Sri Lanka, which has been reeling from a socio-economic crisis and one of the worst democratic turmoil in its history, may give its cricket team some chance to celebrate. But for this, he will have to beat the strong Pakistan team in the Asia Cup final here on Sunday. Sri Lanka is in a way the host of the Asia Cup but due to security reasons, it could not organize it in its home country and hence the United Arab Emirates got the opportunity to organize this tournament.
Dasun Shanaka is captaining Sri Lanka
It would have been a happy moment for the Dasun Shanaka -led side if they had been playing the final at their home ground. Looking at his performance in the Super Four, it can be said that the challenge for the Babar Azam-led Pakistan team will not be easy by any means. Be it the Asian Cricket Council or the spectators of Dubai, everyone wanted the final match to be between India and Pakistan but Sri Lanka spoiled all their equations by performing well.
Sri Lanka easily beat Pakistan on Friday
Not only this, he registered an easy victory in the final match of Super Four against his final rivals Pakistan on Friday. With this, his team will enter the final with increased morale. But in Dubai, Pakistan is likely to get immense support from the audience and in such a situation players like Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Nawaz and Naseem Shah will try to give their best. There will be a Sri Lankan team in front of Pakistan which is trying to revive its cricket.
Sri Lankan team made a tremendous comeback
She wants to make a mark in a format in which she became the world champion in 2014. Sri Lanka's cricket has been battling with poor selection and politics within the board for some time now but now its players have changed their attitude in T20 cricket and have added aggression to it. Sri Lanka's attack looks strong despite the absence of an experienced bowler like Dushmant Chamira, while in the batting they have two excellent openers Kusal Mendis and Pathum Nisanka.
Sri Lankan players are batting aggressively
Danushka Gunatilaka, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Shanaka and Chamakatne Karunaratne have also made useful contributions. So far in the five matches of the Asia Cup, Sri Lankan batsmen have hit 28 sixes and 62 fours, which shows their aggressive attitude. In the bowling, Mahesh Teekshana and Wanindu Hasaranga have handled the spin department very well, while Dilshan Madhushanka has performed the responsibility of the main fast bowler quite admirably. In contrast, Pakistan is concerned about the form of its captain and best batsman Babar, who has scored only 63 runs in five matches so far. He will definitely try to play a big innings in the final.