Top 3 Contenders for the Asia Cup 2022
There is not much time left for the Asia Cup 2022 to begin and before that all the teams are preparing adequately for it. There was contradictions about its venues till now. But, few weeks back the Sri Lanka Cricket Board made it clear that it is not in a position to organize this year’s Asia Cup due to economic and political reasons. In such a situation, the ACC decided to organize it in the UAE.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has announced that this time the Asia Cup will be held in the UAE. The last time it was organized in the UAE in the year 2018. During that time the Indian team emerged victorious. Now after a long break of 4 years, it has been decided to organize this tournament again after the harsh covid phase.
This tournament will be played from 27 August to 11 September. The fans are very excited about it. In this article, we are going to talk about those 3 teams which are considered to be the strongest contenders for its (Asia Cup) victory. The list is made by our Cric Betting Tips experts in terms of player performance, past records and other analysis.
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Top 3 Contenders for the Asia Cup
3. SRI LANKA
The Sri Lankan cricket team has made amazing improvements in their cricket in the recent past. Recently, a powerful team like Australia was thrashed on its soil. Making a tremendous comeback in the last T20i, the Lankan team defeated the Kangaroos 2-1 in the ODI series. After this there was a 1-1 draw in the Test series as well. This kind of performance was never expected from the Lankan side.
Currently, the team’s captain Dasun Shanaka is playing the role of a terrific all-rounder. Not only with the ball but also with the bat, he is setting good standards for his team mates and tough competition for the opponents. Patham Nisanka and Aslanka are also in great form. At the same time, the bowling order of the team is also seen in a very good rhythm.
The interesting fact is that Sri Lanka has participated in the Asia Cup for the maximum 14 times and has won the title 5 times. Therefore, the Lankan team is going to be a tough competition in the series.
The Pakistan cricket team is performing consistently well under the captaincy of Babar Azam. At this time in the ICC T20 rankings, there is a tremendous competition between Pakistan and India. The team’s bowling order is the biggest strength, Shaheen Shah Afridi has been bowling in a lethal manner since his debut. In batting Babar Azam is constantly performing with the bat.
After Virat Kohli, Babar is constantly in the headlines for his tremendous performance. Under his leadership, the entire team is looking strong and playing every match with full strength to win and there are many reasons why it is being considered as a strong contender to win the Asia Cup 2022. So far, this trophy has been won by the Pakistan team only 2 times. But, looking upon their recent performances, we can say that this can be their season for sure.
Last but definitely not least, now, let’s talk about the Indian team which will play the tournament under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma with the intention of winning the Asia Cup for the first time. Under the captaincy of Hitman, India’s performance in the T20 format has been amazing so far.
Keeping in mind the preparation of this tournament, at this time Team India is constantly focusing on the T20 format. They defeated the England and Windies side on their home ground in the T20 series. The interesting thing is that this time the star bowler Jasprit Bumrah is not available in Team India, but despite this, India is being considered as a strongest contender to win the Asia Cup 2022
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