ASIA CUP 2023 - Schedule, Teams, Squads, Venues, Format, Where to Watch, Captains, How to Book Tickets
ASIA CUP 2023 - Schedule, Teams, Squads, Venues, Format, Where to Watch, Captains, How to Book Tickets

The Asia Cup 2023 is set to enthral cricket enthusiasts as it gears up for its 16th edition, commencing on August 30. This edition introduces a unique hybrid model, with the tournament split between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. As the most prestigious cricketing event in the Asian calendar approaches, let’s dive into the comprehensive details of the Asia Cup 2023.

ASIA CUP 2023: Participating Teams

Six powerhouse cricketing nations are gearing up for the Asia Cup 2023:

ASIA CUP 2023: All Team Squads

Bangladesh Squad:

Shakib Al Hasan can be seen captaining Bangladesh in Asia Cup 2023
Shakib Al Hasan, Pic – Google
Shakib Al Hasan (c)All-rounder
Litton Kumer DasWicketkeeper-Batsman
Najmul Hossain ShantoBatsman
Towhid HridoyBatsman
Mushfiqur RahimWicketkeeper-Batsman
Afif Hossain DhruboAll-rounder
Mehidy Hasan MirazAll-rounder
Taskin AhmedBowler
Hasan MahmudBowler
Mustafizur RahmanBowler
Shoriful IslamBowler
Nasum AhmedBowler
Shak Mahedi HasanAll-rounder
Naim SheikhBatsman
Shamim HossainAll-rounder
Tanzid Hasan TamimBatsman
Tanzim Hasan SakibBowler

India Squad:

India's plan for ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, reveals Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma | Image:
Rohit Sharma (c)Batsman
Virat KohliBatsman
Shreyas IyerBatsman
KL RahulBatsman
Shubman GillBatsman
Suryakumar YadavBatsman
Tilak VarmaBatsman
Ishan KishanWicketkeeper-Batsman
Hardik Pandya (vc)All-rounder
Ravindra JadejaAll-rounder
Axar PatelAll-rounder
Shardul ThakurAll-rounder
Jasprit BumrahBowler
Mohammed ShamiBowler
Mohammed SirajBowler
Kuldeep YadavBowler
Prasidh KrishnaBowler
Sanju Samson (travelling reserve)Wicketkeeper-Batsman

Nepal Squad:

Rohit Paudel
Rohit Paudel | image_source @Twitter
Rohit Paudel (c)Batsman
Kushal BhurtelBatsman
Aasif SheikhBatsman
Bhim SharkiBatsman
Kushal MallaAll-rounder
Aarif SheikhAll-rounder
Dipendra Singh AireeAll-rounder
Gulshan JhaBowler
Sompal KamiAll-rounder
Karan KCAll-rounder
Sandeep LamichhaneBowler
Lalit RajbanshiBowler
Pratish GCBowler
Mousom DhakalBowler
Sundeep JoraBatsman
Kishore MahatoBowler
Arjun SaudBowler

Pakistan Squad:

Babar Azam
Babar Azam – Pakistan ODI Captain
Babar Azam (c)Batsman
Abdullah ShafiqueBatsman
Fakhar ZamanBatsman
Salman Ali AghaBatsman
Iftikhar AhmedAll-rounder
Tayyab TahirBatsman
Mohammad RizwanWicketkeeper-Batsman
Mohammad HarisAll-rounder
Shadab KhanAll-rounder
Mohammad NawazAll-rounder
Usama MirAll-rounder
Faheem AshrafAll-rounder
Haris RaufBowler
Mohammad Wasim JnrBowler
Naseem ShahBowler
Shaheen AfridiBowler

Sri Lanka: Squad to be announced

Afghanistan : Squad to be announced

ASIA CUP 2023: Venues

The tournament will unfold across multiple iconic venues in Pakistan and Sri Lanka:

Pakistan Leg Venues:

Multan Cricket Stadium
Multan Cricket Stadium | Image Source @Wikipedia
  • Multan
  • Lahore

Sri Lanka Leg Venues:

Kandy - Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
Kandy – Pallekele International Cricket Stadium | Image source –
  • Kandy
  • Colombo

