Both India and Bangladesh are out of the Asia Cup 2022. The Asia Cup 2022 final is set to be played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka after Pakistan won a close game against Afghanistan yesterday by 1 wicket.
There was still a chance for Team India to be alive in the Asia Cup 2022 if Pakistan loses against Afghanistan. But now, officially India is out of the Asia Cup 2022.
India started the tournament really well with two wins in the first round against the arch-rival Pakistan and Hong Kong. They won the first game against Pakistan by 5 wickets and against Afghanistan by 40 runs.
But India lost both the games in the Super 4 stage against Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Team India’s remaining game is against Afghanistan on September 08 at Dubai International Stadium, Dubai. It will be a formality match as both teams are out of the Asia Cup 2022.
Bangladesh didn’t even reach the Super 4 stage
On the other hand, Bangladesh couldn’t even reach the Super 4 stage and got out of the tournament in the first round. Bangladesh lost both its games against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka by 7 and 2 wickets respectively.
Today, we will talk about what are the major reasons for elimination from the Asia Cup 2022 for both India and Bangladesh. Let’s discuss them one by one.
Major reasons for Team India’s elimination from the Asia Cup 2022
1. Non-availability of J Bumrah and H Patel-
India badly missed the services of its premium fast bowler J Bumrah and also H Patel. Both the pacers are injured and doing recovery in NCA.
Both have done well recently and in the absence of these two, the Indian bowling attack didn’t look threatening at all
2. Injury to R Jadeja-
An injury to R Jadeja could help Team India in the Asia Cup 2022. His utility in the team is immense. He is one of the best all-rounders in the world. His injury forced team India to change their tactics and team combination. He gives the right balance to the Team.
3. Some crucial tosses lost-
Toss is one of the major factors not only for Team India but for all the teams in the Asia Cup 2022. Whoever won the toss gets the little edge in the game.
India lost both the tosses in the super 4 stage against Pakistan and Sri Lanka. This is the thing that is uncontrollable.
4. Bad starts given by the openers-
Apart from the Pakistan game in the Super 4 stage, the openers didn’t give a good start at all in all the matches of the Asia Cup 2022. Especially, KL Rahul didn’t go big in any of the innings he got the starts. R Sharma also only scored big against Sri Lanka where he scored 72. Apart from that, both the openers didn’t live up to the expectations in terms of scoring big.
5. Bhuvi’s bad performances in the death overs-
India missed J Bumrah also because of the inability of B Kumar to defend those runs in the death overs.
He was the leader of the pack for Team India in the Asia Cup 2022. Bhuvi has done well recently after coming back from the injury. But he didn’t do well in the tournament.
He conceded 19 and 14 runs in the penultimate overs in Pakistan and Sri Lanka’s game. It costs team India two losses in the tournament.
6. Inability to take wickets in the middle overs by Y Chahal-
Y Chahal bowled well in the last game. But other than that, he wasn’t able to put pressure on the opposition batters and took wickets in the middle overs. It is his role in the team to take wickets in the middle overs.
The other bowlers also didn’t step up and got the breakthrough for the team in that middle phase.
7. Lack of seamers in the squad-
India didn’t have enough pacers in the squad. They have to go with two seamers plus H Pandya. The management also didn’t consider M Shami in the team.
Major reasons for Bangladesh’s elimination from the Asia Cup 2022
1. No good starts given by the openers-
Bangladesh didn’t have a proper opening combination in the team. The openers didn’t give them a good start in both the games of Asia Cup 2022.
2. Complete batting failure in the Afghanistan game-
The batting has been a failure for Bangladesh in the game against Afghanistan. They only managed to get 130 odd runs which Afghanistan chased down easily.
3. Toss factor-
As we discussed earlier, the toss was one of the major reasons for the team’s elimination from the Asia cup 2022.
4. No big scores from the top 5 batters-
Although the batters in the Indian team scored some big runs, Bangladesh’s top 5 batters weren’t able to score big in the Asia Cup 2022. That is one of the main reasons for Bangladesh’s failure in the tournament.
5. Failure of a bowling unit-
In the game against Sri Lanka, they weren’t able to defend a target of 180+ which is decent enough as far as the conditions are concerned. M Rahman failed miserably as the expectations from him were high from the Bangladesh team and fans.
So these are the few reasons for Team India and Bangladesh’s elimination from the Asia Cup 2022. What do you think regarding their failures? Comment your opinion below.
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