As we all know Asia Cup 2022 is ended and the Asian Teams are preparing for the T20 World Cup. The most important question is, “What are the key Learning points for Asian Teams ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022?”
From Asia Cup 2022, five of the six Asian teams will feature in The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which will be held in Australia.
Ironically, Asia Cup champions Sri Lanka will have to qualify through the First Round before joining the other teams in the next round. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan have already secured their spots in the Super 12.
The Asia Cup allows each team to play in the pressure situation and experience of competing in a multi-team event while also assisting them in identifying any potential puzzle parts that may have been left out.
Here are some key learning points for the team ahead of world cup.
After winning the Asia Cup now Sri Lanka has momentum on its side. Sri Lanka will be strong favorites in Group A of Round 1 against Namibia, the Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates.
Even if the usual suspects excelled, Bhanuka Rajapaksa and Pramod Madushan have the potential to be game-changers and advance far in the T20 World Cup.
A standout performer in the Asia Cup 2022, Wanindu Hasaranga will be the key player from Sri Lanka.
After a poor start and finish to the competition, runners-up Pakistan must reflect. The find of the competition, Naseem Shah, must be traveling to Australia, and the potential return of Shaheen Afridi will improve their bowling even more.
However, there are a number of concerns with their batting, beginning with Babar Azam’s unimpressive performance.
The middle-order has also fallen short of expectations, and some changes may be made for the T20 World Cup.
India’s early elimination from the tournament might make them reconsider a few things, such as the opening position and who wears the gloves behind the wicket.
The management will be forced by Ravindra Jadeja’s injury to locate a suitable substitute while also keeping the team’s balance.
However, Virat Kohli’s resurgence was the Asia Cup’s biggest plus for India. He finished the event with 276 runs in five matches with a strike rate of 147.59, placing him second in the run totals.
Virat Kohli’s Remarks
“I feel very blessed, very grateful right now. The last two and a half years have taught me a lot. I’m going to turn 34 in November, so celebrations are all from the past.”
With his 100 against Afghanistan, he put an end to his century dry spell and appears to have rediscovered his stroke.
Afghanistan ran a campaign that was inconsistent but occasionally brilliant, with flashes of brilliance.
Their top order has been addressed by Rahmanullah Gurbaz‘s ascent in time for the World Cup, but the middle order has to step up.
With the exception of Najibullah Zadran, the middle order has struggled to score significant runs.
Afghanistan, on the other hand, has no shortage of elite spinners, but they will be hoping their fast bowlers can join the fun.
The bowling has had significant difficulty in the final overs and has been accountable for giving up too many runs overall. Rashid Khan will be the for Afghanistan in the T20 World Cup 2022.
Bangladesh had a disappointing tournament because they were eliminated early from their group without a victory.
Mushfiqur Rahim, an experienced player, opted to end his T20I career after the Asia Cup, giving Shakib Al Hasan and company little time to find a replacement before the World Cup.
The only positive aspect of the competition was Mosaddek Hossain‘s batting performance, and they are hopeful he can continue it in Australia.
Credit/ Source: ICC