Sri Lanka and Pakistan will face each other in the much-awaited final of the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Both sides recently met in the last game of the Super Four clash, where the Islanders defeated the Men in Green by five wickets.

Interestingly, both Sri Lanka and Pakistan started the tournament with respective losses against Afghanistan and India but ended up reaching the final of the 20-over showpiece event.

Pitch report:

Win toss and bowl first would be an ideal template for this match as 26 of the last 30 T20Is played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium have been won by the chasing side.

Probable XIs:

Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(wk), Charith Asalanka/Dhananjaya de Silva, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka(c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Pramod Madushan/Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka

Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan(wk), Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain

Match Prediction:

Case 1:

  • Sri Lanka wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 40-45
  • Pakistan total: 160-170

Case 2:

  • Pakistan wins the toss and bowls first
  • Powerplay score: 45-50
  • Sri Lanka total: 165-175

Team batting second to win the contest.

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