Who has won Asia Cup earlier? How india will perform in Asia Cup?

Asia cup is going to start and Team India has started the training sessions . Dhoni & co is optimistic and wanted to do well and settle with a final 15 or even final 13 members who can play in the world cup. Only advantage India has that the world cup is going to held in the subcontinent.

Ok. Let see how India have done in the Asia cup . The recent time when India won the Asia Cup is 1994/95 and reached finals in 2008 and lost to Srilanka.

Here is the list of winners of the Asia cup,

Series results
Series/Tournament Season Winner
Rothmans Asia Cup (India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in United Arab Emirates) 1983/84 India
John Player Gold Leaf Trophy (Asia Cup) (Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka) 1985/86 Sri Lanka
Wills Asia Cup (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in Bangladesh) 1988/89 India
Asia Cup (Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka in India) 1990/91 India
Pepsi Asia Cup (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in United Arab Emirates) 1994/95 India
Pepsi Asia Cup (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka) 1997 Sri Lanka
Asia Cup (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka in Bangladesh) 2000 Pakistan
Asia Cup (Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates in Sri Lanka) 2004 Sri Lanka
Asia Cup (Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates in Pakistan) 2008 Sri Lanka

And the overall team performance of each teams in Asia cup is

Team Span Mat Won Lost Tied NR %
Bangladesh 1986-2008 26 2 24 0 0 7.69
Hong Kong 2004-2008 4 0 4 0 0 0.00
India 1984-2008 32 19 12 0 1 61.29
Pakistan 1984-2008 28 17 10 0 1 62.96
Sri Lanka 1984-2008 36 26 10 0 0 72.22
United Arab Emirates 2004-2008 4 0 4 0 0 0.00

India would have qualified for finals for most of the time but they err in the finals..

The following shows that India is prone to Srilankan attack when it comes to Asia cup..

By opposition team
Team Mat WonDescending Lost Tied NR W/L Ave RPO HS LS
India 15 7 8 0 0 0.87 35.72 5.02 310 173
v Sri Lanka
India 8 3 4 0 1 0.75 32.67 5.01 308 169
v Pakistan

So Srilanka is the dangerous opponent than Pakistan at least  in Asia cup.

Indian fans , Better expect Sri lanka not to qualify for the finals. (And pray for India to qualify for the finals too 😉 )

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About Vijay
A Software Developer working for an Indian Company and i'm crazy about cricket. I love to watch movies, blogging, make friends.

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