Asia Cup Betting Guide – Who Will Win In 2022?

Asia Cup 2022: At A Glance

You will already be familiar with some of the world’s top cricket tournaments like the IPL, the ODI Cricket World Cup, and the T20 World Cup. The upcoming Asia Cup is also in the same league, promising to be as action-packed as any other. After all, the tournament consists of teams with a legion of fans rallying behind them. The icing on the cake is sure to be the India vs Pakistan match, scheduled on August 28.

The marquee multi-nation tournament is basically seen as a precursor to the T20 World Cup, which will be played later this year. Six teams will eventually be playing in the Asia Cup, five of which — Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka — have automatically qualified. The sixth team will be determined through a qualifier round played among the UAE, Kuwait, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

  • The last edition of the Asia Cup was played in 2018 in the UAE. That was the ODI format, which India won.
  • The 2020 edition was cancelled due to the pandemic; hence the T20 format has been retained for Asia Cup 2022.
  • Initially, Sri Lanka was supposed to host the tournament in 2022. However, due to the economic and political challenges facing the country at this time, the ACC, on July 27, officially decided to stage the event in the UAE. Sri Lanka, however, still holds the hosting rights.

That said, there is no change in the Asia Cup 2022 schedule, which means the tournament will be held from August 27 to September 11.

Asia Cup 2022: A snapshot

  • Scheduled from: August 27 to September 11
  • Number of teams: 6
  • Format: T20
  • Structure: Group stages followed by final
  • Defending champions: India

Asia Cup 2022 Betting Odds

Since the tournament is still a month away, bookmakers have not yet released Asia Cup betting odds. We will update all the latest odds from five of India’s best cricket betting apps here as soon as the bookies publish them. In the meantime, check out the most commonly accepted betting payment methods by bookmakers.

Asia Cup 2022 Betting Odds (Tournament Winner)

We will update the outright odds for Asia Cup 2022 as soon the bookies publish them.

Asia Cup Betting 2022: Today’s Match Odds

We will be updating individual match odds for Asia Cup betting here as and when the bookmakers release them. Be sure to watch this space!

Where Can I Watch Asia Cup 2022?

In India, the 2022 Asia Cup will be broadcast live on the Star Sports network. You can also catch all the live action on Disney + Hotstar, which has won the rights to live stream the matches. As on July 29, 2022, you can avail any of the following Disney+Hotstar subscriptions:

  • Mobile plan: Rs 149 for 3 months
  • Mobile plan: Rs 499 for 1 year
  • Super plan: Rs 899 for 1 year
  • Premium plan: Rs 1499 for 1 year

Asia Cup 2022 Betting Tips And Predictions

Though we do not have any information regarding betting odds, we have compiled the following Asia Cup betting tips in keeping with the current form of individual players and the teams:

  • The tournament will be played in the UAE, so chances are the weather will be sweltering at this time of the year. We expect the pitches to crack, which means the spinners will play a vital role in the tournament.
  • Expect low to moderate scoring games for most of the matches.
  • Most of the captains would prefer to chase.
  • Among the batsmen, expect Babar Azam, Mohammed Rizwan, and Suryakumar Yadav to be consistent performers.
  • Rashid Khan, Shaheen Afridi, and Yuzvendra Chahal will probably be the pick of the bowlers.
  • Pakistan has the biggest chance of winning the tournament this time. They have the most balanced side at present and are capable of going the distance.
  • India, too, has an equal chance of at least qualifying for the finals.
  • The wily Rashid Khan from Afghanistan could end up as the tournament’s leading wicket-taker.
  • Babar Azam of Pakistan is in fine form at the moment, and he may well usurp the top batter’s crown by surpassing the current leading run-getter from 2018, Shikhar Dhawan.
  • We also expect players like Dasun Shanaka (Sri Lanka), Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka), Suryakumar Yadav (India), and Shakib Al Hassan (Bangladesh) to be top performers from their respective sides.

