Kriralok Desk: Sri Lanka are the current champions. Looking at the team, it would seem as if there is nothing. There is hardly any cricketer in the team who will draw the attention of world cricket to themselves with their individual skills; But are they better than others in team performance? They are not at all stingy in pinching themselves.
Because of this, the Lankans have reached the finals of the Asia Cup this time as well. They lost Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. This time they want to beat another strong team India in the final. Dasun Shanaka’s team wants to keep the title in their cabinet after losing Rohit Sharma-Virat Kohli.
Compared to Sri Lanka, the Indian team is star-studded. There is no shortage of stars in the team to attract world cricket. Very strong team. The way they batted against Pakistan and the charisma shown by the bowlers with the ball, they can undoubtedly be given the title of one of the best teams in the world.
As such, India’s name could be said as the clear favorite of today’s Asia Cup; But it cannot be given – because of the 6-run defeat to Bangladesh in the last match of the Super Four.
As the final was confirmed, the Indian team management made several changes to the eleven in the last match of the Super Four against Bangladesh. Yet they were in no way less powerful. India could not score 266 runs despite Shubman Gill’s brilliant innings of 121 runs.
This one defeat seems to have broken the morale of the Indians. As much as Bangladesh wants to forget the defeat and face Sri Lanka in the final today, the shock of defeat can weaken Rohit Sharma from within. It remains to be seen how much they can overcome the wounds of this defeat.
Again, the Indians can take with them the happy memory of defeating Sri Lanka in the Super Four. Despite scoring 213 runs in that match, Rohit Sharma’s team won the match by 41 runs by all out the Lankans for 172 runs.
Sri Lanka is now the 8th ranked team. They also had to play qualifiers for the World Cup. But the consistency shown by the Lankans from the qualifying round is unbelievable. The Lankan spinners bowled brilliantly in the Super Four match against India. All 10 wickets were taken by the Lankan spinners. However, they lost if the Lankan top order failed in front of the Indian pace battery. Otherwise, he could have returned home with victory that day.
Ahead of today’s final, the Lankans will surely work on how to make the top-order batsmen’s feet on the wicket stronger. The Indians, on the other hand, will work on how to counter the Lankan spinners more effectively.
However, two key players from both teams were knocked out before the final. India lost their spin all-rounder Akshar Patel. Sri Lanka lost their key spinner Maheesh Theekshana. It remains to be seen what India and Sri Lanka can do without these two players.