The 2023 Asia Cup will mark the 16th edition of this prestigious cricket tournament, featuring six teams competing in One Day Internationals (ODIs). Pakistan and Sri Lanka will jointly host the event from August 30 to September 17, 2023.
The six teams that will participate in the tournament are –
They will be divided into two groups of three, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the Super 4s stage. The final will feature the top two teams from the Super 4s competing for the championship.
The tournament schedule has been finalized, and it will kick off with a match between Pakistan and Nepal at the Multan Cricket Stadium on August 30. The final match is scheduled to take place at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on September 17.
This edition of the Asia Cup will be the first time it is co-hosted by multiple countries. Originally scheduled for 2022 in Pakistan, it was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the defending champions, India will face tough competition from formidable teams like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. Moreover, Afghanistan and Nepal will also be eager to make their mark in the tournament.
The Asia Cup is renowned for its competitive spirit and global following, making the 2023 edition an eagerly anticipated event for cricket enthusiasts worldwide.
The Asia Cup is one of the most prestigious cricket tournaments in the world, and it is sure to be a thrilling event in 2023.
Here are some of the key details about the tournament:
The format of the tournament will consist of a round-robin stage, followed by the Super 4s, leading up to the final showdown to determine the ultimate winner.
List of All Matches Shedule For Asia Cup –
August 30, 2023
Pakistan vs Nepal, Multan Cricket Stadium
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, R. Premadasa Stadium
September 1, 2023
Nepal vs Bangladesh, Multan Cricket Stadium
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, R. Premadasa Stadium
September 3, 2023
Bangladesh vs Nepal, R. Premadasa Stadium
Pakistan vs Sri Lanka, Multan Cricket Stadium
September 2, 2023
India vs Afghanistan, Kandy International Cricket Stadium
September 4, 2023
India vs Nepal, Kandy International Cricket Stadium
Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, Lahore Cricket Stadium
September 5, 2023
Nepal vs Afghanistan, Lahore Cricket Stadium
India vs Bangladesh, Kandy International Cricket Stadium
Super 4s –
September 6, 2023
A1 vs B2, Lahore Cricket Stadium
A2 vs B1, Colombo Cricket Club Ground
September 7, 2023
B1 vs B2, Lahore Cricket Stadium
A1 vs A2, Colombo Cricket Club Ground
September 9, 2023
A1 vs B1, Lahore Cricket Stadium
A2 vs B2, Colombo Cricket Club Ground
September 17, 2023
Winner of Super 4 1 vs Winner of Super 4 2, R. Premadasa Stadium
The specific channels and platforms where you can watch the Asia Cup 2023:
Star Sports 1
Star Sports 1 HD
Star Sports 1 Hindi
Star Sports 1 Hindi HD
Star Sports Select 1
Star Sports Select 1 HD
Star Sports 2
Star Sports 2 HD
Star Sports Tamil
The Stats You Need To Know For Asia Cup –
Highest Individual Score: Virat Kohli holds the record for the highest individual score, an unbeaten 175 runs, achieved against Sri Lanka in 2012.
Highest Team Score: Pakistan scored a formidable 397/2 against Bangladesh in 2012, setting the record for the highest team score in Asia Cup history.
Best Bowling Figures: Saqlain Mushtaq’s remarkable performance of 6/19 for Pakistan against Bangladesh in 1999 stands as the best bowling figures in Asia Cup history.
Most Runs Scored: Virat Kohli, representing India, holds the record for the most runs scored in a single edition, accumulating 1090 runs in both 2012 and 2018.
Most Wickets Taken: Muttiah Muralitharan from Sri Lanka leads the charts for the most wickets taken in an Asia Cup tournament, securing 30 wickets in 2004.
Asia Cup Titles:
India has emerged as the most successful team in the Asia Cup, clinching the title 6 times.
Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka have won the tournament 4 times each.
Bangladesh and Afghanistan have each secured the title once.
Noteworthy Run Chases:
The highest successful run chase in the history of Asia Cup was orchestrated by Pakistan, scoring 359/5 against India in 2000.
The lowest successful run chase in Asia Cup history belongs to Sri Lanka, as they chased down 107/3 against Bangladesh in 2018.