PAK vs SL, Asia Cup 2022 Final: This is one of best Asia Cups we have had, says Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka

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PAK vs SL, Asia Cup 2022 Final: This is one of best Asia Cups we have had, says Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka
PAK vs SL, Asia Cup 2022 Final: This is one of best Asia Cups we have had, says Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka

PAK vs SL, Asia Cup 2022 Final: This is one of best Asia Cups we have had, says Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka

PAK vs SL: Ahead of Asia Cup 2022 final against Pakistan, Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka said that the side is very excited to play in the summit clash and as a team, this is one of his country’s best Asia Cup outings.

Sri Lanka and Pakistan will lock horns in the final of Asia Cup 2022 in Dubai on Sunday. “As a team, we are very excited to play the final, and Pakistan is a very good team, all the matches have been nailbiters and we are looking forward to the final,” said Shanaka to the media ahead of the final.

“As a tournament, looking back, this has been one of the best Asia Cups we have had, and we are looking forward to the final,” he added.

Sri Lanka has won the Asia Cup five times. In 1986, 1997, 2004, 2008, and 2014, they won the competition. Next to India, who has won seven championships, they are the second-most successful team in the history of the competition.

PAK vs SL, Asia Cup 2022 Final: This is one of best Asia Cups we have had, says Dasun Shanaka
PAK vs SL, Asia Cup 2022 Final: This is one of best Asia Cups we have had, says Dasun Shanaka

Sri Lanka’s Asia Cup 2022 campaign got off to a rough start when they were defeated by Afghanistan by eight wickets. They beat Bangladesh by two wickets in a thrilling encounter in their subsequent Group match, though. And also advanced to the Super Four round of the competition.

In the Super Four phase, Sri Lanka embarked on an unstoppable winning streak while outperforming their rivals in thrilling encounters. They defeated Afghanistan by four wickets to begin this phase. Then, they triumphed over India by six wickets in a nail-biting last over. By a margin of five wickets, they defeated Pakistan in their final Super Four phase game.

With three victories in three games, they finished the Super Four phase atop the standings.

The leading run-scorer for Sri Lanka in this competition is opener Pathum Nissanka. He has 165 runs scored for an average of 41.25. He also has two half-centuries, the best of which was a 55*.

The tournament’s top wicket-taker for Sri Lanka is medium pacer Dilshan Madushanka. He has six wickets in five games at an average of 21.83 and also an economy rate of 7.70. His top bowling performance was a 3/24.