The 15th edition of the Asia Cup cricket tournament is expected to be played this year from September 13. 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. Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Singapore and UAE will be fighting it out in the Qualifiers and one of them will become the sixth team in the Asia Cup.
The six teams have now been divided into two groups of three apiece. India and Pakistan will be joined by a third qualifier 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.
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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.
Here’re the latest Asia Cup betting odds for the Outright Winner for the 2018 edition: