Pakistan struggling with injuries and Sri Lanka gaining confidence from the encouraging performance of some of its players. asia cup They will face each other on Thursday for a place in the final of the one-day cricket tournament. Before the match, Pakistani team has announced the final eleven. The match will start at 3 pm Indian time. The match will be played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Teams of Pakistan and Sri Lanka will clash to reach the final
In the points table of Asia Cup Super Four, both Pakistan and Sri Lanka have two points each and thus the match to be held on Thursday has become a knockout match in which the winning team will make it to the final to be held on September 17. . India has already confirmed its place in the final by defeating Sri Lanka by 41 runs in the Super Four match on Tuesday. The team led by Rohit Sharma is currently on top with four points.
Pakistani team is struggling with the problem of injured players
Pakistan team is struggling with the problem of injured players and there is every possibility that its main fast bowler Haris Rauf And Naseem Shah will not be able to play in the match against Sri Lanka. Zaman Khan has been given a place in the team. Twenty-two year old Zaman is capable of bowling at a speed of 150 km per hour.
Pakistani team is also struggling with bad batting
Pakistan’s concern is not only about injured players. Its batsmen have also not been able to perform as expected in the tournament so far. His team had scored 342 runs for six wickets against Nepal in the first match of Asia Cup in Multan, but after that his batsmen kept struggling to make big scores. In batting, Pakistan team is largely dependent on both the opening batsmen Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq and captain Babar Azam. If it has to register a win against Sri Lanka, then batsmen like Mohammad Rizwan and Salman Agha will also have to make useful contributions.
Sri Lankan team heavy in the match against Pakistan
Iftikhar Ahmed had given a good example of his ability to play long shots by scoring a century against Nepal but he needs to maintain consistency in his performance against strong teams. Sri Lanka is one such strong team which is ready to give a tough challenge to Pakistan. Pakistan had defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the league stage but past results will not matter much in the match to be held on Thursday. After defeating Bangladesh and presenting a tough challenge to India, Sri Lanka has shown that its team is capable of performing well despite the absence of some of its key players.
pakistan playing eleven
Mohammad Haris, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim Jr. and Zaman Khan.
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Zenith Perera, Kusal Mendis (vice-captain), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjay de Silva, Sadira Samarawickrama, Mahish Tikshina, Dunith Velalage, Mathisha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushan Hemantha, Binura Fernando, Pramod Madushan.