Recent Match Report – Pakistan vs Hong Kong 6th Match, Group A 2022

Pakistan 193 for 2 (Rizwan 78*, Fakhar 53*, Khushdil 35*, Ehsan 2-28) beat Hong Kong 38 (Shadab 4-8, Nawaz 3-5) by 155 runs Pakistan made it to the Super 4s with a 155-run win over Hong Kong, who were bowled out for 38, the lowest total against a Full Member in T20 internationals. It will … Read more

Match Preview – Hong Kong vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2022, 6th Match, Group A

It still feels like early days in the Asia Cup, but one of Hong Kong or Pakistan will see their tournament draw to a close on Friday. The format for the first round means one defeat can place any side under instant pressure. With India having pulled clear through wins over both opponents, there is … Read more

Recent Match Report – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 5th Match, Group B 2022

Toss Sri Lanka chose to bowl vs Bangladesh Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka decided to field first after winning the toss against Bangladesh in the last Group B game in the Asia Cup. Both teams find themselves in this do-or-die position after Afghanistan beat both Sri Lanka and Bangladesh quite comfortably. Afghanistan are through to … Read more

Match Preview – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Asia Cup 2022, 5th Match, Group B

Big picture It is a knockout match, so perhaps we should ask the tough question. Is this a real rivalry? Pull on your criss-cross deerstalker hats, Sherlocks. Get your magnifying glass. Clasp your notebooks tight. We about to investigate. To understand what happened between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the 2018 Nidahas trophy, we must … Read more

Recent Match Report – India vs Hong Kong 4th Match, Group A 2022

Hong Kong chose to bowl vs India This is Hong Kong’s first match at the 2022 Asia Cup; they made it to the tournament by winning all three of their games in the qualifying event in Oman. The last two of those wins had come while chasing and Nizakat said the team wanted to adopt … Read more

Match Preview – India vs Hong Kong, Asia Cup 2022, 4th Match, Group A

Big picture The build-up to India versus Hong Kong could not be more different to India versus Pakistan. The buzz around the training grounds, press conferences and the match – in terms of ticket sales and anticipation – is extremely low-key. It’s almost as though everyone’s just waiting for next Sunday, when India and Pakistan … Read more

Recent Match Report – Bangladesh vs Afghanistan 3rd Match, Group B 2022

Bangladesh chose to bat vs Afghanistan Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan chose to bat in their opening game of the Asia Cup against Afghanistan on a well-rolled pitch in Sharjah. Shakib, who is playing his 100th T20I, said his team was well prepared to face the Afghanistan bowlers and was looking to post a challenging … Read more

Match Preview – Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup 2022, 3rd Match, Group B

Big picture Afghanistan vs Bangladesh is the downticket rivalry of the Asia Cup. If not anyway, then definitely so as it comes close on the heels of the India vs Pakistan fixture over the weekend. There are clear favourites – and underdogs – for this one, too. Bangladesh have seen their T20I fortunes dip significantly … Read more

Recent Match Report – Pakistan vs India 2nd Match, Group A 2022

India 148 for 5 (Kohli 35, Jadeja 35, Hardik 33*, Nawaz 3-33, Naseem 2-27) beat Pakistan 147 all out (Rizwan 43, Iftikhar 28, Dahani 16*, Bhuvneshwar 4-26, Hardik 3-25) by five wickets Hardik Pandya cracked open the game for India with both ball and bat to take them to a tense win over Pakistan with … Read more

Match Preview – India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2022, Group A

Big picture Every time there is an Asia Cup around, its relevance is brought into question. Is it not enough that it brings together India and Pakistan for an actual game of cricket outside the World Cup and Champions Trophy? This edition has the potential of as many as three matches between them. It is … Read more