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Sri Lanka's Comeback in Asia Cup 2023

By Vipin - 2023-08-26 15:10:39
Sri Lanka's Comeback in Asia Cup 2023

The upcoming Cricket Asia Cup 2023 will be the 16th edition of the 50 Overs Asia Cup & will be played First Four Matches in Pakistan. This will be the first time that Pakistan will host the cup alone, as in the previous editions, it acted as the joint host. The tournament will see 6 teams fighting for the beautiful trophy as the Asia Cup 2023 final will be played on 17 September, 2023 in Sri Lanka.

The Sri Lanka Cricket Board has announced the team squad for the ACC Men’s Asia Cup 2023. The 2023 Cricket Asia Cup schedule has also been updated.

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Are you looking for Sri Lanka squad, captain & player list for upcoming Asia Cup matches ? – Here we have shared Sri Lanka squads, team captain & players list for 2023 upcoming Asia Cup 2023 tournament. Here we are presenting the complete list of 15 man squad selected for Sri Lanka tour of Pakistan 2023 For Asia Cup.

Dushmantha Chameera & Wanindu Hasaranga 'Doubtful' For Asia Cup 2023

As per ESPNcricinfo, Chameera is likely to be ruled out of the Asia Cup, though the board is waiting on further reports to confirm this. Due to a thigh strain, Hasaranga missed the LPL final. Hasaranga's management believes that he won't be ready for Sri Lanka's games against Bangladesh and Afghanistan (in the Asia Cup group stage). Furthermore, Hasaranga's availability will depend on whether he can participate without running the risk of suffering additional injuries if Sri Lanka advances past the group stage.

Hasaranga won't play in top-flight cricket again until after the World Cup because Sri Lanka wants him to be available for it. This is also true of Chameera, who, when healthy, is Sri Lanka's preferred pace spearhead.

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Fernando has not played an ODI since January, mostly due to injury while Perera has not played an ODI since 2021, due to both injury and modest form.

Hasaranga's return to first-class cricket will be cautious because Sri Lanka wants him to be available for the World Cup. This is also true of Chameera, Sri Lanka's go-to pace spearhead when healthy.

Hasaranga's injury is a particularly severe setback to Sri Lanka's chances of winning the Asia Cup. He topped the statistics for both runs scored and wickets taken throughout the LPL. While Chameera has frequently been replaced by Dilshan Madushanka, Kasun Rajitha, and Asitha Fernando, Sri Lanka has managed its attack without him, but they lack a tried-and-true Hasaranga substitute.

Sri Lanka's records

India and Sri Lanka are the most successful teams in the history of the Asia Cup. Both the teams have dominated the continental championship since the inaugural edition in 1984 which was won by Team India. No other team in Asia has managed to win as many Asia Cup titles as India and Sri Lanka.

India currently leads the list with 7 titles to their name followed by Sri Lanka who have won 6 titles so far. Apart from India and Sri Lanka, Pakistan are the only other team who have won the continental championship. India and Sri Lanka have also finished runners-up 3 and 6 times respectively.

The India-Sri Lanka rivalry is arguably the fiercest rivalry in the Asia Cup. Both teams have constantly fought to gain supremacy in the continental championship and their head-to-head record pretty much proves it. In the ODI format of the Asia Cup, both the teams have played 19 games against each other and Sri Lanka have the upper hand by a small margin.

While Sri Lanka have won 10 of the 19 games, India have won the other 9. In T20Is, both teams have 1 win against each other.

IND vs SL Asia Cup Head-to-Head Records In ODI Format

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In the ODI format, India and Sri Lanka have 19 games against each other. They first played an Asia Cup game against each other in 1984 and India won that clash. Since then, both teams have constantly played against each other in the tournament.

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