The upcoming Asia Cup 2023 tournament is set to begin in the last of August. After months of tussling, the Asia Cup is finally taking place on August 30, 2023. For the Asia Cup of 2023, all the nations have agreed on the hybrid model.
This Asia Cup 2023 will be the 16th edition of the Cup played in the ODI format. The schedule of this 16th edition of the Asia Cup was announced yesterday, 19 July. In this article, we will be taking a closer look at each team and their exciting lineup.
Asia Cup 2023: Teams
|Group A||Group B|
Asia Cup 2023 Expected Squad List & Captain: Official Not Announced Yet
|Rohit Sharma ( C ), Shubman Gill, Surya Kumar Yadav, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Axar Patel, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal||Rohit Sharma|
|Kushal Bhurtal, Asif Sheikh, Arif Sheikh, Rohit Poudel, Kushal Malla, Bhim Sharki, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Gulshan Jha, Pratish GC, Gyanendra Malla, Kishore Mahato||Rohit Poudel|
|Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Rauf, Shadab Khan, Imam-UL-Haq, Kamran Ghulam, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Nawaz, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Wasim, Naseem Shah, Haris Sohail, Haidar Ali, Shan Masood, Mohammad Hasnain||Babar Azam|
Sri Lanka Squad
|Dasun Shanaka, Kusal Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Samara Wickarama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya De Silva, Dushan Hemantha, Maheesh Theekshana, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Matheesha Pathirana, Lahiru Kumara||Dasun Shanaka|
|Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Litton Kumar Das, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Najmul Shanto, Afif Hossain, Naim Sheikh, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Taijul Islam, Shoriful Islam, Ebadot, Hossain||Tamim Iqbal|
|Hasmatullah Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, Azmatullah Omarzai, Farid Ahmed Malik, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Gulbadain Naid, Rahmanulla Gurbaz, Najibullah Zadran, Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Mujib Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Rashid Khan, Riaz Hassan, Salim Safi||Hasmatullah Shahidi|
Asia Cup Match Dates 2023
The Asia Cup 2023 is taking place from 30 August to 17 September. The group stage will take place from 30 August to 5 September. And the Super 4s will start from 6 September to 15 September. The Asia cup 2023 finals will be on 17 September.
Asia Cup 2023 Live Streaming & Time-Table
|Cricket Event||Asia Cup 2023|
|Council Name||Asian Cricket Council (ACC)|
|Hosting Country Names||Sri Lanka and Pakistan|
|Total Teams||6 Teams|
|Total Matches||13 Matches|
|Teams||Pakistan, Nepal, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka|
|Asia Cup Start Date||31st August 2023|
|Asia Cup 2023 Final Match Date||17 September 2023|
|Asia Cup Schedule 2023 Release date &||19th July 2023 at 7:45 PM|
|Asia Cup 2023 Live Streaming Partners||Hotstar, Jio Cinema, Amazon Prime, Star Sports,|
|ACC Official Website||asiancricket.org|
16th Edition Asia Cup Teams
- India: It will be tough for team India not to be one of the favorites in this tournament. They are the cricket powerhouse and defending champions.
- Pakistan: There is no doubt Pakistan will bring their A-game to the Asia Cup; known for its fierce rivalry with India.
- Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka has a rich cricket history. And they will be looking to reclaim their former glory.
- Bangladesh: A passion-filled and improving Bangladeshi team will be eager to shine at the Asia Cup.
- Afghanistan: It is expected that Afghanistan; the rising force in Asian cricket, they will provide stiff competition to the established teams.
- Nepal: A team that qualifies through a qualifying tournament fills the sixth spot in the tournament. For the first time in Asia Cup history, Nepal will take part in Asia Cup 16th edition.
India vs Pakistan: Asia Cup
After almost a year-long tussles on the venues or host for the tournament; the schedule for the Asia Cup 2023 was finally announced on Wednesday, July 19.
