April 18, 2024

Who Will Win the 2022 Asia Cup?‍

The Asia Cup is a biennial cricket tournament organized by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). The first edition of the tournament was held in 1982, where it has been played uninterrupted since. Since 1996, the tournament has been held even every second year. For the most part of its history, the Asia Cup was an ODI competition. However, from 2004 onwards, it changed to a T20 event. A lot has changed since then and now cricket is played almost every day throughout the year, both nationally and internationally. As such, other competitions have also taken place in different formats like T20Is and Tests. The 2022 Asia Cup will be hosted by India for further expanding cricket’s footprint in that country. The last time when India hosted any major cricket tournament was back in 1987-88 when they were hosts for that season of Intra-Dominion One Day Internationals between New Zealand and Australia who toured there after their successful tour of England earlier that year.

Who Will Win the 2022 Asia Cup?

The Asia Cup is played every two years and will be hosted by India in 2022. This will be their chance to host the tournament after 32 years. India are the defending champions. We can expect the same eight teams to take part in the tournament, with the hosts and holders India being a certainty for sure. Afghanistan and Bangladesh have been regular participants in the Asia Cup. China and Hong Kong are other Asian nations who have featured in the tournament on three occasions each. India are the defending champions in the tournament and they have won the Asia Cup on five occasions, while Pakistan have won it twice. The only other team to win the tournament is Sri Lanka, who won it in 2000.

Afghanistan.

Afghanistan will be in the hunt for their third title in the Asia Cup. Their first appearance in the tournament came in the 2016 edition, where they lost their first two games and their last group game against Bangladesh by a single run. They were also the second team to qualify for the 2019 World Cup, after West Indies. Their rise in the world of cricket has been meteoric and it will be interesting to see how they fare when they play in the Asia Cup. The only Asia Cup title for Afghanistan came in the 2018 edition, where they defeated India by a solitary run in the final. They have also won one silver and two bronze medals in the tournament.

Bangladesh.

Bangladesh will be looking for their fifth title in the Asia Cup. They have won the tournament twice and ended as runners-up once. Their first appearance in the Asia Cup came in 2011, where they finished third with two wins and a loss. Bangladesh won their first Asia Cup title in 2018, where they defeated Afghanistan in the final. They have also won a silver and a bronze medal in the tournament.

Bhutan.

Bhutan will be participating in the Asia Cup for the first time. Bhutan is an emerging cricketing nation, who are striving towards improvement on the world stage. Bhutan qualified for the Asia Cup after finishing runners-up at the Eastern Elite Cup in April 2019. They will be participating in the Asia Cup for the first time in 2022. Bhutan has participated in the ACC Trophy, which is a tournament for Associate and Affiliate members of the Asian Cricket Council. Bhutan has not featured in the Asia Cup previously.

India.

India will be looking for their sixth title in the Asia Cup. They have won the tournament five times and have finished as runners-up once. India’s first appearance in the Asia Cup came in 1982, where they finished third with three wins and a loss. India won their first Asia Cup title in 2002, where they defeated Sri Lanka in the final. They also won the Asia Cup in 2004, 2012 and 2018. India have also won a silver and a bronze medal in the tournament.

Malaysia.

Malaysia will be looking for their third title in the Asia Cup. Their first appearance in the tournament came in 2004, where they finished runners-up. Their last appearance in the tournament came in 2014, where they finished third. Malaysia won their first Asia Cup title in 2004, where they defeated Pakistan in the final. They have also won a silver and a bronze medal in the tournament.

Pakistan.

Pakistan will be looking for their third title in the Asia Cup. Their first appearance in the tournament came in 1982, where they finished third with two wins and a loss. Their last appearance in the tournament came in 2016, where they finished third. Pakistan won their first Asia Cup title in 1990, where they defeated Sri Lanka in the final. They have also won a silver medal and a bronze medal in the tournament.

Conclusion.

The 2022 Asia Cup will be played in India. It will give the hosts the chance to prove that they are the strongest Asian team. Afghanistan and Bangladesh will be the other two strong contenders for the title. There are some emerging teams who will be keen on making their mark in the tournament. Bhutan, Malaysia and Pakistan are three other teams who can emerge as winners. The Asia Cup will provide ample opportunity to the teams to test themselves against the best in the continent before the World Cup which will be played in a few months from now. This article is about 2022 Asia Cup. Here, we have discussed who will win the Asia Cup. We have also discussed the teams who will be taking part in the tournament and their chances.