Asia Cup 2023 Live Score, PAK vs SL Match Today: Pakistan and Sri Lanka battle each other in a Super 4 match on Thursday for a place in the Asia Cup final.
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2023 Live Score: Pakistan take on Sri Lanka when they lock horns in a Super 4 match on Thursday for a place in the Asia Cup final. Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka have two points and the winner of the virtual knock-out game will progress to the final on September 17. India have already secured a place in the summit clash after they defeated Sri Lanka by 41 runs in a Super Four game on Tuesday.
Pakistan will have a few headaches with pacers Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah doubtful with respective injuries. They were forced to add Shahnawaz Dahani and Zaman Khan, a 22-year-old slinger pacer who can hit 150 kmph clicks, as back-ups for the remainder of Asia Cup.
The last time these two sides met, Pakistan had emerged victorious by seven wickets and hence they will be favourites in this match as well. Our senior cricket writer Venkata Krishna B is in Pallekele to cover the Asia Cup. Please click here to watch the Asia Cup drama unfold through Venkata’s eyes and words.
Pakistan head coach Grant Bradburn, however, saw the positive side of it and deemed it as a gift since it exposed Pakistan’s weak points which still needs fine tuning. “My gut feeling is that we are grateful for the gift that has been this last two days,” Bradburn told reporters.
“We don’t get to play some of the best players in the world very often,” he added.
“We haven’t lost a game of cricket for the last three months, so it’s a timely reminder that we need to turn up every day, put in our best on the park, and it’s actually a gift in the last two days we haven’t done that.