India would be squaring off against the Lankan lions for their 3rd Asia Cup T20 match at Mirpur today.Being a very dominant side, India would look to defeat Sri Lanka convincingly and thus fix a spot in the Asia Cup finals.Sri Lanka, on the flip side, have suffered greatly in this tournament as well as the past year or so, owing to the dismal performance with the bat.They would look forward to win this one to stay in the tournament.
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Batting: Major Concern for Sri Lanka
Batting seems to be the root cause of Worry for Sri Lanka, as they performed utterly disappointingly with the bat not only in this tournament, but for quite a long time.The bowling although has been good in patches, but still the team has lost more than they have won.They would have to bat out of the wits in this game against India, as loosing this would be curtains for Sri Lanka.Hence this would be a do or die match for them.
Rusty Middle Order: Small Concern for India
While Indians have performed exceedingly well in this format as well as this tournament, one concern that they would like to address is the rustiness of the middle order especially Yuvraj Singh and Ravindra Jadeja.Both haven’t got any serious chance to perform although lack of confidence is quite evident in their batting so far.Hence it would be great for India, if both of these get a chance to bat.
The top order consisting Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli has performed to their full potential in the recent past and provided India with starts.The late overs propulsion has been provided by Pandya who seems to have great big hitting capability.
Apart from batting, the bowling has also been quite sharp by the men in blue.The opening pair of Nehra and Bumrah has troubled the batsmen with good swing, bounce and carry.The spinners too have played their part in the middle overs with Ashwin, Yuvraj, Jadeja and Pandya chipping in a few economical overs in between.
Pitch Report, Toss, Ideal Total, Winning Prediction
The pitch at Sher-e-Bangla stadium has been quite sporty with plenty of pace, bounce and carry for the quickies.Batting too has been quite supportive on this pitch, with batsmen able to play their shots through the line.Coupled that with a lightning outfield, runs can be aplenty as well.
An ideal total here would be something here along the lines of 140-160.Teams batting first have generally won with a few exceptions here and there.Given the form of both the teams, one can easily arrive to a prediction below:
India Winning Chance: 70%
Sri Lanka Winning Chance:30%