Asia cup
Asia Cup

This article contains Asia cup 2023- teams, format, squad, group and venue of the matches.

All matches of the 16th Asia Cup will be played as One Day Internationals (ODIs). The tournament is co-hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The contest will feature six teams.

At the moment, Sri Lanka is the champion. Four matches will be played in Pakistan, and the remaining nine matches will be played in Sri Lanka, marking the first time multiple nations are co-hosting the Asia Cup.

The 5 full members- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka—of the Asian Cricket Council—will take part in the event.

They will be joined by Nepal, who won the ACC Men’s Premier Cup in 2023. Nepal would play in their first ACC Asia Cup after qualifying for the first time.

Because to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was postponed from its scheduled 2021 date to 2023. The tournament’s schedule was made public on July 19, 2023.

Teams and Qualification

Format

The tournament’s groupings and structure were revealed on January 9th, 2023, and the 6  teams were divided into 2  groups of 3. A total of 13 games will be contested, including a final, six Super 4 games, and 6  league games.

The winners of the qualification competition (2023 ACC Men’s Premier Cup), India, Pakistan, and Nepal, have been put in Group A,

While the defending champions, Sri Lanka, are drawn in Group B with Bangladesh and Afghanistan.  To the Super 4, the top two teams from each group advance. The top two teams will then face off in the championship game.

A1 and A2 seeds were given to Pakistan and India. Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were seeded as B1 and B2, respectively. Nepal and Afghanistan would replace Pakistan or India in Group A and Sri Lanka or Bangladesh in Group B, respectively, if they were to advance to the Super Four stage.

Squads and Groups- Asia Cup 2023

INDIAN SQUAD: 

Rohit Sharma (captain)

Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (VC), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna.

PAKISTAN SQUAD

Babar Azam (captain)

1. Babar Azam (captain) 2 Shafique, 3 Fakhar Zaman, 4 Imam-ul-Haq, 5. Abdullah , 6 Salman Ali Agha, 7 Iftikhar Ahmed, 8 Tayyab Tahir, 9 Saud Shakeel, 10 Mohammad Rizwan, 11 Mohammad Haris, 12 Shadab Khan, 13 Mohammad Nawaz, 14 Usama Mir, 15 Faheem Ashraf  16 Haris Rauf, 17 Mohammad Wasim, 18 Naseem Shah and 19  Shaheen Afridi.

BANGLADESH SQUAD

Shakib Al Hasan (captain)

Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Litton Das, Tanzid Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmud, Sheikh Mahedi, Nasum Ahmed, Shamim Hossain, Afif Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Naim Sheikh.

Standby players:

Taijul Islam, Saif Hasan, Tanzim Hasan Sakib.

NEPAL SQUAD

Rohit Paudel (captain)

Rohit Paudel (captain), Mahamad Asif Sheikh, Kushal Bhurtel, Lalit Rajbanshi, Bhim Sharki, Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sandeep Lamichhane, Karan KC, Gulshan Kumar Jha, Aarif Sheikh, Sompal Kami, Pratish GC, Kishor Mahato, Sundeep Jora, Arjun Saud, Shyam Dhakal.

AFGHANISTAN SQUAD

Mohammad Nabi (Captain)

Mohammad Nabi (Captain), Najibullah Zadran (VC), Fareed Ahmad, Qais Ahmad, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Usman Ghani, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Rashid Khan, Azmatullah Omarzai, Darwish Rasooli, Mohammad Saleem, Naveen-ul-Haq,  Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ibrahim Zadran, Hazratulah Zazai

SRILANKA

Dunith Wellalage (Captain)

1.Dunith Wellalage (Captain), 2. Pasindu Sooriyabandara, 3. Minod Bhanuka , 4. Avishka Fernando, 5. Lasith Croospulle, 6. Sahan Arachchige, 7. Ashen Bandara, 8. Lahiru Udara, 9. Janith Liyanage, 10. Binura Fernando,11. Lahiru Samarakoon, 12. Isitha  Wijesundera, 13. Chamika Karunaratne, 14. Pramod Madushan, 15. Dushan Hemantha

Teams are divided in the following groups:

GROUP A:

  1. PAKISTAN
  2. INDIA
  3. NEPAL

GROUP B:

  1. SRILANKA
  2. BANGLADESH
  3. AFGHANISTAN

Venues and Matches- Asia Cup 2023

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