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Asia Cup 2023, Time, Venue, Squads and Matches

Asia Cup 2023, Time, Venue, Squads and Matches

The Asia cup 2023 will be jointly hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka. They are the full members of the Asian Cricket Council along with India, Afghanistan , Nepal and Balgladesh. It will be the 16th edition of Asia Cup.  All matches wil be one day international played in two countries. Pakistan will hosted 04 matches and nine matches will be held at Sri Lanka. Asia cup will be scheduled during the month of August and September. Sri Lanka will defend its championship as last time they won the Asia cup played against Pakistan which they beat Pakistan by 23 runs in final.

Another interesting features in 2023 Asia cup is the emergence of Nepal cricket team who qualified winning the ACC Men’s Premier Cup in 2023. Asian Cricket council annouced the strcuture for premier cup in 2019 but due to Covid-19 pandemic it was postponed.
Asia cup 2023
Location of Asia Cup 2023 to be held Pakistan , Sri Lanka Tentative Dates : Aug 31st, 2023 to Sep 17th , 2023
Matches to be played                  13
Total Paricipants                          06
Cricket Formats                           One Day International
Format of Tournament                 Group Stages and Final
Administrator of Tournament       Asian Cricket Council
Asia Cup Groups : Participants
Group A: Pakistan , India, Nepal
Group B: Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan

Total 13 Matches to be played on following dates.

Pakistan vs Nepal Ist One Day International Matche – 2023
Match 1                     Vs            Nepal              Venue        Multan Cricket Stadium
Dates – 30 August, 2023
Time- 19:30 Local
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 2nd One Day International Match – 2023
Match 2  Vs  Sri Lanka             Venue        Pallekele International Cricket Stadium
Dates – 31 August, 2023
Time- 19:30 Local
Pakistan vs India 3rd One Day International Match – 2023
Match 3                Vs          India             Venue       Pallekele International Cricket
Dates – 02 Sep, 2023
Time- 14:00 Local
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan 4th One Day International Match – 2023
Match 4            Vs                    Afghanistan               Venue        Gaddafi  Stadium
Dates – 03 Sep, 2023
Time- 15:00 Local
India vs Nepal 5th One Day International Matche – 2023
Match 5         Vs               Nepal              Venue        Pallekele International Cricket
Dates – 04 Sep, 2023
Time- 15:00 Local
Afghanistan vs Sri Lankal 6th One Day International Matche – 2023
Match 6                   Vs           Sri Lanka           Venue       R. Premadasa Stadium
Dates – 05 Sep, 2023
Time- 15:00 Local
                                  Ist Super Four Asia Cup Match – 2023
Match 7       TBD           Vs            TBD             Venue        R. Premadasa Stadium
Dates – 30 August, 2023
Time- 19:30 Local
                                   2nd Super Four Asia Cup Match – 2023
Match 8            TBD    Vs             TBD             Venue    R. Premadasa Stadium
Dates – 09 Sep, 2023
Time- 15:00 Local
                                   3rd Super Four Asia Cup Match – 2023
Match 09     TBD      Vs                 TBD           Venue        R. Premadasa Stadium
Dates – 10 Sep, 2023
Time- 15:00 Local
                                   4th Super Four Asia Cup Match – 2023
Match 10          TBD        Vs          TBD              Venue        R. Premadasa Stadium
Dates – 12 Sep, 2023
Time- 19:30 Local
                                  5th Super Four Asia Cup Match – 2023
Match 11         TBD          Vs          TBD             Venue       R. Premadasa Stadium
Dates – 14 Sep, 2023
Time- 15:30 Local
                                  6th  Super Four Asia Cup Match – 2023
Match 12         TBD      Vs              TBD          Venue          R. Premadasa Stadium
Dates – 15 Sep, 2023
Time- 15:30 Local
                                     Final Asia Cup  Match – 2023
Match 13         TBD       Vs             TBD         Venue          R. Premadasa Stadium
Dates – 17 Sep, 2023
Time- 14:00 Local

Team Squad for AsiaCup 2023

India Team Squad
Rohit Sharma          Muhammad Shami        Rovindra Jadeja                 Virat Kohli
Axar Patel                Suryakumar Yadav         KL Rahul                    Kuldeep Yadav
Ishan Kishan            Jasprit Bumra               Shardul Thakur        Muhammad Siraj
Tilak Varma              Shreyas Lyer                 Shubman Gill            Prasidh Krishna
Hardik Pandya

Pakistan Team Squad

Usama Mir                Muhammad Rizwan     Iftikhar Ahmad             Babar Azam
Muhammad Nawaz   Agha Salman               Shaheeh Afridi                 Haris Rauf
Saud Shakeel           Shadab Khan               Fakhar Zaman  Muhammad Wasim Jr
Muhammad haris     Abdullah shafique         Naseem Shah

Afghanistan Team Squad

Not Yet announced by Afghanistan cricket Board

Sri Lanka Team Squad

Not Yet annunced by Sri Lanka Cricket Board

Nepal Team Squad

Kishore Mahato   Kushal Malla. Dependra Sing Airee           Sandeep Lamichhane
Sundeep Jora     KC Karan                      Sompal Kami                        Rohit Padel
Gulshan Jha       Aasif Sheikh                   Khushal Bhurtel              Lalit Rajbanshi
Bhim Sharki       Arjun Saud                     Mousam Dhakal                   Aarif Sheikh
Pratis GC

Bangladesh Team Squad

Tanzid Hassan      Shakib Al Hassan        Taskin Ahmed             Hassan Mahmud
Nasum Ahmed     Mehidy Hassan            Mahedi Hasan                      Afif Hussain
Najmul hossain Shanto  Litton Das          Ebadat Hossain            Mushfiqur Rahim
Towhid Hriidoy      Shamim Hossain         Shoriful Islam                     Tanzid Hasan
Mustafizur Rahman
India Pakistan Match

Latest Updates 

Sri Lankan Key player Mr. Chameera could possibly miss the entire asia cup along with Hasaranga as both player were tested positive for Covid-19.However, Kusal Perera and Fernando will replace the two big stars.

