#5 Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one team which will consider itself lucky to get a chance to play against the top tier teams with world class players. This will be a platform for them to learn as well as gain experience. Expecting too much from Hong Kong would not be fair but they do have some good players who can put up a good show.
fghanistan have shocked some of the big teams earlier and it would be a mistake to compare them with Hong Kong. They have world’s no.1 ranked spinner Rashid Khan to some supremely talented players like the tall fast bowler Zadran in the side. They also have good amount of experience with players like Mohammad Nabi and Mohammad Shahzad. Pace bowler Zadran has the ability to break stumps with his pace and he can be a dangerous customer with the ball.
Even though the bigger teams will most likely defeat Afghanistan, but if they enter the field with over confidence under estimating them, then script can change drastically.
From the Analysis, India and Pakistan look favorites to win Asia cup while Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be the most exciting teams to lookout for.