Total runs – Virat Kohli over 25.5
India top batter – KL Rahul
Sri Lanka top bowler – Dilshan Madhushan
Individual total runs – Virat Kohli over 25.5
Virat Kohli has been showing excellent form so far in the Asia Cup. The former captain has been able to enjoy less pressure on his shoulders and this has also reflected in the batting performances. After starting up with 35 runs against Pakistan in the first match, Kohli has been able to come up with back-to-back half-centuries. The performances against Hong Kong and Pakistan have been so good to suggest that Kohli is definitely going to be one of the key players for India in this game. Kohli can be backed to pick up over 25.5 runs in this game.
India top batter – KL Rahul
KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma were able to hand a very strong start to India. Even a brilliant show from Virat Kohli was unable to prevent India from putting up an unassailable advantage in the first innings. For the upcoming game, KL Rahul is expected to once again come up with a strong performance. The 30-year-old has shown decent form in the Asia Cup 2022 after having started in a disappointing fashion with the duck out against Pakistan in the first match. Since then, he has piled on 64 runs in the last two games.
Sri Lanka top bowler – Dilshan Madhushanka
Dilshan Madhushanka goes on the back of picking up three wickets in the last two matches. His performance against Afghanistan was quite decent with two wickets. The bowling line-up of Sri Lanka has been quite well and they have a very good potential to make something of this encounter. The Indian batting order is certainly one of the most powerful around, but there were enough mistakes committed by the Indian team against Pakistan to suggest that the likes of Madhushanka will get an advantage. The Sri Lankan outfit may face a huge fight against India, but their bowling department is likely to come out on top.
India v Sri Lanka: Match Preview
India are trying to recover from a defeat in the latest Super 4 stage against Pakistan. Even though India have been able to enjoy a very good run in the group stages, the same cannot be said about the Super 4 stages. Now, India have to win all of the upcoming matches in order to reach the finals and pick up the tournament. Even then, the Men in Blue remain one of the favourites for the title as per the latest Asia Cup odds.
Even though India suffered a loss against Pakistan, there were plenty of positives to take home from the defeat including the form of players like Virat Kohli and KL Rahul. India were able to enjoy a brilliant start to the game against Pakistan before faltering in the bowling department. A couple of bad overs led to a late collapse for India, who were unable to take advantage of the numerous errors made in the field by Pakistan.
Sri Lanka come into the game as an underdog, but they have been able to go through a decent run of form nonetheless. After recently overcoming Afghanistan with a decent win, Sri Lanka will be trying hard to upset India vs Sri Lanka win probability numbers against a very strong Indian outfit. The Sri Lankan outfit has gone through some memorable moments so far in 2022 including the win over Australia in the T20I match. Even though Sri Lanka are outside favourites for winning the Asia Cup, the social unrest and turmoil in the country can sometimes work in favour of the team and propel them to better performances. There is an excellent balance in the Sri Lankan squad with good offensive bowlers and powerful hitters.
Kusal Mendis and Pathum Nissanka will be hoping to give Sri Lanka a very good start with the bat just as they did against Afghanistan.
Head-to-Head: India vs Sri Lanka in Asia Cup
In the Asia cup tournaments, India and Sri Lanka have come up against each other on 20 occasions. Even though India vs Sri Lanka win probability numbers point heavily to a win for the Men in Blue, the Asia Cup meetings have so far produced a very even game in the H2H numbers. India have picked up 10 wins and have suffered 10 losses against Sri Lanka in these 20 meetings.
India vs Sri Lanka: Overall Asia Cup Record
India and Sri Lanka have come up against each other on 25 occasions in the T20I games. India have come out successful in 17 of these matches while Sri Lanka have picked up just seven victories. One of the meetings between the two teams has finished as NR.