IND vs SL Match Prediction- Who Will Win the Match Between India and Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2022, Match 9

IND vs SL Match Prediction

Sanjay Sanapoori

Modified Sep 6, 2022 12:56 PM IST

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India and Sri Lanka used to face off on regular intervals a decade ago. Fixture now are a little lighter between the two sides and the strength difference has gone up over the years. Sri Lanka are doing a pretty good job though after some poor numbers in the last year. They are punching above their weight with wins against Australia earlier and now wins against Bangladesh and Afghanistan, after being hammered by Afghanistan in an earlier fixture. Their talent continues to be on the rise and there are some exciting names.

India are coming into this fixture with a slight challenge ahead. They lost to Pakistan after scoring well and are now in a must-win situation. While the oppositions look easy on paper there is a lot to ponder. Sri Lanka are starting to punch above their weight and Afghanistan are among the best teams this tournament with their batting sorted. With the pressure of needing to win two games against unpredictable sides, India will need to be firmly on their toes.

SL vs AFG Head to Head

Played- 25 | Sri Lanka- 7 | India- 17 | No Result- 1

IND vs SL Match Details

Date: 6th September 2022

Time: 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Dubai International Stadium

IND vs SL Weather Report

The weather in Dubai is clear and dry for the IND vs SL fixture.

IND vs SL Pitch Report

The Dubai track is a pretty helpful for bowlers but is also starting to ease out with the bat. While there is some movement and turn early on, batting gets easier and batting second will be a better option.

IND vs SL Predicted Playing XI

Sri Lanka Playing XI

Danushka Gunathilaka, Pattum Nissanka, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya De Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Chamika Karunaratne

India Playing XI

Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin/ Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan

IND vs SL Key Players

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is back in form with two fifties in two games. He will now be going up against his favorite side, Sri Lanka. From India’s point of view, they will be very happy with how he is batting. With an attacking middle order, a free-flowing Virat Kohli allows for a smooth transition through the innings, especially with some star players missing from the line-up.

Chamika Karunaratne

Chamika Karunaratne is looking very reliable lower down the order. Three games in, Karunaratne has provided some priceless knocks. Despite his priceless knocks, Karunaratne the batter may go unnoticed, which is a good thing for Sri Lanka as he can continue to work his magic without any extra pressure.

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IND vs SL Match Tips

On paper India are clearly the stronger side. Given the nature of the format, and the pressure on India though, Sri Lanka walk in pretty well placed. A good innings or a good spell is all that is needed to put India under pressure in a must win game. With the Sri Lankan side finally finding individual Brillance, there is a huge chance of them creating an impact the upcoming fixture.

Match Prediction: Sri Lanka Will Win the Mat