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    ***Official*** 2014 Asia Cup



    2014 Asia Cup
    Hosts: Bangladesh

    Defending (2012) Champions: Pakistan
    Most Successful Nation: India (5 Titles)
    Most Appearances in the Final: Sri Lanka (10 Appearances, 4 Titles)
    Debuting (for 2014 tournament) Nation: Afghanistan

    # of Teams in 2014 Asia Cup: 5
    Participating Teams: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan & Sri Lanka


    February 25 - Pakistan v Sri Lanka, Fatullah
    February 26 - Bangladesh v India, Fatullah
    February 27 - Afghanistan v Pakistan, Fatullah
    February 28 - India v Sri Lanka, Fatullah
    March 1 - Bangladesh v Afghanistan, Fatullah
    March 2 - India v Pakistan, Mirpur
    March 3 - Afghanistan v Sri Lanka, Mirpur
    March 4 - Bangladesh v Pakistan, Mirpur
    March 5 - Afghanistan v India, Mirpur
    March 6 - Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, Mirpur
    March 8 - Final, Mirpur

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    **Official** Asia Cup 2014

    India Cricket News: Suresh Raina out of Asia Cup squad | ESPN Cricinfo

    3 excellent decisions. Must be a new record for Indian selectors.

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    I actually love the Asia Cup. Afghanistan playing this year makes it all the more awesome. I'd love to see it taken a little more seriously in general by the teams involved.

    And yeah, good effort from India's selectors. It'll be interesting to see how Pujara fits into the team; if anything I think he should have Rohit's role as the anchoring opener, but Rohit batting four probably wouldn't work either.
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    There are so many viable ways to play around with the batting atm.

    Dhawan
    Rohit
    Kohli
    Pujara
    Rahane
    Dhoni

    Dhawan
    Pujara
    Kohli
    Rahane
    Rayudu
    Dhoni

    Dhawan
    Rohit
    Pujara
    Kohli
    Rahane
    Dhoni

    etc etc


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    India squad for Asia Cup:
    MS Dhoni (capt)
    Shikhar Dhawan
    Rohit Sharma
    Virat Kohli
    Cheteshwar Pujara
    Ambati Rayudu
    Ajinkya Rahane
    Ravindra Jadeja
    R Ashwin
    Bhuvneshwar Kumar
    Mohammed Shami
    Varun Aaron
    Stuart Binny
    Amit Mishra
    Ishwar Pandey

    Source: espncricinfo
    Last edited by Sarun; 11-02-2014 at 12:41 PM.

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    ***Official*** India in New Zealand 2013/14

    so here is a link to the post that I made regarding Indian selection for the Asia cup in india vs new zealand thread
    And smalishah's avatar is the most classy one by far Jan certainly echoes the sentiments of CW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarun View Post

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    The pitches offered will make a difference to India's campaign. If they're belters, the Indian team will get belted around. They simply can't survive on a flat deck. They'll need sluggish, cracked pitches or even greentops to be competitive.

    The bowling attack can have Pandey, Aaron, Shami and any two of Bucky/Jadders/BinnyJr/Ashwin/Mishra. Ironically, the best Indian spinner in the last five years, home or away, has been Mishra. Impressive strike rate, and economy quite good, he should have been a regular fixture, but Dhoni still prefers his own club/lobby/age-group choices.

    I do hope Pandey plays across the whole tournament, because he's shaped up well in the last two domestic seasons and even carried his good form over to South Africa. Surely now, he's a much improved bowler from the one who got manhandled by Chris Gayle in an IPL fixture. Shami may go for plenty of runs, but that's likely, given his style of bowling and lack of height (which explains why his short balls get pasted), and the pace he generates is useful. I'm game for Varun Aaron getting to play the whole tournament. Let's give this bloke all the chances he needs, like they did Jadeja and Ashwin- although Pankaj Singh is still a better choice.

    They may need a pinch-hitter to open the innings. I'm not keen on Rohit Sharma opening, because he's not technically equipped to open, nor can he score at a rapid rate. It left a soft spot at the top of the order lately. Vijay would have been ideal here, since he opens even in Tests.
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    India favorites to win the Asia cup this time around.

    No matter how much the opposition score, they can score more.

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    Everyone seems to be going in full strength. So good.

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    Bangladesh nearly won this the last time right? Pakistan Bangladesh final iirc.

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    I am just glad that Ishant is out of the ODI team.....and he is already barking about it.
    He is just a pathetic bowler in ODI's.

    Glad this will give Varun Aaron more chances who genuinely bowls wicket taking deliveries unlike IsHANT who got wickets when the batsmen gifted them.
    Last edited by sambha; 19-02-2014 at 01:09 AM.
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