IND vs SL Weather Report: India and Sri Lanka, two of the most successful teams in Asia Cup history, will compete for continental supremacy on September 17 in Colombo. The Men in Blue have qualified for the final due to their victories against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Super Four stage, while the Lankan Lions have been exceedingly consistent and have reached the final on home soil.
For Sri Lanka, it has been all about the team game. Dasun Shanaka, captain of Sri Lanka, never panicked despite the absence of several crucial players and led the team to yet another final. Dunith Wellalage, alongside Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, and Matheesa Pathirana, has been a formidable opponent.
Despite all the positive news, Maheesh Theekshana’s absence may hinder the team’s performance in the final. The absence of the 23-year-old can prove to be a significant setback for Sri Lanka’s spin department, as the team has been exceptional in this department. However, they possess the qualities necessary for success.
There are a number of issues that India needs to address at present, particularly their batting. In the absence of Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya, the middle-order batsmen struggled against Bangladesh, which is not a positive sign heading into the final and ODI World Cup. On the other hand, Shubman Gill’s century is an enormous positive.
Bowlers have performed admirably thus far, especially Kuldeep Yadav, who has taken nine wickets in four encounters. When these two teams meet again in the competition, it will be an exciting match.
However, rain has had a significant impact on the ongoing Asia Cup. There is a possibility that it will also interfere on the night of the championship game. In the meantime, if this occurs, the contest will be moved to reserve day on September 18. If it rains on both days, the trophy will be split between the two teams.