Announcement of the ICC T20 World Cup groups; Fans call it Mini Asia Cup
As the International Cricket Council announced the groups for the T20 World Cup On Friday, the biggest topic of discussion was India and Pakistan pooled in the same group. Indian cricket fans started celebrating soon and that was pretty much expected, given the rivalry between the two countries.
ð¤© Some tempting matches in the Men’s ICC Super 12 phase # T20WorldCup 2021
Which clash are you most looking forward to?
– T20 World Cup (@ T20WorldCup) July 16, 2021
What wasn’t expected, however, was that in addition to the T20 World Cup, people started talking about the Asian Cup and it quickly became a trending keyword on the microblogging site.
Take a close look at the two groups and you will understand why people suddenly became interested in the Asia Cup. – which, as the name suggests, is a multi-nation event featuring only Asian teams.
When the group was announced, the ICC grouped three Asian countries, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan into Group 2. But how does the Asian Cup come into play, you ask? ?
We all know this year’s tournament will be in two rounds – round 1 and super 12. Round 1, which is sort of a qualifying round for the main event, will feature two Asian teams from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh who will compete in different groups. .
Men # T20WorldCup The 2021 groups are out
The top two teams from each group will qualify for the Super 12.
Who are your choices?
– T20 World Cup (@ T20WorldCup) July 16, 2021
In addition to the eight countries that qualified automatically, four teams from the first qualifying round will reach the Super 12 stadium.
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are placed in Groups A and B respectively and it is possible that the two teams will end up in Group 2, which already has three other Asian countries, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Placed alongside Scotland, Papua New Guinea and Oman, Bangladesh are set to win their Group B and looking at Sri Lanka’s current form and Ireland’s recent exploits against South Africa in a game at 50, there is every chance that they will end up as the finalists.
There are so many takes, but if it turns out that way, we’ll see a mini Asian Cup as part of the T20 World Cup.
The 2021 Asian Cup was postponed after India reached the final of the Test World Championship and there was no other window to host the tournament. But now that we could see it happen, albeit unintentionally, fans have sarcastically praised the world body for hosting both tournaments in one event.
Some suggested that the Group 2 winner should be crowned Asian champion, while others felt cheated because they prepared for a world event but got a mini Asian Cup instead.
If Bangladesh finish first in Group B and Sri Lanka second in Group A, Group 2 in Super 12 will be an Asian Cup with the participation of New Zealand. https://t.co/0bmRtfny94
– Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) July 16, 2021
The latest version of the Asian Cup is here …# T20worldcup pic.twitter.com/6md5UDWBJ9
– Raunit Ranjan (@ RaunitRanjan2) July 16, 2021
Nice of ICC to even organize an Asia Cup within the WT20.
– Clive (@_vanillawallah) July 16, 2021
ICC has decided to organize a Mini Asia Cup in Group 2 during the T20 World Cup.
– Sameer Allana (@HitmanCricket) July 16, 2021
Smart stuff from ICC
This is the mini Asian Cup in the T20 World Cup
Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, New Zealand in the same group
Group B winner to join them: Bangladesh expected
Group A runner-up: Sri Lanka and Ireland in Group A
– Zaid Hassan (@ zaidhassan89) July 16, 2021
I did not know New Zealand were playing the Asian Cup pic.twitter.com/gFiLmKWZRf
– quick bowl (@backfoot_punch) July 16, 2021
India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are probably in the same group of WT20.
They call it World Cup, I call it Mini Asian Cup.
– SAAD ðµð° (@ SaadSays22_) July 16, 2021
If SL as group A finalist and BAN as group B winner, the Asia Cup tournament is present in GROUP 2
The high probability is there like #SL in the face of continued loss and #ANGER in good form#INDIANA #PAK #AFG #TO PROHIBIT #SL in Sam Group is possible#INDvsPAK#INDvPAK pic.twitter.com/KWuqNqQIsi
– Rahul Dhana Raja (@Rahul_DhanaRaja) July 16, 2021
Asian Cup and World T20 at the same time. BCCI Fans: – pic.twitter.com/INVU65jNyi
– Guddu Pati (@ cricman18) July 16, 2021
All Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have to do now is finish 2nd and 1st in their first round groups and the ASIA CUP will be launched! # T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/ZpUUaTY7PF
– Vishwajeet Singh (@vishwajeet_rd) July 16, 2021
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka can both finish in Group B
The winner of this group should then be crowned Asian Cup champion.
– Pradhyoth (@ Pradhyoth1) July 16, 2021
group A: Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, Namibia.
Group B: Bangladesh, Scotland, Papua New Guinea, Oman.
Group 1: England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies, Winner Group A, Vice-Champion Group B.
Group 2: India, Pakistan, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Finalist Group A, Winner Group B.