The stage is set with the Asia Cup 2022 making a grand comeback. After a long wait of four years owing to the COVID-19 pandemic that disrupted almost every sporting event for close to a couple of years, the Asia Cup cricket 2022 edition is finally kicking-off on August 27 in a match between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan followed by the tournament’s most anticipated match – India facing Pakistan – on August 28.
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The Asia Cup 2018 winners India, who are the defending champions, are expected to be favourites against arch rivals Pakistan. However, this time around, the results are expected to be much closer considering Pakistan’s current form. Asia Cup 2018 champions India lead the Asia Cup cricket winners list with seven titles to their name and although neighbours Pakistan have only lifted the trophy twice, their present line-up of players have proven to be threatening in recent times.
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Asia Cup cricket has always been one of the most sought after cricket tournaments and one of the biggest advantages it has is that the Asia Cup is the only official continental cricket tournament in the world.
The Cricket Asia Cup 2022 schedule was recently released with the United Arab Emirates (Sharjah and Dubai) taking over as hosts from Sri Lanka, who were initially supposed to host the Asia Cup 2022 cricket event. However, the island country’s present crisis both politically and economically has made it nearly impossible to host a tournament of this magnitude.
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Top 5 Asia Cup Team Totals
It goes without saying that Asian cricket teams have produced some of the best batting line-ups in the world which has been proven by the mammoth team totals over the course of Asia Cup history. For those in the dark, here’s a look at the top 5 highest team scores in Asia Cup history:
|Pakistan||385/7||50.0||7.7||1||v Bangladesh||Dambulla||21 Jun 2010|
|India||374/4||50.0||7.48||1||v Hong Kong||Karachi||25 Jun 2008|
|Sri Lanka||357/9||50.0||7.14||1||v Bangladesh||Lahore||25 Jun 2008|
|Pakistan||343/5||50.0||6.86||1||v Hong Kong||Colombo||18 Jul 2004|
|Sri Lanka||332/8||50.0||6.64||1||v Bangladesh||Karachi||30 Jun 2008|
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Asia Cup 2022 Cricket Fixture
Following the shift in venues from Sri Lanka to the United Arab Emirates, the Cricket Asia Cup 2022 schedule was recently released. Here’s a glimpse at the 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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