Asia Cup 2023 Final Preview: Key Players, Flash Strategy, Pitch and Prizes to be won.
Date: 17th September, 2023
Venue: R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Time: 3:00 PM IST/ 9:30 AM UTC
Batters – Shubman Gill, Rohit Sharma
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja
Batters - Kusal Mendis, Sadeera Samarawickrama
Bowlers – Dunith Wellalage, Matheesha Pathirana
All-Rounders - Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva
At the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, results from the recent five matches in the Asia Cup 2023 indicate a preference for teams batting first, with four wins, while only one team managed to win while chasing, clinching victory on the last ball. This trend points to the increasing difficulty of batting as the match progresses. Spin bowlers have been particularly dominant in this tournament, and with consecutive matches at this venue, the pitch seems to be favouring them even more. For fast bowlers, the initial shine of the new ball and varying their pace will be crucial. As demonstrated by Shubman Gill in the last game, batters should take time to settle before attempting aggressive shots. Looking at the broader history of this venue, in 146 ODIs, teams batting first have come out on top 80 times, compared to 56 for the chasing teams. Posting a first innings total above 250 generally provides a robust platform for victory. Given this trend, the captain winning the toss is likely to opt for batting first.
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Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera’s flash collectibles, three top batters from each side are available at just $1 FC Reward while Shreyas Iyer’s flash collectible is available at $2 and Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma’s flash collectibles are available at $3.
In terms of the bowlers, $1 options include Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha and Maheesh Theekshana’s flash collectibles while Jasprit Bumrah’s flash collectible is available at $2.
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