Who might win Asia Cup 2022, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan?
India and Pakistan will start as the favourites to win the Asia Cup 2022. The men in blue, currently ranked the number 1 team in the ICC T20 team
Who might win Asia Cup 2022?
There are some great teams in this year’s competition. Still, the question still remains as that who might win the Asia cup 2022.
India and Pakistan will begin as the top choices to win the Asia Cup 2022. The men dressed in blue presently positioned in the number 1 group in the ICC T20 group rankings, have played a decent brand of cricket throughout the previous 1 year. They have a very much settled group that can easily defeat any other strong team
The greatest concern encompassing group India is as their chief batsman Virat Kohli, who has not scored a solitary hundred years. Be that as it may, given the certainty shown by Rohit Sharma and the group executives, we anticipate that Kohli should return to frame and add to the group.
Pakistan, then again, likewise seems to be an impressive group. They have performed well in the t20 format regularly. They have a couple of uncommon gifts, like Md Rizwan, Babar Azam, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Fakhar Zaman, etc. In this year’s Asia cup event if Pakistan can repeat the same exhibition as the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, it will be amazing.
Background Origin of Asia Cup
The Asia Cup is one of the biggest cricketing tournaments in Asia. The first ever Asia cup was played in 1984. This tournament always had controversies revolving around it. In 1986 the competition was boycotted by India because of stressed cricketing relations with Sri Lanka. Pakistan boycotted the 1990-91 competition because of intense political relations with India. Again, in the year 1993, the competition was dropped for a similar explanation. It was decided in 2009 that the games of the Asia Cup would be played after every 2 years. The ICC has decided that all games played in the Asia Cup have official ODI status.
Asia Cup 2022
The 2022 Asia Cup is planned to be the fifteenth release of the Asia Cup cricket competition. It is one the biggest tournament after the 2021 T20 world cup in recent times. The matches will be played during August and September 2022 in the United Arab Emirates. The competition got delayed to July 2020 due to the outrage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It was then rescheduled to happen in Sri Lanka in June 2021, but it also got cancelled this time. Pakistan planned to have the competition subsequent to holding the privileges to have the 2022 edition. However, in October 2021, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) declared that Sri Lanka would have the competition in 2022 with Pakistan facilitating the 2023 edition. But Sri Lanka recently said that they wont be able to host the tournament. Finally, UAE decided to host the event.
The teams of Asia cup 2022
In total, five teams will play in this years Asia cup. Let has have a look at the teams.
India is the defending champion of Asia cup. They might win Asia Cup 2022 also. Aditionally, they have a strong squad with some amazing hitters. Rohit Sharma is their captain. Players like Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Kl Rahul, Bumrah are definitely to watch out for. The full squad is: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.
They also have a very strong team. Pakistan team has many talented players like Rizwan, Fakhar, Shaheen etc. Their captain Babar Azam is an inspiration for all. Their full team is: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain.
Team Sri Lanka
The Sri Lankan squad has an abundance of young players. Players like Shanaka, Hasaranga, Nissanka are there to watch out for. Their captain Shanaka is also a good player. Their full team consists of: Dasun Shanaka (c),, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Danushka Gunathilaka, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Nuwanidu Fernando, Nuwan Thusara, Dinesh Chandimal.
The Afghanistan team is the black horse of this years Asia cup. They have superstar players like Rashid khan and Mujeeb. Moreover,Their batting is very strong as they have some great power hitters. Afghanistan team consists of: Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Afsar Zazai, FaridMalik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Mujeeb, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shinwari. Standby: Nijat Masood, Qais Ahmed, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Azmatullah Omarzai,
They are probably the weakest team in the Asia Cup 2022 Bangladesh squad. We all know that Bangladesh is really poor in the T20 format of cricket. However, players like Afif, Mustafiz, and Shakib still give them a bit of hope. The team of the tigers consists of: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mustafizur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Nasum Ahmed, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain , Parvez Hossain Emon, Mohammad Naim, Anamul Haque Bijoy.
We have discussed who might win Asia cup 2022 in this article. The Asia Cup 2022 will be a great event. All the teams are ready to give a tough fight. The tournament will be as heated as the heat of Dubai. We are all excited about the tournament.