Live: IND Vs SL T20I, Asia Cup 2022 | Live Match Centre | India Vs Sri Lanka | PRE-MATCH latest cricket update 2022

Live: IND Vs SL T20I, Asia Cup 2022 | Live Match Centre | India Vs Sri Lanka | PRE-MATCH

Live: IND Vs SL T20I, Asia Cup 2022 | Live Match Centre | India Vs Sri Lanka | PRE-MATCH Detail

Live: IND Vs SL T20I, Asia Cup 2022 | Live Match Centre | India Vs Sri Lanka | PRE-MATCH

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PREVIEW: One bad result is all it takes to leave a team staring at possible exit from the Asia Cup. Pakistan faced – and overcame – that challenge after losing to India in the group stages. And now it’s India who are in a precarious position after losing to Pakistan in the Super 4 round.

Rohit Sharma’s team cannot afford to lose to Sri Lanka in Dubai on Tuesday. If they do so, the defending champions will have to rely on other results going their way to have a chance of making the final. And Sri Lanka will become favourites for a place in the summit clash.

Though India lost off the penultimate ball against Pakistan, they had a couple of big positives in that game. After a first-ball duck and a 39-ball 36 in his first two innings, KL Rahul found fluency and played some gorgeous shots during his 20-ball 28. His straight whip for six off Naseem Shah was arguably the shot of the match. Virat Kohli also looked close to his best, making a “conscious effort” to score at a higher rate. While Kohli was at the crease, he scored 60 runs off 44 balls; batters at the other end scored 45 off 45.

But as far as their campaign is concerned, it’s crunch time, and India must beat Sri Lanka to stay in control of their own fate at the Asia Cup. They will draw confidence from the fact that they whitewashed them at home in the three-match T20I series earlier this year.

The last three games in Dubai featured five innings with scores in excess of 180. However, it all depends on which pitch Tuesday’s match will be played on, and its location on the square will decide if there’s a shorter boundary for batters to use. Evening temperatures will be around 35°C and the night will not be much cooler, which reduces the chances of dew playing a role in the chase.

Teams:
India Team List: KL Rahul – Rohit Sharma(c) – Virat Kohli – Suryakumar Yadav – Rishabh Pant(w) – Deepak Hooda – Hardik Pandya – Bhuvneshwar Kumar – Ravi Bishnoi – Yuzvendra Chahal – Arshdeep Singh – Dinesh Karthik – Ravichandran Ashwin – Axar Patel – Avesh Khan

Sri Lanka Team List: Pathum Nissanka – Kusal Mendis(w) – Charith Asalanka – Danushka Gunathilaka – Bhanuka Rajapaksa – Dasun Shanaka(c) – Wanindu Hasaranga – Chamika Karunaratne – Maheesh Theekshana – Asitha Fernando – Dilshan Madushanka – Dinesh Chandimal – Dhananjaya de Silva – Jeffrey Vandersay – Ashen Bandara – Praveen Jayawickrama – Nuwanidu Fernando – Pramod Madushan – Nuwan Thushara – Matheesha Pathirana

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