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Asia Cup 2022: Pakistan and Sri Lanka will face each other in a thrilling final today – latest news

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Pakistan and Sri Lanka will clash in a thrilling Asia Cup 2022 title decider at the Dubai International Stadium today (Sunday).

A day before the final, both teams rested without any cricket activity. There will be two changes in the Pakistan team for the final. Shadab Khan and Naseem Shah, who were rested in the Super Four match against Sri Lanka, will be included in the team. He was replaced by Hasan Ali and Usman Qadir in the Super Four match.

On the other hand, the sources say that the Pakistani team management is worried about not getting continuous runs from Fakhar Zaman and the middle order.

Playing in their 11th Asia Cup final, the Islanders will try their best to lift the trophy for the sixth time. Pakistan have reached the final of the cricket competition for the fifth time and are in good shape to win the trophy for the third time.

Pakistan had earlier lost to Sri Lanka by five wickets. However, head coach Saqlain Mushtaq shrugged off the defeat, saying Pakistan’s eyes were on the bigger picture — winning the Asia Cup trophy.

“We just wanted to try a few things because our focus is on the final. You will see a different Pakistan team than the one you saw in a relatively modest match the other day. Every player will perform at their best in the final as all our energies are focused on winning the cup.

Captain Babar Azam encouraged the team members and said that I am lucky to captain a team that is full of talent, every player is a match winner, we see a new man of the match in every match. Is.

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He also praised Naseem Shah, saying, “His two sixes against Afghanistan reminded us of Javed Miandad’s bravery.”

Babar also gave great importance to winning the toss as according to him the team batting second in Dubai always has an advantage. “I think the toss will have its role in the outcome of the match,” he said.

Sri Lanka captain Dasan Shanaka said that Pakistan is a very capable team. Shadab Khan said that when we lost the first match of the tournament against India, we were sure that we would be on top. And get up we did. Rizwan played exceptionally well against Hong Kong, followed by a comprehensive bowling display that helped us secure a confidence-boosting win. Nawaz showed excellent all-round skills against India in the Super 4 match and although I was man of the match against Afghanistan, those two sixes by Naseem Shah will always be remembered.

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