Asia Cup Schedule 2023: The sixteenth edition of the Asia Cup is set to be held from August 30th to September 17, 2023. The official dates and other details of the Asia Cup 2023 have already been announced by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), a week ago. This edition of the tournament will consist of games in the One Day International (ODI) format. This article will walk you through all the details including Asia Cup Schedule 2023, Points Table, Squads, Venues, Asia Cup Live Matches, and Live Streaming.
Jay Shah, ACC President, on behalf of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), announced Asia Cup Schedule on 19th July. The announcement came after a long delay due to the tussle between the BCCI and the PCB. The BCCI had asserted that it would not send its players to Pakistan, which was the official host of the Asia Cup 2023, due to the long-standing border tensions between the two nations. On the other side, Pakistan was adamant to host the tournament on its own.
Eventually, following multiple rounds of meetings, a middle course was zeroed in on to conduct the six-team tournament in a hybrid model, with it being co-hosted by Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka are the reigning champions of the Asia Cup, having won the last year’s edition by defeating Pakistan by 23 runs in the UAE. Talking about history, India are decorated with the Asia Cup title seven times since its inception in 1984 while Sri Lanka stands second in the list with six titles in its cabinet.
Down below is Asia Cup Schedule 2023, Points Table, Squads, Venues, PDF Download, Asia Cup Live Matches, and Live Streaming Complete Details.
Asia Cup 2023 Overview
|Tournament||Asia Cup 2023|
|Format||One Day International (ODI)|
|Administrator||Asian Cricket Council (ACC)|
|Host Country(s)||Pakistan & Sri Lanka|
|Teams||(6) India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan & Nepal|
|Defending Champion||Sri Lanka (vs Pakistan in 2022)|
Asia Cup Schedule 2023, Fixtures
|Date||Match Details||Venue||Time (IST)|
|August 30||Pakistan vs Nepal||Multan||3:30 PM|
|August 31||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||Kandy||2:00 PM|
|September 2||IND vs PAK||Kandy||2:00 PM|
|September 3||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||Lahore||3:30 PM|
|September 4||India vs Nepal||Kandy||2:00 PM|
|September 5||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka||Lahore||3:30 PM|
|September 6||SUPER 4 – PAK/AFG vs BAN/AFG||Lahore||3:30 PM|
|September 9||SUPER 4 – SL/AFG vs BAN/AFG||Colombo||2:00 PM|
|September 10||IND/NEP vs PAK/NEP||Colombo||2:00 PM|
|September 12||IND/NEP vs SL/AFG||Colombo||2:00 PM|
|September 15||IND/NEP vs BAN/AFG||Colombo||2:00 PM|
|September 17||FINAL||Colombo||2:00 PM|
This edition of the Asia Cup will be co-hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Two venues from Pakistan and as many stadiums from Sri Lanka have been picked up to host the 13-game tournament. Pakistan’s Multan Cricket Stadium and Gaddafi Cricket Stadium will host two matches apiece, while the remaining games will be held at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium and R Premananda Stadium in Sri Lanka.
The opening fixture between Pakistan and Nepal will be held in Multan Cricket Stadium and the Final will be staged in Colombo in Sri Lanka.
|Pakistan Venues||Sri Lanka Venues|
|Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan (2 Games)||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy (3 Games)|
|Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (2 Games)||R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (6 Games)|
Participating Teams and Groups
The sixteenth edition of the Asia Cup will feature six teams. The first five teams will be the automatic qualifiers, who also happen to be ACC’s full-member teams. While the sixth team had to make its way through the qualifiers. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are the five automatic qualifiers and Nepal is the sixth team.
Down below are the participating teams and their group’s details:
|Group A – Teams||Group B – Teams|
Asia Cup 2023 Squads – Predicted
The official Asia Cup 2023 Squads are yet to be released by the six respective cricket boards. However, we have got you covered with some bold predictions as far as squads are concerned. Down below are the predicted squads of all six participating teams in the Asia Cup 2023. The official squads will be updated here once they are announced.
India Squad: Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul(w), Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Jaydev Unadkat, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Ishan Kishan, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik
Pakistan Squad: Babar Azam(c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan(w), Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Abdullah Shafique, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Agha Salman, Usama Mir, Shan Masood, Ihsanullah
Sri Lanka Squad: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Angelo Mathews, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka(c), Nuwanidu Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kasun Rajitha, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara, Dunith Wellalage, Dilshan Madushanka, Sahan Arachchige, Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana
Bangladesh Squad: Tamim Iqbal(c), Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Towhid Hridoy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Yasir Ali, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Hasan Mahmud, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Rony Talukdar
Afghanistan Squad: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Ibrahim Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Mohammad Nabi, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Shahidullah Kamal, Yamin Ahmadzai, Zia-ur-Rehman, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Omarzai, Riaz Hassan, Noor Ahmad
Nepal Squad: Kushal Bhurtel, Bhim Sharki, Rohit Paudel(c), Aasif Sheikh(w), Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Kushal Malla, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Lalit Rajbanshi, Sandeep Lamichhane, Gyanendra Malla, Pratis GC, Gulsan Jha
Asia Cup 2023 Live Matches, Live Streaming Details
Asia Cup 2023 Live matches can be watched on different platforms in different countries. In India, Star Sports Network will broadcast the live matches while the live streaming will be available on Disney Plus Hotstar application and website.
Schedule PDF Download
Asia Cup 2023 Points Table
For more details head to BCCI’s official website.