The Asia Cup 2022 will be the 15th edition of the tournament and played between 6 nations. Sri Lanka is the host of the tournament. Sri Lanka was supposed to host the 2022 edition of the Asia Cup due to the COVID pandemic, the tournament for postponed and pushed to 2022.
It will be played in T20 Format keeping T20 World Cup 2022 into account.
“I am hopeful for Pakistan to win Asia Cup 2022. The victory against India in the recent T20 World Cup 2021 has increased hopes for Pakistan. No doubt other teams are also competitive but the main competition in Asia Cup 2022 would be between India and Pakistan,” Latif said.
“India is no doubt a good team but there’s no example of the way Pakistan is currently playing cricket. Pakistan has players like Shaheen Shah Afridi, Babar Azam, and Mohammad Rizwan who are currently named as the best players by ICC,” he also added.
|Pic: Virat Kohli & Babar Azam|
India is the most successful team in the tournament. India has won the Asia Cup title 7 times. Sri Lanka has won the tournament 5 times. The last edition of the tournament took place in 2018. In the final, India defeated Bangladesh by 3 wickets to win the title. Hence, India is the defending champions of Asia Cup 2022.
Asia Cup 2022 Teams
Asia Cup 2022 will feature 6 teams. Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan are the five confirmed teams that will be part of the tournament. One more team will join the tournament after the qualifier round.
UAE, Kuwait, Singapore, and Hong Kong are the 4 teams that will battle against each other in the qualifier round. One team will get a place as the 6th team in Asia Cup 2022.
Asia cup 2022 Schedules
The exact schedule for Asia Cup 2022 is yet to be announced by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). However, the tournament is set to begin on August 27 with the opening game. The final will take place on September 11. A total of 13 matches are set to take place during the tournament.
Asia Cup 2022 Venues
Venues like R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele, Galle International Stadium in Galle, Dambulla International Stadium, and Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium will be among the venues that will host all the games.
Asia Cup India Pakistan Match 2022
- In the Asia Cup Series, according to latest reports, on August 27 first match of the tournament will be played between India and Pakistan.
- Both the teams give tough competition to each other and play to grab the trophy.
- This Asia Cup 2022 has been delayed for the past two years due to a pandemic.
- Now the wait is over and the India vs Pakistan Match is coming soon.
- As per Asia Cup 2022 Schedule it will be played in Sri Lanka.
- Match is going to be played in T20 format as per ACC Meeting Discussion.
Asia Cup 2022 Expected squads
None of the five teams confirmed to participate in Asia Cup 2022 have announced their squads for the biennial event. Let us list probable squads for each side.
India probable squad for Asia Cup 2022:
Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Harshal Patel.
Pakistan probable squad for Asia Cup 2022:
Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, Shoaib Malik, Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Wasim Jr.
Bangladesh probable squad for Asia Cup 2022:
Mahmudullah (c), Munim Shahriar, Yasir Ali, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mossadek Hossain, Anamul Haque, Nurul Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafiur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan, Afif Hossein.
Afghanistan probable squad for Asia Cup 2022:
Mohammad Nabi (c), Hazratullah Zazai, Darwish Rasooli, Ihsanullah Janat, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Afsar Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Najibullah Zadran, Usman Ghani, Fazalhaq Farooqi.