The Asia Cup 2018 is done and dusted. It was a series of 13 riveting contents. Whenever the Asian nations collide, the tournament produces results opposite to the expectations. While Sri Lanka, one of the stronger sides of all time, was ruled out in the first round itself after losing to Afghanistan and Bangladesh, the Afghans emerged a strong nation and almost defeated teams like India and Pakistan.
Bangladesh rang in another upset by knocking out Pakistan in the Super 4 stage to reach the second final in a row. India, which was clinical throughout the tournament, was pushed to the last ball in the final. Ultimately, the Men in Blue won the final and became the champions for the 7th time. There were some outstanding performances this time around and it’s time to look at the best players.
Here’s the best XI of Asia Cup 2018
#1 Shikhar Dhawan
The Indian opener put behind him the horrible tour of England. From the very first game, he found back his form and notched up a century against Hong Kong. It was evident that Shikhar Dhawan of the white ball cricket was back. He scored another century against Pakistan in the Super 4 stage to stamp his authority on the opposition.
The left-hander finished as the leading run-getter of the tournament. From 5 innings, he scored 342 runs at an average of 68.4 and an astonishing strike rate of 102.09. He proved that when it comes to limited overs cricket, he is one of the best going around currently. For his magnificent performance, he was adjudged the Player of the Tournament.
P Sara Oval, Colombo
Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua
County Ground, Derby
Sabina Park, Jamaica
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