Updated: 12 September 2022
Asia Cup 2022: Review, Overall Stats, And Full List Of Awards. The 15th edition of the Asia Cup has finally concluded. Sri Lanka showed a spirited effort, defeating Pakistan by 23 runs. They have won the Asia Cup title for the 6th time. Sri Lanka started their Asia Cup campaign with a loss against Afghanistan. But, after that match, they bounced back and became invincible throughout the tournament.
This victory of Sri Lanka was much-needed. They have been going through a lot of tensions back home due to the economic crisis. The Asia Cup 2022 victory will also give them the positive intent to go all guns blazing in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
Asia Cup 2022 Review
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan were the 4 teams that reached the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup. India lost to Pakistan and Sri Lanka in their first two games of the Super 4 round, which proved fatal for them.
Pakistan reached the finals of the Asia Cup 2022. They had a reasonably good outing. But, in the finals, they could not deal with the pressure and were outplayed by Sri Lanka. The team that impressed everyone was Afghanistan.
They started their Asia Cup 2022 campaign, defeating Sri Lanka. After that, they also defeated Bangladesh and became the first team from Group A to qualify for the Super 4 round. In the Super 4 round, Afghanistan played good cricket, but they could not win matches.
Overall, the Asia Cup 2022 had quite a few close matches. In fact, the experts say that after 2016, this tournament was the most closely fought multi-nation tournament. In cricket, it is said that one-sided matches don’t attract a lot of audiences. But, in this year’s Asia Cup tournament, almost all games were closely fought.
The Asia Cup 2022, has given all the participating teams the reason to look into their preparations. They have identified their loopholes and should work on them as the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 is just a month away.
Asia Cup 2022: Top Stats
Man of the series award- Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)
Most runs- Mohammad Rizwan- 281
Best batting average- Virat Kohli- 92
Most hundred- Virat Kohli- 1
Most fifty- Mohammad Rizwan- 3
Most wickets- Bhuvneshwar Kumar- 11
Best bowling average- Pramod Madusudan- 6.01
Best economy- Deepak Hooda- 3.0
Best bowling figures- Bhuvneshwar Kumar- 5/4
Asia Cup 2022: Match-Wise Stats Of Winners And Man Of The Match
|Match No||Teams||Venue||Time (IST)||Results||Man Of The Match|
|1||SL vs AFG||Dubai||7.30 PM||Afg won by 8 wickets||Fazalhaq Farooqi|
|2||IND vs PAK||Dubai||7.30 PM||India won by 5 wickets||Hardik Pandya|
|3||BNG vs AFG||Sharjah||7.30 PM||Afg won by 7 wickets||Mujeeb Ur Rahman|
|4||IND vs HK||Dubai||7.30 PM||Ind won by 40 runs||Suryakumar Yadav|
|5||SL vs BNG||Dubai||7.30 PM||SL won by 2 wickets||Kusal Mendis|
|6||PAK vs HK||Sharjah||7.30 PM||Pak won by 155 runs||Md Rizwan|
|7||AFG vs SL||Sharjah||7.30 PM||SL won by 4 wickets||Rahmanullah Gurbaz|
|8||Ind vs Pak||Dubai||7.30 PM||Pak won by 5 wickets||Md Nawaz|
|9||Ind vs SL||Dubai||7.30 PM||SL won by 6 wickets||Dasun Shanaka|
|10||Afg vs Pak||Dubai||7.30 PM||Pak won by 1 wicket||Shadab Khan|
|11||Afg vs Ind||Dubai||7.30 PM||Ind won by 101 runs||Virat Kohli|
|12||Pak vs SL||Dubai||7.30 PM||SL won by 5 wickets||Wanindu Hasaranga|
|13||Final||Dubai||7.30 PM||SL won by 23 runs||Bhanuka Rajapaksa|