New Delhi The final of Asia Cup 2023 is to be played between India and Sri Lanka on Sunday. Both the teams will clash at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo from 3 pm onwards. India will enter the tournament with the intention of winning the trophy for the eighth time. India is the team that has won the Asia Cup the maximum number of times, seven times. After that is Sri Lanka, which has won the title 6 times. The Indian team led by Rohit Sharma will be looking to end the title drought that has been going on for five years. India last won the trophy in 2018. India then defeated Bangladesh in the Asia Cup final under the leadership of Rohit.
At the same time, the Sri Lankan team captained by Dasun Shanaka is the defending champion. Last year, Sri Lanka had captured the trophy by defeating Pakistan. India has played five matches so far in the current tournament, out of which it won three and lost one. India’s match against Pakistan in the group stage was washed out due to rain. After this, the Rohit brigade defeated Pakistan by 228 runs and Sri Lanka by 41 runs in the Super-Four and entered the final. India had to face defeat by 6 runs at the hands of Bangladesh in its last match of Super-Four. Sri Lanka won four matches out of five. Sri Lanka entered the title match after achieving a thrilling win against Pakistan by 2 wickets.
If we talk about ODI head-to-head between India and Sri Lanka, Rohit brigade has the upper hand. Both have played a total of 166 ODIs between themselves, in which Team India won 97 matches. Sri Lanka won 57 matches. There was no result in 11 matches and one match was tied. Both the teams have met eight times in the Asia Cup finals. India won the title match five times while Sri Lanka won three times. There is a threat of rain on the final today. Rain can cause disruption at times during the match. A reserve day has been kept for the final.
India Squad: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Washington Sundar, Prasidh Krishna. , Tilak Verma, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer.
Sri Lanka Squad: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Kusal Mendis (wk), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Sadira Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjay DeSilva, Dunith Vellalaghe, Pramod Madushan, Mathisha Pathirana, Binura Fernando, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sahan Arachige, Dushan Hemantha. , Kasun Rajitha.