Who can win Asia Cup 2022: Performance of Asia Cup Teams

The 15th Edition of the Asia Cup is going to start on 27th August 2022. A total of 6 teams will be fighting for the trophy. India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and one qualifier (from UAE/ Singapore/ Kuwait/ Hong Kong) will try their luck. The tournament is going to be held in UAE. BETJEE has compiled an article for cricket lovers to get them acquainted with the performance of Asian teams and make them predict who can win the Asia Cup 2022.

India in Asia Cup 2022:

If we talk about the hot favorite team in the Asia Cup, it is the defending champion i.e. India. The team has been very consistent in the last few years in all formats. The team has enough skill and form that it can outperform any team playing against it. The team has placed at no 1 in the T20 ranking, which stamps the call for it to be a hot favourite.

The captain will be Rohit Sharma. Kohli being in bad form can also gain his form back in the tournament. Otherwise, he has a good replacement against his name i.e. Hardik Pandya who can cover his deficient skills.

Pakistan in Asia Cup 2022:

The cricket of the Pakistani team is getting better as per recent statistics. Since the last T20 World Cup, the team has given good results against big teams in the cricket world.

Pakistan has won two T20 series against the West Indies in the last two years. It has also defeated Bangladesh in the same format. It has won the Asia Cup twice till now and appears as a strong contender for the trophy this year.

Bangladesh in Asia Cup 2022:

Big teams are always considered favorites but sometimes smaller teams steal the show. And this is a common phenomenon in cricket matches. You lose your form a bit and the match went, similarly, you hit some good scores and you get the match. Bangladesh is neither that small team nor a big team yet it has all the skill and firepower which can help it to win this tournament.

The team defeated New Zealand and Australia on its home ground last year. It has never won a single title but has stayed runner-up three times.

Sri Lanka in Asia Cup 2022:

Since the big names left the Sri Lankan team, it started declining and is at the phase till now. Once there was a time when it used to be one of the strong contenders to the opposing teams. The drastic change in the last 6,7 years has weakened its position in the cricket world.

It can be one of the good teams but difficult to say that it will win the Asia Cup 2022. However, it has all the capabilities to turn down big teams in Asia. Recently it won the ODI series against Australia and lost the T20 series.

Afghanistan in Asia Cup 2022:

Afghanistan is a rapidly growing team in the world but still, a lot of work has to be done. For now, if it wins in the presence of teams like India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, it will be very surprising. However, this is even not impossible in cricket. The regular performing players like Nabi, Jannat, Shahzad and Rashid have made Afghanistan to this ranking from zero. It can be a serious concern for any team and can take the win from any stage of the match. To grab this team, the top players need to be taken care of for the win.