Can India Still Qualify for Asia Cup 2022? Here Are Qualification Scenarios for Rohit Sharma and Co. to Make it to the Summit Clash

Can India Still Qualify for Asia Cup 2022? Here Are Qualification Scenarios for Rohit Sharma and Co. to Make it to the Summit Clash

Team India suffered two back-to-back defeats in the Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 stage and the road to the final of the competition is getting invisible for the Men in Blue. The Rohit Sharma-led side fell to a six-wicket loss against Sri Lanka, having failed to defend the target of 173 runs in Dubai, courtesy of a toothless bowling attack. Earlier, the Men in Blue suffered a similar defeat against Pakistan also in the first match of the round-robin stage at the same venue, failing to defend 180+ score despite the Boys in Green faltering early in the innings. These two defeats mean, the defending champions are on the verge of ouster. With only the Afghanistan game remaining in the fray, Rohit Sharma and Co. are facing an uphill task to reach the showdown game of the continental competition.  India Out of Asia Cup 2022? Here’s What Happens if Rohit Sharma and Co. Lose to Sri Lanka in Super 4 Cricket Match

However, the hope for a final berth at Asia Cup 2022 is still not lost for the Indian Cricket Team, as of now. Here are the scenarios for team India’s qualification for the final, keeping in mind the Afghanistan, Pakistan and Sri Lanka games’ results.

Four Scenarios For India’s Asia Cup 2022 Final Qualification:

  • Afghanistan Must Beat Pakistan in today’s Super 4 clash. After losing against Sri Lanka, Afghanistan will be up against Babar Azam’s team who have already won against India. If Afghanistan win today, then India’s hope for the final will live for another day.
  • India Must Beat Afghanistan in their final game of the Super 4 round by a big margin. A loss in that match will ensure the exit of the Rohit Sharma’s side from Asia Cup 2022
  • Sri Lanka must win against Pakistan in their last Super 4 match. With already reaching the final, the official hosts need to beat Babar Azam’s team.
  • If the above three scenarios happen, then the most important thing will be the net run rate of the teams. India, Afghanistan and Pakistan then will battle against each other on their net run rate at the super 4 stage at Asia Cup 2022 and the team with highest net run rate will join Lankans in the final.

These are the four scenarios which can pave the path for team India to qualify for the showdown event of the Asia Cup 2022 in Dubai on September 11 (Sunday). Sri Lanka have almost qualified for the final and are waiting for their opponents to join them. India will be hoping to beat Afghanistan in their last match and will depend on the results of other teams. As things stand as of now, India’s chance to play in the Asia Cup final is not gone yet.

(The above story first appeared on Fresh Headline on Sep 07, 2022 11:49 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website