle order and to increase the run rate and tempo of their innings, Pakistan’s batters succumbed to pressure and failed to get going. Kuldeep took a 5-fer and India emerged victorious over Pakistan by a resounding margin of 228 runs, marking the highest-ever margin of victory for India against their arch-rivals.
Team Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s campaign in the Asia Cup 2023 got off to a strong start with a convincing victory over Bangladesh in their opening match. Sri Lanka’s bowlers were in fine form, bundling out Bangladesh for a mere 164 runs. Matheesha Pathirana, who was also named the Man of the Match, played a pivotal role by taking four wickets. However, Sri Lanka’s batting didn’t commence as planned, with all three opening batsmen falling cheaply, putting them under early pressure. The duo of Sadeera Samarawickrama and Charith Asalanka stepped up to the challenge, guiding the team to victory with their impressive half-centuries.
The subsequent clash against Afghanistan proved to be a thrilling encounter, with Sri Lanka narrowly clinching a 2-run win. The match saw some miscalculations by the Afghanistan team and staff regarding the remaining overs. Sri Lanka batted first, with Kusal Mendis anchoring the innings with his impressive 92 runs. Despite some struggles in the middle overs, Sri Lanka managed to post a total of 291 runs. In the bowling department, Kasun Rajitha’s four-wicket haul and Rashid Khan’s late cameo went in vain. The turning point of the match came with the dismissal of Mohammed Nabi, who had earlier smashed the fastest half-century by an Afghanistan player.
India is way ahead of Sri Lanka in ODIs by a huge margin.
Team Sri Lanka
Team Sri Lanka
IND vs SL Super 4 Asia Cup 2023 Predictions
Team Sri Lanka
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Team Sri Lanka
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
After taking stats into consideration, this could be the winning fantasy team.
India and Sri Lanka have both secured victories in their initial Super 4 stage matches. The winner of this game will secure a spot in the final of the Asia Cup 2023. Sri Lanka enters this contest with an impressive track record, winning 13 consecutive ODIs. The question now is whether they can extend this streak to 14 by defeating the formidable Indian team. We will have our answers soon. Join Fun888 today and stand a chance to win big cash rewards, exlusive offers and bonuses.