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Pitch Report for India vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2022
1st innings average score: 162
2nd innings average score: 154
Type: Excellent for batting. Two scores above 180 have been successfully chased down.
Time: September 6, 7:30 PM IST
Probable Playing XIs for India & Sri Lanka
Probable XI for India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal/Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh
Probable XI for Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka
Dasun Shanaka fancies playing against India. He has hit the most runs (273) for Sri Lanka against the Men in Blue in the format. His top score of 74* came in the last game he played against them. In addition to his batting heroics, he has the best figures of 3 for 16.
Hardik Pandya, India’s finisher and the ever-improving all-rounder, has excellent numbers with the ball and on the field against Sri Lanka: nine wickets and nine catches in eight T20Is. We need not highlight his recent batting exploits.
Wanindu Hasaranga has taken 10 wickets in six T20Is, including the best figures of 4 for 6, against India. He also showcased his batting prowess in the previous game against Afghanistan, hitting 16* off 9 in a difficult run chase.
Smart Fantasy Picks for the Match
Although a strike rate of 114 may not impress the fantasy players, they know the importance of a batter who averages 27 in 26 T20Is. Pathum Nissanka holds one end up and keeps fantasy cricket rocking and rolling.
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul did not waste any time against Pakistan as they launched a counterattack right away, adding 54 off 31 for the first wicket. While Rohit has been doing so throughout the year, Rahul looked in good nick and dispatched even good deliveries to the boundary.
One may wonder why Bhanuka Rajapaksa is batting down the order, but he has two scores in the thirties: one came at No. 5 and the other at 6. He is smacking the same amount of runs and at the same rate at any given position.
While Yuzvendra Chahal tosses up the ball, Ravi Bishnoi hurries the ball and maintains a stump-to-stump line. The leg-spin duo’s difference and variety in bowling style were difficult to decipher on Sunday night. They took a wicket apiece.
Fantasy Power Picks
Against Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli has smashed 339 runs in seven T20Is at an average of 85 and a strike rate of 140. In the ongoing tournament, he has collected a 30-run bonus once and 50-run bonus fantasy points twice in three innings.
Kusal Mendis has been fighting tooth and nail this season with top scores of 36 off 19 and 60 off 37. To make matters more interesting, he will be back to the same venue where he hammered a half-century against Bangladesh last week.
Suryakumar Yadav looked good until he lasted against Pakistan. He chose the bigger part of the ground to hit a six and had to pay the price. In 2022, he has accumulated 527 runs at 40 including a hundred and three fifties in 15 T20Is.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
Picking power hitters is the way in Dubai. With one side of the boundary being bigger, captains have been operating spinners smartly. For that matter, both teams have wicket-taking wrist spinners in their armoury.