PAK vs SL Super 4 Asia Cup 2023 Predictions, Head-to-Head Stats, Match Preview, Fantasy Team
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Pakistan faced a crushing defeat against India, putting them under considerable pressure as they approached this match. Securing a victory is crucial for them to solidify their spot in the final. Meanwhile, Sri Lanka also suffered a loss against India, making this a must-win match for them as well. Consequently, this encounter promises to be a thrilling knockout showdown for both teams.
PAK vs SL Super 4 Asia Cup 2023 Match Details
Match 5 of the Super 4 stage in the Asia Cup 2023 is scheduled for September 14th at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, with the action set to begin at 3 PM IST.
Currently, the pitch is showing favorable conditions for bowlers, providing significant assistance. During the India vs. Sri Lanka match, spinners played a dominant role, with Dunith Wellalage particularly shining with a five-wicket haul. For pacers to succeed, they need to adapt their lengths effectively.
While overcast conditions might cause some concern among fans, there is hope that the duration of precipitation will be limited. As a result, we may still have a complete match, but there is a possibility of losing a few overs in the process.
PAK vs SL Super 4 Match Preview
Pakistan made a strong start to their Asia Cup 2023 campaign with a dominant performance against Nepal. Their bowlers shone brightly in a rain-affected match against India on September 2nd. The pace trio combined to take 10 wickets, but unfortunately, rain played spoilsport in the second innings, resulting in a match cancellation and shared points. Both teams advanced to the Super 4 stage.
In their Super 4 stage encounter against India, Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam elected to field after winning the toss. The Pakistan bowlers started well, applying pressure in the initial overs. Shadab Khan made the breakthrough by dismissing Rohit Sharma, and shortly after, Shaheen Afridi removed Shubman Gill.
However, rain halted the game while Virat Kohli and KL Rahul were at the crease. With a reserve day in place, the match resumed, but Pakistan struggled to maintain line and length. They failed to take wickets as India amassed a formidable total of 356 for 2. Adding to Pakistan’s woes, both Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah sustained injuries, casting doubt on their availability for the remaining matches.
Pakistan’s batting performance in response was disappointing, as they faced challenges from India’s high-quality bowling attack. Imam-ul-Haq was dismissed cheaply, courtesy of a brilliant delivery from Jasprit Bumrah, while Hardik Pandya removed Babar Azam with a top-notch delivery. Wickets continued to tumble, and none of Pakistan’s batsmen could muster more than 30 runs. As a result, they suffered a substantial 228-run defeat.
Team Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s performance in the Asia Cup 2023 has been commendable, although they have some areas to address, particularly in their batting. Their first match against Bangladesh saw them struggle with the bat, but they managed to secure a 5-wicket victory. The following match against Afghanistan was a nail-biting contest that Sri Lanka won by a mere 2 runs, thanks in part to some miscalculations regarding the number of overs left by the Afghanistan team. Sri Lanka’s performance earned them a spot in the Super 4 round.
Facing Bangladesh once more in the Super 4 stage, Sri Lanka delivered a comprehensive performance, particularly with the ball. Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bowl first. Sri Lanka got off to a decent start, but they lost their openers early. However, Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama formed a crucial partnership. Mendis reached his half-century, and Samarawickrama scored an impressive 93, helping Sri Lanka reach a total of 257 for 9 in their allotted 50 overs.
In response, Bangladesh struggled to find their batting rhythm, and wickets continued to fall at regular intervals. Sri Lanka’s skipper Dasun Shanaka, Maheesh Theekshana, and Matheesha Pathirana all claimed 3 wickets each, ultimately leading Sri Lanka to a 21-run victory.
The subsequent match against India carried significant importance. Sri Lanka’s bowlers put tremendous pressure on the Indian batters by introducing spin early in the innings. India struggled to build partnerships and could only manage to reach a total of 213 runs. Dunith Wellalage’s five-wicket haul and Charith Asalanka’s four-wicket performance stood out for Sri Lanka. While their batting had a shaky start, a promising partnership between Dhananjaya de Silva and Dunith Wellalage added 63 runs. However, Sri Lanka faltered when de Silva lost his wicket to Ravindra Jadeja, ultimately leading to a 41-run loss to India.
The below table shows how both teams have performed against each other so far.
|Total Matches||PAK won||SL won||Tie / Draw||No Result|
From the above table, it can be concluded that Pakistan has dominated Sri Lanka in the ODIs.
Team Sri Lanka
Team Sri Lanka
PAK vs SL Super 4 Match 5 Fantasy Predictions
Team Sri Lanka
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jnr
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
Based on the stats above, here is the winning fantasy team.
This is a high-stakes knockout match for both teams. India has already secured its place in the final of the Asia Cup 2023, having defeated both Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The contest promises to be a thrilling showdown as defending champions Sri Lanka aim to retain their title by eliminating Pakistan, while Pakistan is determined to set up a rematch with India in the final to seek redemption for their significant loss. The stage is set for an exciting battle, and the outcome remains to be seen.