Asia Cup 2023 Schedule, Squads
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Updated: 04 September 2023

Asia Cup 2023: Squads, Predictions, Broadcast, Live Streaming Details And Full Schedule. The Asia Cup 2023, one of the year’s much-awaited cricket competitions, begins on August 30 and will serve as crucial preparation for all teams ahead of the ODI World Cup 2023, which will begin on October 5th. Pakistan will face Nepal in the opening match of the Asia Cup 2023 in Multan on August 30, while India will play its first match against arch-rival Pakistan in Kandy on September 2.

After India refused to come to Pakistan due to political tensions between the two nations, the ACC decided to organise the tournament on hybrid model. India will play all of its Asia Cup 2023 games in Sri Lanka, including those against Pakistan. The event will feature six teams separated into two groups: India, Pakistan, and Nepal in Group A, and Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka in Group B.

The first event of Asia Cup cricket was held in 1984. Only three teams competed: Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and India. India won the inaugural title under Sunil Gavaskar’s leadership. Since then, the competition has seen 15 editions, with Men in Blue winning seven times. Sri Lanka is the runner-up in terms of trophy count, having won six. They are also the current champions. Pakistan triumphed two times, the most recent time in 2012.

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Asia Cup 2023 All Teams Squad

India Squad Asia Cup 2023

Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thaku, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Sanju Samson (travelling reserve), Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya (vc)r, Jasprit Bumraj, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj

*** KL Rahul will not be available for India’s first 2 matches.

Pakistan Squad Asia Cup 2023

Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Tayyab Tahir (travelling reserve)

Nepal Squad Asia Cup 2023

Rohit Paudel (c), Aasif Sheikh, Kushal Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Lalit Rajbanshi, Pratish GC, Mousom Dhakal, Sundeep Jora, Arjun Saud, Kushal Bhurtel, Bhim Sharki, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Kishore Mahato

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Bangladesh Squad Asia Cup 2023

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

Afghanistan Squad For Asia Cup 2023

Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ikram Alikhil (wk), Rashid Khan, Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk),Noor Ahmad, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Abdul Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Suliman Safi.

Sri Lanka Squad For Asia Cup 2023

Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanaka, Kusal Janith Perera, Kusal Mendis (vc), Dimuth Karunaratne, Mahesh Theekshana, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Binura Fernando, Dushan Hemantha, Pramod Madushan, Dunith Wellalage, Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha.

Winners Prediction Of Asia Cup 2023

Given the current circumstances, it’s plausible to expect Pakistan to win the 2023 Asia Cup, building on their current performance. This forecast is influenced by a number of things. To begin, Pakistan’s current ODI form is excellent, as they are presently placed first in the ICC ODI rankings. Another important point is that they are coming off a clean sweep in Afghanistan.

Apart from Pakistan, India is the second-favorite team. India has a strong track record on subcontinental pitches. The team’s strong spinners may change the course of the game, especially while competing on Asian wickets. However, one thing is sure: we can see the final between India and Pakistan, and may the best team win.

Also Read: Asia Cup 2023: Schedule, Teams, India Squad, Results, And Man Of The Match

Broadcasting Details Of Asia Cup 2023

The Asia Cup 2023 will be televised live on Star Sports in India and its neighboring subcontinent countries, including Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Maldives, and Bhutan. All 13 matches of Asia Cup 2023 will be streamed live on the Disney+ Hotstar digital platform, which is accessible via both the website and the mobile app.

Live coverage of the DP World Asia Cup 2023 will be available on Star Sports channels such as Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 1 HD, Star Sports 2 HD, Star Sports Tamil, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD and Star Sports 2.

Asia Cup 2023 Schedule

130 AugPakistan vs NepalMultan
231 AugSri Lanka vs BangladeshKandy
302 SepPak vs IndiaKandy
403 SepBang vs AfghanistanLahore
504 SepInd vs NepKandy
605 SepAfg vs SLLahore
706 SepPakistan vs B2Lahore
809 SepB1 vs B2Colombo
910 SepPakistan vs IndiaColombo
1012 SepIndia vs B1Colombo
1114 SepPakistan vs B1Colombo
1215 SepIndia vs B2Colombo
1317 SepFinalColombo
Source: Asian Cricket Council (ACC)