Pakistan and Sri Lanka set to clash in Asia Cup final rehearsal today

By: News Desk
Published: 03:28 PM, 9 Sep, 2022
Pakistan and Sri Lanka set to clash in Asia Cup final rehearsal today
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Pakistan and Sri Lanka are expected to square off in the what appeared to be a rehearsal of Sunday’s final as they clash in the Round 4 match today at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, UAE.

Both teams had already qualified for the final to be played on Sunday in UAE.

Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be playing their final match of the super four leg. Both teams will be playing in the Asia Cup 2022 final with having Dasun Shanaka as the skipper of Sri Lanka in Asia Cup 2022 while Babar Azam is the captain of Pakistan.

This Asia Cup 2022 tournament has been a big audition for the 2022 T20I World Cup for this year. Both teams will strive to win this inconsequential last Super 4 match and earn to play the final with confidence. 

Pakistan lived up to the expectations by winning their last two thrillers against India (5 wickets) and Afghanistan (1 wicket) in the last over.

Against Afghanistan, Iftikhar Ahmed (30 runs) and Shadab Khan (36 runs) shared a vital partnership in the middle after Mohammad Rizwan’s 26-ball 20-run stay early in the match. Asif Ali (14 runs) and Naseem Shah (12 runs) scored crucial 26 runs in their final moments to cross the line with one wicket remaining.

Pakistan is on set-ready to play a role in this Asia Cup 2022. After a close defeat to India in their first game of Asia Cup 2022. They vigorously destroyed India in the Super 4 stage and Hong Kong in the group stage letting the win for a close contest against Afghanistan to book a spot in the Asia Cup 2022 final against Sri Lanka. It is just a matter of time before the talented batsman is once again amongst the runs for Pakistan.

Pitch and conditions

As usual, the Dubai pitch is expected to favour the team batting second, with dew perhaps forming in the second innings to hamper the bowlers. It will be the same surface as the one used by India and Afghanistan on Thursday and so, as such, will be worn.