Asia cup is one of the most awaited events by all the fans, there will be six teams playing this year, and all of them are the most promising and challenging teams.
There will be almost six teams playing each other in 2023, but till yet, nearly five teams have been confirmed: India, Srilanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and the last one is yet to be selected. So, everyone is waiting for the thrilling matches as they will be played in Twenty-20.
Asia Cup Teams 2023
As mentioned earlier that there will be six teams participating in Asia cup 2022, so here are some details about the teams:
Pakistan has been playing in the Asia cup since its inaugural season in 1984 and has won two titles in the Asia cup. Still, it is expected that Pakistan might win the Asia cup this year because its captain Babar Azam and Rizwan are playing brilliantly. People are incredibly excited about it because they both single-handedly won the match against India in the T20 World cup 2021which was an outstanding achievement.
Pakistan’s first match is scheduled with India on 28th August 4, 2022, and people from both nations are waiting for it because of the rivalry between them. Apart from this Pakistani team is one of the most hardworking teams that play till the end, and people look forward to their performances. Here is the squad for Pakistan:
Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan (vice-captain), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, and Usman Qadir, etc.
India is one of the most challenging and winning teams in the Asia cup, with seven titles. The Indian team won even the previous edition of 2018 as its players are very hardworking.
This year’s squad for the Asia cup has been predicted that includes Virat Kohli, as he is the most crucial player on this team, Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Iyer, and Surya Kumar Yadav. He did a fifty in the T20 series that is going on in West Indies, etc. Its team comprises the most promising players, and the entire Indian nation is excited about it as it is also a cricket-loving nation.
Afghanistan is an excellent team with emerging players. Although they didn’t have a significant achievement, they performed well in 2018, and everyone appreciated their efforts.
They also have great players with excellent performances, like Rashid Khan, a brilliant international bowler who even ranks over the fourth spot in the T20 bowler’s rankings. Muhammad Nabi is an all-rounder, Afghanistan’s captain, and an accomplished player. This is the team scheduled for Asia cup 2022:
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Hazratullah Zazai, Usman Ghani, Darwish Rasooli, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi (c), Azmatullah Omarzai, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Fazalhaq Farooqi,, Nijat Masood, Ihsanullah Janat, Fareed Ahmad Malik,Noor Ahmed and etc.
Afghanistan might not have achieved any titles, but people expect a lot from them this year as their team has become more assertive.
4: Sri Lanka:
Srilanka has also played in the inaugural edition and is considered the second most successful team in the Asia cup as they have won five titles. Although Asia cup 2022 was about to be hosted by Srilanka later on, it was denied because of their financial problems and other government issues.
But, Srilanka also has the most promising players who give a formidable challenge to other teams, and its nation is looking forward to their performance as it is also a cricket-loving nation. Yet, Srilankan team players have not been predicted, but, as you know, their team has the most consistent players, so they will indeed play brilliantly.
Bangladesh is also one of the most challenging teams who ended up as runner-ups in the last Asia cup against the strongest teams in India. Its players have been predicted that is Tamim Iqbal, Najmul Hussain, an efficient and crucial batsman Yasir Ali, Afif Hussain, Mosaddek Hussain, and Shakib ul Hassan.
He is a great ODI player, left-handed batsman, Muhummadullah, etc. Bangladesh has troubled a lot in the previous matches, but its nation expects the best from their team and supports them to the fullest as they have a very talented team.