The Asia Cup 2022 is all set to begin on August 27th, later this week. While the first match is scheduled between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, most fans are hopefully waiting for India vs. Pakistan fixture – scheduled on Sunday as the 2nd match. Here are more details about it and the whole tournament.
While this year’s Asia Cup should have been played in Sri Lanka, organizers were forced to shift it to UAE, citing the ongoing political crisis in Sri Lanka. Host stadiums include Dubai International Stadium, Sharjah Cricket Stadium, and the Abu Dhabi Stadium.
Since 2016, the Asia Cup has been decided to be played on a rotational basis between the ODI and T20 formats – depending on the next scheduled ICC tournament. And this year, it’s decided to be played in the T20 format.
How It All Started?
The very first Asia Cup was held in 1984, in UAE, and only between India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. And this inaugural edition was won by India. To date, India has won 7 titles as Asia Cup champions, followed by Sri Lanka with 5 titles, and Pakistan with 2 titles.
The last Asia Cup was held in 2018 and won by India against Bangladesh with 3 wickets.
Asia Cup 2022 Schedule
With Hong Kong winning the qualifiers yesterday, it became the latest team to be included in the Asia Cup league stage. So the groups now include;
- Group A: India, Pakistan, and Hong Kong.
- Group B: Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.
Fixtures among them are as below;
|Date||Match Details||Venue||Time (IST)|
|Aug 27||Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 1st Match, Group B||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||7:30 PM|
|Aug 28||India vs Pakistan, 2nd Match, Group A||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||7:30 PM|
|Aug 30||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 3rd Match, Group B||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah||7:30 PM|
|Aug 31||India vs Hong Kong, 4th Match, Group A||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||7:30 PM|
|Sep 1||Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 5th Match, Group B||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||7:30 PM|
|Sep 2||Pakistan vs Hong Kong, 6th Match, Group A||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah||7:30 PM|
|Sep 3||TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 1 (B1 v B2)||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah||7:30 PM|
|Sep 4||TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 2 (A1 v A2)||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||7:30 PM|
|Sep 6||TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 3 (A1 v B1)||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||7:30 PM|
|Sep 7||TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 4 (A2 v B2)||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||7:30 PM|
|Sep 8||TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 5 (A1 v B2)||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||7:30 PM|
|Sep 9||TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 6 (B1 v A2)||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||7:30 PM|
|Sep 11||TBC vs TBC, Final||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||7:30 PM|
Asia Cup 2022 Live Streaming Options
- India: All Asia Cup matches will be telecasted on the Star Sports channels. More specifically, you can watch them in Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD (English), Star Sports 1, and Hindi HD (Hindi). You can also live stream Asia Cup 2022 on the Disney+ Hotstar app and on its website.
- Pakistan: PTV and Ten Sports are the official broadcasters of the tournament in Pakistan.
- In Bangladesh: Gazi TV will telecast all the matches of the tournament.
- Afghanistan: Ariana TV will present the live streaming of the tournament in Afghanistan.
- Australia: Fox Sports will present the live-action of the tournament in Australia.
- New Zealand: Sky Sports will present the live-action of the tournament in New Zealand.
- South Africa: The SuperSport network will present the live-action of the tournament.
- USA: Willow TV will present the live-action of tournament in the USA.
- UK: Sky Sports will present the live streaming of the tournament.
- Middle East: OSN Sports Cricket will present the live telecast of the matches.
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Asia Cup 2022 Squads
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan. Standby: Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar.
Babar Azam (C), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir.
Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Azmatullah Omarzai, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shinwari. Standby: Nijat Masood, Qais Ahmed, Sharafuddin Ashraf.
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Parvez Hossain Emon, Mohammad Naim.
Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwanidu Fernando, Nuwan Thusara, Dinesh Chandimal.
Nizakat Khan (C), Kinchit Shah (VC), Aizaz Khan, Zeeshan Ali, Yasim Murtaza, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Ghazanfar Mohammad, Ayush Shukla, Babar Hayat, Aftab Hussain, Scott McKechnie, Ahan Trivedi, Wajid Shah, Waheed Mohammad, Dhananjay Rao, Ateeq Iqbal.