Asia Cup Cricket has now reached its last stage. On October 14 (Thursday), Pakistan cricket team will face Sri Lanka cricket team. This will be a do or die match for both the teams, the team which loses this match will be out of Asia Cup. Both the teams will have to face each other in their last match. Had to face defeat. In such a situation, let us look at the competition between the players in the match.
Dimuth Karunaratne vs Shaheen Afridi
A fierce competition can be seen between Sri Lanka’s experienced opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne and Shaheen Afridi. Karunaratne would like to score fast runs in the initial overs, in such a situation Shaheen can become a problem for him. The two have faced each other in 9 innings so far. Has happened. Shaheen has shown Karunaratne the way to the pavilion thrice. Sri Lankan batsmen have been able to score only 67 runs against Shaheen at an average of 22.33.
Babar Azam vs Mahesh Tikshana
A good fight can be seen between Pakistan team captain Babar Azam and Mahesh Tikshana. Babar plays spin very well. In such a situation, Teekshana would like to get him out soon. The two have faced each other in 4 innings so far. Teekshana has been able to dismiss Babar only once during this period. Babar has scored against him at an average of 40.00. During this period his strike rate has been 61.53.
Fakhar Zaman vs Kasun Rajitha
Pakistan team’s opening batsman Fakhar Zaman’s performance in the Asia Cup has not been anything special. In such a situation, he will have to stay away from fast bowler Kasun Rajitha. Both have faced each other in 2 innings and Rajitha has dismissed him both times. Fakhar has been able to score only 1 run against him at a strike rate of 33.33. Rajitha is known for swinging the ball in the initial overs, Fakhar gets stuck on these balls.
Mohammad Rizwan vs Dunith Vellage
Dunith Vellalaghe, who is scouting the Sri Lankan team in this Asia Cup, has taken 9 wickets in the tournament. Mohammad Rizwan will have to stay away from them a bit. Till now both have not come face to face. Rizwan plays spin bowlers very well in the middle overs. In ODI cricket, he has scored 809 runs against spin bowlers with an excellent average of 40.45 and an excellent strike rate of 83.74.
Pakistan has played 25 matches in R Premadasa Stadium. They have won 14 and lost 9 matches. Sri Lanka has played 122 ODIs, winning 75 and losing 40 matches.
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