Asia Cup was initiated in 1984 with different countries competing to win the title. Its been 30 years and the tournament holds major importance for the cricket fans.
However, In the current situation of COVID-19 pandemic, along with humans at risk, the pandemic has also disturbed the cricket calendar of the year. The Aisa Cup was expected to start in the month of September but seeing the current scenario the tournament will be postponed further and a new date will be allotted to the tournament. In addition to this, The BCCI and ACC have agreed to the relevant terms but the venue of the tournament is not yet decided.
Asia Cup Cricket is a massive tournament and predictions about the teams most likely to win the tournament have been discussed with the tournament coming closer. Several countries participate in the Asia Cup and are equally capable of winning the cup. However, through all these years, some of the teams have made their mark with consistent performance and successive wins.
Team India has displayed incredible gameplay over these years and was successful in winning the title for the Aisa cup 7 times. The country won its 7th Asia Cup in the year 2018 under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma.
Till now, only India, Pakistan, and Sri-Lanka have managed to win the Asia Cup. On the other hand teams like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and other associated members are yet to win the Aisa Cup for their country. The predictions are once again turning to Team India to win their 3rd consecutive Asia Cup along with a total of 8 cups as the team has been consistent and successful in the tournament.
India- The strongest competitor for Asia Cup 2020
India’s Supremacy over the maximum no. of wins can be a great threat to every other participating team. Team India, under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, held its prestige by winning all the matches of Aisa Cup 2018.
Asia Cup of the year 2016 was played in 20-20 format for the first time. The change in the gameplay did not affect the team and India performed extremely well throughout the course and won the Cup by defeating the host country Bangladesh in the finals by 8 wickets at Shere-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur. The country also played a tie against team Afghanistan and ended the Asia Cup match without any defeat. The players of the team performed exceedingly well which led the team to win.
Talking about the predictions for the Asia Cup 2020, India holds the highest probability to win the cup. Other competitors like Afghanistan and Pakistan are next in the list to win the cup this year. Both the teams have phenomenal gameplay. Especially when it comes to the shortest format of the game then Afghanistan is a true game-changer, whereas, Pakistan is highest in ranking in the World in T20Is. Therefore predictions suggest the along with India, these two teams can also hold the Asia Cup this year.