The biggest cricketing battle of Asia is all set to take place from September 15th onwards; the biennial event ‘Asia Cup’ features the top teams of the continent and of course, it will give chance for the cricket-fans to witness the arch-rivals, Pakistan and India match. The tournament featuring six teams placed into two groups will expand on nearly two weeks, with 13 nail-biting games coming your way.
Group A: India, Pakistan and Hong Kong
Group B: Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan
Hong Kong made it to Asia’s top battle with smashing UAE in the finals; the other 5 test teams got direct entries. This mega event will be co-hosted by Dubai, UAE and Abu Dhabi.
Those who are actually restless for the Ind-Pak clash, actually need to mark their calendars 18th September as it will be the first clash of Blue Shirts with Green Shirts since Champions Trophy Final last year.
Asia Cup 2018 Team Squads
Here we are penning down the full squads of all the 6 teams in Asia Cup, what you think of them?
Team India squad for Asia Cup 2018
Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan (VC) , KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Khaleel Ahmed.
Team Pakistan Squad For Asia Cup 2018
Fakhar Zaman, Imam Ul Haq, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Muhammad Nawaz, Fahim Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Usman Shinwari, Shaheen Afridi.
Sri Lanka Squad For Asia Cup 2018
Angelo Mathews(c), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Dilruwan Perera, Amila Aponso, Kasun Rajitha, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Malinga
Afghanistan Cricket Team Squad For Asia Cup 2018
Asghar Afghan (c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Ihsanullah Janat, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmat Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Aftab Alam, Samiullah Shinwari, Munir Ahmad Kakar (wk), Sayed Ahmad Sherzad, Sharafudin Ashraf, Wafadar.
Hong Kong Squad For Asia Cup 2018
Anshuman Rath(c), Aizaz Khan, Babar Hayat, Cameron McAulsan, Christopher Carter, Ehsan Khan, Ehsan Nawaz, Arshad Mohammad, Kinchit Shah, Nadeem Ahmed, Nizakat Khan, Raag Kapur, Scott McKechnie, Tanveer Ahmed, Tanwir Afzal, Waqas Khan, Aftab Hussain.
Bangladesh Squad For Asia Cup 2018
Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Hider Rony, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque.
Asia Cup 2018 Predictions
With Virat Kohli missing out to take some rest out of his tiresome routine, India are not the favorites but their arch rivals Pakistan, who are very much familiar to the conditions surely are. Although time will better tell, the spin bowling and batting-friendly wickets can even make Afghanistan or Bangladesh surprising their opponents as well. Sri Lanka lacks the rhythm but can join the party at any moment, whereas Hong Kong with some good performance can make their outing worthy as well.