This Asia Cup, India vs Pakistan is set to take place on the 2nd of September at Kandy in Sri Lanka. And the Arch-rivals, they are likely to clash again in the Super 4s.
India vs Pakistan Asia Cup ODI Head-to-Head Stats
Out of their 13 matches, the Indian cricket team has won 7 matches against the Pakistan cricket team. India and Pakistan; first ever Asia Cup Match happened in 1984. Since then, the two arch-rivals have regularly battled at this tournament.
India v Pakistan: Overall record in Asia Cup
India did not attend the 1986 edition, held in Sri Lanka, and Pakistan did not visit India in 1990/91. Asia Cup has seen India and Pakistan meet 17 times across multiple formats. The 15 matches in which India has scored a result (including four wins in the last five) give it a 9-6 lead.
1984, league, Sharjah: India 188-4 (46) beat Pakistan 134 (39.4) by 54 runs
1988, league, Dhaka: Pakistan 142 (42.2) lost to India 143-6 (40.4) by 4 wickets with 26 balls to spare
1995, league, Sharjah: Pakistan 266-9 (50) beat India 169 (42.4) by 97 runs
1997, league, SSC: Pakistan 30-5 (9), no result
1997, league (rematch): abandoned without a ball bowler
2000, league, Dhaka: Pakistan 295-7 (50) beat India 251 (47.4) by 44 runs
The Asia Cup 2022 was canceled due to the dispute between India and Pakistan
2004, Super Four, Premadasa: Pakistan 300-9 (50) beat India 241-8 (50) by 59 runs
2008, league, Karachi: Pakistan 299-4 (50) lost to India 301-4 (42.1) by 6 wickets with 47 balls to spare
2008, Super Four, Karachi: India 308-7 (50) lost to Pakistan 309-2 (45.3) by 8 wickets with 27 balls to spare
2010, league, Dambulla: Pakistan 267 (50) lost to India 271-7 (49.5) by 3 wickets with 1 ball to spare
2012, league, Mirpur: Pakistan 329-6 (50) lost to India 330-4 (47.5) by 6 wickets with 13 balls to spare
2014, league, Mirpur: India 245-8 (50) lost to Pakistan 249-9 (49.4) by 1 wicket with 2 balls to spare
2016, league, Mirpur: Pakistan 83 (17.3) lost to India 85-5 (15.3) by 5 wickets with 27 balls to spare
2018, league, Dubai: Pakistan 162 (43.1) lost to India 164-2 (29) by 8 wickets with 126 balls to spare
2018, Super Four, Dubai: Pakistan 237-7 (50) lost to India 238-1 (39.3) by 9 wickets with 63 balls to spare
The 2020 Asia Cup was canceled due to the outbreak of COVID. The tournament was postponed. Following a postponement in June 2021; the event was rescheduled for the Sept 2022.
2022, league, Dubai: Pakistan 147 (19.5) lost to India 148-5 (19.4) by 5 wickets with 2 balls to spare
2022, Super Four, Dubai: India 181-7 (20) lost to Pakistan 182-5 (19.5) by 5 wickets with 1 ball to spare
Asia Cup Winners List
A list of Asia Cup winners from the 1984 to 2022 is provided below in the tabular form. It includes the Asia Cup year, the winning team, the runner-up team, and the hosting country.
|Asia Cup Winners List from the 1984 to 2022|
|1986||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||Sri Lanka|
|1997||Sri Lanka||India||Sri Lanka|
|2004||Sri Lanka||India||Sri Lanka|
|2010||India||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka|
As part of the 16th edition of Asia Cup, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan will co-host the event. In both batting and bowling, each team will play to its full potential. There must be a lot of pressure on the Sri Lanka teams to dominate the tournament as the defending champions. And the debutant Nepal will be seeking to make a strong impression on the international stage.
It is an exciting time for the fans to support their favorite teams. Even though the Asia Cup is a smaller tournament than ICC; its popularity cannot be matched. Due to the disputes between PCB and BCCI regarding the venues; the Asia Cup has become the talk of the town this year.