Updated: 8 August 2022
Who Will Win Asia Cup 2022? Predictions. One of the oldest cricket rivalries among the Asian countries is set to witness another nail-biting season. The 15th edition of the Asia Cup will take place from 27 August to 11 September 2022. This season was previously slated to take place in 2020, but the emergence of COVID foiled the party. Pakistan was initially the host of Asia Cup 2022, but the political tension between India and Pakistan forced ACC to shift it to Sri Lanka (the Asia cup 2022 venue may change due to the political crisis in Sri Lanka).
The last edition of the Asia Cup, which took place in 2018 in UAE, witnessed India lifting the trophy. This year, the format has been changed from ODI to T20, which will act as a dress rehearsal for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2022 later this year.
5 teams, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, have already secured their place at the event. The 6th team will be decided from the qualifier round, which will be held in August. Kuwait, Singapore, UAE, and Hong Kong will be the four teams fighting for the last spot in Asia Cup 2022 team list. The main question arises here who will win Asia Cup 2022? Let us find the answer for the same.
The Favourites Of Asia Cup 2022
India and Pakistan will start as the favorites to win the Asia Cup 2022. The men in blue, currently ranked the number 1 team in the ICC T20 team rankings, have played a good brand of cricket for the last 1 year. They have a well-settled team that can outsmart the opposition on any given day.
The biggest concern surrounding team India is in the form of their premier batsman Virat Kohli, who has not scored a single century in the last 80 international appearances. Even his place on the t20 world cup squad looks in jeopardy. But, given the confidence shown by Rohit Sharma and the team management, we expect Kohli to get back to form and contribute to the team.
Pakistan, on the other hand, also looks like a formidable team. They have performed well in the t20 format since the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 when the men in green reached the finals. They have a few exceptional talents, such as Md Rizwan, Babar Azam, Shaheen Shah Afridi, etc., who can be very lethal on any given day. If Pakistan can replicate its performance in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, it will be invincible.
The Underdogs Of Asia Cup 2022
Bangladesh will be the underdogs and the team to watch in the Asia Cup 2022. They have always troubled big teams in the past, and we should not be surprised if they again stage an upset. Bangladesh cricket team’s morale will also be high after their recent ODI series win against West Indies on their own soil.
They are always a threat to the opposition, especially in the Indian subcontinent conditions, which suits their spinners. Afghanistan should also not be taken lightly, as even a single upset can be fatal for big teams.
The Final Predictions
Analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of all the teams, we can say that arch-rivals India and Pakistan will reach the finals of the Asia Cup 2022. Pakistan will have the upper hand throughout the series, given their impressive performances of late.
Our prediction says that Pakistan can win the Asia Cup 2022. However, as we have always said that cricket especially T20 is a very uncertain game, so the prediction’s final result can always be different.