Sri Lanka will take on Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2022 final at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday, September 11. The Asia Cup T20I final will start at 7:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Since suffering an eight-wicket defeat against Afghanistan in Asia Cup 2022 opener, the Sri Lanka cricket team has bounced back strongly to register a thrilling victory against Bangladesh in their final Group B clash and followed it by securing wins over Afghanistan, India and Pakistan in their Super 4 clashes.
Led by Dasun Shanaka, Sri Lanka stormed into the Asia Cup 2022 final after finishing at the top of the Super 4 standings with six points from three matches.
On the other hand, the Pakistan cricket team booked their place in the summit clash after winning two of their three matches in the Super 4 stage. While the Babar Azam-led side defeated two-time defending champions India by five wickets in their first Super 4 clash, the Men in Green pipped rivals Afghanistan by one wicket in a nail-biting encounter in Sharjah to qualify for the Asia Cup 2022 final.
Earlier, Pakistan finished second in Group A standings to secure their place in the Super 4 stage. While Pakistan succumbed to a five-wicket loss against arch-rivals India in their opening Group A encounter, they thrashed Hong Kong by 155 runs in a must-win clash to move to the Super 4 round.
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan head-to-head
Pakistan have a superior head-to-head record against Sri Lanka in T20I cricket, winning 13 of the 22 matches that they have played so far. Sri Lanka have secured nine victories.
However, Sri Lanka have won all their last four T20I meetings against Pakistan including registering a five-wicket win in their Super 4 clash on Saturday.
Furthermore, Sri Lanka have a dominant head-to-head record over Pakistan in Asia Cup history, winning 11 of the 16 matches that they have clashed both in ODI and T20I formats.
In the T20I format of Asia Cup, both Sri Lanka and Pakistan have won one game apiece.
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan full squads for Asia Cup 2022 final
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wicket-keeper), Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wicket-keeper), Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal (wicket-keeper)
Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicket-keeper), Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain, Hasan Ali
Where to watch the Asia Cup 2022 final live in India?
The Asia Cup 2022 final between Sri Lanka and Pakistan will be telecast live on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 Hindi and their respective HD TV channels in India.
Live streaming of the Asia Cup 2022 final will be available on Disney+ Hotstar app and website.
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