The upcoming Asian Cup 2022 will be held in the United Arab Emirates, and it will be the 15th edition of the cricket tournament. Twenty20 internationals will replace Tests in the tournament, and matches will be played in the same stadium as the ODIs. India has refused to participate in the tournament, but the ACC has decided to let Pakistan host the 2020 edition. In this article, we will take a look at why India refused to play in the tournament and what we can expect from Team India vs. Pakistan match.
India refused to take part in the tournament
India’s withdrawal from the Asia Cup 2022 has come as a huge surprise to many. The country was able to qualify for the tournament but decided to withdraw after the team’s match against Taiwan was cancelled because of a COVID-19 outbreak. The two players who had already been knocked out by the infection were already out of contention due to the COVID outbreak. A spokesman for the Asian Football Confederation has yet to explain why the team has withdrawn from the competition.
Earlier in the year, India and Pakistan were slated to meet in the first match of the T20 World Cup. During the previous year, India won the T20 World Cup in the United States. However, their cricketing rivalry has become a source of tension. While the Asian Cup was not part of the World Cup, it was still a significant event for both teams. After all, the T20 World Cup is the only major tournament in which India and Pakistan had faced off.
The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has announced that the tournament will take place in the United Arab Emirates in 2022. The UAE has hosted the tournament three times before, in 1984 and in 1995. The Asia Cup 2022 schedule has yet to be released, but it will take place from August 27 to September 11.
Asian Cup 2022 15th edition
The Asian Cup 2022 will be the 15th edition of the tournament. It will take place from August 27 to September 11. India has ruled out hosting the tournament for the time being, but it is likely that India will be forced to participate in the 2022 tournament. However, Pakistan had already hosted the Asia Cup in 2008 and opted for a neutral location after the attacks on the Sri Lankan team. The two countries have a history of strained relations.
While India had previously expressed a desire to host the tournament, Sri Lanka Cricket has rejected the offer. The country was planning to host the tournament after hosting a men’s and women’s series against India. However, protesters turned violent and stormed the Prime Minister’s residence. Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president, blamed the decision on the weather. The only place where the Asia Cup won’t rain is in the UAE.
The Asian Cricket Council has not yet announced the schedule, but the tournament will take place in August and September of 2022. The Asian Cup will feature six teams – China, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Thailand – and the winner of the qualifiers will make up the final. The tournament will end on September 11, 2022. It is expected that India will be one of the favourites, with Pakistan the other favourite.
ACC’s decision to let Pakistan host the 2020 edition
The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has awarded Pakistan the right to host the next Asia Cup, which will be held in September 2020 in the T20 format. It is hoped that the next edition of the tournament will be played in a neutral venue if political relations remain icy between India and Pakistan. While the Asian Cricket Council is a regional body, it is not a governing body. As a result, the ACC’s decision to let Pakistan host the Asia Cup 2020 edition of the tournament is a major victory for cricket fans in the region.
After India withdrew from the tournament, the ACC decided to let Pakistan host the tournament. Although this has created doubts about whether or not India will participate, it is worth noting that the political situation between the two countries is at an all-time low. In addition, the ACC was unable to host the Asia Cup in India due to a series of attacks against Sri Lankan players. However, Pakistan has agreed to host the tournament in a neutral location.
The ACC is also expected to announce the schedule for the 2022 Asia Cup on July 22. India and Pakistan will probably play each other twice in the league phase of the tournament. Many fans from Pakistan and India are reluctant to travel to Sri Lanka for the tournament because of the political unrest and fuel shortage. While ACC will have to shoulder the operational costs of hosting the tournament, the local economy will be hurt substantially by the loss of revenue.
The ACC’s decision to allow Pakistan to host the Asia Cup 2020 edition
While the ACC’s decision to allow Pakistan to host the Asia Cup 2020 edition was an apt decision, it has also been a blow to Sri Lanka’s cricket team. However, the ACC also expressed its support for Sri Lanka Cricket. The two countries are currently battling a political crisis and it is likely that the 2022 Asia Cup will not be held in Sri Lanka.
Following the ACC’s decision to award Pakistan the hosting rights for the Asia Cup, India will once again compete for the title of the Asia Cup. The two teams will face each other in an unorthodox tournament. India has been the reigning champions and beat Bangladesh in the final last year. With the World T20 looming, the ACC has stressed the importance of hosting the next edition of the Asia Cup.
In addition to hosting the Asia Cup in Pakistan, the Asian Cricket Council will also host the event in 2022. The Asian Cup 2022 will be played in a timeframe that allows teams to prepare for the T20 World Cup. It will take place in August and September of 2022.
Team India vs Pakistan match
If the Asian Cup is to have a final, India and Pakistan are likely to face off in the clash. The two teams are currently the two best sides in the competition. But that could change if one of them wins a summit clash. Both teams have already played one another in T20 World Cup. They would most likely be pumped up for the clash. In the end, India is likely to win.
The teams that qualify will play the other top four teams in the tournament. The top two teams in each group will then play in the Super 4 round. Despite the earlier uncertainty, the final will likely feature India and Pakistan. Originally scheduled to be played in Sri Lanka, the Asian Cricket Council decided to change the location of the tournament due to the island’s political and economic crisis. The tournament will be played in T20I format, and the defending champions will advance to the finals.
Rohit Sharma is the captain of Team India in the 2022 Asia Cup and will start the match against Pakistan. He recently scored 64 against the West Indies and will be the key hitter for India against Pakistan. The men in blue have been gaining momentum of late and Rohit Sharma will be an important part of the team against Pakistan. So, India will have a good chance against Pakistan. So, get ready to cheer for your team and cheer them on!
Indian Fast bowling squad
Bhuvneshwar Kumar could be the pacer for India in the Asia Cup 2022. This pacer has been in outstanding form this year, winning player of the series awards against England and South Africa. He is capable of grabbing wickets in the powerplay overs. A good batting lineup is important for the success of any team in the tournament. So, what are you waiting for? Get ready to watch the India vs Pakistan match at the Asian Cricket Cup 2022 in Dubai! You don’t want to miss this exciting match between the two nations!
The Asian Cricket Council president Jay Shah has unveiled the schedule for the Asia Cup 2022. The marquee game between India and Pakistan will be held on August 28 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Both teams are determined to make a statement in the event of an Indian loss in the T20 World Cup 2022. But tickets for this marquee game are still not available. So, stay tuned for updates!
The two teams will be hoping to avenge the last time they faced each other. Moreover, India is also eager to avenge its recent defeat in the tournament. The Pakistan will be determined to get revenge against the hosts. In a video posted on the official YouTube channel, Rashid Latif cited the inconsistent performances of India’s star players. It is unlikely that either side will be able to win the Asia Cup 2022 final.