Asia Cup 2022 will be underway shortly. Much-awaited India versus Pakistan contest will also take place in Asia Cup 2022. India dominantly won the Asia Cup 2018. The team was so good that Virat Kohli was rested, Rohit was handed the captaincy and still India managed to win the tournament. So, who are the biggest threats for India in this tournament? Will India be able to repeat the 2018 Asia Cup victory? Will India be able to defend its dominance over Asia? Here is an in-depth look:
Pakistan Cricket Team will be India’s Biggest Competition in the Asia Cup:
The Pakistan Cricket team is going to be India’s biggest competition at the Asia Cup. Pakistan has a good set of players. And these players are true match winners. Shaheen Shah Afridi and his left arm pace can rattle the Indian top-order. Afridi has previously shown his magic in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. He was a handful for the Indian batsmen. The contest between Shaheen and Rohit will be a great one to watch.
Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan are two batters who can make the Indian bowlers toil. On his day, there is no better player than Fakhar Zaman. He takes the game away single-handedly. The same is the case with Shadab Khan. So, the men in green are coming with a set of great match-winners this time around.
Sri Lanka Team Can Offer Competition:
The next team on the platter is Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka as a nation is facing a time of turmoil. And such a situation has previously taken place. When Sri Lanka faced tsunamis in 1996 and Arjuna Ranatunga led the team to a World Cup Victory. So, when Sri Lanka feels they have to perform, they do it with immense class. Also, a new crop of white-ball players makes the team more amazing. Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Kumara, Charith Asalanka, and Dushmantha Chameera are elite players.
The biggest threat from the players of the Emerald Isle is Wanindu Hasaranga. Wanindu Hasarnaga dominated the IPL 2022 season. The players were not able to decode his bowling. He has a lot to offer with the bat in hand as well. He can easily, yet effectively bat as a number 7 batter.
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