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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Virat Kohli As Captain Of India In Asia Cup Is a Positive Thing

By 9:57 AM
Indian Cricket Team Captain M.S Dhoni will miss out from Asia Cup 2014 this is a bad news for millions of Cricket team fans after recent defeats In South Africa and New Zealand. M.S Dhoni is not only a great captain for team India but also a very good batsmen which greatly strengthens the Indian team.

But now Indian team will have to go into Asia Cup without Dhoni. Young Virat Kohli who is a excellent batsman and many see him as future Captain of India will lead the Indian team In Asia Cup against Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

although no Dhoni In Asia cup is a bad news for India but there is also a positive aspect and that is Virat Kohli leading the Indian cricket team. It will greatly help Kohli to prepare for the future to be captain of India and give him experience. It will also make clear that how much he is capable of leading the Indian team.

Kohli will need to act with more maturity and calmness as Skipper of Indian team. India will play their opening match of the tournament against Bangladesh on 26th February. they will face Pakistan in the big crucial match on 2nd March.

Pakistan Cricket Team Reaches Bangladesh

By 9:12 AM
Pakistan Cricket team has reached Bangladesh On Saturday to participate In the Asia Cup 2014 Tournament that is starting from 25th December In two cities of Bangladesh Fatullah and Mirpur and in the tournament 5 teams Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and host team Bangladesh will take part.

Pakistan will play the opening match of the tournament against Sri Lanka on Tuesday. Pakistani team squad reached Dhaka on Saturday in captaincy of Misbah Ul Haq. Pakistan is defending champion as they defeated the Bangladeshi team in Final of 2012 Asia cup. That tournament was also played in Bangladesh and Misbah Ul Haq was captain of Pakistan even that time.

So Misbah Ul Haq would be hoping to defend the title even this time by defeating other four teams specially Sri Lanka and India. this historic rivals Pakistan and India will face off on 2nd March. this is a much awaited match and both teams would try their best to win this one.

Pakistan is participating in the Asia Cup with a new head coach Moin Khan and batting Coach Zaheer Abbas. hopefully it will help to Improve the batting of Pakistan which have struggled a lot in recent past. 

Asia Cup 2014 Live Streaming Online

By 7:44 AM
Asia Cup 2014 Live Streaming - the big Cricket tournament that will decide who will be next king of Asia In Cricket for next two years is starting from this Tuesday date 25th February 2014 In Bangladesh. In the tournament Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are going to face each other and the best two teams will go to final where the Champion of Asia will be decided on Saturday 8th March.

Asia Cup 2014 Live Streaming Online

Total 11 matches are going to be played Including the final. all the five teams will face each other one time and then two teams will go to final based on their performance in their four matches against each other.

Pakistan are defending champions as they won the last Asia Cup of 2012 and this time as well they are strong candidates to win it because their bowling is strong and batting is much stronger now due to Inclusion of good young talent like Sharjeel Khan and Sohaib Maqsood. however they will be missing Mohammad Irfan.

India will also be hopeful to win the title this time. however they will have to play the tournament without their captain M.S Dhoni who is Injured. Bangladesh will have to play their first three matches without their key player Shakib Ul Hasan who is banned for three matches.

Sri Lanka who has won Asia Cup 4 times can also give tough times to other teams after they knocked out Bangladesh in Sahara Cup recently.

So we can expect a really Interesting tournament. Don't forget to watch Asia Cup 2014 Live Streaming from this Tuesday.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

M.S Dhoni and Shakib Al Hasan Out of Asia Cup

By 1:21 PM
We are now just two days away from the the big exciting event of Asia Cup 2014 which is start from 25th February in Bangladesh. There is a bad news for both Indian as well as Bangladeshi Cricket fans that Indian captain M.S Dhoni and Bangladesh all rounder Shakib Al Hasan will not be able to play in Asia Cup.

M.S Dhoni is out of the tournament due to Injury now Virat Kohli will lead the Indian team in the tournament who don't have much experience as captain of India. On other hand Shakib Al Hasan who is considered the most Important player of Bangladesh will also not be able to play first three matches of the tournament because he was banned and fined for doing bad hand gesture on camera during ODI match between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

He is fined for $3860 and banned for first three matches. these are really bad news for both India and Bangladesh because Dhoni and Shakib are top players of both sides.

