Asia Cup 2022: Team India got off to a scintillating start to the Asia Cup by winning the first two games of the group stage at Dubai International Stadium in Dubai.
The Men in Blue got the better of Pakistan by 5 wickets in the first game. After that, they defeated Hong Kong cricket team by a margin of 40 runs to make it 2 wins in 2 games.
As a result, they qualified for the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup. However, Pakistan cricket team made a superb rebound by inflicting a defeat on India in the Super 4 stage.
The Green Shirts got the better of Team India by 5 wickets as they secured an emphatic win in Dubai. Team India’s defeat to Pakistan took a hit on their confidence levels.
However, the Men in Blue still have a chance to make things right. They will have to beat both Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in the next games of the Super 4 stage.
At the same time, they also need to make sure that they win both games by bigger margins to improve their Net Run Rate. This will keep them on the safer side.
Asia Cup 2022: Fan urges Rohit Sharma to win the title
A video doing the rounds on social media shows about a fan urging Indian skipper Rohit Sharma to win the Asia Cup title this time. The video went viral in no time.
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Team India are also the record holders of the Asia Cup, having won the title on seven occasions, more than any other team in the history of the tournament.
India won the seventh title under the leadership of Rohit Sharma. Team India beat Bangladesh in the 2018 edition of the Asia Cup final.
Meanwhile, India are locking horns with Sri Lanka in the Super 4 stage. Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bowl first.
Playing XI: India vs Sri Lanka
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh
Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis (wk), Charith Asalanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka (c), Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Maheesh Theekshana, Asitha Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka