Five players to watch out in the upcoming Asia Cup

Five players to watch out in the upcoming Asia Cup

The wait is about to over as the 14th edition of the Asia Cup is all set to begin on September 15 which surely is going to amuse the cricket fans not only in Asia but all around the world.

The tournament which takes place once in every two years will feature six teams this time around including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and Hong Kong– who made his place through winning the Asia Cup qualifying tournament.

All teams are compiled with some outstanding players who will try their luck to enthral the fans with giving best possible performances.

Here we have picked five must-watch players.

Asif Ali (Pakistan)

The man, who found his place in the National side after those three golden sixes he struck against Hassan Ali in final of the third edition of the PSL, will be worth watching in the Asia Cup.

Asif, with some serious potential to hit hard coming down the order, can be a trump card for Pakistan to race their innings in middle or even in death over’s.

The 26-years-old right-hand batsman so far has scored 114 runs in five ODI matches at an average of 57.

Kuldeep Yadav (India)

The left-arm slow wrist spinner, Kuldeep is likely to lead the Indian spin department with his decisive quality to spin the ball.

Kuldeep has represented India in 23 One Day Internationals taking 48 wickets.

Akila Dananjaya (Sri Lanka) 

The 24-years-old, Akila can be an important role for Sri Lanka who will try hard to come out of the crisis winning the coveted trophy.

Akila claimed six-for twice which is a sign that he will be a prime spin bowling option for Sri Lanka to go with.

He played 24 ODI’s for Sri Lanka taking 35 wickets so far with an economy of 5.18.

Mehidy Hasan (Bangladesh) 

Hitting a maiden half-century in 2017, Mehidy not only with the bowl but also with the bat will be a key for Bangladesh to compete strongly in Asia Cup.

The young bowling all-rounder has so far taken just 10 wickets in 11 appearances but can be effective if he is given a chance to show his brilliance

Mujeeb-ur-Rehman (Afghanistan)

Mujeeb, who also proved his mettle in the Indian Premier League (IPL), took 37 ODI wickets so far for Afghanistan.

He alongside leg-spinner Rashid Khan can give stiff competition to their counterparts.