Five teams will be taking part in the tournament including Afghanistan, which will be making its debut in the Asia Cup. Other than Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the host, Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan will be participating in the tournament.
Pakistan won the last edition of the Asia Cup against Bangladesh. Pakistan, led by Misbah-ul-Haq, won by two runs. The 2012 edition was held in Bangladesh also. India has won the title five times.
This time Pakistan captain Misbah is also very hopeful for a victorious end. Talking to media, he said that our team was capable for winning the title for which we have to present an unusual game.
“Victory is very meaningful for any team. It boosts morale of players but every match is a new match and this is the reason for my better performance.”