The Asia Cup 2023 is around the corner and the fans are waiting for the tournament to start. Some of the top cricketing nations from Asia will participate in this tournament. Today, we will give you all the information you need to know about the Asia Cup 2023. We will talk about the venues, how many teams participating, how to book tickets, and so many other things that are important for you. So let’s get into it quickly.
Pakistan will host the Asia Cup 2023 in a hybrid model
Earlier, some members of the ACC including the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) rejected this model. But after ACC (Asian Cricket Board) accepts the hybrid model of PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board), Pakistan will be the host of the Asia Cup 2023.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka will host the whole tournament
According to the model suggested by the PCB, Pakistan will host 4 games of the Asia Cup 2023 across two venues (Multan and Lahore). Multan will host the tournament opener between Pakistan and Nepal on August 30. The rest of the Pakistan leg will be held in Lahore.
Sri Lanka will host the major part of the tournament including the final. They will also host the tournament across two venues (Kandy and Colombo). The final will be played in Colombo on September 17, 2023.
Groups in the tournament
There are two groups in the Asia Cup 2023. Group A consists of India, Pakistan, and Nepal. The Group B consists of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.
How does the tournament format work?
The top two teams from both groups will qualify for the Super 4s. After that, all four teams will play against each other once. And the top 2 teams in the Super 4s will qualify for the Asia Cup 2023 final.
The growth of Nepal as a cricketing nation
It is a very big achievement for Nepal as they made it to the Asia Cup 2023. They will play in this tournament for the first time. After beating UAE in the final of ACC’s Men’s Premier Cup 2023; they qualified for the Asia Cup.
Some rivalries to see in the Asia Cup 2023
India vs Pakistan on September 02
The arch-rivals India and Pakistan will lock horns against each other on September 02 in Kandy. This rivalry is always a big event and the fans from both countries will have a close eye on the game.
3 India-Pakistan game expected
There are high chances that India and Pakistan will reach the top 4. So one more India vs. Pakistan is on the cards. Now as far as the third round, if both the teams manage to reach the final, there will be another India vs. Pakistan game in the Asia Cup 2023.
Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh – a new rivalry formed in the last few years
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh’s rivalry is also the one to watch out for. Both the teams try hard to get another down and we have seen some heated moments as well in Sri Lanka-Bangladesh matches. How can we forget the Nagin Dance moment?
In the ongoing Pakistan-Afghanistan series, we have already seen some drama. Now it will be interesting to see how the two teams approach the game against each other in the Asia Cup 2023.
Where to watch the Asia Cup 2023 Live games?
If you want to catch the live action of the Asia Cup 2023, you can watch it on Star Sports if you are from the subcontinent. You can watch it live online on the Disney+ Hotstar app or website as well. In Pakistan, PTV Sports and Ten Sports will broadcast the tournament. T Sports and Gazi TV have the broadcasting rights in Bangladesh.
How to book tickets for the Asia Cup 2023 matches?
If you want to see the games right from the stadium, you can book tickets on pcb.bookme.pk.
Some background of the tournament
Already 15 editions have been done in the ACC Asia Cup. This will be the 16th edition of this tournament. Sri Lanka are the current champions of the Asia Cup. After winning the Asia Cup 2022 final against Pakistan, they won their 6th title. India won the most Asia Cup titles (7 times) in the history of the tournament.
This time, the tournament will be played in the ODI format, considering the ODI WC in the next two months.
Most runs in the tournament’s history
S Jayasuriya scored the most runs in the ODI Asia Cup overall. He has scored 1220 runs. Virat Kohli scored the most runs in T20I Asia Cups (429).
Most wickets in the tournament’s history
M Murlitharan, with 30 wickets becomes the highest wicket-taker in ODI Asia Cups. In the T20I format of the Asia Cups, B Kumar took the most wickets (13).
So these are all the necessary details that you need to know about the Asia Cup 2023. What do you think? Who will win the title this time? Comment down your predictions below in the comment section.
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