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Asia Cup 2023: A Comprehensive Guide – (Date, Venue, Teams, Schedule, Squad Players)

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The Asia Cup 2023 has been scheduled from August 31,2023 to September 17, 2023 in Pakistan and Sri lanka. The Cricket Asia Cup 2023 will be the 16th edition of the Asia Cup tournament. While the matches will be played as one day international (ODI). 

In this article, we will cover every bit of details regarding Asia cup 2023, Asia cup 2023 schedule, teams, squads, time table, latest updates, players and much more, 

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Who will be hosting Asia Cup 2023?

Pakistan is the official host for Asia cup 2023 while Srilanka is the co-host where team India will play their matches.

Asia Cup 2023 Details

Cricket EventAsia Cup 2023
Council NameAsian Cricket Council (ACC)
Hosting Country NamesSri Lanka and Pakistan
Total Teams6 Teams
Total Matches13 Matches
TeamsPakistan, Nepal, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka
Asia Cup Start Date31st August 2023
Asia Cup 2023 Final Match Date17 September 2023
Schedule Release dateJune Month
Asia Cup 2023 Streaming PartnersHotstar, Jio Cinema, Amazon Prime, Star Sports,
ACC Official Websiteasiancricket.org

Latest Update of Asia Cup 2023

  • The Asia Cup schedule has been pushed back due to discussions between Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) officials in Dubai on Sunday and Monday
  • The conversations focussed on the possibilities of hosting more matches in Pakistan and obtaining a larger share of money from the Asia Cup 2023 leg in Sri Lanka. Despite accepting the hybrid model, the new PCB administration is now asking for a revenue share comparable to what the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) received from the UAE for hosting the T20 Asia Cup last year.
  • ICC president Arun Dhumal, who leads the IPL , announced that Pakistan and India will play their highly anticipated matches in Sri lanka, since team leader Rohit Sharma opted not to go to Pakistan.
  • Dhumal, who is currently in Durban for the ICC Chief Executives Meet, revealed that BCCI Secretary Jay Shah and PCB delegate Zaka Ashraf met to arrange the programme ahead of the ICC Board meeting on Thursday. Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, Bangladesh Vs  Sri Lanka, and Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan. Pakistan’s sole home match will be against Nepal, a far lesser opponent.
  • The PCB Management Committee Chairperson, Najam Sethi, lauded the acceptance of the mongrel model,pressing its part in icing the concinnity.
  • *Group 1 will consist of Pakistan, India, and Nepal, while Group 2 will feature defending champions Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.
  • The 50-over Asia Cup tournament serves as a preparatory event for the teams ahead of the ODI World Cup, slated to happen later that year.

Match List for Asia Cup 2023 (ANTICIPATED)

Some anticipated dates for the Asia cup matches 2023.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan 1st ODI | Group B2:30pm IST | 2pm PKT | 5am EST | 9am GMT | 1pm LOCALPakistan
India vs Pakistan 2nd ODI2:30pm IST | 2pm PKT | 5am EST | 9am GMT | 1pm LOCALSri Lanka (TBC)
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 3rd ODI, Group B2:30pm IST | 2pm PKT | 5am EST | 9am GMT | 1pm LOCALPakistan
India vs TBC, 4th ODI, Group A2:30pm IST | 2pm PKT | 5am EST | 9am GMT | 1pm LOCALSri Lanka (TBC)
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 5th ODI, Group B2:30pm IST | 2pm PKT | 5am EST | 9am GMT | 1pm LOCALPakistan
Pakistan vs TBC, 6th ODI, Group A2:30pm IST | 2pm PKT | 5am EST | 9am GMT | 1pm LOCALPakistan
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Super Four, Match 12:30pm IST | 2pm PKT | 5am EST | 9am GMT | 1pm LOCALPakistan
India vs Pakistan, Super Four, Match 22:30pm IST | 2pm PKT | 5am EST | 9am GMT | 1pm LOCALSri Lanka (TBC)
India vs Sri Lanka, Super Four, Match 32:30pm IST | 2pm PKT | 5am EST | 9am GMT | 1pm LOCALSri Lanka (TBC)
Pakistan vs Afghanistan, Super Four, Match 42:30pm IST | 2pm PKT | 5am EST | 9am GMT | 1pm LOCALPakistan
India vs Afghanistan, Super Four, Match 52:30pm IST | 2pm PKT | 5am EST | 9am GMT | 1pm LOCALSri Lanka (TBC)
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Super Four, Match 62:30pm IST | 2pm PKT | 5am EST | 9am GMT | 1pm LOCALPakistan
TBC vs TBC – Final Match2:30pm IST | 2pm PKT | 5am EST | 9am GMT | 1pm LOCALSri Lanka (TBC)

Asia Cup 2023 Groups

Board of Control for Cricket in India Secretary Jay Sah confirmed that India and Pakistan are in the same group for the ODI Asia Cup 2023.

Group 1
Teams
Pakistan
Nepal
India

Group 2:

Teams
Sri lanka
Afghanistan
Bangladesh

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Is Asia Cup 2023 an ODI or T20?

The Asia Cup 2023 will be played in ODI format and will serve as an excellent preparation for the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023.

What is a hybrid model in cricket?

The PCB proposed a hybrid plan for the event in cricket, with four preliminary rounds and two super four games conducted in Pakistan, with Team India’s games and the final held in a neutral venue.

How many overs are in the Asia Cup?

