Cricket Asia Cup is just a month away and now Bangladesh are hosting Sri Lanka for the 2014 series, immediatly after that we will see 5 Asian teams taking part in Asia Cup what could be a massive event before the ICC T20 World Cup. Pakistan are the current holders of Asia Cup having won the event couple of years ago, beating Bangladesh in the final by just 2 runs. That was 10th edition of Asia Cup and Pakistan won the competition only 2nd time. Now ICC has confirmed the tournament and the fixture list is also out check it here [ Asia Cup Cricket 2014 Schedule ] and we take a look at the matches who might make it the the finals.
|1||Pakistan v Sri Lanka||Pakistan|
|2||India vs Banglades||India|
|3||Afghanistan vs Pakista||Pakistan|
|4||India vs Sri Lanka||India|
|5||Afghanistan vs bangladesh||Bangadesh|
|6||India vs Pakistan||India|
|7||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka|
|8||Bangladesh vs Pakistan||Pakistan|
|9||Afghanistan vs India||India|
|10||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka|
|11||THE FINAL (Pakistan vs India)||Pakistan|
Bangladesh: Going into the event, pakistan, India and Sri Lanka are the three teams from which 2 are expected to make it to the finals. Although Bangladesh are playing at home they need to beat atleast two of the three big sides to make it to the finals. Which will be a tough task.
India: should cruise to the final with kind of batting lineup they have and they are playing at home. they can win games against Bangladesh and Afghanistan easily, and than they have to win 1 game against the either Pakistan or Sri Lanka which they are very capable of winning both.
Pakistan: Unpredictable. They might lose against Bangladesh and win against India. Having said that lets assume they beat Afghanistan and Bangladesh, which leaves just 1 win against Either India or Sri Lanka, and what I have seen of them in the ODI series against Sri Lanka they can beat them.
Sri Lanka: Very solid unit which is coming along pretty well. Their bowling is big very though. If they can beat Pakistan in the opening match, they will find it easy to make it to the final. Lose the first game they have to win all three games which I dont see them doing.
Afghanistan: Its a big competition for them, they will learn alot and that is the only thing they gonna take home. Maybe the game against Bangladesh they can go against the odds and win that game.