Asia cup 2022 is all set to take place in August, 2022 after so many delays and changes finally the schedule of Asia Cup is rolled out. 6 team tournament will commence from August 27, 2022 in United Arab Emirates. Whereas qualifying round will be played between 04 teams from August 20, 2022.
Asia Cup 2022 Qualifiers
Asia Cup Qualifiers Format
Four teams will play the qualifiers of Asia Cup 2022 starting from 20th August, 2022. All four teams will play each other once before the top team from the qualifying phase will join Pakistan and India in Group A.
Asia Cup Qualifier Teams
Four teams of qualifying rounds are:
- Hong Kong (Qualified)
Asia Cup Qualifiers Schedule
Fixtures of Asia Cup qualifiers will take place at Al Amerat Cricket Ground in Oman.
|Date||Day||Team vs Team||Venue||UAE Time||GMT|
|Aug-20||Sat||Singapore vs Hong Kong||Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat||6:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|Aug-21||Sun||United Arab Emirates vs Kuwait||Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat||6:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|Aug-22||Mon||United Arab Emirates vs Singapore||Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat||6:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|Aug-23||Tue||Kuwait vs Hong Kong||Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat||6:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|Aug-24||Thu||Singapore vs Kuwait||Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat||5:00 PM||1:00 PM|
|Aug-24||Fri||Hong Kong vs United Arab Emirates||Al Amerat Cricket Ground (Ministry Turf 1), Al Amerat||9:00 PM||5:00 PM|
Asia Cup 2022 Format
Asia cup 2022 will be played in a T20 format and that will be a golden opportunity for Asian teams to test their strength and harness their skills before the start of mega event ICC T20 World Cup in Australia in October.
Teams in Asia Cup 2022 has been divided in two groups A & B. All group teams will play against each other during group matches & top two teams from each group will qualify for the super 4 phase of the tournament.
Super 04 phase is also played on the round robin league where all teams will face each other once and two top teams will play the final of the Asia Cup 2022 on 11th September, 2022.
Asia Cup Groups
Group A: Pakistan, India, Hong Kong
Group B: Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan.
Asia Cup Schedule
As per the fixtures of Asia Cup 2022 group matches will commence from August 27, 2022 when Sri Lanka take on Afghanistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Followed by the most anticipated game of the tournament between India and Pakistan.
Below time table showing that super four phase of Asia Cup will start from 2nd September, 2022. Interestingly 2022 Asia Cup schedule doesn’t have rest days in between except before the final which has a gap of one day.
|Date||Day||Team vs Team||Venue||UAE Time||GMT|
|Aug-27||Sat||Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 1st Match, Group B||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||6:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|Aug-28||Sun||India vs Pakistan, 2nd Match, Group A||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||6:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|Aug-30||Tue||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 3rd Match, Group B||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah||6:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|Aug-31||Wed||India vs Hong Kong, 4th Match, Group A||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||6:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|Sep-01||Thu||Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 5th Match, Group B||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||6:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|Sep-02||Fri||Pakistan vs Hong Kong, 6th Match, Group A||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah||6:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|Sep-03||Sat||TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 1 (B1 v B2)||Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah||6:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|Sep-04||Sun||TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 2 (A1 v A2)||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||6:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|Sep-06||Tue||TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 3 (A1 v B1)||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||6:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|Sep-07||Wed||TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 4 (A2 v B2)||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||6:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|Sep-08||Thu||TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 5 (A1 v B2)||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||6:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|Sep-09||Fri||TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 6 (B1 v A2)||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||6:00 PM||2:00 PM|
|Sep-11||Sun||TBC vs TBC, Final||Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai||6:00 PM||2:00 PM|
Asia Cup Teams Squad
Asia Cup teams list already mentioned above. Whereas Asia Cup Squads for 2022 are also announced by all respective cricket boards. Initially the deadline for the Asia Cup players announcement was August 05, 2022 but ACC provide leniency to give extra time to few boards to finalize their squad.
India 2022 Asia Cup Squad
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.
Standby: Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar
Pakistan Asia Cup Squad 2022
Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain.
Sri Lanka Squad for Asia Cup
Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, Dinesh Chandima
Bangladesh Players List for Asia Cup 2022
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Parvez Hossain Emon, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Taskin Ahmed
Afghanistan Players List for Asia Cup 2022
Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Azmatullah Omarzai, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shinwari.
Standby: Nijat Masood, Qais Ahmed, Sharafuddin Ashraf.
Hong Kong Squad for Asia Cup 2022
Nizakat Khan (C), Kinchit Shah (VC), Aizaz Khan, Zeeshan Ali, Yasim Murtaza, Haroon Arshad, Ehsan Khan, Ghazanfar Mohammad, Ayush Shukla, Babar Hayat, Aftab Hussain, Scott McKechnie, Ahan Trivedi, Wajid Shah, Waheed Mohammad, Dhananjay Rao, Ateeq Iqbal