Since its genesis in Sharjah in 1984 the Asia Cup has come a long way. Its history might be a bit rocky in that it has not been held every two years as initially envisaged. Also a couple of times, the tournament has been held with India or Pakistan not taking part. All this is now in the past and the four Test teams from the sub-continent are now regular participants.
On the last couple of occasions, the organizers in a bid to spread the game over a wider area have invited teams from the United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong to take part. And, while, this is no doubt a laudable move it has also led to some meaningless matches.
In the tenth edition of the competition being held in Sri Lanka from June 15 to 24, it is back to the four Test teams who will play each other once before the top two qualify for the final. And, while, Bangladesh have proved their competence in limited overs cricket their inconsistency does not augur well for them and it is clear that the winner will come fromRead More »from Batting has been India’s strong point