The ACC has already announced that the Asia Cup 2020 will be hosted by Pakistan but there are still concerns that the event might be played at a neutral venue. This mega-event will be held in September. As much as we want the coronavirus pandemic to end now, cricket lovers are also willing to find out who will win Asia Cup 2020 prediction. It’s going to be a T20 tournament and the competition will be fierce. But still we have our prediction for the event shared right here.
Asia Cup 2020 Prediction Who Will Win The Tournament
Well, it’s going to be a tough competition between the participating sides and here we have detailed how likely each of them are to win the tournament.
Pakistan Asia Cup 2020 Prediction – The Favorites
Pakistan are the favorites to win this year’s Asia Cup 2020. It’s not just that they will be the hosts of the event but also because they are the top ranked T20I side in the world right now. Besides, playing at home will boost the morale of the players too. Babar Azam led the team very well as captain during the T20 series against Bangladesh which was their latest stint in this format of the game. In addition, Babar brings a lot to his team with his splendid batting as he piles runs from the top and inspires the rest.
Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Ahsan Ali, Amad Butt, and HarisRauf were added to the squad against Bangladesh and their performance made the road to victory even easier. They will also be key to Pakistan’s chances in the Asia Cup. Pakistan will also rely heavily on their pace attack with the likes of Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Muhammad Musa, and Haris Rauf to give them a chance to challenge the biggest teams in the event.
Asia Cup 2020 Prediction – Can India Win?
The overall performance of the Indian Cricket team against New Zealand wasn’t pretty impressive but they won all the T20Is on the tour. Under the leadership of Virat Kohli, team India looks confident of winning the upcoming Asia Cup T20. The T20 Squad of India has some very promising players on board like Rohit Sharma, Manish Pandey, Washington Sunder, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Muhammad Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah. They are all capable of pulling off something special on their day and can give India a strong chance to win the event.
Do Sri Lanka Stand A chance?
The current performance of the Sri Lanka Cricket team is full of ups and downs this year. The Sri Lanka Cricket team will be going to astonish their fans with their surprising performance in this mega event if they manage to win it. Lasith Malinga with his good leadership abilities will be leading the squad. He is also the main pacer of the team. Having Avishka Fernando, Oshada Fernando, Danushka Gunathilaka, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka, Isuru Udana, Lakshan Sandakan, Lahiru Kumara, and KasunRajitha on the squad, Sri Lanka may get to Super Four round in this Asia Cup 2020.
Any Chance Bangladesh Can Win Asia Cup 2020?
The hopes of cricket fanatics are high but Bangladesh will have to perform at their best in Asia Cup 2020 if they have to win the tournament. During the last series against Pakistan, Bangladesh could not showcase any exhilarating performance. Mahmudullah, despite being the best player of the team, could not lead them to victory in the last series.
So, he’ll have increased pressure on him in the upcoming event and the team will feel the heat as well. After making a few changes to the squad, Bangladesh might be able to demonstrate something special and reach the Super Four Round. Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Naim, Mahedi Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Shafiul Islam, and Rubel Hossain are likely to keep up the spirit of Bangladeshi fans in Asia Cup 2020.
Are Afghanistan Still The Minnows?
Despite being an associate team, Afghanistan often comes up with such a tremendous performance that the fans are in love with them. During the last ICC World T20, Afghanistan upset some of the best teams in the event. Now, cricket fans are looking forward to witness the unexpected from Afghanistan Cricket team in Asia Cup 2020. With Rashid Khan leading the squad, the Afghanistan Cricket Team is again likely to give a tough time to some strong teams on the ground. Asghar Afghan, Dawlat Zardan, Fazal Niazai, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Najibullah Zardan, and Sharafuddin Ashraf will likely be the part of the squad. The Afghanistan Cricket team will be a matter of concern for other teams in Asia Cup 2020 for sure.
So, what’s your Asia Cup 2020 prediction? Do you think Pakistan are the favorites or India will take it away yet again? Or you believe some type of upset is on the cards? Do share your thoughts with us in comments.