The Asia Cup 2018 cricket competition, also referred to as the Unimoni Asia Cup, begins on the 15th of September. Founded by the Asian Cricket Council in 1983, the cup was designed to promote positive relations between Asian countries. It follows a One Day International cricket format and features 6 teams in a round-robin format with 13 matches each.
The 2018 tournament is the 14th edition of the Asia Cup and India are the defending champions. Hosted in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the competition will take place at both Dubai International Cricket Stadium and Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium. Initially scheduled to be played in India, the tournament was shifted to the UAE due to political tensions between Pakistan and India.
The Asia Cup 2018 India squad.
India’s squad features a winning combination of pace and spin that has helped India achieve significant cricketing success throughout their South Africa and England campaigns. The squad for the 2018 Asia Cup consists of
Rohit Sharma (Captain)
Shikhar Dhawan (Vice Captain)
K. L. Rahul
There are a total of 6 teams participating in the Asia Cup for 2018. Five are regulars and the 6th is a qualifier team who will be decided after the 2018 Asia Cup Qualifiers. The current 5 teams are: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan. Each tournament brings different political tensions that are mitigated by factors like venue choice.
The chances are high that India will retain the cup following the 2018 tournament. They have a consistent batting order, strong bowlers, and a proven ability to perform under pressure.
India’s batting is solid and reliable with their top order led by Rohit, Dhawan. Their bowlers feature the pace of Bumrah, the accuracy of Bhuvi, and include a strong bench. Their spin team Kuldeep and Chahal are also challenging on the pitch. Meanwhile, the side is well known for its ability find success in high-stress situations.
We suggest you settle in for an exciting 2018 Asia Cup.