The Asia Cup 2023, which started on August 30 is coming to an end today. This year, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are co-hosting the tournament.
The tournament final will be played between the top two teams of the tournament India and Sri Lanka. Team India became the first team to fix its spot in the Asia Cup 2023 Final, followed by Sri Lanka. Now it will be interesting to see which team wins the Asia Cup 2023 Final.
Asia Cup 2023 Group & Team
|Group A||India, Pakistan, and Nepal|
|Group B||Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka|
Asia Cup 2023 Host
Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the host countries for the matches, with the opening match taking place in Pakistan at Multan on August 30 between Pakistan & Nepal. Out of 13 matches Pakistan will host 4 matches, & Srilanka will host the remaining 9.
Asia Cup Schedule 2023
Pakistan will host 4 matches out of 13, rest 9 matches are scheduled in Sri Lanka. The opening match of the Asia Cup 2023 will be held in Multan between Pakistan and Nepal on August 30.
Here’s the complete schedule of Asia Cup 2023 with time & venue.
|August 30, 2023||3:30 PM||Pakistan vs Nepal (PAK won by 238 runs)||Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan|
|August 31, 2023||2 PM||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka (SL won by 5 wickets)||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele|
|September 2, 2023||2 PM||India vs Pakistan (No result)||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele|
|September 3, 2023||3:30 PM||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan (BAN won by 89 runs)||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|September 4, 2023||2 PM||India vs Nepal (IND won by 2 runs)||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele|
|September 5, 2023||3:30 PM||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka (SL won by 2 runs)||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|September 6, 2023||3:30 PM||Bangladesh vs Pakistan (PAK won by 7 wickets)||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|September 9, 2023||2 PM||Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh (SL won by 21 runs)||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|September 10, 2023||2 PM||Pakistan vs India (IND won by 228 runs)||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|September 12, 2023||2 PM||India vs Sri Lanka (IND won by 41 runs)||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|September 14, 2023||2 PM||Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka (SL won by 2 wickets)||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|September 15, 2023||2 PM||India vs Bangladesh (BAN won by 6 runs)||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|September 17, 2023||2 PM||India vs Sri Lanka (Final)||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
Asia Cup 2023 Format
This edition of the Asia Cup will be a 50-over One Day International (ODI) tournament, featuring a total of 13 ODI matches. One of the thrilling matches between India and Pakistan is scheduled for September 2 in Kandy, Sri Lanka.
Asia Cup History & Major Changes till 2023
Asia Cup cricket tournament was established in 1983 by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC).
The sole aim of the Asia Cup was to promote goodwill between Asian countries.
Asia Cup took place in 1984, held in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, which was also the location of the Asian Cricket Council’s offices until 1995. Over the years, the Asian Cricket Council experienced a reduction in size, which occurred in 2015.
In 2016, the International Cricket Council (ICC) made an important decision regarding the format of the Asia Cup matches.
ACC announced that from then on, the Asia Cup matches would alternate between the One Day International (ODI) format and the Twenty20 International (T20I) format. This change was aligned with the formats of upcoming international competitions, allowing teams to adapt and prepare accordingly for different tournament styles.Asian Cricket Council
The OTT giant Disney+ Hotstar will offer free mobile streaming of the ICC World Cup 2023 and the Asia Cup 2023. The company also intends to increase the availability of both cricket and the streaming service Disney+ Hotstar to as many Indian mobile subscribers as possible.
Asia Cup 2023 New Team
Great news for Nepal! They have qualified for the Asia Cup 2023 after a remarkable performance in the ACC men’s premier cup. In an exciting final match, the Nepal cricket team emerged victorious by defeating the UAE. This victory marks Nepal’s first-ever appearance in the prestigious Asia Cup tournament 2023.
Nepal’s outstanding performance led them to secure a convincing 7-wicket win in the final. With this win, they have earned their place in Group A for the upcoming Asia Cup 2023 with India and Pakistan.
Asia Cup 2023 FAQs
Ans. This year Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be hosting the Asia Cup 2023.
Ans. India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan will be competing against each other in the Asia Cup 2023.
Ans. The Asia Cup 2023 is to start from 30th August while the final match date is 17 Sept 2023.
Ans. Disney Plus Hotstar will stream Asia Cup 2023 free in India.
Ans. Yes, the Asia Cup is a cricket tournament exclusively for Asian cricketing nations.
Ans. India holds the record for the most Asia Cup titles, having triumphed several times in the tournament’s history.