The Best Sports Website in India is back once again with yet another news from the cricket world. Yes, after the recently concluded series between India and England, Indian squad is ready to showcase their talent and supremacy in the Asian Subcontinent. The top teams of Asia will be participating in the Asia Cup which is scheduled to take place in the UAE. Asia Cup is one of the most desirable tournament which every team wants to win especially right now as it will prove their Asian dominance plus would greatly enhance the spirit and would act as a confidence booster.
The Asia cup is undoubtedly the biggest platform to showcase Cricketing talent in Asia. The last Asia Cup took place in Bangladesh in 2016 where India won. India was supposed to host the Asia Cup 2018 but due to some reasons it has been moved to UAE. Now, six teams will be competing in the tournament which will be played from september 13 to september 28.
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While five of the six teams namely India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan received a direct entry in the competition, the sixth team was elected through a random playoff tournament between six teams. These six teams are Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Oman, Nepal and UAE. UAE won the tournament and is now officially the sixth participant of the Asia Cup 2018.
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The tournament will be further divided into two groups where one group comprises of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan whereas in the other group Arch Rivals India and Pakistan will join the qualifier from the teams mentioned above.
In the group stages, each team will play two games against each other and the top two teams from each group will qualify for the Round 2. In the Round of 4 each team will play one game against each other and the top two teams will advance further.
While the 2016 edition of the Asia Cup was played in T20 format, this particular edition will be played in ODI format in order to keep things intact before the world cup 2018 England. All the pressure will be on Indian National team as they would enter the tournament as the favorites and the defending champions. India has also won the most Asia Cup tournaments a record six times followed closely by Sri Lanka’s 5.
Asia Cup 2018 will be even more exciting considering we will get to see the clash that we really crave. India taking on Pakistan is something every cricket fan waits for.
Asia Cup 2018 Schedule
|Date||Timing||Teams||Stadium & Venues In UAE|
|18-09-18||2:00pm||Pakistan Vs UAE||Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah|
|18-09-18||2:00pm||Bangladesh Vs Sri Lanka||ICC Cricket Academy Ground Stadium, Dubai|
|19-09-18||2:00pm||India Vs UAE||Al-Jazira Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|20-09-18||2:00pm||Afghanistan Vs Sri Lanka||Dubai Cricket Council Ground Stadium, Dubai|
|21-09-18||2:00pm||India Vs Pakistan||Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah|
|21-09-18||2:00pm||Bangladesh Vs Afghanistan||ICC Cricket Academy Ground Stadium, Dubai|
Super 4 Round
|Date||Timing||Teams||Stadium & Venues In UAE|
|22-09-18||2:00pm||Group A Winner vs Group B Runner up||Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah|
|23-09-18||2:00pm||Group B Winner vs Group A Runner up||ICC Cricket Academy Ground Stadium, Dubai|
|24-09-18||2:00pm||Group B Runner up vs Group A Runner up||Al-Jazira Mohammad Bin Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
|25-09-18||2:00pm||Group A Winner vs Group B Winner||Dubai Cricket Council Ground Stadium, Dubai|
|26-09-18||2:00pm||Group A Winner vs Group A Runner up||Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah|
|27-09-18||2:00pm||Group B Winner vs Group B Runner up||ICC Cricket Academy Ground Stadium, Dubai|
|28-09-18||2:00pm||Asia Cup 2018 Finals||Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Dubai|
Asia Cup 2018 All teams full squads
Asia Cup 2018 :Team India Full Squad
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Manish Pandey, M.S.Dhon, Dinesh Kartik, Ajinkya Rahane, Jaspreet Bumrah, Bhivneshwar Kumar, Jaidev Udankat, Yezuvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav
Asia Cup 2018 :Team Pakistan Full Squad
Sarfaraz Ahemed, Mohammad Amir, Umar Akmal, Shadab Khan, Ahmed Shehzad, Shoaib Malik, Mohammed Hafeez, Babar Azam, Wahab Riaz, Azhar Ali, Sharjeel Khan, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Yasir Shah, Imad Wasim, Junaid Khan.
Asia Cup 2018 :Team Sri Lanka Full Squad
Anjelo Mathews, Lasith Malinga, Dinesh Chandimal, Rangna Herath, Upul Tharanga, Thisara Parera, Kusal Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Kusal Parera, Asela Gunaratne, Danushka Gunarathne, Dimuth Karunaratne.
Asia Cup 2018 :Team Bangladesh Full Squad
Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Mehndi Hasan, Mostafe Mortaza, Mustafiqur Rahim, Mustafizur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Taskin Ahemad, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Rubel Hussain, Mosaddek Husain.
Asia Cup 2018 :Team Afghanistan Full Squad
Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammad Shahzad, Asghar Stanikzai, Samiullah, Dawlat Zardan, Shapoor Zadran, Najibullah, Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib, Hameed Hasan, Navroj Nangal.
Asia Cup 2018 :Team UAE Full Squad
Shaiman Anvar, Rohan Mustafa, Amjad Javed, Mohammed Naveed, Swapnil Patil, Mohammed Tauqir, Ahmed Raza, Khurram Khan, Amjad Ali, Sheqlain Haider, Saqib Ali, Manjula Guruge.
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