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List of Asia Cup Winners, Hosts & Runners Up- 1984 till date

Here are the list of Asia Cup winners from the year 1984 till date. The tournament, in its current form, is a biennial limited overs tournament (held every 2 years, alternating between the T20 and ODI formats). In the last edition (2016), it was played in the T20 format. Between 1984 and 2016, it was played exclusively as an ODI tournament.

1. Which team has won the Asia Cup the most number of times?

India has won the most number of Asia Cups. They have won 6 times- in the years 1984, 1988, 1990-91, 1995, 2010 and 2016 (T-20)

2. How many times has the Asia Cup been held in the UAE?

The UAE have hosted the Asia Cup three times (1984, 1995 and the current 2018 edition). India won the tournament in both 1984 and 1995. Continue reading “List of Asia Cup Winners, Hosts & Runners Up- 1984 till date”

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First Indian Wicketkeeper to score a century in Sena Conditions-Rishabh Pant

India’s 20-year-old wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant brought up his maiden century in just 117 balls in the fifth and final day against England at Oval. Continue reading “First Indian Wicketkeeper to score a century in Sena Conditions-Rishabh Pant”

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India test record at KIA Oval (Kennington Oval)

Ahead of the fifth and final test on Friday, here is a look at Team India’s record for test matches played at the Oval. India will be looking to salvage some pride- they’re already 3-1 down in the series. This test will also be Alastair Cook’s final game for England. Continue reading “India test record at KIA Oval (Kennington Oval)”

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Proteas batting record under Dale Benkenstein as coach- South Africa stats in tests & ODI’s

South Africa’s batting, over the last few years, has shown a remarkable decline. The Proteas have tended to depend on a lot on individuals- most notably AB De Villiers and Hashim Amla, but with the former now retired and the latter declining with age, South Africa’s batting doesn’t seem to be as strong as it was.

Dale Benkenstein took over as Proteas batting coach from Neil McKenzie late last year, and while it would be unfair to pin their batting woes on him alone, the stats don’t make for good reading. Is it poor coaching, or simply a decline in the quality of batsmen coming through the system? Continue reading “Proteas batting record under Dale Benkenstein as coach- South Africa stats in tests & ODI’s”

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Third Asia Cup Match Report-2018

Afghanistan defeated Sri Lanka by 91 runs in the Group B match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Monday and with that, they knocked out five-time champions out of the Asia Cup. Continue reading “Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Third Asia Cup Match Report-2018”

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup Third Match Preview-2018

Sri Lanka after suffering a humiliating loss by 137 runs in their opening fixture of the Asia cup against Bangladesh will be looking to bounce back strongly against Afghanistan and keep their Super four hopes alive in the third match at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on September 17.

Both teams have faced each other twice in the ODIS, with the Lankans get the better of Afghanistan by winning 2-0.

However in the ICC World Cup 2015 at Dunedin, where the two teams faced each other, the Islanders were set a target of 232 runs by Afghans and chased it down comfortably with 4 wickets to spare.

The Lankan fielding in the first match was left a lot to be desired as they spilled 2 catches.

The only bright spot for them was the return of their ace bowler Lasith Malinga who on his come back game claimed 4 wickets.

Afghanistan will be brimming with confidence after their 2-1 ODI series win against the host Ireland.

Their batting in the one dayers has not been up to the mark as they have failed on an regular basis.

They would be banking on the experience of Mohammad Shahzbad and the leading run getter and wicket taker in the ODI’s Mohammad Nabi to come good.

Their skipper Asghar Afghan has pulled his team out from an precarious positions in the past.

Their spin twins, Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rehman will be their main threat as they are likely to create an impact on slow tracks in the UAE.

India Women vs Sri Lanka Women Third ODI Match Report-2018

Indian skipper Mithali Raj’s knock of 125 runs went in vain as Sri Lankan women defeated the Indian Women in the third and final one day international on Sunday at Katunayake. Continue reading “India Women vs Sri Lanka Women Third ODI Match Report-2018”