Asia Cup 2022: Rating teams based on their bowling performances in tournament
Bhuvneshwar Kumar with 11 wickets ended as the leading wicket-taker of the tournament.
'Batters win you matches, bowlers win you tournaments' - like every other time, the age-old proverb is once again the topic to discuss after the Asia Cup 2022. As the toss played a massive part in the tournament, the job got tougher for the teams losing the toss in the tournament. Fighting against all the odds, bowlers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shadab Khan, and Mujeeb Ur Rahman not only picked a lot of wickets but were very economical throughout the tournament. Fighting all the odds and obstacles, Sri Lanka emerged victorious in the Asia Cup 2022 final defeating Pakistan with 23 runs.
Now, there will be some changes in the team with the T20 World Cup coming up, but the bowlers can be proud of the effort they have given in the tournament. The conditions weren’t ideal to play so many matches in such a quick time but again, they have shown extreme discipline and dedication to help their respective teams gain momentum. Here’s how the bowlers of every team did in the tournament.
Rating teams based on bowling performances in Asia Cup 2022
6. Hong Kong - 3/10
Being an associate nation of the ICC, Hong Kong’s performance in the last two editions of the Asia Cup was decent, to say the least. Yes, they lost all their matches in the group stage but the brand of cricket they played in the qualifiers was pretty good according to a lot of experts.
They had their chance to create history by beating India in their first match of the campaign but the Indian bowlers pulled the trigger on time. Against Pakistan, the team couldn’t just stand up. As a bowling unit, they were pretty below average as they conceded 192 and 193 runs against India and Pakistan respectively.
Even after that, Ehsan Khan’s performance against two top-notch sides is a big plus point. The 37-year-old dismissed Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman in the tournament and also was good with the line and length as he gave away 54 runs in the eight overs that he bowled.