Top 5 Players to Watch in Asia Cup 2022

The Asia Cup is around the corner i.e. starting from 27th August 2022. After a long wait, we will be witnessing Asian teams giving tough times to each other and fighting for the Asian Champion of Cricket. Previously it was delayed due to COVID two years ago.

Sri Lanka is hosting this event. It was scheduled in Sri Lanka but due to the economic crisis, it s reschedule in UAE now. A total of 6 counties will be fighting for this trophy namely India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and a qualifier.

Betjee has prepared an article for the top five players to watch for in the 15th edition of the Asia Cup 2022.

Rohit Sharma

He has recently been appointed as team captain of India in all formats. The defending champion India also won the last Asia Cup 2018 under his leadership. He stood 2nd highest run scorer in that tournament. With his 317 runs in five matches, he maintained an amazing 106 runs average. This gentleman is the key player of the Indian team and his presence will have a must impact on the result either in the form of his leadership or with his performance with his bat.

Babar Azam

The leader of ICC batsmen in the T20 World, Babar Azam is also the captain of the Pakistan team. He has performed in all formats of cricket and become a role model for the juniors to come. The right-handed top-order batsman was the highest run scorer in T20 World Cup 2021 with 303 runs in 6 matches.

The presence of world top-class batsmen in the unpredicted Pakistan team has boosted their morale. He can single-handedly take the opposition to the knees and he has done it many times before as well, recently in 1st test against Sri Lanka. He will surely be the best player to watch in the Asia Cup 2022.

Rashid Khan

Rashid does not need any words to make known to the world now. He speaks with his magical hands. He has set himself as one of the best players in T20 game. He takes wickets in crucial moments. There is a tendency among batsmen to avoid him rather than smashing runs because if they do so, they got caught by him.

The start player from Afghanistan was the highest wicket-taker last season. He took 10 wickets in 5 innings. This season will suit him as of the pitches of UAE and his bowling will be worth watching.

Hardik Pandya

Pandya has recovered from injury recently. He has improved his game a lot in recent months. He has become an important member of the T20 squad of the Indian Cricket Team. In IPL, his role in winning the trophy by Gujrat Titans was prominent. With his bowling as well, he performing great. In Asia Cup 2022, he will be a must-watch player.

Rishabh Pant

This man has proven himself as a valuable player in recent years. He plays sensibly and keeps the value of his wicket in mind. With this mindset, he sticks to the pitch and scores in all directions on the ground wisely. If stays on the wicket for longer, frustration of the opposition increases which he gets benefits for. If this player stayed for longer on the pitch, the runs will be pouring out of his bat.