The calendar year 2020 did not bring joyfulness to cricket lovers. Back-to-back postponements in the world events, tournaments, leagues, and bilateral series pissed off the enthusiasts.
Despite COVID existing, the management of every nation is learning to live with the new normal commencing the cricket series as usual.
We have seen a lot of leagues and international cricket coiled up since February 2020 till yet, however, there was no cricket for months.
Asia Cup, the ACC event comprising the participation of many Asian countries, was all set to begin by August 2020. But the COVID dominant times postponed it till the next year.
It has been rescheduled for June 2021 but will be clashing with the final of the ICC World Test Championship. As India are scheduled to play with New Zealand, the team will not be available to participate in the event.
WHICH TEAM WILL WIN ASIA CUP 2021?
Seeking alternatives, the BCCI has decided to go with team B so Asia Cup goes in a full swing. However, team B will be amalgamating world-class players such as Shikar Dhawan and many more.
With different countries participating in the event, here are the top three teams that can win the tournament this year.
Undoubtedly, India are counted among the world’s best cricket teams. They have been winning Asia Cup for the last two editions. In the lastly held edition, the men in blue defeated Bangladesh in the final to yield the second consecutive trophy. They are also the most successful team having seven Asia Cup titles.
Bangladesh are yet to win an ACC event title. In 2018, they ended as the runner-ups after India beat them in the final. They might be looking to clinch their first-ever trophy.
Sri Lanka lastly won Asia Cup in 2014. Having five titles, they are the second most successful Asian Team. The side will be looking to grasp the sixth Asia Cup trophy under Mickey Arthur coaching.