In the third match of the Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 stage, India will take on Sri Lanka at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai on Tuesday, September 6 at 7:30 PM IST.
The Indian team will be heading into this game within 48 hours of its last-over defeat against Pakistan. India had the Sunday game in their grasp after the wicket of two well-set batters at a crucial moment but a catch drop and leakage of runs at the death cost them the game. The skipper Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid will assess the mistakes from the previous game and improve in the upcoming match. The maturity of Ravi Bishnoi was the silver lining in the team’s bowling. The positive from the prior match was the firepower provided by the top three batters. The Indian fans will count on the openers to provide more fireworks in the powerplay in tomorrow’s game.
On the other hand, Sri Lanka will walk into this game after settling their score with Afghanistan in the first fixture of the Super 4. The Lankans didn’t have an ideal start to their Asia Cup 2022 campaign, which commenced with a defeat but the team has certainly bounced back with two consecutive victories. Bhanuka Rajapaksa could be the X-factor for the Island nation with his exploits with the bat in a crucial stage of the game. A victory on Tuesday will help them retain the top spot on the points table. The five-time Asia Cup champions will have to outdo themselves to outplay the star-studded Indian team.
In the head-to-head competition between the two teams in the Asia Cup, both teams have won an equal amount of fixtures. The two sides collided on 20 occasions and won 10 games each.
In the last outing, which took place in the Asia Cup 2016, India won the game by five wickets.
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