Former India coach Ravi Shastri has stated that if Virat Kohli scores a half-century in the first match of the Asia Cup, which will be against Pakistan, “mouths will be shut”. Kohli has been facing a lot of criticism over his poor form lately. He has gone over 1000 days without a hundred and had a poor tour of England in all three formats. He was rested for the West Indies as well as Zimbabwe tour.
The 15th edition of the Asia Cup is less than a month away and fans from across the world are waiting for all the excitement while six national teams play in the T20 format. The rivalry between India and Pakistan would be most interesting, undoubtedly. The tournament will be held in UAE even though Sri Lanka is being considered the official host. The excitement is to kick start on August 27 and the final match is to take place on September 11. India is the defending champion. It defeated Bangladesh by three wickets in the final.
Asia Cup is likely to be shifted to UAE without any changes in the schedule due to political unrest and economic instability in Sri Lanka, the host country for the 2022 edition. Similarly, the Lanka Premier League (LPL) has been postponed for the same reason without announcement of new dates. It was scheduled to be held from July 31 to August 21 in the country.