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SL vs PAK: Preview, Key Matchups and Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

image-l7t5mwkfPakistan will be up against Sri Lanka in the closing fixture of the Super 4 stages (PC: Twitter)

The 12th match of the Asia Cup 2022 will present the clash between Sri Lanka and Pakistan on September 9 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Before the ultimate showdown, the latest Super 4 game will see the battle between both the finalists - Sri Lanka and Pakistan. 

The Dasun Shanaka-led Sri Lanka pulled off an upset against India to confirm their place in the in the final of the ongoing tournament. A well-rounded bowling effort coupled with a magnificent batting show helped the Lions beat India by six wickets.

Pakistan head to the encounter after a tense finish in the game versus Afghanistan. Chasing 130 runs, Babar Azam and Co. huffed and puffed throughout, however, went over the line, courtesy of Naseem Shah's consecutive sixes in the final over.

Match Details

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Hotstar

Pitch Report: The track at Dubai International Cricket Stadium has been a belter. While the initial few days saw low-scoring matches being played at the venue, the wicket's nature has flipped to batters' corner lately.

Key Match Analytics

Pakistan and Sri Lanka have locked horns in 21 matches, with the former winning 13 of these games, while the latter emerged victorious on 8 occasions.

Highest active run-scorer

  • Babar Azam: 79 runs in 6 matches, Average: 15.80, Strike Rate: 84.94
  • Dinesh Chandimal: 158 runs in 6 matches, Average: 31.60, Strike Rate: 106.75

Highest active wicket-taker

  • Hasan Ali: 6 wickets in 3 matches, Economy: 8.08
  • Wanindu Hasaranga: 8 wickets in 3 matches, Economy: 6.58

Key Matchups

Fakhar Zaman vs Maheesh Theekshana

Theekshana can pose a massive threat in front of Zaman as in T20Is held in 2022, the latter has faced 11 deliveries of an off-spinner, getting dismissed twice while averaging just two.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa vs Mohammad Nawaz

In his T20I career, Rajapaksa has played 30 balls of a left-arm orthodox spinner that has resulted in three dismissals at an average and strike-rate of 11.7 and 116.7, respectively.

Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

Wicket-keepers: Mohammad Rizwan, Kusal Mendis
Batters: Babar Azam, Pathum Nissanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa
All-rounders: Wanindu Hasaranga, Dasun Shanaka, Mohammad Nawaz
Bowlers: Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Maheesh Theekshana

Captain: Babar Azam
Vice Captain: Kusal Mendis

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