Asia Cup 2023: Schedule, Teams, Venues, and History

Asia Cup 2023: Uniting Cricket Fans

One of the most eagerly anticipated cricket tournaments of the year is the Asia Cup 2023. The top teams from Asia compete in this biennial event for the coveted trophy and supremacy in the region. The ODI format will be used during the 16th Asia Cup, which Pakistan and Sri Lanka will co-host from August 30 to September 17. Here is all the information you require regarding the Asia Cup 2023, including the schedule, participating teams, locations, and past events.


The Asia Cup 2023 will consist of 13 matches, including one final, six Super 4 matches, and six group stage games. A hybrid format will be used for the tournament, with Sri Lanka hosting the final nine matches and Pakistan hosting four matches spread across two locations.

There will be two groups of three teams each during the group stage. Pakistan, India, and Nepal will make up Group A, while Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka will make up Group B. The top two teams from each group will advance to the Super 4 stage, and each team will play inside its group once.

The four qualified clubs will compete against one another in a league system during the Super 4 stage. Three games will be played between each team and the other three teams. The top two teams from this round move on to the championship game, where they face off for the trophy, for more

Schedule for Asia cup 2023

The schedule for the Asia Cup 2023 is as follows:

| — | — | — |
| August 30 | Pakistan vs Nepal | Multan, Pakistan |
| August 31 | Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka | Kandy, Sri Lanka |
| September 2 | Pakistan vs India | Kandy, Sri Lanka |
| September 3 | Bangladesh vs Afghanistan | Lahore, Pakistan |
| September 4 | India vs Nepal | Kandy, Sri Lanka |
| September 5 | Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka | Lahore, Pakistan |

| — | — | — |
| September 6 | A1 vs B2 | Lahore, Pakistan |
| September 9 | B1 vs B2 | Colombo, Sri Lanka |
| September 10 | A1 vs A2 | Colombo, Sri Lanka |
| September 12 | A2 vs B1 | Colombo, Sri Lanka |
| September 14 | A1 vs B1 | Colombo, Sri Lanka |
| September 15 | A2 vs B2 | Colombo, Sri Lanka |

| — | — | — |
| September 17 | TBD vs TBD | Colombo, Sri Lanka |


The six teams that will participate in the Asia Cup 2023 are:

Pakistan: Among the favorites to win the competition are the hosts.. They have twice before won the Asia Cup, in 2000 and 2012. They have a well-rounded team that includes seasoned athletes like Hasan Ali, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shaheen Afridi. In addition, they have a number of promising young performers, like Shahnawaz Dahani, Mohammad Wasim Jr., and Haider Ali.

India: The most successful team to ever compete in the Asia Cup and Pakistan’s fiercest opponents. They have won the competition seven times, most recently in 2018. They have a strong batting lineup that includes Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, and Rohit Sharma. With players like Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, and Yuzvendra Chahal, they also have a strong bowling assault.

SriLanka:  The second-most successful squad in Asia Cup history and joint hosts. They have five victories in the competition, with the most recent coming in 2014. With players like Dasun Shanaka, Avishka Fernando, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Dushmantha Chameera, they have a youthful and inexperienced team. In front of their home audience, they will be seeking to establish their credibility.

Bangladesh:  The dark horses of the tournament.Although they have never won the Asia Cup, they have advanced to the final three times—in 2012, 2016 and 2018. Players like Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Mustafizur Rahman are in their talented team. They also have a number of potential young people, including Mohammad Saifuddin, Afif Hossain, and Liton Das.

Afghanistan:  The rising stars of Asian cricket. Only twice, in 2014 and 2018, have they participated in the Asia Cup. They have won over teams like Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and have astounded everyone with their courageous efforts. Players like Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and Asghar Afghan are part of their talented team. Mohammad Shahzad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, and Najibullah Zadran are a few other powerful players they have.

Nepal:  The debutants of the Asia Cup. They qualified for the tournament by winning the 2023 ACC Men’s Premier Cup, beating teams like UAE, Kuwait, Singapore, and Hong Kong. They have a passionate fan base and a passionate team with players like Paras Khadka, Gyanendra Malla, Sandeep Lamichhane, and Karan KC. They will be eager to make a mark in their first appearance in the Asia Cup.


Venues for Asia cup 2023

The Asia Cup 2023 will be played across four venues in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The venues are:

•Multan Cricket Stadium: Located in Multan, Pakistan,The seating capacity of this stadium is 35,000 people. The Multan Sultans team in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) calls it home. It has so far hosted 10 ODIs, with the most recent taking place in 2008. In the Asia Cup 2023, Pakistan and Nepal will play one game there on August 30.

Gaddafi Stadium: Located in Lahore, Pakistan, The seating capacity of this stadium is 27,000 people. It serves as the Lahore Qalandars franchise’s home field in the PSL. With the 148th ODI scheduled for 2021, it has already hosted 148 ODIs. In the Asia Cup 2023, it will host three games: Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan on September 3, Afghanistan vs. Sri Lanka on September 5, and A1 vs. B2 on September 6.

Pallekele International Cricket Stadium: Located in Pallekele, Sri Lanka,The seating capacity of this stadium is 35,000 people. The Kandy Tuskers franchise of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) calls it home. 33 ODIs have already taken place there; the final one is scheduled for 2021. In the Asia Cup 2023, it will host four games: Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka on August 31, Pakistan vs. India on September 2, India vs. Nepal on September 4, and A1 vs. A2 on September 10.

Premadasa Stadium: Located in Colombo, Sri Lanka, The seating capacity of this stadium is 35,000 people. It serves as the LPL franchise’s home field for the Colombo Kings. It has so far hosted 128 ODIs, with the latest one taking place in 2021. In the 2023 Asia Cup, it will host five games: the B1 vs. B2 match on September 9, the A2 vs. B1 match on September 12, the A1 vs. B1 match on September 14, the A2 vs. B2 match on September 15, and the final on September 17.


History of Asia cup

The Asia Cup started in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, in 1984. The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) came up with the idea to use cricket to foster goodwill among Asian nations. Since then, it has taken place in various nations throughout Asia every two years (with a few exceptions).

Over the years, the competition has been played in a variety of formats. Up to 2014, it has been an ODI event. To coincide with the ICC World T20 tournaments, it was contested as a T20I tournament in 2016 and 2018. The COVID-19 pandemic caused the scheduled T20I competition to be postponed for the years 2020 and 2022. It will switch back to the ODI format in 2023.

India is the most successful team in Asia Cup history, having claimed seven championships (1984, 1988, 1990/91, 1995, 2010, 2016, and 2018). Sri Lanka, which has won the tournament five times (1986, 1997, 2004, 2008, and 2014), is the second-most successful team. Pakistan is one of the other winning teams from the competition.


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