Asia cup 2022 is all set to begin on 27th August but the qualifier matches of Asia cup have already started. A total of 4 teams will participate in qualifiers which includes UAE, Kuwait, Hong Kong and Singapore and the winner will play the tournament with the rest of the teams. The 5 teams who have already qualified for the Asia cup are India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.
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Kuwait registered a thrilling win
On 22nd August, i.e. the second day of qualifiers, Kuwait and UAE faced each other. Kuwait registered a thrilling win against UAE. Kuwait won the toss and elected to bowl first and invited UAE to bat first. Playing first, UAE scored 173 runs for 5 wickets in 20 overs. Chirag Suri played a brilliant inning of 88 runs. In reply, Kuwait scored 177 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in 19.5 overs.
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Kuwait and UAE squad
The match was played in Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat. Squad of UAE and Kuwait includes:
Muhammad Waseem, Chirag Suri, Vriitya Aravind (wk), Chundangapoyil Rizwan (c), Zawar Farid, Basil Hameed, Kashif Daud, Rohan Mustafa, Zahoor Khan, Ahmed Raza, Junaid Siddique
Meet Bhavsar, Ravija Sandaruwan, Adnan Idrees, Usman Patel (wk), Bilal Tahir, Mohammed Aslam (c), Shiraz Khan, Edson Silva, Yasin Patel, Sayed Monib, Mohamed Shafeeq.
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Winner will join India and Pakistan in Group A
The qualifier tournament between four teams to make it to the Asia Cup has started. The winning team of the qualifiers will join India and Pakistan in Group A of the Asia Cup. Take a look at the groups of the Asia cup.
|Group A||Group B|
|TBC (winner of qualifier)||Afghanistan|