Pakistan Vs. Sri Lanka Betting Preview & Odds (T20 Cricket Asia Cup Final 2022, September 11)
After a whirlwind fortnight of T20 cricket, the Asia Cup 2022 final is upon us. Despite India being overwhelming favorites heading into the tournament and Afghanistan dominating the pool play, it is Sri Lanka and Pakistan who meet in the final on Sunday night. We preview our match predictions and break down the best bets ahead of the Asia Cup 2022 final.
|Date:||Sunday 11th of September|
|Time:||6 PM local time (GMT+4)|
|Venue:||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE|
The Road to the Asia Cup 2022 Final
As the largest non-ICC cricket tournament in the world, the Asia Cup has a history stretching back almost three decades.
Debuting in 1983, the tournament has been played 14 times since then, with India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka all regulars. Typically played in the ODI format, this year is only the second time it has been in the T20I format.
Overall, India has been the dominant team in the Asia Cup’s history with seven wins. This weekend’s finalists have also tasted success, with Sri Lanka winning in 1986, 1997, 2004, 2008, and 2014, while Pakistan was the victor in 2000 and 2012.
Sunday evening will be the fourth time Sri Lanka and Pakistan have contested a final, with Sri Lanka leading 2-1.
2022 T20 Asia Cup Final Betting Odds to Win
Pakistan are Favorites to win @ 1.57 (4/7)
In an intriguing scheduling twist, Pakistan and Sri Lanka played each other last night in the final match of the tournament’s Super Four phase.
While the match was a dead rubber, the Lions put in a dominant performance as the winner, rolling Pakistan for 121, then chasing the total down with five wickets and three overs to spare.
However, Pakistan still heads into tomorrow’s final as the 1.57 (4/7) favourites for the win according to the best bookmakers for cricket. The result won’t worry them too much—several players were rested, and as the No.2 T20 team in the world, before this loss, they had achieved impressive wins over Afghanistan and India to qualify for the final.
Key for Pakistan will be their top-order batsmen firing.
Sri Lanka Underdogs at @ 2.37 (11/8)
Ranked No.8 in the world and thoroughly beaten by Afghanistan in the tournament’s first match, Sri Lanka will still be confident ahead of tomorrow’s final.
Their recent performance against the men in green was strong, with an impressive bowling performance and comfortable chase. The odds of 2.37 (11/8) won’t worry them, with stars like Pathum Nissanka thriving at the top of the order and Wanindu Hasaranga looking menacing every time he runs into a bowl.
Sri Lanka will look to channel the confidence that has seen them win
2022 Cricket Asia Cup Final Betting Tips
Close matches like this always offer fantastic opportunities for live betting, and Sunday’s Asia Cup final is no different. Here are some of the best bets we see tomorrow night:
Mohammad Rizwan to Hit the Most Sixes in the Match @ 5.5 (9/2)
Rizwan is the Asia Cup’s second-highest run-scorer with 226 and has the class to stand up and win his side the final with some big shots.
Wanindu Hasaranga to Win Player of the Match @ 8.00 (7/1)
Coming off figures of 21/3 last night, Hasaranga is the type of bowler who can devastate a world-class lineup in minutes. Chances are he could make a difference against Pakistan.
Shadab Khan to Win Player of the Match @ 9.00 (8/1)
Should the match go Pakistan’s way, this man is likely to play a significant role—as the team’s premier all-rounder, he’s as likely to contribute with bat and ball.
Our Final Predictions for the Asia Cup Final 2022
- Pakistan to Win @ 1.57 (4/7)
- Mohammad Rizwan to hit the most sixes in the match @ 5.5 (9/2)
- Shadab Khan to win Player of the Match @ 9.00 (8/1)
With dominating stats in the Lions’ favour, Pakistan looks to win the game, and the odds are pretty attractive for this pick. Also, you can try to guess with MVP and most sixes men to help the Falcons to lift the trophy.
Take a punt on one of these betting promotions, and tune in tomorrow to see who wins the Asia Cup 2022 final.