Cricket fans are expecting the final of two rival teams, India and Pakistan, in this Asia Cup Final in 2023. However, this year, too, this dream is shattered. In the history of the Asia Cup, India and Pakistan have never played against each other in the finals. Moreover, on September 17, India and Sri Lanka are going to play the final match of the Asia Cup 2023.
India secured its place in the finals by winning the initial two matches in the Super Four stage. However, Pakistan lost to Sri Lanka in Colombo. The match was curtailed due to rain. Consequently, the overs have to be reduced. The overs were reduced to 42 per side. In 42 overs, Pakistan posted a target of 252 runs for Sri Lanka. But the Lankan lions easily chased the target and secured a place in the finals.
This is the eighth time both teams have played in the finals against each other. However, if India wins, it will be its eighth title, and if Sri Lanka wins, it will be their seventh title. The final will be played in Colombo, and if the rain interrupts the game, there is a provision for a reserve day.
Asia Cup Final 2023: Date, Time, and Venue
After so much disruption due to the rain, the tournament came to an end. India and Sri Lanka will face each other in the finals for the eighth time. However, the final match will be played at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on September 17 at 3 p.m. IST.
Asia Cup 2023 Live Streaming Options
India: Disney+ Hotstar, Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD, Star Sports 1 Tamil SD + HD, Star Sports 1 Telugu SD+HD, Star Sports 1 Kannada
Pakistan: PTV Sports and Ten Sports
Bangladesh: Gazi TV
United Kingdom: TNT Sports app
Australia: Fox Sports and the FOXTel app
South Africa: SuperSport
Asia Cup Winners: 1984 to 2022
India won the title seven times and Sri Lanka six times. However, Pakistan won the title only twice. Below, you will find the year-wise winners of the Asia Cup.
|Year||Winner||Runner Up||Hosting Nation|
|1986||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||Sri Lanka|
|1997||Sri Lanka||India||Sri Lanka|
|2004||Sri Lanka||India||Sri Lanka|
|2010||India||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka|
Asia Cup 2023 Final Squad
India squad (IND): Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj
Sri Lanka (SL): Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis (wk), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka (C), Dunith Wellalage, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Matheesha Pathirana