Final chance to win from the Asia Cup

Probuddha Bhattacharjee∙ Sep 11 2022, 6:00 PM | timer 3 Min Read

image-l7x7e0wlAsia Cup has reached its final (PC: Twitter)

Pakistan will be taking on Sri Lanka in the last and final match of Asia Cup 2022. The winner of this match will lay their hands on the Asia Cup trophy.

While both the teams have displayed tremendous teamwork to reach the stage, it will be down who holds the nerves on the day. Before the match let us pick up some tips to make teams for the fantasy eleven of this contest. 

Guaranteed Picks: Captain and Vice-Captain Picks

image-l7x6oxj6Mohammad Rizwan has been the backbone of Pakistan batting (PC: Twitter)

Mohammad Rizwan

Mohammad Rizwan has been very consistent for Pakistan in the tournament. He has scored 226 runs in the tournament in 5 matches and will be a must pick for the match. 

Pathum Nissanka

Nissanka has peaked at the right team in the tournament for Sri Lanka. With two consecutive half-centuries to his name, Nissanka promises to be a vital pick for this match. 

Hot Shots: Prime Performers

image-l7x6ta98Kusal Mendis has played some important knocks for Sri Lanka (PC: Twitter)

Kusal Mendis

Kusal Mendis has batted with a positive approach in the tournament and has played some important knocks for Sri Lanka. Missing will be risky as he is one of the mainstays of the Sri Lankan batting. 

Naseem Shah

 Naseem Shah has been lethal with the new ball in the tournament. With 6 wickets to his name in the tournament he is a bowler not to be dropped for the finals. 

Backbones: Reliable Performers

image-l7x732opWanindu Hasaranga will be important for Sri Lanka (PC: Twitter0

Wanindu Hasaranga

Wanindu Hasaranga has been important for Sri Lankan bowling in the middle overs. He has been economical throughout and has 6 wickets to his name in the tournament. So, he is going to surely give some points in the match. 

Mohammad Nawaz

Mohammad Nawaz has been performing with both the bat and the ball for Pakistan. While he has been economical and has picked up 6 wickets in the middle overs, he has also played a vital knock against Pakistan. Keeping him in the team guarantees points in either of his trades. 

Hit and Miss: Misfiring Performers

image-l7x76skoBabar Azam has not yet fired in the Asia Cup (PC: Twitter)

Babar Azam

The best of the Pakistan batting line up Babar Azam has not been at his best in the tournament. He found a bit of his touch back in the last match but it was nowhere near his best. But a player of Babar’s quality is expected to return in form on any given day especially in the big ones. Hence, ignoring him completely can be risky.

Dilshan Madhushanka

Madhushanka has six wickets to his name in the tournament. But his performance in the tournament has been hot and cold so far. While he has been brilliant in a few matches, in others has been taken for runs. So, picking him will come with its own risks in the match. 

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