Asia Cup 2023 final: Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bat first against India

Asian Cup final: Washington Sundar found his place in India's playing XI

dravid Rohit Sharma Kohli Indian coach Rahul Dravid, captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli ahead of Asia Cup 2023 final | Twitter

Sri Lanka have won the toss and elected to bat first against India in the Asia Cup 2023 Final at Colombo's R Premadasa Stadium. 

The game witnessed a delayed start due to rains. 

Washinton Sundar, who was added to the squad after Axar Patel received multiple blows during the Men in Blue's final Super Four match against Bangladesh made playing eleven.

Similarly, it was earlier confirmed that Sri Lanka spinner Maheesh Theekshana will miss the summit clash due to a hamstring injury that he suffered during their victory over Pakistan.

India has won the most number of seven Asia Cup while defending champion Sri Lanka have bagged six titles.

"We'll bat first. Seems like a good wicket, there will be some turn in the afternoon. Last year, we weren't able to get these crowds but this time we are really fortunate. I'm very pleased with the youngsters - Wellalage, Pathirana, Samarawickrama. It is a good team and the results are there, this is a good boost for the WC. One change - Theekshana out, Hemantha in," Sri Laka skipper Dasun Sanaka said after the toss.

Team India: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Kl Rahul (WK), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (Vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

Team Sri Lanka: P Nissanka, K Perera, K Mendis (WK), S Samarawickrama, C Asalanka, D de Silva, D Shanaka (C), D Wellalage, D Hemantha, P Madushan, M Pathirana

More details will follow.  

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