December 2, 2022

Asia Cup 2022: Five scenarios on how India can still qualify for the finals

Asia Cup 2022: Five scenarios on how India can still qualify for the finals

India’s chances of making it to Asia Cup 2022 finals will be bleak after they lost to host Sri Lanka by 4 wickets at Dubai International stadium. The Indian team lost to Pakistan by 5 wickets in their first Super 4 encounter and they needed to win their rest of the matches to make it to the finals straight away.

After losing the second consecutive toss in the super 4, India was asked to bat first and lost KL Rahul and Virat Kohli early. Suryakumar Yadav and Rohit Sharma build the Indian innings thereafter but losing wickets in middle and death overs proved too decisive and India could only manage 173 runs on a pitch which was expected to be better in the second innings.

Sri Lanka got off to a flier but India fought back in the middle overs. The match was evenly poised before skipper Dasun Shanaka came to rescue and played a cameo to take the Lankan Lions home.

With this loss, India’s chances of making it to the finals is slim and we discuss all the possible outcomes of how India can qualify for the finals-

  1. India need to beat Afghanistan
  2. Afghanistan beat Pakistan
  3. Afghanistan lose to Sri Lanka
  4. Pakistan loses to Sri Lanka

5- After these scenarios it will all come down to net run rate as India, Afghanistan and Pakistan will have one win each. In order to have the slightest of the margins, India first need to beat Afghanistan by a bigger margin and expect that other teams help their cause.

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