Defending Champion Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat in the title clash of the Asia Cup 2023 against India at the R. Premadasa International Stadium in Colombo on Sunday.
Just as it seemed like the clear skies in the morning would allow us a timely start at the R Premadasa Stadium, the rains have come down just after the toss to delay the start of the match.
India is playing with their regular side except injured Axar Patel who has been replaced by Washington Sundar.
Talking at the toss India captain Rohit Sharma said, “Would have batted first too, looks like a dry pitch. We are confident of chasing down whatever Sri Lanka put on the board. This is a good chance to go aggressive with the ball and see what the surface has to offer. We came really close last game, anything about 240 on this surface is good. Our job today is to do well with the ball, and then see what we can do with the bat.
The crowd have been brilliant, good support for both teams but probably a bit more for Sri Lanka. Hopefully, they get to witness a good final. Everyone’s back after the rest in the last game, Axar is injured so Washington Sundar comes in for him.”
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