India vs Sri Lanka: When the Indian team will face Sri Lanka in the ‘Super Four’ match of ‘Do or Die’ of Asia Cup 2022 on Tuesday, they will need the best performance from their bowlers, while in this game. Any kind of new experiment should also be avoided. Where in the absence of injured Ravindra Jadeja, Harshal Patel and Jasprit Bumrah, India do not have much option to play in the bowling department. India played five bowlers against Pakistan on Sunday and the decision did not go in favor of the team, Bhuvneshwar Kumar did not have a good day. Hardik Pandya, who played a key role in winning the opening match against Pakistan, proved to be costly and so did Yuzvendra Chahal, who was not looking in his best form in the tournament.
Hardik’s four overs become very important in the ‘theory’ of five bowlers. Axar Patel may be included in the playing XI to provide balance in the team, who has been called in place of Jadeja. Avesh Khan was unwell before the match against Pakistan, he can return to the team as the third specialist fast bowler. Head coach Rahul Dravid insisted that India would try to play with their best playing XI ahead of the World Cup, but continued to use the Rohit Sharma-led side.
Team India should adopt this strategy to win
The ‘Rishabh Pant vs Dinesh Karthik’ debate continues in the team, with the team management replacing the Tamil Nadu wicket-keeper batsman with Deepak Hooda. On the other hand, Karthik, however, barely got a chance to bat in the first two matches. The bowling resources may not be enough at this point of time, but India need to decide on their middle order. The positive thing about the match against Pakistan was that the top order did a great job. Rohit, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli all three showed a lot of aggression and got India off to a quick start. Kohli’s critics may finally be silent after his second successive half-century in the Asia Cup. He may not be in his best form, but on Sunday he indicated that he is heading towards it.
A lot of hope from Virat Kohli in the match against Sri Lanka
In the match against Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli and both the openers would have been expected to bat swiftly from the very first ball. After registering two close victories against Bangladesh and Afghanistan, Sri Lanka got their campaign back on track despite a crushing defeat in the opening match. Barring number three Charit Asalanka, Sri Lankan batsmen have made an impact, including captains Dasun Shanaka and Kusal Mendis against Bangladesh and Dhanushka Gunathilak and Bhanuka Rajapaksa against Afghanistan.
India : Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Dinesh Karthik, Avesh Khan, Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin.
Sri Lanka : Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dhanushka Gunatilka, Pathum Nisanka, Kusal Mendis, Charit Aslanka, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjay de Silva, Vanindu Hasaranga, Mahesh Teekshna , Jeffrey Wanderse, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Pathirana, Nuvanindu Fernando and Dinesh Chandimal.