How India Can Qualify for Asia Cup 2022 Final?


Last week, as India advanced to the 2022 Asia Cup Super 4, a certain statistic was frequently emphasized on social media: the Men in Blue had won 14 straight games, spanning four editions of the competition. However, India lost two straight games in the Asia Cup for the first time since 2014 over the course of three nights, putting them in danger of being eliminated.

Both games, which took place at the Dubai International Stadium on Sunday and saw them lose to Pakistan by five wickets and Sri Lanka by six wickets, respectively. Can India still make it to the Asia Cup final with one game remaining? Keep reading to know the answer.

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Sri Lanka surprised everyone

Few people anticipated the outcome that Tuesday night’s scoreboard showed. Since Sri Lanka has been playing in the format for the past few months, they had difficulty getting their campaign off to a strong start a few nights ago when the tournament had begun.

However, the team that India met in Dubai was a revitalized Lankan squad that had defeated Bangladesh in the group stage to go to the Super 4 and avenge their loss to Afghanistan. And lastly, Dasun Shanaka’s team qualified for the Asia Cup final with their victory over India.

India’s Qualification Scenario for Asia Cup 2022 Final

India will qualify for the 2022 Asia Cup final if?

  1. Pakistan lost to Afghanistan.
  2. Afghanistan lost to India.
  3. Sri Lanka beat Pakistan.
  4. India’s NRR must be higher than Pakistan’s and Afghanistan’s.

If Afghanistan loses, Mohammad Nabi’s team and India will both exit from the competition, indicating a Pakistan-Sri Lanka final match. If Afghanistan defeats Pakistan, India must defeat the Nabi-led team handily in their last Super 4 match, and Sri Lanka must defeat Babar Azam’s team to keep their winning run alive.

Upcoming Asia Cup 2022 Matches:

Afghanistan and Pakistan will face off in Dubai on September 7th.
On Thursday, September 8 in Dubai, India will face Afghanistan.
On Friday, September 9, in Dubai, Sri Lanka will take on Pakistan.
Final in Dubai on September 11th, Sunday.

Read more: Pakistan vs Afghanistan Match Preview


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