Sri Lanka take on Pakistan in the final Super 4 match on September 9 in Dubai. Both teams are expected to play in the final a couple of days later in Dubai on September 11. PAK and SL have both defeated India and Pakistan in the Super 4s and have got a bit of consistency going for them.
Sri Lanka especially have raised their game as they have chased successfully thrice in a row. In their last win against India, the Lankans chased down 174 with a ball to spare. Their chase was set up by the openers Pathum Nissanka (52) and Kusal Mendis (57) and finished off by their skipper Dasun Shanaka (33 * off 18) and Bhanuka Rajapaksa (25* off 17).
“The environment in the team set the tone. It is what gave us confidence. The batting unit won it for us. The bowlers bowled well in patches, Dilshan and Theekshana in particular. The Indian batsmen came hard, but we did well to keep them to 173. We had a good discussion after the first game. We know what we can do in this tournament” said the Lankan skipper after the game.
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai – Asia Cup 2022, Super 4, Match 6
Dubai has hosted six games in this Asia Cup so far and five of them have been won chasing. That itself is an indication that this is a chasing ground and the batsmen favour themselves to chasing anything. Two scores of over 180 and two scores over 170 have been chased at this venue.
Speaking about the weather conditions for the SL vs PAK game on Friday, the temperature is expected to be around 34 degrees in the evening. Humidity will be close to 50 per cent and dew is expected to play a part as well. Dubai has hosted 80 T20Is so far.
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