The Asia Cup is scheduled to begin from September 15. This time the Asia Cup is special because 6 Asian teams are participating in this tournament. Apart from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, Hong Kong have also qualified for the main event
2018 Asia Cup will be held in two places in the UAE. These will be played in Dubai International Stadium in Dubai and Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. This time the matches of the Asia Cup will be played in the 50-over format.
However, in this tournament the Indian players can make some records. Let’s take a look at those five potential records:
5. Yuzvender Chahal – 50 wickets:
Yuzvendra Chahal has confirmed his place in Indian limited overs cricket. Due to recent performances, he has become an important part of India’s bowling attack.
Now Chahal can create a new record to his name, if he picks five wickets in the Asia Cup, then he will complete his 50 wickets in ODIs and he can also become one of the fastest Indian bowlers to do so.
4. Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 100 wickets:
Bhuvneshwar Kumar is just 10 wickets away from completing 100 ODI wickets. If Bhuvneshwar gets 10 wickets in the Asia Cup, then he will complete 100 wickets in ODI cricket. Along with this, Bhuvi, who has achieved 100 ODI wickets, will become the 19th Indian player.
3. Kuldeep Yadav – 50 wickets:
In the limited overs game Kuldeep Yadav has emerged as a great bowler. Now this Chinaman Bowler is close to completing 50 wickets in ODIs.
Apart from taking two wickets in the Asia Cup, Kuldeep Yadav will make his 50th wicket and will be the second fastest Indian bowler to do so after Ajit Agarkar.
2. Rohit Sharma need 201 runs:
Rohit Sharma is at 13th place in the list of most run scored in the Asia Cup. He has scored 566 runs in 21 matches with an average of 49.64 and a strike rate of 88.16. If he makes 201 runs in this tournament, then he will become the leading run scorer from India and fourth overall in the Asia Cup.
1. MS Dhoni – 10,000 runs for India:
MS Dhoni has made 10,000 ODI runs in international cricket recently. At present Dhoni has 10046 ODI runs. However, Dhoni has scored 9872 runs from India and 174 runs from Asia XI.
It was 174 runs by Dhoni on behalf of the Asia XI in the 2007 against Africa XI. In such a situation, Dhoni needs 128 runs to score 10,000 runs from India. In the Asia Cup, Dhoni can set a new record by scoring 128 runs.
Orninally Published on CricketGalore