Famend commentator Aakash Chopra is assured that the Rohit Sharma-led aspect will win the Asia Cup 2023 remaining in the event that they bat first in Colombo. Akash Chopra emphasised that Indian bowlers can limit Sri Lanka from chasing down the goal within the summit conflict.
The Males in Blue will lock horns with the Sri Lankan staff, led by Dasun Shanka, on the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on Sunday, September 17. India has gained the Asia Cup title seven occasions, whereas Sri Lanka has lifted the trophy six occasions within the match’s historical past.
I Have Confidence In The Batters – Aakash Chopra
In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra highlighted that Shubman Gill has the power to deal with spin bowling on these pitches.
“If India bat first, I really feel they are going to end this match like one-way visitors. No matter runs they make firstly, they gained’t enable Sri Lanka to attain them. I’ve the idea within the bowlers that they gained’t enable them to attain. I’ve confidence within the batters as effectively in the event that they bat first,” Chopra stated.
“Rohit Sharma likes Sri Lanka lots and if India get to bat first, Rohit Sharma might be explosive. Shubman Gill might be there alongside him.
“The best way Shubman Gill performed spin within the final match, you may say he gained’t have difficulties towards these bowlers on these pitches. Though Dunith Wellalage troubled him as soon as, he gained’t be capable of do it repeatedly.”
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill shaped an 80-run opening partnership in simply 11 overs towards Sri Lanka within the Tremendous 4 stage. Danith Wellalage triggered a collapse by dismissing Gill with a superb supply. Wellalage ended up with bowling figures of 5/40.
It Can Change into A 60-40 Sport – Aakash Chopra
The previous Indian opener feels that Sri Lankan bowlers would possibly affect the sport if India bats second. Nevertheless, Chopra emphasised that the sport may nonetheless favour India by a 60-40 margin.
“The sport can change a little bit if India bat second. Then Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana, Dhananjaya de Silva, Charith Asalanka, Dunith Wellalage – all of them do effectively.
“If Sri Lanka bat first after successful the toss, there is no such thing as a doubt that India will begin as favorites, however it may grow to be a 60-40 recreation, nonetheless in favor of India.”
“Sri Lanka do effectively when their high three do effectively, no less than one or two of the highest three. When Kusal Mendis performed very effectively and Pathum Nissanka gave them an excellent begin, Sadeera Samarawickrama and Charith Asalanka managed it later.”
The 2 groups might be hoping to spice up their confidence with a win within the remaining recreation forward of the ODI World Cup 2023, scheduled to be performed between October 5 and November 19.