Sri Lanka and India are the most successful teams in Asia Cup, though; Sri Lanka has not been so successful in Asia Cup 2018. Perhaps, their performance in this Asia Cup made you think that you would have chosen a better team than the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). And this is where the benefit of playing online fantasy cricket game matches comes.
Creating your desired playing XI at the fantasy cricket league and getting a better playing team is the mission of fantasy sports apps. So, we were talking about the Asia Cup 2018 and we are going to tell you some of the records which came surprisingly from the surprising corners of the tournament. Explore them with us:
No final in Asia Cup 1984
The 1st edition of the Asia Cup was held in 1984 at one of the most iconic venues in the world which was Sharjah, UAE. Just 3 matches were held in the tournament as there were only three participants and those were between India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The Indian team emerged as the winner of the opening edition, defeating both Pakistan and Sri Lanka by a comfortable margin in the tournament which was majorly bowling-dominated.
No ducks in ODI format for Indian players
In the entire history of Asia Cup, none of the batsmen from the Indian team got out for a duck in the ODI format of the tournament, making us jaw-drop in wonder. However his record was broken in the T20I format which was held in Asia Cup 2016, it still remains to be in India’s favour in the ODIs. Sri Lanka holds the record of having the most ducks of 17, next to that is Bangladesh with 11 ducks and the come Pakistan cricket team with 9 ducks in the ODI format.
Just 5-wicket record by an Indian bowler
Indian team’s only 5-wicket record in Asia Cup came way back in Asia Cup 1988 against Pakistan in Dhaka. The right-arm off-break bowler, Arshad Ayub, put off the Pakistani team middle-order and recorded his best bowling figures of 9-0-21-5. While we’re on the subject, it happened to be Indian team and Asia Cup’s first 5-wicket score record.
Best bowling strike rate for Virender Sehwag
In general, Virender Sehwag’s name appears on the top of the best batting strike rate list. But in Asia Cup, he holds the record of best bowling strike rate in one innings with his scorching spell of 2.5-0-6-4 against Bangladesh cricket team in Dambulla. Picking up wickets for every 4.2 balls, Sehwag’s spell restricted Bangladesh to 167, helping India to get an inclusive victory.
Sachin Tendulkar and 17 wickets
Sachin Tendulkar’s all-rounder aptitude was always on display during the Asia Cup. He not just destroyed his opponents with the bat but also took them apart with his conventional spin bowling. In 23 matches, Tendulkar has picked up 17 wickets with a well average of 21.41 and stands 10th in the list of highest wicket-takers in Asia Cup.
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