Rohit Sharma is likely to break 3 records against Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup final – Magazine Creations

India (IND) and Sri Lanka (SL) are set to take part in a highly anticipated clash in the 2023 Asia Cup final, scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 17 at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.

Both teams showed remarkable consistency throughout the sixteenth edition of this continental tournament, and they are ready to display their outstanding performance in the tournament confrontation, to compete for the prestigious title.

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Indian captain Rohit Sharma is aiming to achieve several achievements in the upcoming match. Sharma is set to break three records as he prepares to participate in his fifth Asian Cup final, a feat that no other Indian player has achieved so far.

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The feat will put him ahead of the likes of Mohammad Azharuddin, MS Dhoni, Navjot Singh Sidhu and Sachin Tendulkar, who have each played in four finals.

It is also worth noting that Rohit Sharma is just half a century away from surpassing Arjuna Ranatunga’s record of more than half a century as captain in the ODI format of the Asia Cup. Sharma is also on the verge of becoming India’s leading run-scorer in ODIs for the Asia Cup, requiring just 33 more runs to surpass Sachin Tendulkar’s current record.

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Kusal Mendis has emerged as the second-highest run-scorer in the current tournament, amassing an impressive 253 runs from five innings at an impressive average of 50.60 and a strike rate of 90.03.

Notably, he is just 93 runs away from surpassing Kumar Sangakkara’s record of 345 runs, a feat that would make him the highest run-scorer by a wicket-keeper in a single edition of the Asia Cup (ODI).

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Updated: Sep 17, 2023, 01:41 PM IST


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