The Asia cup is one of the most prestigious tournaments of cricket in the Asian region. It was introduced in the year 1984 by the Asian cricket council. The United Arab Emirates, aka UAE, hosted the inaugural Asia cup. The Asia cup used to be played in the ODI or 50-over format. However, it is played in the T20 or 20-over format with recent changes. India is the most successful team in the Asia cup with 7 titles. It has won 6 titles in the ODI format and 1 in the T20 format. Lets discuss Asia cup 2022 in this blog.
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan are the confirmed teams appearing in the 2022 Asia cup. Hong Kong, Kuwait, Singapore, and UAE will play qualifiers among themselves, and the winner of the qualifier will grab the 6th spot in the Asia cup. Ex Sri Lakan player Sanath Jayasuriya holds the record for highest overall runs in the Asia cup with 1220 runs in his name. While his teammate Lasith Malinga holds the records for most wickets in the Asia cup, with 33 wickets in his name. Asia cup has seen some fascinating matches between these Asian cricketing giants in the past, and we expect this year to be the same.
The top 2 teams from each group will qualify for the super 4. All the qualified teams will play against each other in the super 4 stages. The teams with the highest points in the super 4 stage will go on to play the finals, and the winner will be crowned the champions of the Asia cup 2022. It is going to be an exciting and entertaining tournament.
Asia Cup Schedule
This year Asia cup will be played in a round-robin format with 6 teams. The teams are divided into 2 groups. Group 1 consists of India, Pakistan, and the 3rd team will be the one that wins the qualifier. While group 2 consists of Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka. The Asia cup will start on 27th August 2022.
|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 TBC, 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 TBC, 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|
Venues of Asia cup 2022
The Asia cup 2022 will be played in 2 venues, the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai and Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. Sri Lanka is hosting the Asia cup 2022. However, it will be played in UAE due to Sri Lanka’s economic crisis.
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Teams of Asia cup 2022
So far, only India and Pakistan have announced their squad. However, we also have a list of players from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan who are likely to participate in the Asia cup 2022.
The Indian squad, has announced Rohit Sharma to be their skipper. 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 will play in the main squad with Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar as standby players in case of any injuries or emergencies.
Babar Azam will lead the Pakistan squad in the Asia cup 2022. 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 will be part of the main squad of Pakistan.
Mohammad Nabi is expected to lead the Afghanistan squad in the Asia cup 2022. 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 are expected to be the part of the main squad with Nijat Masood, Qais Ahmed, Sharafuddin Ashraf on standby in case of any injuries or emergencies.
Shakib Al Hasan has been reappointed as the captain of Bangladesh. The primary squad consists of 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, Taskin Ahmed.
The expected squad of Sri Lanka consists of Dasun Shanaka – Captain, Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis – Wicket Keeper/Batsman, Charith Asalanka – Vice Captain, Bhanuka Rajapaksa – Wicket Keeper/Batsman, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Mahesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandimal – Wicket Keeper/Batsman.
Broadcasters of the Asia cup
- In India, Star Sports and Hotstar will be telecasting the Asia cup.
- PTV and ten Sports are the broadcasters in Pakistan
- Gazi TV will be showing the Asia cup in Bangladesh
- Ariana TV will broadcast the Asia cup in Afghanistan
- In New Zealand, sky sports will be the broadcasters.
- Supersport will show the Asia cup in South Africa
- In the USA, willow TV will be the broadcaster.
- Sky Sports will be the broadcasters in the UK as well.
- OSN Sports Cricket will telecast the Asia cup in the UAE regions.