Asia Cup 2022: Blue Brigade ready to win 8th Asian title after 38 years

Image Source: Twitter Asia Cup 2022: Sunil Gavaskar and co. Historic Asia Cup victory in 1984

Highlight

  • India won its first Asia Cup in 1984 under the leadership of Sunil Gavaskar
  • Till now, India has seven Asia Cup titles to its name
  • Team India will play its first match against Pakistan on 28 August 2022.

Asia Cup 2022: Team India has dominated and defeated the opposition on most occasions as far as the Asian tournament is concerned. The Asia Cup is almost here and Blue Brigade is all set to dominate the tournament. India, the defending champions, are looking to retain their title and move forward with positivity on the road that leads them to the World T20I to be played in Australia later this year. This special edition of the Asia Cup will be played in a 20-over format and all the participating Asian nations will have a short teaser as to what the World Cup might have in store for them. The participating teams may be looking at the event as an opportunity to put their plans and preparations in order, but they are certainly looking to beat their opposition and stamp their authority on the multi-nation cricket tournament. Will play with

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Team India is the most successful team as far as its record in Asia Cup is concerned. The Indian team now has seven Asia Cup titles to its name (1984, 1988, 1990-91, 1995, 2010, 2016, 2018) and will be eyeing an eighth championship when they take on arch-rivals Pakistan on August 28. , 2022. The tournament will be played in a double round-robin format followed by the final. Team India has dominated this cricket carnival since 1984 when Blue Brigade led by Sunil Gavaskar won the championship for the first time. With only three teams to play which included India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, the Gavaskar-led India faced Sri Lanka in the final and won the trophy for the first time. Just a year after their famous victory at Lord’s against the mighty West Indies in 1983, Team India held on to their tag of World Champions and dominated the tournament, topping the points table. He won both of his matches, scoring eight valuable points, and was later crowned champion. Surinder Khanna enjoyed a great run in this particular tournament as he scored 107 runs and won the “Player of the Tournament” award.

38 years down the line and the game has taken a big leap since Gavaskar led the Indian team to their maiden Asia Cup title, Rohit Sharma and co. Will soon start his journey to win the 8th Asia Cup trophy. Senior players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and others who were rested for the Zimbabwe tour, have all gathered in the UAE and started hone their skills ahead of the Indo-Pak match. VVS Laxman has been named as the interim head coach and will try to ensure that he and his methods produce positive results for Team India in the absence of regular coach Rahul Dravid aka The Wall.

Indian team for Asia Cup:

Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket keeper), Hardik PandyaRavindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra ChahalRavi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan

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