The 14th edition of Asia Cup will conclude today with the final being contested between India and Bangladesh. The tournament had everything – one-sided fixtures, nail-biting games, India-Pakistan rivalry, a ‘tie’ and a lot of unpredictability.
Though the tournament happened within a short span of time with a cramped schedule, it turned out to be a successful one. Hong Kong’s fighting spirit against India, Afghanistan’s meteoric rise, Sri Lanka’s early elimination, India-Afghanistan encounter and Bangladesh’s upset against Pakistan will remain in the minds of cricket fans for a long time.
With the tournament reaching the end, let us look at three players who can win the ‘Player of the Tournament’ award.
#3 Rashid Khan
As expected, Rashid Khan was one of the star performers for Afghanistan in this year’s Asia Cup. He was a consistent performer for Afghanistan. Currently, he is leading the bowling chart with ten wickets from five matches. An economy rate of 3.73 is a testament to his exceptional skills. His capability of snatching wickets in the crucial stages of the game was the biggest advantage for Afghanistan.
Besides, he had a single 50+ score with an impressive strike rate of 142.62. Overall, he is a great asset to the Afghanistan cricket team. Even though his team was eliminated from the tournament, his overall impressive performances make him one of the contenders for the award.