Asia Cup 2023: Team India will get real competition not from Pakistan, but from Sri Lanka, the team does not lose at home!


New Delhi. The schedule of Asia Cup 2023 is going to be released after a few hours today. Pakistan Cricket Board ie PCB has got its hosting, but after the objection of BCCI, the tournament is being organized at 2 venues. The Indian Cricket Board refused to send the team to Pakistan. 4 matches including the opening match of the tournament will be held in Pakistan. The other 9 matches will be played in Sri Lanka. Team India will play all its matches in Sri Lanka only. The final will also be played in Sri Lanka. Talking about the Asia Cup held in UAE last year, Sri Lanka won the title by defeating Pakistan in the final.

Sri Lanka’s record at home has been excellent. In such a situation, even this time he cannot be considered weak in the tournament. Even though everyone is waiting for the match between India and Pakistan, but the Sri Lankan team can become a threat to both. Prior to this, Asia Cup has been organized in Sri Lanka 4 times and the host team has become the champion 3 times. Team India has been successful in winning the title once. In such a situation, the Sri Lankan team would like to maintain this record.

Held for the first time in 1986
Asia Cup is being played since 1984. The tournament was organized for the first time in Sri Lanka in 1986. Sri Lanka won the title by defeating Pakistan by 5 wickets in the final. Then in 1997, Sri Lanka defeated Team India by 8 wickets in the final at home. In 2004, once again Sri Lanka defeated India by 25 runs in the final. The Asia Cup was last held in Sri Lanka in 2010. The Indian team was successful in winning the title this time.

won by 81 runs
Team India scored 268 runs for 6 wickets in the 2010 Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka. Opener batsman Dinesh Karthik scored the maximum 66 runs. Rohit Sharma scored 41 and captain MS Dhoni scored 38 runs. In response, the Sri Lankan team got reduced to 187 runs. Left-arm fast bowler Ashish Nehra took 4 wickets for 40 runs. Ravindra Jadeja and Zaheer Khan also got 2-2 wickets. Karthik was chosen as the player of the match.

India and Pakistan’s big match today, there may be a clash in the final as well, the schedule of Asia Cup will be released after a few hours

India and Pakistan in same group
According to media reports, India and Pakistan have been placed in the same group with Nepal in the Asia Cup 2023. Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh are in the second group. India and Pakistan can clash in the group round on 2 September. The tournament will start from 30 August. The top-2 teams of both the groups will go to the Super-4. India and Pakistan can compete in Super-4 on 10 September. If both the teams manage to make it to the finals, then on September 17, once again an interesting encounter will be seen between the two. It is known that the ODI World Cup is to be played in India from 5 October to 19 November. India and Pakistan will clash in the World Cup on October 15 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. One lakh fans can reach the stadium in the match.

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