Asia Cup Betting 2022: Team Previews

1. Pakistan

  • The Pakistanis are the most formidable side this time, with an excellent mix throughout their order. Not to forget their quality in both pace and spin.
  • Currently ranked 3rd in the ICC T20 rankings, Pakistan would be gunning for their third Asia Cup title.
  • The only apparent weakness is the team’s inability to handle their nerves in pressure situations and knock-out matches in big tournaments.

Pakistan Key Players

  • Babar Azam: Captain of the side and opening batsman. Currently the no. 1 batsman in ICC T20 rankings. An explosive batsman who can play under any circumstances.
  • Mohammad Rizwan: Wicketkeeper and opening batsman. Currently ranked 2nd in ICC T20 rankings.
  • Shaheen Afridi: One of the most feared pacers in present times, his in-swinging deliveries cause a lot of trouble to the batsmen.

2. India

  • The defending champions are definitely among the favourites to lift the trophy. A few days back, the Men in Blue smashed a world record of 12 consecutive wins in T20Is.
  • Currently the top-ranked side in the ICC rankings, India will be eyeing their 8th Continental title.
  • Of late, they have been having trouble with their inconsistent batting lineup. The poor form of marquee players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant is a cause of concern.

India Key Players

  • Suryakumar Yadav: The highest-ranked Indian T20 batsman at present, SKY is in terrific form. His wide range of strokes leaves bowlers dazed and confused.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal: A cunning spinner, his googly and flippers would prove to be dangerous, especially in the UAE pitches.
  • Ravindra Jadeja: Ace all-rounder and the most utility player of India, Jadeja’s spin and batting at the death will be crucial.

3. Sri Lanka

  • The Sri Lankan outfit is not at its peak. The five-time champions are currently ranked 8th in ICC T20 rankings.
  • They have, however, improved their performance in the last few months.
  • They will be considered dark horses in the title race.

Sri Lanka Key Players

  • Wanindu Hasaranga: The most reliable and highest-ranked Sri Lankan bowler in ICC T20 rankings, his googly is difficult to read by most batsmen.
  • Pathum Nissanka: The most consistent top-order Sri Lankan batsman in recent times, he has played some brilliant knocks for his side.
  • Dasun Shanaka: The captain of the side, he has donned the role of an explosive finisher in the past few matches.

4. Bangladesh

  • Asia Cup runners-up in the last two editions, Bangladesh has had a difficult time keeping calm in high-pressure knockout matches.
  • The team’s T20 record in recent times is nothing to write home about.
  • Currently ranked 9th in the ICC T20 rankings, they have slim to no chance of winning the title.

Bangladesh Key Players

  • Shakib al Hasan: Currently 2nd in the ICC T20 all-rounder rankings, Shakib has literally carried the burden of his side for the past decade. The most utility player for his team, Shakib’s experience will come handy.
  • Litton Das: The most explosive top-order batsman for his side, Bangladesh would be dependent on him for a solid start to their innings.

5. Afghanistan

  • They have been a consistent T20 side. However, we think Afghanistan does not have the required bench strength to win the tournament.
  • Currently ranked 10th in T20Is, Afghanistan does have a quality bowling attack — resting on Rashid Khan — that can trouble any team on a given day.

Afghanistan Key Players

  • Rashid Khan: Arguably the most dangerous leg spinner in the world, the Afghan’s googly is the most difficult to judge. He is ranked 4th in the ICC T20 bowlers list.
  • Mohammad Nabi: He is the captain of his side and currently the No. 1 all-rounder in T20Is. Nabi’s experience will be vital, and he along with Rashid Khan, will have to make the other youngsters in the team rally around him.

Asia Cup 2022: Tournament Structure

Even though the schedule for this mega event is still not yet out, speculation is rife that the format used in 2018 will be repeated this time. If that happens, then the structure will be as follows:

  • Group Stage: There would be two groups of 3 teams each. A team plays two matches each in their respective groups. Hence a total of six games would be played in this phase.
  • Super Four: The top 2 teams from each group would proceed to the Super Four stage. Here all the teams would play against each other once. Hence, here too, a total of 6 matches would be played.
  • Final: The top 2 teams from the Super Four will play the final on September 11 to lift the coveted trophy.