Now Virat Kohli will have to lead the Indian team which is entirely new experience for him. He will have to act mature and bravely as captain of India. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Sri Lanka's Squad For Asia Cup 2014

By 2:10 AM
Four time winners of Asia Cup Sri Lanka are also strong candidates for winning the tournament this time because they have mixture of young talented and experienced good players. Currently they are playing Sahara Cup In Bangladesh against the home side which will help them to understand the conditions their before the start of Asia cup.

Sri Lanka's Squad For Asia Cup 2014

After losing series to Pakistan in UAE they are showing good performance against Bangladesh but they will also have to show the same performance against teams like India and Pakistan if they want to win the big event.

Here I am sharing Sri Lanka's Squad For Asia Cup 2014:

Angelo Mathews captain
Kumar Sangakara
Tilakaratne Dilshan
Mahela Jayawardene
D. Karunaratne
Dinesh Chandimal
Nuwan Kulasekara
K. Vithanage
A. Priyanjan
S. Senanayake
L. Thirimanne
T. Perera
Suranga Lakmal
A. Mendis
T. Dilshan

Bangladesh's Squad For Asia Cup 2014

By 2:04 AM
Bangladesh Is going to host Asia Cup 2014 and after that T20 World Cup 2014. Currently they are playing a home series against Sri Lanka at home which means they are playing and going to play lots of cricket at home. although they are not a strong team but they have Improved themselves very much specially when playing at home they often show good performances.

bangladesh squad asia cup

now its a another big chance for them in shape of Asia Cup 2014. They were runner ups in 2012 so they can be winner this team by Improving their performance a little more.

Here is Bangladesh's Squad For Asia Cup 2014:

Mushfiqur Rahim Captain
Tamim Iqbal
Nasir Hossain
Anamul Haque
Sohag Gazi
Shakib Al Hasan
Ziaur Rahman
Rubel Hossain
Naeem Islam
Mohammad Haque
Mashrafe Bin Mortaza
Al-Amin Hossain
Shamsur Rahman
Abdur Razzak

Afghanistan's Squad For Asia Cup 2014

By 1:57 AM
Afghanistan Cricket team would be really excited right now because they are going to play Asia Cup for the first time in history. They have taken part in big tournaments In the part Including T20 World Cup but in Asia Cup this is going to be their first experience.

Afghanistan's Squad asia cup

they don't have much chances to win the tournament in presence of strong teams like Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India but they can learn a lot from this experience.

Here Is Afghanistan's Squad For Asia Cup 2014:

Shapoor Zardar
S. Shenwari
N. Zardan
Karim Sadiq
Mirwais Ashraf
I. Dawlatzai
Hamza Hotak
Dawlat Zardan
A. Stanikzai
Gulbadin Naib
Mohammad Nabi
Afsar Zazai
Nawroz Mangal captain
Mohammad Shehzad

Asia Cup Final March 7th 2014

By 1:52 AM
The Final of Asia Cup 2014 will be played On 7th March 2014 In Mirpur according to 14:00 time IST. We all know Final is the most Important match of any tournament which deciders the actual winner. No matter how well you perform in early matches but lost the final then your performance has no value.

asia cup 2014 final

Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. all these 5 teams will first be looking to give great performance against each other to reach the final and after reaching their they would be looking to win it. Most probably two teams out of Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India will be playing the final because they are much stronger than Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

But in 2012 It was Bangladesh who made to final after beating both Sri Lanka and India but they lost to Pakistan in the Final.

More discussion is taking place about the Pakistan and India match that will be played on 2nd March than final because that will be a final before final for both sides. It would be even more Interesting if Final also takes place between these two historic rivals.

Just wait and watch who makes to Final after giving good performance in early matches.

India's Squad For Asia Cup 2014

By 1:35 AM
as we are getting closer to big tournament of Asia Cup 2014 all the teams are announcing their squads one by one. Recently BCCI also announced Indian cricket team squad for the tournament by making some surprise changes.

Ishant Sharma and Suresh Raina are dropped from the side while Yuvraj Singh who was dropped previously for poor batting and bowling performance is back once again. Squad for T20 World Cup is also announced by the Indian Cricket team selectors:

Here Is the Asia Cup Squad:

MS Dhoni captain
Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli
Cheteshwar Pujara
Ambati Rayudu
Ajinkya Rahane
Ravindra Jadeja
R Ashwin
Mohammad Shami
Varun Aaron
Stuart Binny
Amit Mishra
Ishwar Pandey
Shikhar Dhawan

Pakistan's Squad For Asia Cup 2014

By 1:28 AM
Just one week before the Asia Cup 2014 to start Pakistan Cricket Board has announced the squad for the tournament. Squad for T20 World is also announced because there is no much difference between both events. for Asia Cup Misbah-ul-Haq will stay as captain of Pakistani team.

