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We bring you the India vs Sri Lanka prediction as the two teams gear up to take on each other in the Asia Cup final. Colombo’s R Premadasa Stadium will host the final on Sunday, September 17. The bookmakers have India as favourites heading into this match at 3/10 (1.30) whereas Sri Lanka have bigger odds of 9/4 (3.25).
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- India vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup, final
- September 17, 2023 – 9:30 AM GMT
- R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Pitch report and weather conditions
The pitches at R Premadasa Stadium are known to provide a great deal of assistance for spinners. Seamers have also found good help in recent matches. The average first innings score here from 160 ODIs reads 233.
Colombo has been dealing with rain in the past few days and could affect the match on Sunday. There’s around a 90% chance of precipitation on Sunday afternoon.
India vs Sri Lanka prediction
India have hammered Sri Lanka in recent years, winning nine out of the previous 10 games between the two. India boasts of a very potent bowling unit, with excellent pace and spin options. They also have a more formidable batting line-up.
Our Prediction: India to win this match at 3/10 (1.30).
Kusal Mendis has scored three fifties in five innings in the ongoing tournament, including 91 in the last game. Bet on him to be Sri Lanka’s top batter at 13/4 (4.25). Shubman Gill is coming off a magnificent 121 versus Bangladesh. Back him to be the top batter for India at 11/4 (3.75).
Our Prediction: Kusal Mendis to be Sri Lanka’s top run-scorer at 13/4 (4.25).
Kuldeep Yadav has picked nine wickets in the last two games. Bet on him to be India’s best bowler at 3/1 (4.00). Dunith Wellalage has taken 10 wickets in the tournament at 4.30 rpo, including 5 for 40 against India. Back him to be Sri Lanka’s top bowler at 7/2 (4.50).
Our Prediction: Kuldeep Yadav to be India’s top wicket-taker at 3/1 (4.00).
Man of the Match
Shubman Gill batted exceptionally well in the previous game where most of the Indian batters struggled. He averages 63 in ODI cricket and has scored four hundreds and as many fifties this year. You can bet on Gill to be the player of the match at 9/1 (10.00).
Our Prediction: Shubman Gill to be the Man of the Match at 9/1 (10.00) odds.
India vs Sri Lanka preview
It’s all to play for as the two teams look to add another Asia Cup title to their cabinet. Here’s a short preview of two teams ahead of the final on Sunday.
India are coming off a six-run defeat against Bangladesh but they had made five changes to try out other players. Earlier, they had defeated Pakistan by 228 runs and Sri Lanka by 41 runs to secure a place in the final.
India rested several players in the previous game but should revert back to the original squad. Axar Patel was ruled out and has been replaced by Washington Sundar.
Squad: Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Sri Lanka booked their spot in the final with a two-wicket victory over Pakistan. Chasing 252 in 42 overs, Kusal Mendis struck 91 while Charith Asalanka made an unbeaten 49 to get the team over the line.
Sri Lanka have suffered another injury blow with Maheesh Theekshana ruled out of the final. They could bring in leg-spin all-rounder Dushan Hemantha.
Squad: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Dushan Hemantha, Pramod Madushan, Matheesha Pathirana
How to watch Asia Cup 2023 in the UK: live streaming & channel list
The fans in the UK can witness the Asia Cup final between India and Sri Lanka on TNT Sports.
- TNT Sports (TV)
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