3 Indian Cricketers Who Flopped In Asia Cup 2018 But Can Be Gamechangers For India In Asia Cup 2022. The Asia Cup 2022 will get underway on August 27, as announced by the governing body Asian Cricket Council (ACC).
The Asia Cup 2022 will be the 15th edition of the regional tournament since it was first conducted in 1984 in Sharjah. The continental tournament is scheduled to be played in the T20 format between August 27 and September 11.
Sri Lanka was named the hosts for the Asia Cup 2022, which was initially supposed to be hosted in 2020 but the biennial tournament was deferred due to the rising COVID-19 cases in the country.
Sri Lanka was forced to move the tournament out of the island nation to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where the previous edition of the tournament was held. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), although, will continue as the hosts of Asia Cup 2022.
India are paired with arch-rivals Pakistan in Group A and one more team will join them through the Asia Cup Qualifier event scheduled between August 20 and 24.
Pakistan is the only team who has announced its squad for the continental event so far. The deadline to announce the team for the Asia Cup is August 8.
India are currently playing West Indies in a five-match T20I series and leads 2-1 with the last two games to be played this weekend. India are the defending champions of both ODI and T20I formats after defeating Bangladesh in both the finals to extend their supremacy in the event winning seven (six ODIs and one T20I) out of 15 titles.
There were some players who didn’t have a great time in the Asia Cup 2022 but if they get selected then they are likely to make a difference with their current form.
3 Indian Cricketers Who Flopped In Asia Cup 2018 But Can Be Gamechangers For India In Asia Cup 2022
1) Ravindra Jadeja
Jadeja scored 48 runs in two innings in the Asia Cup 2018 and picked seven wickets in the tournament. His notable performance was 4/29 against Bangladesh in the Super 4 stage. Since then the Indian all-rounder has transformed his batting performance to a different level. Jadeja can play handy cameos in the slog overs and also turn as a finisher for the team.
His 29-ball 46 helped India to post a competitive score of 170 in the second T20I match against England in Birmingham last month. Jadeja has had an inverse relationship between his bowling performance to his batting performance. But the senior all-rounder will be a key factor in the conditions in UAE.