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The two most successful teams in Asia Cup history do battle for Asian supremacy once again. India turned on the style in the Super Four stage, while Sri Lanka have fought tooth and nail, overcoming many injuries to qualify.

Now, the hosts have another big injury absence to overcome. Maheesh Theekshana is out with a hamstring strain, putting further stress on a bowling attack that has worked brilliantly together. Youngster Dunith Wellalage was outstanding against India earlier in the tournament, and the Lions may be counting on him once again to deliver the goods.

For India, the defeat to Bangladesh on Friday would have served as a nice wake up call ahead of the final. While some players were rested, many of the first-choice batsmen were available, so the inability to seal victory is cause for improvement.

India start as favourites, but Sri Lanka have shown time and again they can never be counted out. Anything can happen in this clash.

Asia Cup 2023 Final – IND vs SL Possible Playing XIs

Washington Sundar has joined India’s squad as a replacement for the injured Axar Patel.

India: 1. Rohit Sharma (c), 2. Shubman Gill, 3. Virat Kohli, 4. Ishan Kishan, 5. KL Rahul (wk), 6. Hardik Pandya, 7. Ravindra Jadeja, 8. Washington Sundar/Shardul Thakur, 9. Kuldeep Yadav, 10. Jasprit Bumrah, 11. Mohammed Siraj

As mentioned, Theekshana is unavailable. Legspinner Dushan Hemantha may get a call up.

Sri Lanka: 1. Kusal Perera, 2. Pathum Nissanka, 3. Kusal Mendis (wk), 4. Sadeera Samarawickrama, 5. Charith Asalanka, 6. Dhananjaya de Silva, 7. Dasun Shanaka (c), 8. Dunith Wellalage, 9. Dushan Hemantha, 10. Matheesha Pathirana, 11. Kasun Rajitha

IND vs SL Dream11 Prediction – Fantasy Tips

India:

  • Shubman Gill is coming off a century against Bangladesh, where he stood out from everyone else. Since the start of last year, Gill has hit 1,663 ODI runs at an average of 69.3 and strike rate of 103.
  • Virat Kohli has the most runs of any current player in IND-SL ODIs. He has struck 2,506 runs at an incredible average of 62.65 and strike rate of 93.92.
  • Kohli also has an outstanding record at this ground. In ten matches, India’s number three has hit 644 runs at an average of 107.33 and strike rate of 98.47.
  • Rohit Sharma vs Sri Lanka in ODIs: 49 inns, 1,860 runs, avg. 46.50, SR 94.36.
  • Kuldeep Yadav ripped through the Sri Lanka lineup in the Super Four stage. He took 4/43, part of 18 wickets in nine innings against Sri Lanka at an average of 21.33.
  • Jasprit Bumrah has dismissed Kusal Mendis twice in 61 balls in ODIs, conceding just 25 runs in the process. Overall against Sri Lanka, Bumrah has taken 24 wickets in 11 matches (avg. 16.75).

Sri Lanka:

  • Dunith Wellalage produced a dream display against India earlier this tournament. He took 5/40 and scored 42*. He dismissed India’s top three of Rohit, Gill and Virat.
  • Wellalage vs Kohli could be a crucial battle. Since the start of 2022, Kohli has been dismissed eight times by left-arm orthodox in ODIs at an average of just 13.
  • Kusal Mendis is in excellent touch. He has struck three half-centuries in his past four matches, including two 90s. However, he has struggled against India in ODIs, with 202 runs in ten matches at an average of 20.20.
  • Charith Asalanka took 4/18 against India in the Super Four stage. Also, he is coming off a brilliant innings against Pakistan (49*), where he hit the winning runs.
  • Matheesha Pathirana is the top wicket-taker in the 2023 Asia Cup. The youngster has 11 scalps, with wickets across all stages of the innings (one in powerplay, five between overs 11-40 and four at the death).

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: India 97, Sri Lanka 57, 1 tie, 11 N/R.
  • Virat Kohli vs Kasun Rajitha in ODIs: 41 balls, 68 runs, one dismissal.
  • Shubman Gill is the leading run-scorer in the 2023 Asia Cup (275).
  • Hardik Pandya averages just 12.70 in 11 innings with the bat against Sri Lanka.
  • Sadeera Samawickrama in the 2023 Asia Cup: 5 inns, 215 runs, avg. 43.00, SR 89.95.
  • Mohammed Siraj has taken ten wickets in four ODIs against SL (avg. 10.90).

R Premadasa Colombo Pitch Report and Weather

Batting first has been the way to go so far at Colombo. Teams batting first have won four of the five matches. The average first innings score is 268.6.

Earlier in the tournament, Sri Lanka’s spinners took all ten India wickets. India’s spinners replied with six wickets of their own.

Once again, there is a chance of thunderstorms. Play could be interrupted on Sunday, as well as the reserve day on Monday.

Asia Cup 2023 Final – IND vs SL Dream11 Picks

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

IND vs SL Dream11 Prediction – Ideal team combination options:

Option 1:

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Asia Cup 2023 Final – IND vs SL Dream11 Picks

Option 2:

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Asia Cup 2023 Final – IND vs SL Dream11 Picks

Asia Cup 2023 Final – IND vs SL Match Prediction: Who will win?

Sri Lanka will fight hard. But, India’s depth should prevail with Sri Lanka’s injuries.

Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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