Asia Cup Schedule Is Shocking Said Sehwag
Virendra Sehwag finds Asia cup schedule shocking as the one-day International schedule is on back to back days on September 18th and 19th.
The match is going to take place in the UAE from September 15, 2018, and India is going to play two ODIs on consecutive days as per the Schedule release from the biennial tournament.
First match is on 18th and the second match is on 19th September and India the defending champion is going to face arch-rivals Pakistan.
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Group A consist of India And Pakistan
The groups and the fixtures are out, India and Pakistan are in Group A and yet to be decided qualifier and group B consist of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.
For the super 4, top two teams will qualify from each group, and two teams among the qualifier will play the final on 28 September 2018 in Dubai.
Sehwag says don’t play Asia Cup
After the schedule is out here is what Virendra Sehwag has said,
I am really shocked with the Schedule of Asia Cup, who plays one-day International match back to back.
India’s last T20 match with England had two days gap and here in this freaking hot Dubai weather and that too without break. So, I don’t find this is a correct Scheduling. Sehwag told to India TV.
Further, Sehwag Added “ Don’t play this cup, why there is such a hue and cry for playing Asia Cup. We should prepare the team for home series or for away series.
I see it really difficult to play one after one game.
BCCI should have rescheduled the Asia Cup match against the qualifier, which is on 18th September. Players need time to take rest and attain a full fitness after playing a match.
There shouldn’t be any back to back matches. Rather than reducing the four-day practice test series to three days with Essex, BCCi should have to cancel the Asia Cup qualifier games.
The player’s field for 3.5 hours and bat for 2 hours which makes the total time spent on the ground is 5.5 hours and it takes minimum 24 to 48 hours for a player to be fully fit for the next game.
It Will Give Advantage to Pakistan
Virendra Sehwag said playing back to back matches will make Indian players tired and which will give advantages to the Pakistan team.
He further added. “ The match is going to be in Dubai and in the month of September, which will be the freaking hot month, and there will be too much heat and it will harm players recovery process.
Indian players will be tired whereas Pakistan players will be in good condition.
Bangladesh & Sri Lanka Will Open the Game
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are going to play the first match on 15th of September. The Final match will be played on 28th September Dubai.
The match will be played in 50 overs ODI format as in 2019 World Cup is approaching. Last time Asia cup was played in the T20 format as T20 World Cup was near.
Asia Cup 2018 Complete Schedule
Sept 15 – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka (Dubai)
Sept 16 – Pakistan vs Qualifier (Dubai)
Sept 17 – Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan (Abu Dhabi)
Sept 18 – India vs Qualifier (Dubai)
Sept 19 – India vs Pakistan (Dubai)
Sept 20 – Bangladesh vs Afghanistan (Abu Dhabi)
Sept 21 – Group A Winner vs Group B Runner-up (Dubai)
Sept 21 – Group B Winner vs Group A Runner-up (Abu Dhabi)
Sept 23 – Group A Winner vs Group A Runner-up (Dubai)
Sept 23 – Group B Winner vs Group B Runner-up (Abu Dhabi)
Sept 25 – Group A Winner vs Group B Winner (Dubai)
Sept 26 – Group A Runner-up vs Group B Runner-up (Abu Dhabi)
Sept 28 – Asia Cup 2018 Final (Dubai)
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