Who will win the 2018 Asia Cup?

Afghanistan
6% (10 votes)
Bangladesh
3% (6 votes)
India
19% (35 votes)
Pakistan
13% (23 votes)
Sri Lanka
59% (107 votes)
Total votes: 181

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delan82's picture
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Hopefully Sri Lanka...but it would nice to see a team like Afghanistan knock off their more established neighbours and lift the trophy

MDKJulius Caesar's picture
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Wish team SL the best of Luck.!
But it wouldn't be easy to beat Ind, Pk if not produce a collective batting effort decent enough to beat them.

Especially, NOT with any performances like Chandimal's that caused previous Series whitewash Vs Pk playing in UAE, last year. Astonishingly, Chandimal collected just 41 runs from 5 Odis in that 2017 Whitewash at an unbelievably low 8.20 Average & 47.12 Strike Rate! There is no other international batter with nearly a decade long experience, had ever come up with such a toxic batting performance in the traceable history of 5-odi series!

This is how poor the following batters performed in that 2017 whitewash Vs Pk in UAE:

N Dickwella - 5 in - 62 @ 12.40 av
Chandimal - 5 in - 41 @ 8.20 av
Sadeera S - 2 in - 00 @ 0.00 av
BKG Mendis - 2 in - 12 @ 6.00 av
Siriwardana - 5 in - 24 @ 4.80 av
NLTC Perera- 5 in - 91 @ 18.20 av
CKKapugedera- 1 in - 18 @ 18.00 av

Total-effort = 25 in- 248 @ 9.92 Av

Compare above collective effort with the following two efforts in that series:

U Tharanga - 5 in - 199 @ 49.75 av (4/5 of total scored by 7)
Thirimanne - 5 in - 174 @ 34.80 av

No team can survive with such batting units & no single handed efforts could save imminent defeats under such circumstances, since Cricket is a team game!

This was basically the pathetic story behind all 3 whitewashes suffered in 2017.! If they repeat similar thing in Asia Cup this time, there is a big chance of losing even Vs Afghanistan!

(Last edited by MDKJulius Caesar on September 6, 2018 - 11:30)
Anonymous's picture

If Upul Tharanga plays his normal game, there is a big chance for Sri Lanka to lift the trophy.

delan82's picture
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Ok so the other 10 members of the side do not matter? They only there to make up the numbers I suppose????

Anonymous's picture

delan82, oh please!! Lol!! Please remember all those (I think it is only one person) is going to come up with some stats to show that one is equal to 10. So others don't matter. He will able to do the job alone. He will do the bowling fielding and keeping. Remember that he is the next best thing after the Bradman. I won't be surprised. Nothing surprises me here!!!!!

Anonymous's picture

UT from 1 to 11 lol

LANKAN THINKER's picture

This is a point in upul tharanga’s fans angry behaviour because useless ODI/T20 players like chandimal has not won us a game since his debut apart from very few chancey innings meanwhile UPUL has 13 man of the matches awards while chandi has less than 5 combined all formats for more than 8 years playing international cricket ... CHANDIMAL IS ALWAYS SELECTED WITHOUT PERFORMING EVEN IN DOMESTIC WHILE UPUL IS AXED AFTER ONE OR TWO FAILURES OR ATLEAST THE MANAGEMENT ALWAYS IGNORES HIM AS A SENIOR PLAYER AND LOOKING FOR CHANCES TO AXE HIM.

THATS Y UPUL THARANGA FANS GET ANGRY IF A NON PERFORMER AND IMPACTFUL PLAYER CAN SURVIVE FOR SO LONG AND EVEN RECOGNISED AS CAPTAIN WHY CANT UPUL BE RECOGNISED.

HATHU HAS PICKED A VERY GOOD SQUAD APART FROM CHANDIMAL WHO ADDS NO VALUE TO ODI SET UP AS HE IS NOT THE PLAYER TO COUNT UNDER PRESSURE SITUATION AND HE HAS NOT GOT THE POWER LIKE INDIAN BATSMEN PUJARA TO SUCCEED IN ODI S /T20 s .

CHANDIMAL NEEDS TO BE THE DOOR FOR HIS NON PERFORMANCE AND TRYING IMPROVE HIS POWER HITTING SHOULD BE DONE DURING OFF SEASONS NOT DURING A INTERNATIONAL MATCHES WHERE PEOPLE COME TO PERFORM .

MDKJulius Caesar's picture
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Expecting one guy to win matches & suggesting to axe him for the sins of others is the common "view" of these Cricexpert no-name clones. Doesn't have enough brain, so cannot even understand the basic idea of some comments,as seen here from gross misinterpretations.. LoL.

Trying to distort every things to sling mud targeting a single player seems their only goal :)))

Delan's question is appropriate, because expecting to win matches from one guy, while others idling is not going to happen in a team game as I have clearly pointed out in my previous post in this thread.... repeat below for dummies to grasp the meaning at least in 2nd attempt, if they could. :D)

This is how poor the following batters performed in that 2017 whitewash Vs Pk in UAE:

N Dickwella - 5 in - 62 @ 12.40 av
Chandimal - 5 in - 41 @ 8.20 av
Sadeera S - 2 in - 00 @ 0.00 av
BKG Mendis - 2 in - 12 @ 6.00 av
Siriwardana - 5 in - 24 @ 4.80 av
NLTC Perera- 5 in - 91 @ 18.20 av
CKKapugedera- 1 in - 18 @ 18.00 av

Total-effort = 25 in- 248 @ 9.92 Av

Compare above collective effort with the following two efforts in that series:

U Tharanga - 5 in - 199 @ 49.75 av (4/5 of total scored by 7)
Thirimanne - 5 in - 174 @ 34.80 av

No team can survive with such batting units & no single handed efforts could save imminent defeats under such circumstances, since Cricket is a team game!

This was basically the pathetic story behind all 3 whitewashes suffered in 2017.! If they repeat similar thing in Asia Cup this time, there is a big chance of losing even Vs Afghanistan!

(Last edited by MDKJulius Caesar on September 9, 2018 - 13:38)
Anonymous's picture

Kusal Janith batting at 3/4 is a very good advantage With his current productivity.I don't see that kind of a batsman in other teams. And i don't think Afghanistan is that much consistent in 50 over game like in T20. But still very dangerous.

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