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Asia Cup | Winners and losers ft. Ravindra Jadeja, Liton Das and Afghanistan cricket team

The Asia Cup has come to an end with the Rohit Sharma-led Indian team winning the title by defeating Bangladesh in a thrilling finale. The six-team event also saw India and Pakistan playing in the UAE for the first time in 12 years and India defeating their neighbours on both the occasions.
Chiranjibi Pati
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Asia Cup | Takeaways: India’s Liton Das offering and Dinesh Karthik’s major mess up

India won a record seventh Asia Cup title after beating Bangladesh in a last-ball thriller - a match Bangladesh will not forget for a while. However, the way Liton Das scored his majestic maiden century and Dinesh Karthik’s careless batting made the day an evenly-balanced one.
Bastab K Parida
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Asia Cup | Bangladesh’s Predicted XI for tournament finale against India in Dubai

Bangladesh and India encounters have come on to garner a lot of interest among the fans from both the sides and more often than not, India has come out on the top. Bangladesh, however, has proved that they are no more the pushovers that they used to be and can put in a strong challenge.
SportsCafe Desk
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Asia Cup | India’s Predicted XI for the tournament finale in Dubai

This will be the repeat of the 2016 Asia Cup final as India will take on Bangladesh in a bid to secure their seventh title. While India will bring back their best XI, Bangladesh will only hope that the absence of Shakib Al Hasan, who had to return home due to an injury, will not affect them much.
SportsCafe Desk
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Asia Cup | Takeaways: A Shahzad conundrum to fitness devotee and MS Dhoni’s spin struggle

After Ravindra Jadeja took the see-saw game to the last over, it ended in a thrilling tie after Rashid Khan dismissed the all-rounder on the penultimate delivery of the innings. However, it was Mohammed Shahzad's day to shine as he showcased why clean-hitting can be a replacement for fitness.
Bastab K Parida
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Asia Cup | India’s Predicted XI for Super Four match against Afghanistan in Dubai

This Asia Cup was supposed to be a chance for the Indian team to sort out the mess at the earliest and make the team prepare for the World Cup. However, the top-order brilliance has left the middle-order largely untested and today’s match gives them an opportunity to carry out some experiment.
SportsCafe Desk
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Asia Cup | Takeaways: A Rohit Sharma masterclass in captaincy and Dubai’s 90s throwback

Another India-Pak encounter and another one-sided contest. It was a fairly straightforward win for India in Dubai today, but amidst the boring encounter, Rohit Sharma put forward a fine example of how to tactically plan each and every point in the game, and how it impacts the bowlers as a whole.
Bastab K Parida
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Asia Cup 2018 | India’s Predicted XI for the Super Four match against Pakistan in Dubai

For India, the Dubai win was a regression to the mean after the team suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of their arch-rivals in the Champions Trophy final last year. Can Pakistan change the status quo today? India will be highly confident in their abilities when they will take the field.
SportsCafe Desk
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The ODI package Ravindra Jadeja adds substance to Team India's World Cup plans

Making a comeback into the Indian ODI team after more than a year, Ravindra Jadeja was exceptional with his bowling against Bangladesh yesterday in Dubai. With his four-wicket haul from the game, he can now be certainly considered for the 2019 World Cup to be held in England next year.
Chiranjibi Pati
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Asia Cup | Takeaways: The Kedar Jadhav solution and Indian openers’ effective batting display

India was convincing against Pakistan today and thrashed their arch-rivals by 8 wickets to top the group stage. However, the major highlight of the day was Kedar Jadhav, who spun a web around Pakistan line-up to give a solid solution to India’s quest for the No. 6 position as a batsman and a bowler.
Bastab K Parida