Asia Cup 2023: Venue, Team List, Format, Predicted Schedule, And Winners List

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Asia cup 2023

Updated: 28 November 2022

Asia Cup 2023: Venue, Team List, Format, Predicted Schedule, And Winners List. Asia Cup, regarded as the pioneer multi-nation cricket tournament, comprising Asian countries will see its 16th edition take place in Pakistan in the second half of 2023. As per the future tour program (FTP), released by the ICC, it was decided that this time, Pakistan will be the sole organizer of the tournament.

If things go as per the FTP, we expect a high-intensity battle among the Asian cricket teams. The Asia Cup 2023 will be in ODI format because ICC Men’s 50-over world cup is to be organized post-Asia Cup.

Asia Cup 2022 Quick Overview

The 15th edition of the Asia Cup was recently organized in the UAE from August 27th-September 11th. Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan to lift their 6th Asia Cup title and the first in the T20 format.

India could not advance to the finals, after their loss against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Super 4 round. The biggest positive for India was the return in form of Virat Kohli, who scored a century in International cricket after close to 1000 days.

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Asia Cup 2023 Venue

As per the future tour program shared by the International Cricket Council (ICC), the 16th edition of the Asia Cup will be organized in Pakistan. The expected match venues for the tournament are as follows:

  • Karachi
  • Islamabad
  • Rawalpindi
  • Multan

Asia Cup 2023 Team List

The expected teams who will be part of the Asia Cup 2023 are as follows:

  • Pakistan
  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • Bangladesh
  • Afghanistan
  • UAE
  • Hongkong
  • Kuwait
  • Singapore

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Asia Cup 2023 Format

The Asia Cup 2023 will be a 50-over format. 13 matches will take place. The top 5 teams India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan have already qualified for the main event. The 6th team will be decided from the Asia Cup 2023 qualifying round. It will be in a round-robin format, with each team playing against other teams once in the group stage, which will be followed by the super 4 round.

Asia Cup 2023 Predicted Schedule

The Asia Cup 2023 full schedule is not yet out. It is expected to be announced in the first half of the next year. But, as per the FTP, the tournament will be organized in September 2023. Given below is the Asia Cup 2023 predicted schedule:

DateTeamsMatch venueTime (IST)
2nd SepSri Lanka vs AfghanistanIslamabad2: PM
3rd SepIndia vs PakistanKarachi2: PM
5th SepBangladesh vs AfghanistanLahore2: PM
6th SepIndia vs qualifying teamMultan2: PM
8th SepSri Lanka vs BangladeshKarachi2: PM
9th SepPakistan vs qualifying teamIslamabad2: PM
10th SepSuper Four, Match 1 (B1 v B2)Lahore2: PM
11th SepSuper Four, Match 2 (A1 v A2)Multan2: PM
12th SepSuper Four, Match 3 (A1 v B1)Karachi2: PM
13th SepSuper Four, Match 4 (A2 v B2)Islamabad2: PM
14th SepSuper Four, Match 5 (A1 v B2)Lahore2: PM
15th SepSuper Four, Match 6 (B1 v A2)Multan2: PM
17th SepTBC vs TBC, FinalKarachi2: PM

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Asia Cup Winners List All Seasons:

EditionYearHost nationWinnerRunnerup
1st1984UAEIndiaSri Lanka
2nd1986Sri LankaSri LankaPakistan
3rd1988BangladeshIndiaSri Lanka
4th1990IndiaIndiaSri Lanka
5th1995UAEIndiaSri Lanka
6th1997Sri LankaSri LankaIndia
7th2000BangladeshPakistanSri Lanka
8th2004Sri LankaSri LankaIndia
9th2008PakistanSri LankaIndia
10th2010Sri LankaINDSL
11th2012BangladeshPakistanBangladesh
12th2014BangladeshSri LankaPakistan
13th2016BangladeshIndiaBangladesh
14th2018UAEIndiaBangladesh
15th2022Sri LankaSri LankaPakistan

Asia Cup 2023 Hosting Controversy

Although the Asian Cricket Council announced Pakistan as the host country for the Asia Cup 2023, it seems that the tournament will be shifted to a neutral venue. The BCCI secretary Jay Shah has openly said that India won’t travel to Pakistan to play the Asia Cup, considering the not-so-good political condition between these two nations.

We all know that BCCI has the lion’s share in the revenue of ICC. So, if India won’t participate in the Asia Cup, then the tournament has no meaning. So, there may be a situation that ACC shifts the tournament to UAE or Sri Lanka so that both India and Pakistan can participate in the event

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