After Pakistan was eliminated in thrilling circumstances on Thursday, India and Sri Lanka will play in the Asia Cup championship match.

India, which will host the World Cup next month, defeated Sri Lanka by 41 runs in Colombo on Tuesday, guaranteeing that they will place first and second in the Super 4 round of the 50-over championship.

The outcome set up a match that Pakistan and Sri Lanka had to win in order to advance to the final on Sunday at R Premadasa Stadium.

On Thursday, Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by two wickets in a last-ball thriller thanks to Kusal Mendis’ 91 and Charith Asalanka’s unbeaten 49.

At the R Premadasa Stadium on Friday night, India and Bangladesh will compete in a dead rubber match for dignity.

The 50-over Asia Cup has been won by India a record seven times, while Pakistan and Sri Lanka have triumphed five and two times, respectively.


Friday, September 15, 7.30pm, Colombo – India vs Bangladesh

Sunday, September 17, 7.30pm, Colombo – Asia Cup final, India vs TBC

Monday, September 18, 7.30pm, Colombo – Asia Cup final reserve day (if required)


Friday, September 15 – mostly cloudy with a couple of thunderstorms around, 31 degrees

Saturday, September 16 – periods of clouds and sun with widely separated thunderstorms, 32 degrees

Sunday, September 17 – clouds and sunshine; a thundershower in spots in the morning followed by a couple of thunderstorms around in the afternoon, 31 degrees



Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Haris, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Saud Shakeel, Tayyab Tahir (travelling reserve)


Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumraj, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Sanju Samson (travelling reserve)


Shakib Al Hasan (c), Anamul Haque Bijoy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Naim Sheikh, Shamim Hossain, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Tanzim Hasan Sakib

Sri Lanka

Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanaka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Janith Perera, Kusal Mendis (vc), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushan Hemantha, Binura Fernando, Pramod Madushan


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