The Asia Cup is a men’s one-day international (50-overs) and twentyovers international (20-overs) cricket tournament. It was formed in 1983 as a gesture to foster goodwill among Asian countries by the Asian Cricket Council. It was originally planned to take place every two years.

Asian Cup Cricket 2023 Prize Money:

This year’s winning team will receive around USD 200,000, which is a substantial sum. It will be allocated to the entire group, with the runners-up receiving $100,000.

How many matches are there in Asia Cup 2023?

A total sum of 13 matches are there in series.

Asia Cricket Cup 2023 Logo:

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Nepal’s Historic Debut Spot in Asia Cup 2023

Nepal will make its Asia Cup debut in 2023 after winning the ACC Men’s Premier Cup and gaining a spot in the competition. Nepal won the championship match against UAE by seven wickets, thanks to Gulshan Kumar Jha’s controlled innings of 67 runs from 84 deliveries. This victory qualified Nepal for the Asia Cup, marking the country’s first appearance in the prestigious tournament.

Asia Cup 2023 Team Squad (Official)

Asia Cup India Squad 2023
OpenersRohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan
Middle OverVirat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul
WicketkeeperSanju Samson
All-roundersHardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, And Axar Patel
SpinnersYuzvendra Chahal And Kuldeep Yadav
Fast BowlersJasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, And Mohammed Siraj

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Asia Cup Team 2023 Squads

Name of the TeamAsia Cup Team 2023 Squads
PakistanBabar Azam (c), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Rizwan, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-haq, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah
NepalSandeep Lamichhane, Rohit Paudel, Gulsan Jha, Kushal Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Arjun Saud, Karan KC, Gyanendra Malla, Dev Khanal
Sri lankaMahela Jayawardene, Kusal Mendis, Dasun Shanaka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, Charith Asalanka, W. Hasaranga
BangladeshShakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Mustafizur Rahman, Litton Das, Mominul Haque, Mominul Haque and Others
AfghanistanRashid Khan, M. Nabi, Ibrahim Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, R.Gurbaz, Fareed Rahmad

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Past winners, Runner ups and Hosting Nation of Asia Cup from 1984 to 2023

Asia Cup Winners List from 1984 to 2023
YearWinnerRunner UpHosting Nation
1984IndiaSri LankaUAE
1986Sri LankaPakistanSri Lanka
1988IndiaSri LankaBangladesh
1991IndiaSri LankaIndia
1995IndiaSri LankaUAE
1997Sri LankaIndiaSri Lanka
2000PakistanSri LankaBangladesh
2004Sri LankaIndiaSri Lanka
2008Sri LankaIndiaPakistan
2010IndiaSri LankaSri Lanka
2012PakistanBangladeshBangladesh
2014Sri LankaPakistanBangladesh
2016IndiaBangladeshBangladesh
2018IndiaBangladeshUAE
2022Sri LankaPakistanUAE

Asia Cup 2023 Points Table 

Points will be updated here as soon as ODIs will start. 

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Asia Cup 2023 Fixtures (anticipated)

Date of MatchTeam NameAsia Cup 2023 Fixtures
02 September 2023India Vs PakistanSri lanka
03 September 2023Sri Lanka Vs AfghanistanPakistan
04 September 2023Bangladesh Vs AfghanistanPakistan
05 September 2023India Vs QualifierSri lanka
07 September 2023Sri Lanka Vs BangladeshPakistan
08 September 2023Pakistan Vs QualifierSri lanka
09 September 2023B1 Vs B2Sri lanka
10 September 2023A1 Vs A2Sri lanka
12 September 2023A1 Vs B1Sri lanka
13 September 2023A1 Vs B2Sri lanka
14 September 2023B1 VS A2Sri lanka
16 September 2023Final matchSri lanka

How can I set free reminders for Asia Cup 2023 matches?

You can set reminders through our match calendar which sets match timings according to your time zone. Users need to add match timing through Google Calendar (Android/Windows etc) and iCal Calendar in Apple devices.

Why has India refused to come to Pakistan?

India has refused to come to Pakistan for the 2023 Asia Cup due to security concerns. The two countries have a long history of political tension, and India has been reluctant to send its cricket team to Pakistan in recent years.

In 2008, a group of Pakistani terrorists attacked Mumbai, India, killing 166 people. This attack led to a further deterioration in relations between the two countries, and India has since refused to send its cricket team to Pakistan.

The Indian government has also cited security concerns for its decision not to travel to Pakistan for the 2023 Asia Cup. The government has said that it cannot guarantee the safety of the Indian team, and that it is not possible to provide the same level of security in Pakistan as in India.

The decision by India not to travel to Pakistan has been met with disappointment by cricket fans in both countries. The India-Pakistan cricket rivalry is one of the most intense in the world, and the fans were looking forward to seeing the two teams meet in the Asia Cup.

However, the decision by India is understandable, given the security concerns. It is unlikely that the two countries will be able to resume cricketing ties until the political situation improves.

Asia Cup 2023 Ticket Booking Online

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India vs Pakistan Asia Cup tickets to be available at www.sri lanka cricket.lk. The tickets for India vs Pakistan Asia Cup matches will be sold online on the website www.sri lanka cricket.lk. The tickets are expected to be available by the first week of August.

How to book ICC World Cup tickets?

Tickets will be booked online.Tickets will be available online through the official ICC Cricket World Cup website or app.

Tickets will also be available on platforms such as PayTM, PayTM Insider, BookMyShow app, and the website will also facilitate ticket sales.

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