SL vs PAK Final T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, Asia Cup 2022
After meeting on Friday in the final game of the Super Four stage, Sri Lanka and Pakistan go head to head again but this time in the 2022 Asia Cup Final on Sunday evening in Dubai. Sri Lanka won all three of their games in the Super Four stage whereas Pakistan won two and lost to Sri Lanka. Read on as we preview this game. The Final begins at 18:00 local time at the Dubai International Stadium.
Sri Lanka’s wins over Bangladesh in the group stage and Afghanistan in the Super Four were not unexpected but their recent victories against India and Pakistan have caught the eye. They will be very confident ahead of this match.
Pakistan are never the most consistent side and were poor with both bat and ball in Friday’s game. They are targeting their fourth Asia Cup title and certainly have the talent in their squad to do it.
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Match Live Streaming
TV channels: This match will be shown live on Star Sports Network and DD Sports. In the UK you can watch the game on UTsav Gold HD.
Asia Cup Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Disney+ Hotstar.
SL vs PAK Match Toss Prediction
Neither side have won the toss and chosen to bat first throughout the 2022 Asia Cup and we do not expect that to change here. We predict that both skippers will elect to field first and chase a target.
SL vs PAK Pitch Report
Pakistan’s total of 121 all out was certainly under par on Friday and we expect a competitive total on this wicket to be over 155. There will be turn, pace and bounce for the bowlers.
No danger of rain or any cloud cover during this final in Dubai. The temperature will be at 34 degrees for the start of the game and no lower than 33 by the end.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Final Match, Asia Cup 2022
Sri Lanka Team News & Playing 11
SL Team News
Although they had won three games on the bounce, coach Chris Silverwood showed his ruthless streak by dropping the out of form Charith Asalanka and Asitha Fernando ahead of Friday’s match with Dhananjaya de Silva and Pramod Madhusan coming in.
SL Key Players
- Pathum Nissanka- the right handed opener continues to deliver for his country on a regular basis. He hit his highest score of the tournament, 55 runs from 48 balls, in the win over Pakistan.
- Kusal Mendis- the keeper batter got a golden duck in Friday’s game but has scored 155 runs from only 98 balls across the competition.
- Wanindu Hasaranga- the bowling all-rounder has not been at his best through most of the Asia Cup 2022 but turned up in style on Friday. He took the wickets of Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed and Asif Ali.
SL Team Form
Sri Lanka have won their last four matches with comfortable victory margins of four wickets, six wickets and five wickets over the last three.
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Sri Lanka Predicted Playing 11
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Pramod Madhusan, Dilshan Madushanka
SL vs PAK Dream11 Prediction
Pakistan Team News & Playing 11
PAK Team News
Shadab Khan was carrying a slight niggle and was not risked for Friday’s defeat, with Naseem Shah rested after his batting heroics to win the game against Afghanistan. We predict that both players will come back into the Pakistan XI for the final.
PAK Key Players
- Mohammad Rizwan- although he only managed a run a ball 14 on Friday, the Pakistan keeper-batter is one of only two players to have scored over 200 runs across this tournament.
- Shadab Khan- the 23 year old bowling all-rounder is expected to come back into the side and gives the team excellent balance. He was named Player of the Match against Afghanistan on Wednesday.
- Haris Rauf- after picking up only one wicket from the first three games in the 2022 Asia Cup, the pace bowler has taken four from his last two matches.
PAK Team Form
Pakistan’s three game winning row in this format is over and they will need to put in a far better performance than what we saw on Friday if they are to lift the trophy.
Pakistan Predicted Playing 11
Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Nawaz, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hasnain, Naseem Shah
SL vs PAK Team Form in Last Five Matches
SL : W W W W L
PAK : L W W W L
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Head to Head
Wins in the last four clashes in this format by Sri Lanka have seen Pakistan’s overall head to head lead shrink from 13-5 to 13-9. Pakistan’s last IT20 victory over Sri Lanka came in October 2017.
SL vs PAK Head to Head Stats in T20s
|Matches Played||SL Won||PAK Won||Draw||No Result|
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Betting Odds
In spite of Sri Lanka’s superior record over Pakistan in IT20s over recent years, it is Pakistan who are the clear favourites with the bookies ahead of this final.
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Who will win Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Match?
Although Pakistan were beaten with 18 balls remaining on Friday, we expect the returns of Shadab Khan and Naseem Shah to make a big difference in how this game plays out.
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Betting Rate
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SL vs PAK Top Team Batsmen
We are backing Kusal Mendis, Pathum Nissanka and Dhananjaya de Silva with the bat for Sri Lanka. Dhananjaya has two IT20 half-centuries and eight ODI half-centuries.
Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman are our batting picks for Pakistan. Azam top scored for Pakistan with 30 runs from 29 balls on Friday.
Odds for Top Team Batsmen
|Top Team Batsman||10cric||betway||1xbet||bet365|
|Kusal Mendis (SL)||4.87||4.25||4.00||4.00|
|Pathum Nissanka (SL)||4.13||4.00||3.50||3.50|
|Dhananjaya de Silva (SL)||6.14||5.00||6.00||6.00|
|Babar Azam (PAK)||3.15||2.87||3.10||3.10|
|Mohammad Rizwan (PAK)||3.15||2.87||3.40||3.40|
|Fakhar Zaman (PAK)||5.25||5.00||4.50||4.50|
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SL vs PAK Top Team Bowlers
Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana and Dilshan Madushanka are our bowling selections for Sri Lanka. Madushanka went wicketless for the first time in three games on Friday and will be looking to contribute more in this final.
We recommend Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah with the ball for Pakistan. Shah has a strike-rate of a wicket every 14 balls in the tournament.
Odds for Top Team Bowlers
|Top Team Bowlers||10cric||betway||1xbet||bet365|
|Wanindu Hasaranga (SL)||3.57||3.00||3.00||3.00|
|Maheesh Theekshana (SL)||4.55||3.75||4.00||4.00|
|Dilshan Madushanka (SL)||5.12||4.50||4.74||4.75|
|Shadab Khan (PAK)||2.92||3.75||3.74||3.75|
|Haris Rauf (PAK)||2.92||3.75||4.32||4.33|
|Naseem Shah (PAK)||2.92||3.75||4.74||4.75|
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Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Prediction
The recent form in the competition and the recent head to heads all point towards Sri Lanka emerging from this final with the trophy. However, Pakistan do have players who can produce incredible performances on the biggest stage. We are predicting a very close game with Pakistan getting the win.
Sri Lanka are favorites to beat Pakistan at the odds of 1.57