The final match of Asia Cup-2023 will be played today i.e. on Sunday between India and Sri Lanka. It will start at 3:00 PM IST at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. The toss will take place at 2:30 pm. There is a 90 percent chance of rain in Colombo today. If today’s final match is abandoned due to rain, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has scheduled a reserve day (Monday, September 18). If it rains even on the reserve day, then both India and Sri Lanka will be declared joint winners.
Here India will have a chance to end its 5-year title drought, while defending champions Sri Lanka will want to defend their title. Both the teams will face each other for the 8th time in the final of the ODI format of Asia Cup. Out of the 7 finals played earlier, India had won 4 matches, while Sri Lanka had won 3 matches. A total of 166 ODI matches have been played between India and Sri Lanka. India has won 97 matches and Sri Lanka has won 57 matches. There was no result in 11 matches and one match was tied.
Talking about the weather here, there is a 90 percent chance of rain in Colombo on Sunday. The temperature can range from 31 to 25 degrees Celsius. The pitch at Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium has generally been helpful to spinners as well as batsmen. At the same time, fast bowlers face problems on this ground.
Probable playing eleven for both teams
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj.
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (wicketkeeper), Sadhira Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjay de Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Dunith Velalage, Mathish Pathirana and Pramod Madhushan.