The Asia Cup 2023 has officially commenced and is slated to conclude on September 17th. The Asia Cup 2023 is a big cricket tournament with teams like India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka competing for the championship trophy. This year, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are hosting the matches, and they will be shown live on TV.
Get to know all the details you need about the Asia Cup 2023 schedule by reading this blog. We’ll tell you when the matches are happening, on what dates, and where they’ll be played. Let us also see the tournament format, reveal the complete squads participating in the Asia Cup 2023, and offer other noteworthy insights.
Asia Cup 2023 Schedule: Match Timings, Dates, and Venues
Asia Cup 2023 marks a significant milestone with Nepal making its series debut. Nepal’s inaugural match will be against Pakistan, serving as the opening encounter of the tournament.
Cricket enthusiasts won’t have to wait long for the much-anticipated clash between India and Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2023. This thrilling encounter between arch-rivals is scheduled for September 2nd and will be the third match of the tournament.
|Date||Match Details||Venue||Match Time (IST)|
|Aug 30||Pakistan vs Nepal, 1st Match, Group A||Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan, Pakistan||03:00 PM|
|Aug 31||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Match, Group B||Pallekele Intl. Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, Sri Lanka||03:00 PM|
|Sep 02||Pakistan vs India, 3rd Match, Group A||Pallekele Intl. Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, Sri Lanka||03:00 PM|
|Sep 03||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 4th Match, Group B||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan||03:00 PM|
|Sep 04||India vs Nepal, 5th Match, Group A||Pallekele Intl. Cricket Stadium, Pallekele, Sri Lanka||03:00 PM|
|Sep 05||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, 6th Match, Group B||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan||03:00 PM|
|Sep 06||A1 vs B2, Super Fours, 1st Match||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan||03:00 PM|
|Sep 09||B1 vs B2, Super Fours, 2nd Match||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka||03:00 PM|
|Sep 10||A1 vs A2, Super Fours, 3rd Match||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka||03:00 PM|
|Sep 12||A2 vs B1, Super Fours, 4th Match||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka||03:00 PM|
|Sep 14||A1 vs B1, Super Fours, 5th Match||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka||03:00 PM|
|Sep 15||A2 vs B2, Super Fours, 6th Match||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka||03:00 PM|
|Sep 17||TBC vs TBC, Final||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka||03:00 PM|
Asia Cup 2023 Format
The Asia Cup 2023 tournament will commence with six teams divided into two groups: Group A and Group B. Teams within each group will compete against each other in a round-robin format.
The top two teams from each group will advance to the Super Four stage, where they will again face off in a round-robin manner. The top two teams from the Super Four stage will progress to the final, scheduled for September 17.
Asia Cup 2023 Groups & Participating Teams
- Sri Lanka
Asia Cup 2023 Full Squads
India Squad for Asia Cup 2023
- Captain: Rohit Sharma
- Players: Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Vice-captain: Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Sanju Samson (traveling reserve).
Pakistan Squad for Asia Cup 2023
- Captain: Babar Azam
- Players: Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Haris, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Saud Shakeel, Tayyab Tahir (traveling reserve).
Nepal Squad for Asia Cup 2023
- Captain: Rohit Paudel
- Players: Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, Bhim Sharki, Kushal Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Pratish GC, Mousom Dhakal, Sundeep Jora, Kishore Mahato, Arjun Saud
Bangladesh Squad for Asia Cup 2023
- Captain: Shakib Al Hasan
- Players: Anamul Haque Bijoy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Naim Sheikh, Shamim Hossain, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Tanzim Hasan Sakib
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Afghanistan Squad for Asia Cup 2023
- Captain: Hashmatullah Shahidi
- Players: Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Abdul Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Suliman Safi, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
Sri Lanka Squad for Asia Cup 2023
- Captain: Dasun Shanaka
- Players: Pathum Nissanaka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Janith Perera, Kusal Mendis (vice-captain), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushan Hemantha, Binura Fernando, Pramod Madushan.
Asia Cup 2023 Venue Details
The Asia Cup 2023 is set to be co-hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Matches in the tournament will be held in four different stadiums, with two in Pakistan and two in Sri Lanka. These stadiums include:
- Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan, Pakistan
- Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore, Pakistan
- Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy, Sri Lanka
- R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Asia Cup 2023 Schedule
The group stage of Asia Cup 2023 is scheduled to take place from August 30 to September 5. Among these group matches, three will be hosted in Sri Lanka, while the remaining three will be held in Pakistan. Subsequently, the Super Four stage will commence, with the first match set to be held in Pakistan and the subsequent five matches to take place in Sri Lanka.
India vs. Pakistan Clash in Asia Cup 2023
Generally, Pakistan and India are placed in different categories in tournaments like this. However, the Asia Cup 2023 brings an exciting spin, as both India and Pakistan find themselves in the same group. Fans were impatiently awaiting the much-anticipated India vs. Pakistan clash, which was scheduled for September 2, 2023. The match was held in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, which was set to begin at 3 pm but sadly the match was cancelled due to heavy rainfall.
Frequently Asked Questions
- When do Asia Cup 2023 matches happen in Indian time?
All matches are scheduled to be broadcast live in India at 3 PM on their respective dates.
- How many teams are participating in Asia Cup 2023?
Asia Cup 2023 will feature a total of 6 teams competing in the tournament.