Former Australia all-rounder Shane Watson has named his selection for the winner of the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 event. The event which was to be held in Sri Lanka needed to be moved to UAE and might be performed in Dubai and Sharjah from August 27, 2022, onwards.
Seven-time champions India will defend their title having received the Asia Cup the earlier two occasions, within the T20 format in 2016 and within the ODI format in 2018. Rohit Sharma was the captain when India received in 2018 and now he returns to defend his trophy.
India might be opening their account within the event on August 28, 2022, towards arch-rivals Pakistan, whom that they had defeated thrice in 2018. However the match in Dubai can even be the primary time these two groups meet after Pakistan recorded their first-ever win over India in a World cup match once they defeated India by 10 wickets within the 2021 T20 World Cup.
Shane Watson Predicts The Winner Of The Asia Cup 2022
The opposite groups collaborating within the event are Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh and one workforce from Singapore, Kuwait, UAE, and Hong Kong will be a part of them to make the principle six-team event.
In dialog with common sports activities presenter Sanjana Ganesan on The ICC Evaluate, Watson backed India to retain the Asia Cup crown within the UAE.
“My predicted winner is India. That first recreation goes to be very particular to observe as a result of Pakistan have full perception now that they will beat this Indian workforce. I believe, actually, whoever wins that recreation goes to go on and win the Asia Cup. [But] I’ve simply bought a sense India [will win the tournament]. They’ve bought a lot firepower right through their batting order, so it’s going to be arduous to have the ability to comprise them,” Watson instructed Sanjana forward of the high-voltage conflict between India and Pakistan.
Below the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, India will goal to lock its record-extending eighth Asia Cup title within the UAE. India’s arch-rivals Pakistan has tasted Asia Cup success on two events. Sri Lanka has received the event the second most times-5 and this time the event might be performed within the T20 format as a precursor for the T20 World Cup 2022 which might be held in Australia in October-November.
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