The much-awaited Asia Cup 2023 finals will be played between India and Sri Lanka on 17th September 2023 at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Two deserving teams in the form of India and Sri Lanka will be locking horns with each other in the grand finale.
India are coming on the back of a narrow 6-run defeat against Bangladesh after they made 5 changes to the playing XI. Experimentation costed Team India and broke their winning momentum in the ongoing Asia Cup 2023.
Sri Lanka on the other hand, bounced back strongly after their 41-run defeat at the hands of India in the Super 4s. They defeated Pakistan by 2 wickets in a rain-affected game at the same venue.
Dasun Shanaka and co. would be banking on the home support to win this game against a powerful unit like India.
In this article, we take a look at the top 3 captain choices for the Asia Cup 2023 finals at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo:
1. Kuldeep Yadav (India)
With 9 wickets under his belt, Kuldeep Yadav is the leading wicket-taker of India in the ongoing Asia Cup 2023. He justified the selectors’ faith in him and has been the cynosure of all eyes.
In a low-scoring game against Sri Lanka in the Super 4s, Kuldeep Yadav led the bowling charge of India and steered India to a sweet victory against the home team. Yadav bagged 4 wickets in the game and made sure that India taste victory in a game and eventually booked their place in the Asia Cup 2023 finals.
2. Dunith Wellalage (Sri Lanka)
20-year-old Sri Lankan all-rounder Dunith Wellalage has been in fine form in the ongoing tournament. He is playing exceedingly well for his age and has played an instrumental role for the defending champions in this year’s competition.
Wellalage took a fifer in the previous game against India and finished with figures of 5/40 in this particular game at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
Dunith Wellalage can be a good captain choice for your fantasy team in this IND vs SL game.
3. Shubman Gill (India)
The leading run-scorer of the Asia Cup 2023, Shubman Gill has been an epitome of class in the ongoing tournament. He has amassed 275 runs at an outstanding average of 68.75 and has been brilliant, to say the least.
Shubman Gill smashed a century in the previous game against Bangladesh in the Super 4s and even though the innings went in vain, his maturity was on display in the innings.