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

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.

Pitch Report

pitch report

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.

Weather Report

weather report

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

Team Pakistan

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.

PAK vs SL Super 4 match preview

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.

Head-to-Head Stats

head to head stats

The below table shows how both teams have performed against each other so far.

Total MatchesPAK wonSL wonTie / DrawNo Result

From the above table, it can be concluded that Pakistan has dominated Sri Lanka in the ODIs.

Key Batsmen

key batsmen

Team Pakistan

  • Iftikhar Ahmed: Matches- 4, Runs- 132, Bat. Avg.- 132
  • Babar Azam: Matches- 4, Runs- 178, Bat. Avg.- 59.3

Team Sri Lanka

  • Sadeera Samarawickrama: Matches- 4, Runs- 167, Bat. Avg.- 41.7
  • Charith Asalanka: Matches- 4, Runs- 130, Bat. Avg.- 43.3
  • Kusal Mendis: Matches- 4, Runs- 162, Bat. Avg.- 40.5

Key Bowlers

Key bowlers

Team Pakistan

  • Shaheen Afridi: Matches- 4, Wickets- 8, Bowl. Avg.- 22.8
  • Shadab Khan: Matches- 4, Wickets- 5, Bowl. Avg.- 38

Team Sri Lanka

  • Dunith Wellalage: Matches- 4, Wickets- 9, Bowl. Avg.- 14.6
  • Matheesha Pathirana: Matches- 4, Wickets- 8, Bowl. Avg.- 23

PAK vs SL Super 4 Match 5 Fantasy Predictions

Team Pakistan

  • Babar Azam has remained relatively subdued in his performances over the last two matches, but there’s an expectation that he will rediscover his form and make a significant impact in this upcoming game.
  • The wicketkeeper, Mohammed Rizwan, hasn’t been in peak form recently, but there’s a possibility that he could find his batting groove and contribute valuable runs in this crucial match.
  • Iftikhar Ahmed, known for his aggressive batting style, has the potential to play a quickfire cameo towards the latter stages of the innings, providing valuable impetus to the team’s total.
  • Despite a somewhat lackluster performance against India, pacer Shaheen Afridi has the capability to bounce back in this game and provide a crucial breakthrough during the early stages of the match.
PAK vs SL Super 4 fantasy predictions

Team Sri Lanka

  • Sadeera Samarawickrama may have had a modest outing against India, but he possesses the skills to be a valuable asset in this upcoming match. Particularly adept at handling spin during the middle overs, he could play a key role in building partnerships for the team.
  • Charith Asalanka is another batsman who excels in navigating the challenges posed by spin bowlers. His ability to stabilize the innings in the middle phase makes him a crucial contributor. Additionally, Asalanka’s impressive performance with the ball against India, where he picked up four wickets, showcases his all-round capabilities.
  • Dunith Wellalage, who earned the title of Man of the Match in the last contest against India, has the potential to shine once again with his versatile skills in both batting and bowling.
  • Matheesha Pathirana, a fast bowler, could prove to be a potent force in the death overs. Anticipate his ability to secure a couple of crucial wickets, making him an essential choice in the bowling lineup.

Predicted XI

predicted XI

Team Pakistan

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

Fantasy XI

fantasy XI

Based on the stats above, here is the winning fantasy team.

  • Wicketkeepers: Kusal Mendis, Mohammad Rizwan
  • Batters: Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Charith Asalanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama
  • All-Rounders: Shadab Khan, Dunith Wellalage
  • Bowlers: Mohammed Wasim Jnr, Shaheen Afridi, Maheesh Theekshana
  • Captain:  Charith Asalanka / Dunith Wellalage
  • Vice-captain: Shaheen Afridi / Mohammad Rizwan


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. 

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