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Updated: 24 July 2023

Asia Cup 2023 Schedule Announced, India To Face Pakistan On September 2. The much-anticipated Asia Cup 2023 schedule is announced, putting an end to the wait. The competition will begin on August 30, a day sooner than expected by supporters.

This Asia Cup has seen the most dramatic series of incidents in its history. The 16th edition of this famous tournament was initially scheduled to be hosted by Pakistan, but owing to the BCCI’s denial and multiple meetings, a hybrid format was finalized.

This implies that the Asia Cup will be hosted by two countries this time, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, with four matches taking place in Pakistan and the other nine in Sri Lanka. The tournament will begin in Multan with Pakistan taking on Nepal, while the final will be held in Colombo on September 17. As is customary, the attention will be on the tense clashes between India and Pakistan. In Kandy, the two arch-rivals would face twice, once in the group stage which is scheduled to take place on September 2 and once in the super four round.

Regardless of where they finish in the first round, Pakistan and India will stay in places A1 and A2 in the Super 4 round. While Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be in positions B1 and B2, respectively. If Nepal and Afghanistan reach the Super Four stage, they will replace the eliminated team.

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Schedule Of Asia Cup 2023

League Round

DateDayMatchTime (IST)Venue
30 AugustWednesdayPakistan vs Nepal2 PMMultan
31 AugustThursdayBangladesh vs Sri Lanka2 PMCandy
2 SeptemberSaturdayIndia vs Pakistan2 PMCandy
3 SeptemberSundayBangladesh vs Afghanistan 2 PMLahore
4 SeptemberMondayIndia vs Nepal2 PMCandy
5 SeptemberTuesdaySri Lanka vs Afghanistan2 PMLahore
Source: ACC

Super 4 & Final

6 SeptemberWednesdayA1 vs B22 PMLahore
9 SeptemberSaturdayB1 vs B22 PMColombo
10 SeptemberSundayA1 vs A22 PMColombo
12 SeptemberTuesdayA2 vs B12 PMColombo
14 SeptemberThursdayA1 vs B12 PMColombo
15 SeptemberFridayA2 vs B22 PMColombo
17 SeptemberSundayFinal2 PMColombo
Source: ACC

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Format And Teams Of Asia Cup 2023

This Asia Cup will be bringing back its ODI format. Which means the Asia Cup 2023 will be contested in 50-over competitions. The Asia Cup was last played in ODI format in 2014. After 2015, the Asian Cricket Council decided to play the tournament in the T20 format. As the tournament was scheduled around the T20 World Cup in those years. 

However, the ODI World Cup is taking place in October and November this year. In order to prepare the teams for the next World Cup, the ACC has opted to play this year’s competition in the ODI format.

The Asia Cup 2023 will be played amongst six teams: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, all of which have qualified as full members. Nepal is the final team competing this year. After winning the 2023 ACC Men’s Premier Cup, Nepal qualified for the first time for this prestigious Cup.

Predicted Squad Of India

Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli and Yashasvi Jaiswal/Surya Kumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, and Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah