SL vs PAK: Aakash Chopra claims batting setups from both sides are rather unpredictable and immature


Aakash Chopra, a former cricketer for India, claimed that the batting formations of Sri Lanka and Pakistan are “a bit unpredictable and less mature” ahead of the two teams’ Asia Cup final.

On September 11, the continental championship will be decided in Dubai with a match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Babar Azam Dasun Shanaka. Image Credits: Twitter

On 9 September, in their Super Four match, Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan for 121. At one point, Pakistan was 82/4, but after losing three wickets for just 28 runs, they were all out in 19.1 overs. Maheesh Theekshana and Pramod Madushan each took three wickets, while Wanindu Hasaranga shared four wickets.

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Babar Azam
Babar Azam. Photo credits: Twitter

In response, Sri Lanka amassed the 122 run in 17 overs after struggling in the first innings. With the help of Pathum Nissanka’s fifty and Wanindu Hasaranga’s cameo (10 from three balls), Sri Lanka remained unbeaten in the Super Four stage and took first place in the standings.

Bowlers will play a more dominant role: Aakash Chopra

In the Super Four match earlier this week for the 2022 edition, which will be contested in the 20-overs format, Sri Lanka shocked Pakistan with a five-wicket win.

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Aakash Chopra predicted the outcome on Star Sports, saying: “This should be a good game that’s not really a high-score game because when you look at these two batting lineups, you feel like they’re a little unpredictable, a little less mature.”

Asia Cup 2022 Final Sri Lanka vs Pakistan
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“When you see such batting formations, you realize that bowlers will play a more dominant role when you recognize the pressure of the final on a brand new surface. I believe that the team that wins the toss will gain another significant advantage. I expect a score of 140 to 150, and anyone chasing will have to be alert.” said Aakash Chopra.

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On September 11, the continental championship will be decided in Dubai with a match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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