On the second day of Super Four round of Asia Cup 2018, India defeated arch-rivals Pakistan by nine wickets to book a place in the final. Chasing 138 to win, India reached the target in 39.3 overs. With this win, India now occupies the top spot on the Asia Cup 2018 Super 4 points table while Pakistan are placed second with two points. Bangladesh, on the other hand, defeated Afghanistan to keep their chances alive. Bangladesh too have two points but due to better run-rate Pakistan are placed ahead. Scroll down to get the complete lowdown on updated Asia Cup 2018 points table, group details, the round of 4 standings and much more. Asia Cup 2018 Schedule in PDF for Free Download: Timetable With List of All Matches in IST Including India vs Pakistan Fixture.
The multi-nation tournament began on September 15, and the final will be played on September 28. The battle lines have been drawn as the 2018 Asia Cup moves into the business end. India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Pakistan – will be competing against each other in the Super 4 round to lay their hands on Asia Cup 2018 trophy. Asia Cup 2018 Leading Run-Scorers: List of Batsmen With Most Runs in Asian Cricket Tournament.
The top two teams from Super Four round will make their way to the Asia Cup 2018 final. India and Pakistan look strong favourites to make it to the final, but the way Afghanistan have been performing they can surprise one and all to make it to the summit clash.
Round of 4 Teams’ Points Table at Asia Cup 2018:
After the group stage, defending champions India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan qualified for the Super Four round. Sri Lanka and Hong Kong were the two teams who got knocked out. Sri Lanka, the former champions, suffered back to back defeats against Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
Group A at Asia Cup 2018:
Teams of Hong Kong, India, and Pakistan will the teams featuring in the Group A of 2018 Asia Cup. The fixtures drew sharp criticism from former cricketers, as India will have to play back-to-back matches on consecutive days.
Points Table of Group A at 2018 Asia Cup:
India and Pakistan are clear favourites to top the group and advance in the next round. Hong Kong, who qualified for Asia Cup 2018 after a rigorous Qualifier tournament, would be hoping to stage an upset in the tournament. However, the most awaited match of the tournament will be between India and Pakistan as they are scheduled to play on September 19!
Group B at Asia Cup 2018:
Teams of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka will be the participants in the Group B of 2018 Asia Cup. The group matches will be an interesting one, as playing against Afghanistan would be more than just a cakewalk for Bangladesh.
Points Table of Group B at 2018 Asia Cup:
The Sri Lankan team will dearly miss the absence of Dinesh Chandimal in their squad. Despite his absence, Sri Lanka along with Bangladesh look to be the favourites to advance to next round. However, Afghanistan has the firepower to pose tough questions to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, on their day.
After the Round of 4 stage gets over, the top two teams will be competing in the final of Asia Cup 2018. Most likely, fan favourites India and Pakistan are predicted to play the tournament finals. The Indian team has the edge over Pakistan if the records and statistics of Asia Cup (all editions) are taken into context. However, Pakistan has the upper hand against India when it comes to the games both the teams have played in UAE.
Asia Cup 2018 trophy will be played in the 50-over format – a change from the previous edition where it was played in a T20I form. It will be interesting to see which side reaches the final and eventually lift the 2018 Asia Cup trophy.
Will it be India, Pakistan or any of the other four teams; the fans will have to wait for a while to know the Asia Cup 2018 Champion. Stay tuned with us for all the latest updates about 2018 Asia Cup!