Ahead of his side’s Super Four match against India, Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka said that Team India has been playing good cricket lately and will not be under any pressure in the match. India will lock horns in the ongoing match against Sri Lanka in their second Super Four stage clash Asia Cup 2022 on Tuesday.
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“They (India) played a great game last night. They are playing good cricket and will be ready. I don’t think they will be under any pressure,” Shanaka said in a pre-match press conference. Talking about his team’s match strategies, the Sri Lankan captain said that it will play in a positive manner and the focus will be on batting. “Our strategy is mainly about batting, with longer partnerships at the top of the order. If we do that, we will have a better chance of winning the game,” he added. Talking about the Indian bowling attack in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami, the Sri Lankan captain said, “I don’t think (that they are inexperienced. They are a proper bowling attack. They have played a lot). ) IPL and a lot of experience.”
Shanaka said that the team will prepare to tackle star Indian batsman Virat Kohli, who has scored 154 runs in three innings with the help of two half-centuries, who is playing a brilliant Asia Cup so far. Talking about the spin bowling against India, the Sri Lankan skipper said that he expects their main spinners to do well. India’s next Super Four stage clash against Sri Lanka in the ongoing Asia Cup 2022 will be extremely crucial for their chances of qualifying for the final of the Men in Blue tournament, which they have won seven times and are currently defending, While Sri Lanka will look to strengthen their chances of progressing in the tournament.
India lead in their first Super Four clash in this match with a heavy wound of defeat to arch-rivals Pakistan. It will be in the minds of the Men in Blue to continue their campaign so that they can not only lift the trophy for the eighth time, but also avenge the loss to Pakistan, given that the Men in Green qualify for the final. Well. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will be aiming to build on the momentum they achieved after a four-wicket win against Afghanistan in their first Super Four encounter. This team has produced some amazing results in the last few months and a win against a world class Indian team will be on their bucket list as a team.
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Charit Aslanka, Ashen Bandara, Dinesh Chandimal, Vanindu Hasaranga de Silva, Dhananjaya de Silva, Nuwanidu Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Praveen Jayavikrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Pramod Madushan, Dilshan Madushan, Dilshan Madu, Madushanka Bhanuka Rajapakse, Mahesh Thikshana, Jeffrey Vandersay.