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Asia Cup 2023: Flaws of Sri Lanka team, boon for India

The title match of Asia Cup 2023 will be played between India and Sri Lanka this afternoon at the R Premadasa Stadium. In Super 4, both the teams won two matches each. Before the title clash, let us know the strengths and weaknesses of both the teams.

Asia Cup 2023 has started from 30th August. After 12 matches, the two finalist teams India and Sri Lanka are ready to face each other. Both the teams will clash at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Rohit Sharma’s Indian team is in great form but the team lost against Bangladesh due to players being given rest. Sri Lanka, under the captaincy of Dasun Shanaka, has made it to the finals by defeating Pakistan. Before the final match, we are going to tell you about the strengths, weaknesses and X-factor of both the teams.

What is strength?

India: The biggest strength of the Indian team is its top order batsmen. Shubman Gill is the world number 2 batsman in ODI. He also scored a century in the last match. Gill is the leading run-scorer in Asia Cup 2023 with 275 runs. Along with this, Kuldeep Yadav is also in great form.

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka’s strength is its spin bowling. Along with this, fast bowler Pathirana has taken maximum 11 wickets in the tournament. The team has excellent all-rounders like captain Shanaka, Asalanka and Dhananjay de Silva.

shortcomings of both teams

India: Ravindra Jadeja is not scoring runs at all. Akshar Patel is injured. With this, the level of Indian fielding has gone down considerably. After the 2019 World Cup, the Indian team has dropped one catch out of every four.

Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka’s promising spinner Tikshan has been seriously injured. This is a big tension for the team. Also, there is no world class batsman in the team.

Threat to India and Sri Lanka

India: The biggest threat to the Indian team is the Sri Lankan spinners. If Rohit Sharma’s team takes it lightly then the game can get spoiled. This spinner took all 10 wickets for India in Super 4 matches.

Sri Lanka: India’s top order batsmen are the biggest threat to Sri Lanka. If their bowlers are not able to take wickets quickly then it will not be easy for Sri Lanka to win the match.

x factor player

India: Jasprit Bumrah will be the X-fact for Team India. He has been in great form since his return. It will not be easy for Sri Lanka’s top order batsmen to survive against them in the initial overs.

Sri Lanka: Sadira Samarawickrama has batted brilliantly in the middle order for Sri Lanka. Apart from being a spinner, he is also an excellent pace bowling batsman. Sadira, who scored 215 runs in the tournament, will be the X factor for Sri Lanka.

last 10 head to head

The Indian team has won 9 out of the last 10 ODI matches against Sri Lanka. The team’s only defeat was in the 2021 tour of Sri Lanka. Earlier this year, India had defeated Sri Lanka by 317 runs. This is the biggest win in terms of runs in ODI history.

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