The Asia Cup 2022 has set the cricketing world on fire. The community is awaiting the amazing India VS Pakistan contest that takes place less often today. The best of Asia will take on each other. A new contest will be on display every day. The most elite players of Asia will be taking part in Asia Cup 2022. With this being said, who are the star players from each of the squad? Who are the players that can be the “Heroes” in crunch situations? Here is an in-depth look:
1) Wanindu Hasaranga will be Sri Lanka’s X-Factor in Asia Cup 2022:
Wanindu Hasaranga will be a vital cog from Sri Lanka. The leg-spin wizard has been dominating the T20 leagues across the globe. His dominant performance in the IPL shut all the critics who described him as overpriced. The top international batters have found it difficult to pick his googlies.
2) Hardik Pandya will be India’s X-Factor in Asia Cup 2022:
Hardik Pandya is the most pivotal player in India’s plans for Asia Cup 2022 and for the ICC World Cup 2022. There is word around that India is expected to send a full-strength team to the Asia Cup and Hardik will be playing the role of the floater, finisher, and batting all-rounder. The team combination finds great balance with Hardik’s addition. He is a bank of at least 3 overs in any T20 game. With his current form, he can be a deadly batter and can win games single-handedly for the nation.
3) Shaheen Shah Afridi from Pakistan:
Left-arm pacers always rule world cricket. Over the years we have seen an amazing set of them. The era of left-armers began with Wasim and Waqar and was carried forward by Zak, Nehra, Starc, and Boult. The next sensation on this list is Shaheen Shah Afridi. With the pin-point yorkers and with the deadly in-swinger he is an elite combination. He started playing from the Asia Cup 2018 onwards and since then his game has improved by leaps and bounds. Shaheen will test Rohit, Tamim, and Zazai with his in-swingers and out-swingers up front.
4) Mujeeb Ur Rahman from Afghanistan:
Mujeeb is someone who has been very impressive but has always been under the shadow of Rashid Khan. Mujeeb and Rashid form a deadly combination. If both of these bowlers do well and the batters manage to get 160+ runs on the board, the opposition is going to be in trouble. So, more than Rashid Khan, the performance of Mujeeb and the batters will decide the fate of the Afgan team.
5) Mustafizur Rahman from Bangladesh will be their X-factor in Asia Cup 2022:
Another left-arm pacer but this time it is a T20 specialist. “The Fizz” has already done very well against India and Pakistan. He has a world of experience too. He has now become a T20 specialist with an amazing set of variations. It will be amazing to see how he does at Asia Cup 2022.
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