The Asia Cup defending champions, India, are prone to ship a second-string facet to the competitors this 12 months. The Indian cricket crew is scheduled to tour England throughout June, the place they may play within the World Take a look at Championship last towards New Zealand after which a Take a look at sequence towards England, which casts doubt on their availability within the Asia Cup.
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In accordance with sources near the BCCI, the board will probably be left with no selection apart from to ship a second-string facet to the event as they can’t threat the preparations for his or her tour of England. It is not going to be logistically doable because the Indian crew must spend time in quarantine twice in each international locations.
India is essentially the most profitable facet in Asia Cup historical past, successful it seven occasions since its inception in 1984. Within the earlier version in 2018, India received the trophy by defeating Bangladesh by 3 wickets within the last.
Asia Cup 2021 is scheduled to be held in June in Sri Lanka. The event was initially scheduled to be performed in November 2020 in Pakistan however was postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pakistan and Sri Lankan cricket boards reached an settlement to swap the internet hosting rights.
India made it to the ultimate of the inaugural World Take a look at Championship after successful the house sequence 3-1. They’re set to face a powerful New Zealand facet at Southampton from 18-22 June. The ultimate was initially scheduled to be held at Lord’s Cricket Floor, however ICC determined to vary the venue because the bio-secure bubble was simpler to set-up in Southampton.