Capitalising on the heightened fanfare and excitement for the enticing India-Pakistan clash in the Asia Cup tournament, Star Sports – the official broadcaster of the tournament- has released its latest promo featuring captain and the ‘Hitman’ Rohit Sharma.
Continental rivalry takes center stage as the best teams from Asia converge in the UAE for the highly anticipated Asia Cup 2022.
The tournament will air from August 27-September 11, 2022, Live and exclusive on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar.
All eyes will be on Rohit Sharma-led Team India as they will look to dominate Asia before the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
The promo, created and conceptualised by the in-house team at Disney Star, brings to life the emotion of pride that all Indian cricketers feel when they represent 1.4 billion fans on the playing field. It also encapsulates how the love and support of the fans propels the Indian team to think big – first win Asia and then the World. Defending champions, India, is the most successful team in the tournament eyeing an unprecedented eighth title.
“Asia Cup is one of world cricket's premier tournaments involving some of the best teams and countries with maximum fandom for the game. India's quest to conquer Asia is the ideal aperture for the next phase of our #BelieveinBlue campaign which builds to a crescendo with the ICC T20 World Cup. The first creative has resolve of the Indian captain and cheers of the Indian fans at the core of its narrative. The next creative will build anticipation for Cricket's greatest rivalry, which unfolds on Aug 28” said, Sanjog Gupta, Head – Sports, Disney Star.
The Asia Cup 2022 will feature a total of six teams – five Test-playing nations from the continent – India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Afghanistan have earned direct qualification to the tournament while the remaining one team will book its place through a qualifying round.
UAE, Kuwait, Hong Kong and Singapore will battle it out in the qualifiers for a place in the main event. The qualifiers are set to begin on August 20, 2022.