India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2023 Final: India's performance in Asia Cup finals so far
India has been the most dominant team in the Asia Cup, securing a record seven titles out of the fifteen editions held so far. This includes six ODI titles and a T20 title.
Cricket fans are waiting for a cracker of a contest when India and Sri Lanka—two long-standing rivals—will clash in the Asia Cup final on Sunday. The two teams will be facing off against each other at the R Premadasa International Stadium, Colombo, on Sunday, September 17. Whichever team emerges triumphant will be crowned winner of the Asia Cup 2023.
While India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup final match is undoubtedly the highlight of the tournament, this won’t be the first time that the two teams have made it to the finals of the Asia Cup.
India’s Past Performance in Asia Cup
India has been the most dominant team in the Asia Cup, securing a record seven titles out of the fifteen editions held so far. This includes six ODI titles and a T20 title. Sri Lanka comes close with six victories, while Pakistan has clinched the title twice. India has also been in 10 finals out of 15 total editions of the tournament, though the Indian side had skipped one tournament due to political tensions. Other teams like Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and others have yet to taste victory in the Asia Cup.
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Winners by Country:
India: 7 titles (1984, 1988, 1991, 1995, 2010, 2016, 2018)
Sri Lanka: 6 titles
Pakistan: 2 titles
India's Past Wins in Asia Cup
1984 (United Arab Emirates): India set the stage by winning the inaugural Asia Cup held in Sharjah. They outperformed Pakistan and Sri Lanka, winning two games to secure the trophy.
1988 (Bangladesh): India bagged their second Asia Cup title by defeating Sri Lanka in the final, winning by 6 wickets.
1990-91 (India): Hosting the tournament for the first time, India emerged victorious by defeating Sri Lanka in the summit clash.
1995 (United Arab Emirates): India and Sri Lanka made it to the final with a better run rate than Pakistan. India defeated Sri Lanka once again, clinching their fourth Asia Cup title.
2010 (Sri Lanka): India won their fifth Asia Cup title by defeating Sri Lanka in the final.
2016 (Bangladesh): The 2016 event was the first held in a T20 format. India emerged as champions by defeating Bangladesh in the final.
2018 (United Arab Emirates): India secured their seventh Asia Cup title by defeating Bangladesh in the final.
As India steps into the Asia Cup 2023 final against Sri Lanka, their illustrious history in this tournament makes them the team to watch. With their sights set on an eighth title, fans are eagerly anticipating another memorable performance. Stay tuned for what promises to be a thrilling encounter in cricket history.