PAK vs SL Super 4 Asia Cup 2023 Predictions, Squads, Match Preview, Fantasy Team

Asia cup Pakistan vs Sri Lanka

The excitement is at its peak because both hosts are going to play each other for the first time in the Asia Cup 2023. Are you ready and set to bet on our cricket betting platform? This article will help you to find the tips to win and get exciting rewards available on our website. 

Pakistan lost the much-hyped match against India by a huge margin and they would feel pressure coming into this game. This match is crucial for them to win and cement their place in the final. Sri Lanka on the other hand, lost too against India and this is a must-win match for them. Therefore, this match is going to be a thrilling knockout for both sides.

PAK vs SL Super 4 Match Details

PAK vs SL Super 4 match details

This is match 5 of the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup 2023. The match will be played at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on 14th Sep at 3 PM IST.

Pitch Report

pitch report

The pitch is talking a bit now and assisting bowlers really well. In the India vs Sri Lanka match, the spinners dominated most parts of the game. Dunith Wellalage was the star for Sri Lanka who took 5 wickets. Pacers have to adjust their lengths and if they do so, they will be among taking wickets.

Weather Report

weather report

The overcast conditions can upset the fans again but there is a possibility of fewer hours of precipitation. Therefore, we can have a full match but we might lose a little few overs too. 

Venue Stats

venue stats
  • Total Matches- 158
  • Matches won batting 1st- 87
  • Matches won bowling 1st- 61
  • Average 1st innings score- 232
  • Average 2nd innings score- 191

PAK vs SL Super 4 Match Preview

Team Pakistan

Pakistan started brilliantly in the tournament by thrashing Nepal. They bowled well in the rain-hit match against India on 2nd Sep. All three pacers took 10 wickets together. But, the rain didn’t allow them to bat in the 2nd innings and the match got cancelled. Both teams shared points and advanced to the Super 4 round.

Their 2nd match of the Super 4 stage was against India. The skipper Babar Azam won the toss and elected to bowl first. They bowled well in the first few overs but then Indian openers attacked them and they lost their way. Shadab Khan gave the breakthrough by picking up Rohit Sharma’s wicket and then immediately Shaheen got rid of Shubman Gill.

The rain interrupted the play when Virat Kohli and KL Rahul were on the crease. There was a reserve day and the match resumed. Pakistan completely lost their line and lengths and conceded too many runs. They couldn’t pick up a wicket and India put up a total of 356 for 2. Both Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah got injured and are doubtful for the remaining matches. 

Pakistan’s batting was an absolute failure. They struggled against the quality Indian bowling attack. Imam-ul-Haq went cheaply on Bumrah’s dream delivery and then Hardik Pandya got rid of Babar Azam with a top-class delivery. Wickets continued to fall and not a single batter could reach the 30-run mark and they lost the match by 228 runs.

PAK vs SL Super 4 match preview

Team Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s performance has been good but they need to work on their batting. In the first match, they struggled against Bangladesh with the batting but won the match by 5 wickets. They had a better performance against Afghanistan in the next match and won it by just 2 runs. Some miscalculations about the overs left in the Afghanistan camp and Sri Lanka qualified for the Super 4 round.

They met Bangladesh in the Super 4 round and once again got the better of them. It was a complete performance, especially with the ball. Bangladesh won the toss and opted to bowl first. Sri Lanka had a decent start but then the openers fell. Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama stitched a fine partnership. Mendis’ 50 and Sadeera’s 93 took their total to 257 for 9 in 50 overs. In response to this, Bangladesh couldn’t find rhythm in their batting and wickets continue to fall from one end. The skipper Dasun Shanaka, Maheesh Theekshana and Matheesha Pathirana picked up 3 wickets each and Sri Lanka won by 21 runs.

The next match against India was a crucial one. Sri Lanka bowled beautifully and put pressure on Indian batters by introducing spin early on in their innings. India kept losing wickets and reached 213 runs. Dunith Wellalage picked up a fifer and Charith Asalanka’s 4-fer were stand-out performances. Their batting faltered initially which got steady when Dhananjaya de Silva and Dunith Wellalage made a lovely partnership of 63 runs. Things were going their way but the former threw his wicket to Ravindra Jadeja which sealed the game for India and Sri Lanka lost the match by 41 runs.

Key Players to Watch

key players to watch

Team Pakistan

PlayerMatchesRunsBatting AverageWicketsBowlingAverage
I Ahmed4132132
B Azam417859.3
S Afridi4822.8
Shadab Khan4538

Team Sri Lanka

PlayerMatchesRunsBatting AverageWicketsBowlingAverage
S Samarawickrama416741.7
C Asalanka413043.344.5
K Mendis416240.5
D Wellalage47878914.6
M Pathirana4823

Squads

squads

Team Pakistan

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Saud Shakeel, Mohammed Nawaz, Usama Mir, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Wasim Jnr

Team Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Kusal Perara, Binura Fernando, Pramod Madushan, Dushan Hemantha

Predicted Playing XI

predicted playing XI

Team Pakistan

Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jnr

Team Sri Lanka

Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana

PAK vs SL Super 4 Match 5 Fantasy Predictions

PAK vs SL Super 4 match 5 fantasy predictions

Team Pakistan

  • Babar Azam has been quiet in the last two matches and he is expected to make his mark in this cricket game.
  • Mohammed Rizwan, the wicketkeeper is also not at his best so far but he can score some runs in this match.
  • Iftikhar Ahmed is an aggressive batsman and he can play a cameo at the back end of the innings.
  • Shaheen Afridi was not at his best against India but he can make a comeback in this game and give a breakthrough at the initial stages of the game.

Team Sri Lanka

  • Sadeera Samarawickrama went cheaply against India but he can be an asset in this game. In the middle overs, he is a fine player of spin and therefore could be involved in partnerships.
  • Charith Asalanka is another good player of spin and he could steady his innings in the middle phase of the game. He also bowled really well against India and picked up 4 wickets.
  • Dunith Wellalage, the man of the match in the last contest against India, could be a star again with his all-round abilities.
  • Matheesha Pathirana could be dangerous in the death overs and we can expect a couple of wickets from him. Hence, he is a must-pick fast bowler.

Fantasy Playing XI

fantasy playing XI

Based on the stats above, here is the winning fantasy team.

  • Wicketkeepers: Kusal Mendis, Mohammad Rizwan
  • Batters: Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Charith Asalanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama
  • All-Rounders: Shadab Khan, Dunith Wellalage
  • Bowlers: Mohammed Wasim Jnr, Shaheen Afridi, Maheesh Theekshana
  • Captain:  Charith Asalanka / Dunith Wellalage
  • Vice-captain: Shaheen Afridi / Mohammad Rizwan

Conclusion

This is a knockout game for both sides. India has advanced to the final of the Asia Cup 2023. Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka were defeated at the hands of India. It is going to be a thriller because Sri Lanka the defending champions would love to defend its title by knocking out Pakistan and the latter would love to meet India again in the final to avenge their huge last defeat. Who will win? We will see very soon. Join us and place your bets now since this is an enthralling contest to watch. 

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