Latest About Indian Team Top Players

India’s specialist bowlers namely , Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasid Krishna and Muhammad Siraj will take the opposition with surprises. as all of them has a variety of deliveries that could bulldoze the batsmen at any time with their skill and pace. It wil be more interestingly when India will play against Pakistan as we all know that Pakistani batting line are not strong like India.

Virat Kohli 

India is famous for many things but cricket is their best sports because of world class batsmen. India has produce many graet crickers but Virat Kohli is one of the best after Sachan Tendulkar. Kohli is Indias most powerful captain after Mahendrasigh Dhoni.  Kohli is the key player of Indian cricket and world knows his talent, playing under presssure and shot sleections.

Babar Azam

Yet another superstar Babar Azam who is the best in modern cricket. His cover drive is more fascinating to watch . Most of the cricket giants suggest babar azam techniques with Virat Kohli.  But Kohli is far more experience from the later one.  It will be great to watch both in action in Asia cup from their respective team. It will be great that millions will watch both players playing against each other in a group match.

Afghanistan has a Potential

Afghanistan team has the potential to challenge the opposition with their bowling skills.  they have many superstars like Muhammad Nabi, Rashid Khan and Gurbaz. Due to the presence of such players they have the quality to challnege any team in asia cup.

Bangladesh has the edge

Bangladesh team have plenty of stars with special reference to their two all rounder namely Shakib al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan .Tamim Iqbal a former captain has suggest that our team has to pick extra bowler as we have plenty of batting line up. previously, Bangladesh has play an extra better that gives smart result when mehidy hasan played brilliantly with a score of 38 and 100 against India last December.

Sri Lanka’s Batters

Sri Lankan Batting line up is not that much of dangerous if we look back that their team were all out on  80s twice in ODIs. Sri Lankan  relies most on their bowling to get them deep in tournaments than thier battings.
Their battings lacks up at opening and middle order. most of the time they collapse against  any top team with no proper resistance.

Did BCCI President will travel Pakistan 

BCCI President Binny and Vice President Shukla to visit Pakistan for Asia cup. The Pakistan cricket Board Chairman Mr. Zaka Ashtraf has invited the guest for dinner at Lahore to commemorate their hosting to the tournament .
Binny’s confirmation along with vice president Shukla will visit Pakistan through Wahgah Border. Both Board’s have been on loggerhead with many issues specially political , tension between both countries . After it was settle when Pakistani official clear their team to visit India for upcoming ODI World Cup.

Pakistan Bowling

World best fast bowlers are with Pakistan. As country is known to produce high class fast bowlers. previously, Imran khan , Waqar Younas, Sarfaraz Nawaz, Wasim Akram, Shoaib Akhtar are the icon of world cricket.  presently, Shaheen Afridi , Harris Rauf and Naseem Shah are the best fast bowlers in modern cricket. They all has the pace, swing both ways and spell lethal bouncers. However, we have to wait for the start  of Asia cup and see such superstars in actions.

Indian Bowling 

Indian team is famous for its batting super stars namely, Kohli, Kumar, KL Rahu, Classy Rohit Sharma. But in Asia cup 2023 we will see their bowling attack like the induction of Muhamamd Siraj , Jasprit Bumrah, Yadav they all have the pace and swing. it will be interesting to watch such pace attack from India.

Afghanistan Bowling 

Muhamamd Saleem and Ibrahim Zadran are the two main fast bowlers from Afghanistan who will lead Afghanistan team in Asia cup . They both are skilled bowlers taken wickets and also swing the bowl in both ways.  crowd will be amazed to see such classy bowlers in Asia cup.

Sri Lanka Bowling 

As Sri Lankan Board not yet announced the squad for asia cup 2023. but probably, fast bowlers like Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara and Dilshan Madushanke would be possible contender for Sri Lanka . They are fast bowlers and take the opposition with thier swinging skills and variety.
Bangladesh Bowling
Taskin Ahmed, Tanzim Saqib, Abadat Hossain and Hassan mahmud are the top bowlers from Bangladesh side . They have played excellent in last couple of series . They will surprise the oppostion with thier great commitment and better line length that can frustrate the

Nepal Bowling 

Asia Cup 2023 will witness Nepal Taam for the first time as they qualify for this tournament.  They have three fast bowlers that took Nepal team to Big screen of Asia cup . These Bowlers are Gulsan Jha, Sompal Kami abd Karan KC. it will be interesting to watch then against great batting line up.

Big Match Between India and Pakistan 

The sixteenth edition iof Asia cup 2023 has been kick off on 30th August 2023. where most awaited match is between two rivals India and Pakstan. That would be played on dated Septmeber 02. Both team played total 17 matched in asia cup in which India clinch victory in 09 matches and Pakistan won 06 matches . 02 match had no result. There will be a full house as arch rival will take on  and quality cricket will be witnessed.
On the whole conculsion , this time the Asia cup will be more passionate and enthusiastic as all six teams are fully prepared to take on each other . favourite teams in this tournament is India. they have world class batting line up and pace attack.  Pakistan is unpredictable. anything can happens when play against any teams . they have high class pace attack what could devastate the opposition with their movements.

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