Asia Cup 2022: Big Battle! India Set To Face Pakistan on 28 – Know Team Squads And Other Details


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Important news on the way with regards to hosting the Asian Cup. According to reports, the board has completed preparations for its event in Sri Lanka from next month. The green signal has already been given by the BCCI for its event.

The Asia Cup 2022 will be the fifteenth edition of the tournament and will be 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 has been postponed and moved to 2022.

It will be played in T20 format taking into account the 2022 T20 World Cup.

India will likely clash with Pakistan on August 28 and will be the first time the two opponents have faced each other internationally since the 2021 T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, where they met during the group stage. In this Pakistan had beaten India by 10 wickets.

Former Pakistani cricketer Rashid Latif believes the Asia Cup 2022 will be an exciting event, but the final is likely to boil down to two teams: India and Pakistan.

“I hope Pakistan wins the 2022 Asian Cup. Victory against India in the recent 2021 T20 World Cup has raised hopes for Pakistan. No doubt other teams are competitive too, but the main competition of the Asia Cup 2022 would be between India and Pakistan, ”said Latif.

"India is undoubtedly a good team, but there are no examples of how Pakistan is currently playing cricket. Pakistan has players such as Shaheen Shah Afridi, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan who are currently named as the best players by ' ICC, "he also added.

India is the most successful team in the tournament. India has won the Asian 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 reigning champion of the 2022 Asian Cup.

Teams of the Asian Cup 2022

The Asia Cup 2022 will feature 6 teams. Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are the five confirmed teams that will take part in the tournament. Another team will join the tournament after the qualifying round.

United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Singapore and Hong Kong are the 4 teams that will battle in the qualifying round. One team will get a place as sixth team in the 2022 Asian Cup.

2022 Asian Cup times

The exact schedule for the Asia Cup 2022 has yet to be announced by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). However, the tournament will start on August 27 with the opening match. The final will take place on 11 September. A total of 13 matches will take place during the tournament.

Asian Cup 2022 Vanues

Venues such as 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 hosting all matches.

Asia Cup India Pakistan Match 2022

Asian Cup 2022 Teams expected

None of the five teams confirmed to participate in the Asia Cup 2022 have announced their teams for the biennial event. We list the probable teams for each team.

Probable pink of India 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.

Probable squad of Pakistan for the 2022 Asian Cup: 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.

Likely Sri Lankan team for Asia Cup 2022: Dasun Shanaka, Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maeesh Theekickawna, Praveama , Nuwan Thushara, Ramesh Mendis.

Likely Bangladeshi team 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.

Likely squad of Afghanistan for the 2022 Asian Cup: 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.

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