Here is the full squad:

Misbah-ul-Haq captain
Mohammad Hafeez
Sharjeel Khan
Shahid Afridi
Umar Akmal
Sohaib Maqsood
Fawad Alam
Saeed Ajmal
Abdur Rehman
Junaid Khan
Umar Gul
Anwar Ali
Bilawal Bhatti
Mohammad Talha
Ahmed Shahzad

this line is a mixture of experienced and young players but I am really missing the Mohammad Irfan in the squad who is out due to Injury. 

Moin Khan Hopeful For Pakistan's Victory In Asia Cup

By 1:22 AM
Newly appointed Coach and former captain of Pakistan Cricket Team Moin Khan is very hopeful for the good performance by Pakistan Cricket Team in Asia Cup 2014 that is starting from 25th February In Bangladesh and in opening match defending champion Pakistan will be taking on Sri Lanka.

Moin Khan who was manager of Pakistan Cricket team from couple of months is now appointed as head coach of Pakistani team for two months after which it will be decided that who will be permanent coach of the team.

Moin Khan talked to media on Tuesday In which he said that Pakistan has great chances of winning the Asia Cup if we play with positive mind by forgetting the fear of losing. former captain said that Pakistan has very good talented bowlers and batsmen so we can beat other four teams in the tournament. He was also captain of Pakistan team in 2000 when Pakistan won this tournament.

Recently Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka in ODI series in UAE and drawn the test series by 1-1 which proves that Pakistani players are in good form. Pakistan team's practice session is underway these days and team will fly for Bangladesh on 22nd of February 2014.

India and Sri Lanka are also strong candidates for winning the tournament. If we see history India has won it 5 times and Sri Lanka won it 4 times. Pakistan was winner twice.

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup Match 6th March 2014

By 1:11 AM
In the second last match of the Asia cup before Final the host team Bangladesh will be playing against the Sri Lanka In Mirpur On 6th March 2014. Sri Lankan team is already in Bangladesh for playing Sahara Cup against the host team. Both teams played T20 matches and now are facing each other in ODI matches.

Sri lanka vs bangladesh asia cup 2014 match

This tour will prove greatly useful for both sides specially Sri Lanka to understand the conditions and pitches of Bangladesh and prepare for the big tournament accordingly. In T20 series Sri Lanka beaten home side by 2-0 and in 1st ODI as well Lankan tigers got a victory while 2 more ODIs are still left.

these results makes it clear that Sri Lanka will be having edge over Bangla tigers in the Asia cup. Sri Lanka has a old records of performing very well in early matches but they lost when it comes to Semi Finals and Finals. they have also lost in many finals of Asia Cup.

This time they would be hoping to perform much better and take the trophy to their home. Bangladesh has never won Asia Cup while they are runner ups of last Asia cup so they would also want to win this tournament this time specially when it is taking place at their home.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Afghanistan vs India Asia Cup ODI 5th March 2014

By 9:54 AM
India and Afghanistan will play 9th ODI match of Asia cup 2014 on 5th March In Mirpur. as we all know that India is world champion of ODI World Cup and a pretty strong team specially while playing in Subcontinent pitches so it will have huge edge over Afghanistan.

Afghanistan vs India asia cup

But we should never underestimate the team of Afghanistan because its greatly filled with the talented players like Mohammad Nabi, Shapoor Zadran, Noor Ali and Nawroz Mangal so they can give tough time to Indians as well specially knowing the fact that India has really poor bowling line up which can get beaten by any batting line up of the world no matter even if its a weak one.

If you remember Afghanistan also given a very close fight to India in a match of T20 World Cup 2012 but at the end India managed to win the match. So Afghanistan's eyes would be repeating the same performance against the World Champions.

Indian captain M.S Dhoni who is worried with recent defeats from South Africa and New Zealand would be looking to perform better in Asia Cup and then T20 World Cup to silent his critics. India has good chances for both tournament as both tournament are going to be played in Bangladesh whose pitches are similar to India's pitches.