Asia Cup 2022 Prediction: Who will pick most wickets?
Updated on: Aug 24, 2022 1:41 pm IST
The countdown for Asia Cup 2022 has just begun. The marquee tournament will kick start on Saturday (27th August). Sri Lanka will take on Afghanistan in the tournament opener and the much anticipated India vs Pakistan match will take place on 28 August. The event will take place in UAE and it is expected that fans would be in for an thrilling experience.
Asia Cup 2022: Rashid Khan to be the leading wicket-taker
Afghanistan ace spinner Rashid Khan is expected to take most wickets in the upcoming Asia Cup 2022. The leg-spinner is one of the best bowlers going around in the world of cricket. Such is his caliber that even world class batters have struggled to score runs against him.
With conditions favouring spin in UAE, it is very likely that he can trouble opposition. His battle against Virat Kohli and Babar Azam would be one to watch as he has dismissed both the batters many times.
Rashid is currently 5th on the ICC T20I rankings for men and it is expected that he’ll finish tournament as a leading wicket taker. If he had a good tournament, it’ll be no surprise that Afghanistan could be a candidate to win the tournament.
His stats in the T20Is are also staggering as so far in 66 matches, he has taken 112 wickets at an staggering economy of 6.22 and a average of 13.8.
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Asia Cup 2022 Squads
India’s squad for Asia Cup 2022
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan
Pakistan’s squad for Asia Cup 2022
Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain.
Afghanistan squad for Asia Cup 2022
Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Azmatullah Omarzai, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shinwari. Standby: Nijat Masood, Qais Ahmed, Sharafuddin Ashraf.
Bangladesh’s squad for Asia Cup 2022
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain , Parvez Hossain Emon, Mohammad Naim.
Sri Lanka’s squad for Asia Cup
Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwanidu Fernando, Nuwan Thusara, Dinesh Chandimal.