Left arm chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav became the second fastest Indian bowler to take 50 ODI wickets. He achieved this feat in 24 matches, after former Indian bowler Ajit Agarkar, who reached it in just 23 ODIs.
He thereby became the second fastest spinner to do so after Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis, who took only 19 matches to cross the landmark.
Team India, being led by stand in skipper Rohit Sharma will be facing Hong Kong at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on Tuesday, September 18. Continue reading “India vs Hong Kong Asia Cup Fourth Match Preview-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”
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.
Pakistan kick started their Asia Cup with a bang as they annihilated Hong Kong by 8 wickets at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday. Continue reading “Pakistan vs Hong Kong Second Asia Cup Match Report-2018”
Mushfiqur Rahim scored a magnificent 144 as Bangladesh crushed the Sri Lankans by 137 runs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Continue reading “Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka First Asia Cup 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 “Indian Women vs Sri Lanka Women Third ODI Match Report-2018”
Bangladesh will be locking horns with Sri Lanka in the first match of Asia Cup 2018 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday, September 15. Continue reading “Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka First Asia Cup Match Preview-2018”
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 7 times- in the years 1984, 1988, 1990-91, 1995, 2010, 2016 (T-20) and 2018
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”
Gihahn Cloete and Rassie van der Dussen received their maiden call ups for the three T20 internationals against Zimbabwe beginning October 9. Continue reading “South Africa T-20 Squad for Zimbabwe Series -2018”