Asia Cup 2022: In accordance with the official schedule, the Asia Cup 2022 will begin on August 27 of this year. Sri Lanka will host the competition this year, and the UAE will serve as the venue. In addition, the final match will be on September 11. The competition will follow the T20 format.
The Asia Cup will have a total of six teams this year. In preparation for the ICC T20 World Cup, the competing teams will benefit greatly from the Asia Cup. Later this year, the famed T20 event will be held in Australia. We can safely say that 2022 looks to be a hectic year for cricket.
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and India are the five teams that have currently ensured spots in this year’s Asia Cup. In the interim, a qualifier involving four additional teams will determine the sixth spot in the Asia Cup. The qualifiers are set to begin on August 20. The teams that are competing are from the UAE, Kuwait, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
Bangladesh is paired with Afghanistan and Sri Lanka in Group B. They came very near to winning the 2018 Asia Cup, but India prevailed in the final. They will nevertheless try to win their first title this year.
Bangladesh’s Record at the Asia Cup So Far
The Tigers have been competing in a lot of international cricket lately. At the outset of the year, they played a Test series against New Zealand. Furthermore, since then, they have played ODI and T20I games on a regular basis.
Bangladesh’s 2022 Asia Cup campaign will get underway against Afghanistan. The game is set to take place in Sharjah on August 30. On September 1 in Dubai, they will clash with Sri Lanka in their next game.
Out of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan, only two will advance to the super 4 from group B. September 3 marks the start of the Super 4 group, while September 11 marks the conclusion.
Speaking of their overall display in the tournament’s history, Bangladesh has featured in a total of 12 Asia Cup events so far. Despite not winning it even once, they have, however, ended up as runner-ups on three separate occasions.
In the Asia Cup ODI format, the Tigers, unfortunately, have quite a poor record. They have appeared in 43 matches and have managed to win just 7. With 36 losses and a win percentage of 16.27, they definitely have room to improve in the future.
Meanwhile, in the T20I event, they have played 5; winning on 3 occasions. They will be looking forward to performing at their best level this time around. It would be intriguing to catch a glimpse of them battling for their maiden triumph.