It is one of the biggest international tournaments played between Asian countries. The Asia Cup is played under two formats, one day and T20. In which format will the AsiaCup be played this time? Any guesses? The answer is T20. The first Asia Cup was held in Sharjah, and India won that cup. India have been the most successful team in the Asia Cup, by winning 7 titles, and they are the defending champions too. With the T20 World Cup round the corner, all teams are looking for some practice matches to be in good momentum, and what better than the Asia Cup? It is a great time to be the king of Asia. We have six teams competing, and these teams are being divided into two groups, i.e., Group A and Group B. You must be really curious to know the six teams and their squads. Let me break the suspense for you. Please see the below table :
|India – Pakistan – Hongkong|
|Sri Lanka- Bangladesh – Afghanistan|
Indian Team Squad: Rohit Sharma ( captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Kartik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishoni, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.
Pakistan Team Squad: 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, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir.
Afghanistan Team Squad: Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Azmatullah Omarzai, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shinwari.
Bangladesh Team Squad: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Parvez Hossain Emon, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Taskin Ahmed
Sri Lanka Team Squad: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, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal.
Hongkong Team Squad: Nizakat Khan (c), Kinchit Shah, Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Babar Hayat, Aftab Hussain, Ateeq Iqbal, Aizaz Khan, Ehsan Khan, Scott McKechnie (wk), Ghazanfar Mohammad, Yasim Murtaza, Dhananjay Rao, Wajid Shah, Ayush Shukla, Ahan Trivedi, Mohammad Waheed.
Each of these teams will play against each other once, and the top two teams will qualify for the next round, i.e., the super four. This time the Asia cup is being played after a long wait of four years. The last Asia Cup was held in 2018. The Asia Cup is played every alternate year. But last year it could not be played due to Corona, so I hope to have a wonderful Asia Cup this year. I am ready for the Asia Cup. With all the subcontinental teams fully geared up, are you? Please see the below timetable so that you can plan your schedule.
The Asia Cup 2022 schedule:
|27.08.2022||7.30 P.M||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||Sri Lanka vs. Afghanistan|
|28.08.2022||7.30 P.M||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||India vs. Pakistan|
|30.08.2022||7.30 P.M||Sharjah Cricket Stadium,||Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan|
|31.08.2022||7.30 P.M||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||India vs. Hong Kong|
|01.09.2022||7.30 P.M||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||Sri Lanka vs. Bangladesh|
|02.09.2022||7.30 P.M||Sharjah Cricket Stadium,||Pakistan vs. Hong Kong|
The super fours will be played from 03.09.2022 to 09.09.2022 and the final will be played on 11.09.2022. Stay tuned for further updates.
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