Dubai. In the Asia Cup on Sunday, the Indian team suffered a major setback at the hands of Pakistan. India lost this match by 5 wickets. Now the fans are thinking that with this defeat, India’s dream of winning the Asia Cup has been shattered, but it is not so. India can still win this coveted trophy. Yes, the road ahead of him is very difficult. First let us know what is the condition of the teams in Super-4. In the competition are India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. All these teams have played 1-1 matches. India and Afghanistan have lost their first match in Super-4. At the same time, winning their matches, Sri Lanka and Pakistan are in the top with 2-2 points. In Super-4, all the teams have to play against each other.
Talking about net run rate, even after defeating India, Pakistan’s net run rate is less than Sri Lanka. The net run rate of Sri Lanka is 0.589. At the same time, Pakistan’s is 0.126. Talking about India, Rohit Sharma’s team is yet to play matches with Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Now if India wants to be included in the top-2 i.e. finalist of the Asia Cup, then it will have to win the remaining two matches with Sri Lanka and Afghanistan by a good margin. The reason for this is that Pakistan’s team is a favorite against Afghanistan. After defeating Afghanistan, Pakistan will make 4 points. If Pakistan loses to Sri Lanka in their match and India also wins both the matches and collects 4 points, then there will be a way to reach the final under net run rate.
Talking about the next matches of Super-4, then there is a match between India and Sri Lanka tomorrow i.e. on 6th September. At the same time, there is a match between Pakistan and Afghanistan on 7 September. India will face Afghanistan on 8 September. Whereas, on September 9, Sri Lanka and Pakistan will meet in the Asia Cup. The journey to the final looks very difficult for Afghanistan. The final of the Asia Cup is to be held on September 11.