One of the most awaited tournaments of 2022, Asia Cup will happen this month. As announced, the Asia Cup 2022 starts on August 27. The Asia Cup was moved from Sri Lanka to the UAE because Sri Lanka is in the middle of a political and economic crisis. However, Sri Lanka will continue to serve as the tournament’s host.
The tournament will include Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and one more team. The six countries participating teams will be split into two groups (A and B). Sri Lanka is in Group B, which has Bangladesh and Afghanistan as well.
The 5-time champion of Asia Cup 2022 will have to face Afghanistan in the 1st Match of Asia Cup at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) is yet to announce the full squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2022. Let us discuss the best probable Sri Lanka team Asia Cup 2022 Predicted Playing XI, Opener, Captain, middle-order, all-rounders & Bowlers.
Top Picks for Sri Lanka Team for Asia Cup 2022
Dasun Shanaka will be leading the team that features a number of promising young players, as well as some experienced players who are having a great game recently.
As likely in recent encounters, Pathum Nissanka and Danushka Gunathilaka might open for Sri Lanka in Asia Cup 2022. They can give Sri Lanka a good and solid start which can build the game for them.
For Sri Lanka, in Asia Cup 2022, most likely at, No. 3 and No. 4, Wanindu Hasaranga and Bhanuka Rajapaksa are projected to play. Charith Asalanka will provide the boost up for the middle order.
There are also promising prospects in Maheesh Theekshana and Matheesha Pathirana. They will likely be given chances for Asia Cup 2022. Dushmantha Chameera will be the bowler with experience, who can perform well even in death overs.
Asia Cup 2022 Sri Lanka Squad (Predicted XI):
Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Praveen Jayawickrama
Asia Cup 2022 Sri Lanka Squad (Probable Squad):
Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Praveen Jayawickrama, Nuwan Thushara, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwanidu Fernando, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha, Ramesh Mendis, Lahiru Madushanka