Asia Cup: Key Stats & Info

Asia Cup 2022 is set to be a memorable tournament, but what can we expect? Below, we will explore some key statistics so that you can make informed choices as you gear up to bet on the Asia Cup.

Team Stats

  • Most Titles: India (7)
  • Maximum Appearances: Sri Lanka (13)
  • Highest Score: Pakistan 385/7 vs Bangladesh in 2010
  • Lowest Score: UAE 81/9 vs India in 2016

Betting Stats

  • Most Runs: Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka (1220)
  • Highest Individual Score: Virat Kohli of India (183) vs Pakistan in 2012
  • Highest Average: Angelo Matthews of Sri Lanka (82.75)
  • Highest Strike Rate: Shahid Afridi of Pakistan (140.74)
  • Most Centuries: Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka (6)

Bowling Stats

  • Most Wickets: Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka (33)
  • Best Bowling Figures: Ajanta Mendis of Sri Lanka (6/13) vs India in 2008

Asia Cup: Past Winners

Year Format Hosts No. of teams Winner Runner-up
2018 ODI UAE 6 India Bangladesh
2016 T20 Bangladesh 5 India Bangladesh
2014 ODI Bangladesh 5 Sri Lanka Pakistan
2012 ODI Bangladesh 4 Pakistan Bangladesh
2010 ODI Sri Lanka 4 India Sri Lanka
2008 ODI Pakistan 6 Sri Lanka India
2004 ODI Sri Lanka 6 Sri Lanka India
2000 ODI Bangladesh 4 Pakistan Sri Lanka
1997 ODI Sri Lanka 4 Sri Lanka India
1995 ODI UAE 4 India Sri Lanka
1991 ODI India 3 India Sri Lanka
1988 ODI Bangladesh 4 India Sri Lanka
1986 ODI Sri Lanka 3 Sri Lanka Pakistan
1984 ODI UAE 3 India Sri Lanka

Asia Cup 2018 Summary

The 2018 Asia Cup was the 14th edition of the tournament, and it was played in the ODI format in the UAE. Team India was the defending champion, and they retained their title in 2018, defeating Bangladesh in the final by three wickets

The Asian Cricket Council’s (ACC) five full-time members played in the tournament: India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. The sixth team was Hong Kong, who joined later after winning the 2018 qualifiers.

Asia Cup Betting FAQs

What is the Asia Cup schedule for 2022?

The exact Asia Cup 2022 schedule for individual matches isn’t out yet. However, the tournament gets underway on August 27, and the final will be played on September 11.


Where can I watch the 2022 Asia Cup?

In India, the Asia Cup 2022 will be broadcast live on the Star Sports network. You can also get a Disney+Hotstar subscription to catch all the live action.


Which are some of the best sites to bet on the 2022 Asia Cup?

If you were to ask us to narrow down to the top four bookmakers for Asia Cup betting, we’d go with Betway, bet365, 10CRIC, and Parimatch. That said, the others are equally good and offer a safe and reliable betting platform.


Who are the favourites to win the Asia Cup in 2022?

It’s still early days, so it’d not be wise to comment on which team are the favourites to win the tournament. However, going by current form, Pakistan has a good chance of lifting their third Asia Cup title. But you cannot discount India either, considering they’re arguably the strongest Asian cricket team at the moment.


CricketBettingAdvice Final Say

With top Asian teams locking horns, Asia Cup 2022 will be an excellent opportunity for cricket betting enthusiasts worldwide. In all probability, we can expect an India vs Pakistan final. Once the schedule and team squads are announced, the bookmakers are certain to spoil you with diverse markets and competitive Asia Cup betting odds. Meanwhile, you take a backseat and keep following this space for more updates.


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