India Vs Sri Lanka: One of the match of Super 4 will be played today between Sri Lanka and India. Can Sri Lanka defeat India in this match? Record says that Sri Lanka has won only three T20Is against India since 2018. Two of these matches were played in Colombo and the many Indian players were decked by Covid – 19. But we know cricket is very unpredictable. Sri Lanka has performed very well in Asia Cup so far. Let’s discuss about the challenges for India in this match.
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Batting order is in form
There is no star batsman in the Sri Lankan team but there batting is deep. Some of their batsmen are doing very well. Over the last games, Kushal Mendis had scored 96 out of 60 balls. Over the past three years, He is opening for Sri Lanka. He has hit 779 runs in his career and 559 of them he scored in the top order. He has a strike rate of 125.
He’s not only the best scorer for Sri Lanka but he is one of the top scorers of Asia Cup 2022. Pathum Nissanka, Danush Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksha and Dashun Shanaka have also scored amazing in the tournament so far. These batsmen will be a challenge for team India.
Spin attack is very powerful
Sri Lanka has a very amazing spin bowling attack. Wanindu Hasaranga is the best spinner of Sri Lanka. He is going at 7.45 across his 11 overs so far. Mahesh Theeksana is also doing wonderful and going at 7.25 across the 12 overs. Sri Lanka has not changed their spinners in the Asia Cup because Mahesh and Wanindu is doing really well.
Good in Chasing
Sri Lanka is good while chasing. Records tell that Sri Lanka has lost most of the matches while batting first. In Asia Cup, they got all out against Afghanistan but in the next two matches, they have chased the target very easily.