UK Today News: The 2010 Asia Cup final will be played between host Sri Lanka and India at Dambulla international stadium, Colombo on Thursday. The finals of this cricket tournament begin at 2.30pm IST (09:00 GMT).
Reports say that Sri Lanka enters the Asia Cup final with a positive morale and 100 percent performance. The Sri Lankan cricket team have won all there league matches. The Indians on the other hand, have lost the last league match of Asia Cup to Sri Lanka.
Indian cricket fans will be eagerly watching to see if their team has the capacity to beat the host nation and the current defending champions. With the absence of India’s Virendra Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Dhoni, the Indian team will have to pick themselves up and put up a superior performance in the finals to lift the Asia Cup.
The Sri Lankan cricketers are in top form, and the the bowling is excellent. Indian batting is a bit of concern, but the likes of Gambhir, Dhoni, Raina, Rohit Sharma can turn the table around if it is their day. The inclusion of Harbhajan and Nehra will increase the standard of Indian bowling attack.
Team India aka “The Boys in Blue” have not lifted the trophy of the Asia Cup tournament in fifteen years. Sri Lanka defeated India in the last version of Asia Cup held in Pakistan in the year 2008.