The 15th edition of the Asia Cup cricket tournament is expected to be played this year from September 15. The format will be changed back to ODI after the previous competition was held in T20I format and you can find all the Asia Cup betting tips for this 2018 edition in this article.
This Asia Cup will see six teams feature in the competition, with India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan expected to be joined by a qualifier side in the form of Hong Kong. Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Singapore and UAE fought it out in the Qualifiers and the former went on to win the Asia Cup Qualifiers title to clinch the lone place.
The six teams have now been divided into two groups of three apiece. India, Pakistan and Hong Kong form one group while Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan will form the other group. The top two sides at the end of the first round will feature in a Super Four stage – the second round.
Asia Cup Betting Tips Here:
Game 6: Bangladesh v Afghanistan Betting Tips:
Bangladesh to win the game: 4/6 (bet365)
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Game 7: India v Bangladesh Betting Tips:
India to win the game: 4/6 (bet365)
Game 8: Pakistan v Afghanistan Betting Tips:
Pakistan to win the game: 4/6 (bet365)
In this second round, these four teams will face off in another round-robin league, of which the top two sides will make it to the final.
The last Asia Cup tournament was played in the T20 format with all the previous ones having been played as ODIs, and had seen a qualifier played before the competition to decide on the fifth team.
So while India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were given direct entries into the Asia Cup that year, there was a qualifier that saw Afghanistan, UAE, Oman and Hong Kong fight it out for that one, elusive place in the main draw of the tournament.
India had won the title by winning five games in a row including the final in which they beat Bangladesh. The India-Pakistan game also ended in a one-sided manner with the title winners bowling them out for 83 and chasing down the target in 15.3 overs.
Before the start of the Asia Cup, there will be a round of qualifiers held in Malaysia where six teams will try to qualify for this main round of the tournament. One team will go through to the competition. More Asia Cup Qualifiers betting tips can be found here.
Asia Cup Squads:
Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Imam-Ul-Haq, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Aamir, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz
Rohit Sharma (c), Ambati Rayudu, Shikhar Dhawan (vc), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Axar Patel, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, Khaleel Ahmed, Manish Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, MS Dhoni (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal
Asghar Stanikzai (c), Javed Ahmadi, Mohammad Shahzad, Rahmat Shah, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ihsanullah Janat, Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Nasir Jamal, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran
Sri Lanka Squad:
Angelo Mathews (c), Amila Aponso, Dhanajaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Dasun Shanaka, Lasith Malinga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Suranga Lakmal, Dilruwan Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Thisara Perera, Upul Tharanga
Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Abu Haider Rony, Shakib Al Hasan (vc), Liton Das, Ariful Haque, Nazmul Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mohammad Mithun, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Nazmul Islam Apu, Rubel Hossain, Tamim Iqbal
Hong Kong Squad:
Anshuman Rath (c), Scott McKechnie (wk), Babar Hayat, Christopher Carter, Kinchit Shah, Nizakat Khan, Aizaz Khan, Ehsan Khan, Tanwir Afzal, Nadeem Ahmed, Ehsan Nawaz, Waqas Khan, Jhatavedh Subramanyan, Cameron McAulsan, Arshad Mohammad
Asia Cup Schedule for 2018:
September 15: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka at Dubai
September 16: Pakistan vs Hong Kong at Dubai
September 17: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka at Abu Dhabi
September 18: India vs Hong Kong at Dubai
September 19: India vs Pakistan at Dubai
September 20: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan at Abu Dhabi
SUPER FOUR ROUND
September 21: Group A Winner vs Group B Runner-up at Dubai
September 22: Group B Winner vs Group A Runner-up at Abu Dhabi
September 23: Group A Winner vs Group A Runner-up at Dubai
September 24: Group B Winner vs Group B Runner-up at Abu Dhabi
September 25: Group A Winner vs Group B Winner at Dubai
September 26: Group A Runner-up vs Group B Runner-up at Abu Dhabi
September 28: Asia Cup 2018 Final at Dubai
Asia Cup Live Streaming
The Asia Cup will be live on TV and online. On TV, it can be watched on Star Sports and it will be live streamed on Hotstar. You can also watch & bet on cricket and other sports live streaming using bet365. Here’s how.
- Go to www.bet365.com & click on either Join Now or use your log-in credentials to log in to your account. If you are a first-time user, create your account with bet365.
- Once you are logged in, ensure you have deposited a small amount – $10 – to your bet365 account. Or if you are an old user, you have bet on any sport on the site.
- Click on Live Streaming on the top menu, choose the sport and the match you want to watch & voila you would be able to watch & bet on your sport and tournament’s live streaming.
- Note: Funded account required or have placed a bet in the past 24 hours.
Here’re the latest Asia Cup betting odds for the Outright Winner for the 2018 edition:
India to win: 5/6 (Betway)