The Asia Cup 2022 cricket tournament is just around the corner, creating a major buzz among cricket crazy fans around the world. The only official continental cricket tournament, Asia Cup cricket was introduced in 1983 by the Asian Cricket Council before being made as an official event in 1984. The Asia Cup cricket tournament is held in a bid to promote peace and goodwill among Asian members nations.
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India were the Asia Cup 2018 winners and currently hold the Asia Cup record of the most number of titles with seven. Sri Lanka have clinched the trophy twice while Pakistan have won the Asia Cup cricket event twice.
The Asia Cup 2022 will feature India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and a yet to be decided team.
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Asia Cup Highest Strike Rates
Just like in past editions, the Asia Cup 2022 cricket tournament promises to be a thriller with a number of big batters set to feature in mega contest. Also, with the Asia Cup cricket 2022 event being held in a T20I format, it won’t be surprising to see some of the most explosive batters go ballistic.
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From the likes of Shaid Afridi to Shikhar Dhawan, the Asia Cup has played host to some of the biggest hitters in world cricket. Here’s a look at players with the highest strike rates in Asia Cup history:
|Shahid Afridi (PAK)||23||21||6||532||124||35.46||140.74||2||1|
|Virender Sehwag (IND)||13||13||0||509||119||39.15||113.87||1||3|
|Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)||13||13||1||402||68||33.50||103.07||0||3|
|Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)||25||24||1||1220||130||53.04||102.52||6||3|
|Younis Khan (PAK)||14||13||2||546||144||49.63||100.55||2||3|
|Umar Akmal (PAK)||12||12||2||510||102*||51.00||99.41||1||4|
|Nasir Jamshed (PAK)||6||6||2||298||112||74.50||99.33||1||3|
|Virat Kohli (IND)||11||10||0||613||183||61.30||97.14||3||1|
|S Dhawan (IND)||9||9||0||534||127||59.33||91.43||2||2|
The cricket Asia Cup 2022 schedule was recently announced with Sri Lanka and Afghanistan playing the first match on August 27 followed by the much-anticipated India-Pakistan clash the following day. With India leading the Asia Cup cricket winners list, they do enter the tournament as favourites but Pakistan’s recent form pits them as a major threat to their neighbours.
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Asia Cup 2022 Schedule
Following is the complete cricket Asia Cup 2022 schedule:
India v Pakistan: 28 August, Dubai
India v Qualifier: 31 August, Dubai
Pakistan v Qualifier: 2 September, Sharjah
Sri Lanka v Afghanistan: 27 August, Dubai
Bangladesh v Afghanistan, 30 August, Sharjah
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1 September, Dubai
B1 v B2: 3 September, Sharjah
A1 v A2: 4 September, Dubai
A1 v B1: 6 September, Dubai
A2 v B2: 7 September, Dubai
A1 v B2: 8 September, Dubai
B1 v A2: 9 September, Dubai
Final: 11 September, Dubai
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