PAK vs SL: Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 Predictions, Playing XI, Match Preview and Fantasy Team
This is a knockout game for both teams as India has qualified for the final of the Asia Cup 2023 after defeating Sri Lanka in the last match. How many opponents did you knock out in fantasy cricket or in cricket betting? If not then read this article and get the latest stats, insights, match previews, pitch conditions, top players, etc. and play now our 24betting App to enjoy unlimited rewards and cash prizes.
PAK vs SL Super 4 Asia Cup 2023 Match 5 Details
Match 5 of the Super 4 stage in the Asia Cup 2023 is set to take place at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on September 14th, with the action starting at 3 PM IST.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The pitch is currently providing significant assistance to the bowlers. In the recent India vs. Sri Lanka match, spinners played a dominant role throughout the game, with Dunith Wellalage shining brightly by taking 5 wickets. Pacers will need to adapt their lengths effectively to make an impact and pick up wickets. For example, Indian pacers adjusted their lengths brilliantly as compared to Sri Lankan pacers.
While overcast conditions might concern fans, there is hope that the precipitation hours will be reduced. The match might lose some overs and it could make an impact on both sides.
The below table shows how both teams have performed against each other so far.
|Total Matches||PAK won||SL won||Tie / Draw||No Result|
From the above table, it can be concluded that Pakistan has dominated Sri Lanka in the ODIs.
PAK vs SL: Super 4 Match 5 Preview
This is a must-win match for Pakistan if they want to advance to the final of the Asia Cup 2023. After defeating Nepal in the group stage and then a washout game with India due to rain where both teams shared points, Pakistan qualified for the Super 4 round. Now, the three matches in the Super 4 would be against Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka and to qualify for the final, they have to win two matches.
The very first match was against Bangladesh and they were too good. They bowled beautifully and did not offer any room to Bangladesh’s batsmen. Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah took 7 wickets together to dismantle the opposition’s innings. Only Shakib and Rahim could score fifties but that was not enough. In batting, Pakistan lost a couple of batsmen very early, but then Imam-ul-Haq and Mohammed Rizwan stitched a fine partnership to get the team over the line. Imam scored 78 while Rizwan scored 63* and the job got done in style.
The next match against the arch-rivals India was a disastrous one. They were humiliated at the hands of India. After electing to bowl first, they bowled some good overs in the powerplay but once the Indian batters got set, they lost their way. Every Pakistani bowler was going for runs. Only Shaheen and Shadab took a single wicket each.
The rain interrupted and the match couldn’t resume the same day and we had to go for the next day which was a reserve day for this clash. Indian batters Virat Kohli and KL Rahul batted till the end and put a mammoth total of 356 for 2 in 50 overs. Kohli scored 122* and KL Rahul scored 111* in the end.
In response to this, Pakistan batsmen could never get settled since the Indian pacers were too good to handle at the moment. Not a single batter could touch the 30-run mark and wickets continued to tumble. In the end, they lost the match by 228 runs which is the highest margin victory for India against Pakistan in the ODIs. Pakistan might be forced to make some changes in the team. Haris and Naseem might not play and Mohammed Nawaz and Mohammed Wasim Jnr may replace them.
Team Sri Lanka
For Sri Lanka, this is also a must-win match for them. they also started well in the Super 4 stage and beat Bangladesh by 21 runs. Initially, they did not begin well in the batting, the openers went after a steady start and then Kusal Mendis and Sadeera Samarawickrama were involved in a fine partnership. Mendis went just after scoring fifty and Samarawickrama fell short of 7 runs from his century. After this partnership, they lost wickets regularly and in the end managed to score 257 for 9 in 50 overs.
While defending the target, they never allowed Bangladesh batters to get settled right from the beginning. They took wickets regularly and Bangladesh was short of 21 runs from the target. Maheesh Theekshana, Dasun Shanaka and Matheesha Pathirana took 3 wickets each which dismantled the opposition’s batting.
The next match against India was a thriller. India had a fine start before the spin was introduced. Dunith Wellalage took a 5-fer and Charith Asalanka took a 4-fer to dismantle the Indian batting order. The target was 213 runs and in response to that, Sri Lankan batsmen couldn’t survive in tough batting conditions. They became the prey of the Indian bowling.
Dhananjaya de Silva and Dunith Wellalage stitched a partnership of 63 runs which was going absolutely fine till the moment Dhananjaya played a lose shot and threw his wicket. India again got back in the game and in the end, Sri Lanka lost the match by 41 runs.
Top Players to Watch
Team Sri Lanka
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf, Saud Shakeel, Mohammed Nawaz, Usama Mir, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Wasim Jnr
Team Sri Lanka
Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Pramod Madushan, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Binura Fernando, Dushan Hemantha
Predicted Playing XI
Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jnr
Team Sri Lanka
Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana
Fantasy Playing XI
Based on the stats above, here is the winning fantasy team.
This is a do-or-die match for both teams, as the winner will advance to the final of the Asia Cup 2023. The upcoming game promises to be a thrilling encounter, with defending champions Sri Lanka eager to defend their title against India in the final by knocking out Pakistan. On the other hand, Pakistan is determined to secure a rematch with India in the final and seek redemption for their significant loss in their previous encounter. The stage is set for an exciting battle. Who will win? We will see very soon. Join us and place your bets now at 24betting since this is an enthralling contest to watch. Play and get the deposit bonus and cash rewards.