The rivalry between India and Pakistan is the most-awaited in the cricket world for the fans and the organizers. Both teams will lock horns in the upcoming cricket mega event, and the tournament series will commence from August 27 to September 11, 2022.
The arch-rivals will have a face-off in the Group A opener in Dubai on August 28, 2022. It is highly anticipated that the teams will combat each other more than once in the tournament. Cricket enthusiasts are predicting the play-offs between the two in the Super 4 stage and may end up standing against each other in the finals of the Asia Cup.
With the Asia Cup ending up, the neighboring cricket teams will come up against again on October 23, 2022, to scalp ICC Men’s T20 World Cup at the iconic Melbourne Cricket ground.
However, the Asia Cup 2022 has been decided to be played in Dubai and Sharjah. India and Pakistan are in Group, with the qualifier being the third team. At the same time, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan will hold their positions in Group B. Before predicting the outcome of the upcoming cricket tournament, let’s dive into the history of the Indian team in Asia Cups.
Asia Cups Tournament History!
Asia Cups started in 1984, and this would be the second time that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been the host of the Asia Cup in the last five years. The last Asia Cup tournament was conducted in 2018 in One Day International (ODI) format in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Let’s have a look at the release schedule for Asia Cup 2022.
August 27 – Sri Lanka vs. Afghanistan in Dubai
August 28 – India vs. Pakistan in Dubai
August 30 – Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan in Dubai
August 31 – India vs. Qualifier in Dubai
September 1 – Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh in Dubai
September 2 – Pakistan vs. Qualifier in Sharjah
September 3 – B1 vs B2 in Sharjah
September 4 – A1 vs. A2 in Dubai
September 6 – A1 vs. B1 in Dubai
September 7 – A2 vs. B2 Dubai
September 8 – A1 vs. B2 Dubai
September 9 – B1 vs. A2 Dubai
September 11 – Finals in Dubai
Indian Team Record at the Asia Cups!
Since the start of the Asia Cups, India has been led ahead with crowning 7 titles in the Asia Cup tournaments. The Men in Blue secured first place in the last two face-offs in 2016 and 2018, respectively. Tracking the previous performances of the players in the Indian team, there are high chances of the team to bring glory again.
Quick Glimpses of Cricket Record
- Team India won the Asia Cup title in 1984, 1988, 1990, 1995, 2010, 2016, and 2018.
- In the Asia Cup 2008, India gave 374/4 against Hong Kong, while the lowest total was 169 against Pakistan in 1995.
- So far in Asia Cup history, India made its largest victory with 256 runs in 2008 against Hong Kong. Contrarily, the smallest victory was 4 runs in 2004 against Sri Lanka.
- India has shown impeccable performances with six ODIs and one T20 title, adding feathers of glory to their hat.
Individual Stats from Team India in Asia Cup!
Most Runs Scored – 971 by Sachin Tendulkar
Highest Score – 183 by Virat Kohli in 2012 against Pakistan
Highest Average – NS Sidhu at 66.25
Highest Strike Rate – Suresh Raina at 113.95
Most Hundreds – 3 times by Virat Kohli
Most Fifties – 9 times by Sachin Tendulkar
Most Runs in a Season – 372 by Suresh Raina in 2008
Bowlers’ Records Stats!
Most Runs Scored in an Inning – 86 by T Kumaran against Pakistan in 2000.
Most Dismissal as a Wicket-keeper – MS Dhoni – 36
Most Catches – 8 by Suresh Raina
Most Catches in an Inning – 4 by Shikhar Dhawan
Most Catches in a Season – 6 by Shikhar Dhawan in 2018.
Team India has won the Asia Cup titles three times in a row, achieving a 3-peat from 1988-1995. Additionally, the India team is the only one to achieve this glory.
Moreover, bringing 7 titles home, India has been a successful runner-up in three Asia Cup events, and they reached the finals 10 in 13 matches. From the sports news cricket, it is evident that the team has played 49 matches in the Asia Cup to date, out of which they won 31 matches, losing 16 with a significant win rate of 65.62.
The Asia Cup 2022 mega event is just around the corner. With the release of the schedule, India and Pakistan will lock horns on August 28, 2022. With the trending Asia Cup news, there is a zesty wave among the fans to predict the winners of the event.
India is reigning in the Asia Cup in historical events. The cricket rivalry between India and Pakistan has always been intriguing, but the win is still unpredictable. To get the latest cricket Samachar and sports news cricket, stay connected with CBTF Speed News!