Did Pakistan field over-aged players in the Asia Cup? Questions arising after winning the final, know everything


New Delhi. Pakistan has won another final match against India. Under the captaincy of Mohammad Haris, Pakistan defeated Team India by a huge margin of 128 runs in the final of the Emerging Asia Cup. In the final, 29-year-old Tyeb Tahir hit a century. After this, questions are being raised that Pakistan fielded older players in the tournament. In the match, Pakistan scored 352 runs while playing first. In response, the Indian team was reduced to scoring 224 runs. There is also a lot of discussion on social media about the age of Pakistani players. Let us tell you about the rules of the tournament…

The Emerging Asia Cup is organized by the Asian Cricket Council. It has been organized for the first time in 2013. Overall it was organized for the 5th time. In the tournament, most of the teams give chance to under-23 i.e. young players only in the tournament. All the players in the Indian team were below 23 years of age. According to the rules of the tournament, players of any age can participate in it. In such a situation, Pakistan has not violated the rule in any way.

No international match experience
Talking about Team India which entered the finals, none of its players had the experience of playing international matches. At the same time, there were 6 players in Pakistan’s playing-11, who had appeared in at least one international match. Team India’s captain Yash Dhul is 20 years old, while Pakistan’s captain Mohammad Haris is 22 years old. Haris has also played international matches.

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21 years average age
The average age of the Indian players who entered the Emerging Asia Cup was 20.8 years i.e. around 21 years. Whereas the average age of Pakistan players was 23.2 years. Sri Lanka fielded the oldest team in the tournament. The average age of its players was 25.8 years. Sri Lanka and Afghanistan fielded 9-9 such players in the tournament, who had experience of playing international. Pakistan’s team included 7 such players.

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