UAE is currently hosting the Asia Cup 2022. The Super Four stage, which will feature six teams from the continent, will be the focal point of the competition. If the teams’ performance in the group stage will help them in the following round has been questioned. Here, we examine whether the teams’ group-stage performance affects their chances of advancing to the Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 phase.
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Afghanistan became the first team to advance to the Asia Cup 2022 Super Four round. They easily advanced to the following round by defeating both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. It remains to be seen if they can maintain their strong performance in the Super Four stage.
Do results from the group stage matter in later rounds?
Few predicted that Afghanistan would defeat Sri Lanka and itself in the league stage. They will enter the Super Four round with a lot of confidence now that they have accomplished that. Past performance, though, is not taken into account at the Super Four stage.
In the Super Four stage, each team starts with 0 points. Afghanistan will so have to start over in the Super Four despite going undefeated during the group round. The fact that they will have strong momentum behind them will be their only advantage. This can be quite helpful in a multi-nation competition. This will apply to all of the qualifying teams.
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