ASIA CUP 2023: Key Matches and Schedule

The Asia Cup 2023 is scheduled to take place from August 30 to September 17, acting as a crucial prelude to the ICC ODI World Cup later in the year. The Asia Cup 2023 presents a gripping schedule with high-stakes encounters. Here’s a glimpse of the pivotal matches:

  1. August 30: The tournament commences with the host nation Pakistan facing debutants Nepal in Multan at 3:00 PM IST.
  2. August 31: Bangladesh locks horns with Sri Lanka in Kandy at 1:00 PM IST, setting the stage for an intense contest.
  3. September 2: Arch-rivals India and Pakistan engage in a high-voltage encounter in Kandy at 1:00 PM IST, igniting the fierce rivalry.
  4. September 3: Bangladesh takes on Afghanistan in Lahore at 1:30 PM IST, both teams aiming for a triumphant start.
  5. September 4: India faces Nepal in Kandy at 1:00 PM IST, as both teams eye a strong start.
  6. September 5: Afghanistan and Sri Lanka collide in Lahore at 3:30 PM IST, showcasing their limited-overs prowess.
  7. September 6: The Super Four stage begins with the winner of Group A (A1) battling the runner-up of Group B (B2) in Lahore at 3:30 PM IST.
  8. September 9: Super Four action continues with B1 facing B2 in Colombo at 2:00 PM IST.
  9. September 10: A1 encounters A2 in Colombo at 2:00 PM IST, intensifying the competition among top teams.
  10. September 12: A2 takes on B1 in Colombo at 2:00 PM IST, both teams striving for supremacy.
  11. September 14: A1 clashes with B1 in Colombo at 2:00 PM IST, with a spot in the final at stake.
  12. September 15: A2 and B2 compete in Colombo at 2:00 PM IST, aiming to secure their place in the ultimate showdown.
  13. September 17: The grand finale takes place in Colombo, where two deserving teams will vie for the coveted title at 2:00 PM IST.

ASIA CUP 2023: Tournament Format

The Asia Cup 2023 features an exciting format, comprising group stages and the Super Four stage, culminating in a grand final.

Group Stage:

  • Two groups of three teams each (Group A and Group B).
  • Round-robin matches within each group.
  • Top two teams from each group progress to the Super Four stage.

Super Four Stage:

  • The top four teams from the group stage.
  • Each team faces the other once.
  • The two teams with the highest points qualify for the final.

ASIA CUP 2023: Where to Watch

Cricket aficionados can savor every moment of the Asia Cup 2023 on leading sports networks and online streaming platforms. The matches are scheduled to commence at 3:00 PM IST, catering to fans across diverse time zones.

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ASIA CUP 2023: Ticket Information

Booking tickets for the Asia Cup 2023 matches is a seamless process. Fans can secure their seats through the official websites of Sri Lanka Cricket and Pakistan Cricket Board. The ticketing journey unfolds in stages, beginning with VIP and Premium enclosures. First Class and General Enclosures tickets will be available on Pakistan’s Independence Day, August 14. Enthusiasts interested in hospitality box tickets can contact the cricket boards’ headquarters.

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In which countries will the Asia Cup 2023 be hosted?

The Asia Cup 2023 will be hosted in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, following a hybrid model.

When will the tournament start?

The Asia Cup 2023 begins on August 30.

Where can I buy tickets for the matches?

Tickets can be purchased through the official websites of Sri Lanka Cricket and Pakistan Cricket Board.

When will tickets for the Sri Lanka leg be available?

Details for ticket availability for the Sri Lanka leg will be provided at a later date.

Which teams are making their debut in this edition?

Nepal is making its debut in the Asia Cup.

What is the significance of the Super Four stage?

The Super Four stage determines the top two teams that will compete in the final.

Where can I watch the matches?

Matches can be watched on prominent sports networks and online streaming platforms.

Are there hospitality box tickets available?

Yes, hospitality box tickets can be purchased by contacting the cricket boards’ headquarters.

When is the India-Pakistan clash?

The high-profile India-Pakistan clash is scheduled for September 2.

How can I stay updated about ticket announcements?

Follow the official social media channels of the cricket boards for ticket sale announcements.