Can India qualify for Asia Cup 2022 Finals

How Can India Qualify for Asia Cup 2022 Finals after back-to-back defeats in the Super Four Matches?

Sri Lanka won against India by 6 wickets against India thereby making their chances stronger of qualifying for Asia Cup 2022 Finals.

Can India qualify for Asia Cup 2022 Finals?
Can India qualify for Asia Cup 2022 Finals?

Can India Qualify for Asia Cup 2022 Finals: India vs Sri Lanka Super Four Match Highlights

Earlier in this match, Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bowl first and was able to restrict many top-performing Indian batsmen from scoring high runs. But it was the Indian skipper cum opening batsman Rohit Sharma that helped team India reach a total of 173-8 in 20 overs.

Rohit Sharma played an important knock of 72 runs from 41 balls (5 fours and 4 sixes) that helped Team India set a good target to defend against Sri Lanka.

Can India qualify for Asia Cup 2022 Finals?
Indian Skipper Rohit Sharma

But the Sri Lankan opening batsmen Pathum Nissanka (52 runs from 37 balls – including 4 fours and 2 sixes) and Kusal Mendis (57 runs from 37 balls- 4 fours and 3 sixes) helped Sri Lanka get off to a great start by maintaining an important 97 runs partnership which pressurized the Indian bowlers.

Sri Lankan opening batsmen Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis
Sri Lankan opening batsmen Pathum Nissanka and Kusal Mendis

Finally, it was Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka, who played a quick 33 runs from 18 balls ( 4 fours and 1 six ) that helped Sri Lanka win against India by 6 wickets with 1 ball to spare, and the Sri Lankan skipper was awarded as “Man of The Match“.

Can India qualify for Asia Cup 2022 Finals?
Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka

Can India Qualify for Asia Cup 2022 Finals: What went wrong with Team India in the Super-Four Matches of this Tournament?

Team India batted first in the two matches of the Super-four league and see a good target to defend against the opposition teams, but was not able to defend their target successfully against the opposition.

Team India’s bowling performance was the major drawback in the first two matches of this tournament. Here are the following results of the Super-Four first two matches of Team India batting first at this venue:

1. IND vs PAK :

India: 181-7 (20 Overs)

Pakistan: 182-5 (19.5 overs)

2. IND vs SL:

India: 173-8 (20 overs)

Sri Lanka: 174-4 (19.5 Overs)

Also, the Indian skipper losing the toss in the first two matches may have the chance of the teams deciding to bat second at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, and win the match.

Can India Qualify for Asia Cup 2022 Finals? What are the Possible Chances for Team India to qualify for Asia Cup 2022 Finals?

Here are the chances by which team India can qualify for the Asia Cup 2022 Finals depending upon the results of the upcoming matches of the opposition teams in the super-four matches of this tournament:

  1. Afghanistan wins against Pakistan
  2. Sri Lanka wins against Pakistan
  3. India wins against Afghanistan with a huge Net Run Rate(NRR) to keep their hopes of qualifying for the finals.
  4. India’s Net Run Rate(NRR) should be greater than Pakistan and Afghanistan, which seems to be impossible at this moment

Can India Qualify for Asia Cup 2022 Finals? Overall News

The above-described chances for Team India to qualify for Asia Cup 2022 Finals seem impossible at this moment and it is purely on the luck basis of the Indian cricket team.

Team India lost both their matches by a close encounter in the super-four stages of the Asia Cup 2022 tournament with one ball to spare.

The Indian batsmen have been impressive these days with their batting performance but the Indian team needs to focus more on bowling and fielding aspects.

If team India does not concentrate on their bowling performance, the results might be unimaginable in the upcoming big tournaments such as T20 World Cup 2022 and World Cup 2023.

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