The Asia Cup 2018 will kick-start tomorrow at UAE. This tournament will be played between six countries namely India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Hong Kong. However most of the experienced players like Lasith Malinga and MS Dhoni might retire from the world-class cricket after 2019. Here are some potential players who can change the game this Asia Cup.
- Fakhar Zaman
He is one of the fiery openers from Pakistan. He smashed a double century in the ODI against Zimbabwe and stood as the solitary Pakistani player who achieved this record. He slammed 515 runs from 5 innings. He slammed a match-winning century against India in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. He is one of the men with X-factor for Pakistan.
- Rohit Sharma
He is about to captain the Indian team for Asia cup in the absence of Virat Kohli. He is one of the greatest openers for India and can stand as the match winner in the need of the hour. His highest score in an ODI was 264 runs against Sri Lanka. This 31-year-old batsman slammed 3 double centuries in the ODI format and he is the only batsman who holds this record. He did not do well in the series against Pakistan in the recent past and expects to do well in the Asia cup.
- Mohammed Amir
He is one of the important pacers for Pakistan. Pakistan’s important strength is bowling and he picked 57 wickets at an economy rate of 4.7. He is one of the fiery pacers in the world class cricket. He dismissed crucial batsmen like Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan in two of the games and picked five wickets from five matches against India with no wickets in two of the games. He is one of the dangerous bowlers to collapse the Indian batting line-up.
- Hardik Pandya
He is known for Athletic performance and one of the most wanted all-rounders for India. He is serving as full-time all-rounder since a few years and made good performances at the crucial situations. He slammed 670 runs and picked 40 wickets from 41 ODIs. He is one of the best bowling all-rounders for India. He played only two ODIs for India in the previous champions trophy against Pakistan. He picked 2 wickets and slammed 20 runs in one game and picked a wicket and scored 76 runs in another game.