Asia Cup 2022 Schedule, Match List, India Squad, Format, Teams, Squad, Schedule Cricket, Date, Time, Groups, Live Streaming And Live Telecast In India. Asia Cup 2022 is just a couple of months away. After a four-year hiatus, the tournament will finally make a much-awaited return this year. The continental championship was last played in 2018 in the UAE. The tournament was originally scheduled to be held in India but had to be shifted to the UAE due to political reasons.
This year’s edition will be the 15th edition of the Asia Cup. The tournament is scheduled to be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Earlier, Sri Lanka was supposed to host this year’s Asia Cup but due to political tensions flaring in the Island nation, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) shifted the venue to UAE.
The upcoming edition of the Asia Cup was originally scheduled to be played in 2020 but had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was then rescheduled to take place in 2021 but had to be postponed again.
Defending champions India are the most successful side in the tournament with seven titles (six ODI and one T20). Sri Lanka is the second most successful team, with five titles followed by Pakistan (2).
Asia Cup 2022 Schedule and Format:
The tournament will take place from August 27 to September 11. Asia Cup 2022 will be played in the T20 format, thus giving the teams an opportunity to prepare for this year’s T20I World Cup. Asia Cup was first held in the T20I format in 2016 just before that year’s T20I World Cup. Later in 2018, it was played in the 50-over format.
All matches will start at 7:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST)
India v Pakistan: 28 August, Dubai
India v Qualifier: 31 August, Dubai
Pakistan v Qualifier: 2 September, Sharjah
Sri Lanka v Afghanistan: 27 August, Dubai
Bangladesh v Afghanistan, 30 August, Sharjah
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1 September, Dubai
B1 v B2: 3 September, Sharjah
A1 v A2: 4 September, Dubai
A1 v B1: 6 September, Dubai
A2 v B2: 7 September, Dubai
A1 v B2: 8 September, Dubai
B1 v A2: 9 September, Dubai
Final: 11 September, Dubai
Asia Cup 2022 Venue:
2 Venues across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been finalized for all the games of Asia Cup 2022. These venues include Dubai and Sharjah. Both these venues have regularly been hosting international cricket when Pakistan used UAE as their home vnue. IPL 2020 and the second half of IPL 2021 were also played across both these venues.
Asia Cup 2022 Team List:
A total of 6 teams will participate in the upcoming edition of the continental championship. Five Test-playing nations from the continent – India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Afghanistan have earned direct qualification to the tournament while the remaining one team will book its place through a qualifying round.
UAE, Kuwait, Hong Kong and Singapore will fight it out in the qualifiers for a place in the main event. The qualifiers are set to begin on August 20. All four teams have made it to the last qualifying round after progressing through the regional qualifiers.
UAE and Kuwait had made it to the qualifiers after finishing first and second in the ACC Western region event in 2020 while Singapore and Hong Kong did the same from the eastern region.
Asia Cup 2022 Squads (Predicted squads):
|Rohit Sharma (c)|
|Rishabh Pant (WK)|
|Pakistan squad (Announced)|
|Babar Azam (C)|
|Shadab Khan (vc)|
|Mohammad Wasim Jnr|
|Shaheen Shah Afridi|
|Anamul Haque Bijoy|
|Shakib Al Hasan|
|Nurul Hasan Sohan|
|Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)|
|Mohammad Nabi (c)|
|Fareed Ahmad Malik|
|Sri Lanka squad|
|Dasun Shanaka (C)|
*The squad of only Pakistan has been announced so far. All the other squads are yet to be announced for the competition and thus we have put the predicted squads here. (The squads will be updated as soon as they are announced)
Asia Cup 2022 Live Streaming and Live Telecast Details
Asia Cup 2022 will be telecasted on the Star Sports network in India and Disney + Hotstar will stream the online coverage of the event. The same network will provide live coverage to Asia Cup 2022 in other subcontinent regions like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Asia Cup 2022 will be telecasted on PTV Sports and Ten Sports, the former has the exclusive rights for the event for both TV and online streaming.
Asia Cup 2022 will be telecasted on Gazi TV (GTV) in Bangladesh
In Australia and New Zealand
Asia Cup 2022 will be telecasted on Yupp TV in the Oceania countries of Australia and New Zealand.
In South Africa
Asia Cup 2022 will be telecasted on the SuperSport network while online streaming will take place on SuperSport.com.
In USA and UK
Asia Cup 2022 will be streaming on Hotstar in USA and UK.
In the Middle East
Asia Cup 2022 will be telecasted on OSN Sports Cricket HD.
Asia Cup 2022 Groups:
The teams have been divided into two groups for Asia Cup 2022. Group A consists of India, Pakistan and the team that will come through the qualifiers. Group B has Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
As far as the format is concerned, each team played the other in the same group once. The top two teams from each group then qualified to qualify for the second stage, called the Super Four. The four teams in that stage played each other once before the top two teams qualified for the final. With six teams participating in the upcoming edition too, one can expect a similar format.