Asia Cup 2018: Best XI of the tournament

Asia Cup 2018: Best XI of the tournament

The incredible rise of Afghanistan is the biggest take away of the tournament without a shadow of a doubt.

Indian team
Indian team celebrates with the Asia Cup trophy. (Photo Source: Twitter)

After some breathless cricketing action for two long and brilliant weeks, the Asia Cup 2018 finally came to a close. One has to accept a fact that this edition has to be the best and the most entertaining of all time considering the number of crunch games we have had to witness.

The incredible rise of Afghanistan is the biggest take away without a shadow of a doubt. With some big teams like West Indies and Sri Lanka slowly losing their mettle, it’s great for the world cricket that another champion side has arrived on the biggest stage.

A tournament without Virat Kohli was expected to be difficult for the Indians, but as it turned out, they managed to perform exceedingly well and won the title in the end. They were up against a rampant Bangladeshi unit, in the sumit clash and the team riding high on confidence gave them a real fight.

It has been one heck of a tournament for a few individuals, but not all of them made it to the best XI of the tournament. Here are the eleven best players from the Asia Cup 2018 who played a crucial role in their side’s triumphs.

1. Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo Source: ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

The highest run-scorer of the tournament Shikhar Dhawan is certainly in a rich vein of form in white ball cricket. On difficult batting tracks, he managed to give his side good starts pretty much in every game he played.

Dhawan amassed 342 runs in the five games he has played at an outstanding average of 68.40. He registered two three-figure scores against Hong Kong and Bangladesh and ensured the team got just the right kind of start on almost all occasions. Dhawan with Rohit definitely forms one of the most formidable opening pairs in world cricket at the moment.