The long-awaited Asia Cup 2023 schedule has finally been unveiled, ending the suspense among cricket fans. Surprisingly, the tournament is set to kick off on August 30, a day earlier than initially anticipated, adding to the excitement.
This edition of the Asia Cup has witnessed a series of dramatic incidents, making it one of the most talked-about tournaments in its history.
Initially slated to be hosted solely by Pakistan, the tournament underwent significant changes due to the BCCI’s denial and several discussions. Eventually, a hybrid format was agreed upon.
Under this new format, the Asia Cup will be jointly hosted by two countries: Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Four matches will be held in Pakistan, while the remaining nine will take place in Sri Lanka.
The competition will commence in Multan, with Pakistan locking horns with Nepal in the opening encounter. The grand finale is scheduled to take place in Colombo on September 17, promising an exhilarating climax to the tournament.
As always, all eyes will be on the intense clashes between arch-rivals India and Pakistan. In Kandy, the two teams will face each other twice, once during the group stage on September 2 and then again in the super four round.
In the Super 4 round, Pakistan and India will retain their positions as A1 and A2, regardless of their rankings in the first round.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will secure positions B1 and B2, respectively. If Nepal and Afghanistan manage to reach the Super Four stage, they will replace any eliminated team, keeping the competition unpredictable and thrilling until the very end.
Men’s ODI Asia Cup Time Table 2023
|Event||Asia Cup 2023|
|Governing Body||Asian Cricket Council (ACC)|
|Hosting Country||Sri Lanka and Pakistan|
|Total Teams||6 Teams|
|Total Matches||13 Matches|
|Asia Cup Start Date||31st August 2023|
|Asia Cup 2023 Final Match Date||17 September 2023|
|Asia Cup 2023 Streaming Partners||Hotstar, Jio Cinema|
Schedule Of Men’s ODI Asia Cup 2023
I am happy to announce the schedule for the highly anticipated Men's ODI #AsiaCup2023, a symbol of unity and togetherness binding diverse nations together! Let's join hands in the celebration of cricketing excellence and cherish the bonds that connect us all. @ACCMedia1 pic.twitter.com/9uPgx6intP— Jay Shah (@JayShah) July 19, 2023
Asia Cup League Round Schedule 2023
|30 August||Pakistan vs Nepal||2 PM||Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan|
|31 August||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||2 PM||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy|
|2 September||India vs Pakistan||2 PM||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy|
|3 September||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||2 PM||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|4 September||India vs Nepal||2 PM||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy|
|5 September||Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan||2 PM||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
Asia Cup Super 4 & Final Schedule 2023
|6 September||A1 vs B2||2 PM||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|9 September||B1 vs B2||2 PM||R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|10 September||A1 vs A2||2 PM||R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|12 September||A2 vs B1||2 PM||R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|14 September||A1 vs B1||2 PM||R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|15 September||A2 vs B2||2 PM||R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|17 September||Final||2 PM||R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
Men’s ODI Asia Cup 2023 Schedule PDF: Here you can download the PDF of the Asia Cup Schedule.
Asia Cup 2023 Participating Teams
The Asia Cup 2023 will feature top cricketing nations from the Asian continent. These are the teams that we can see in the upcoming Asia Cup 2023:
- Sri Lanka
Men’s ODI Asia Cup 2023 Venues List
The 13-match tournament is set to take place at four venues, with matches being hosted in both Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
Pakistan will have two venues, namely the Multan Cricket Stadium in Multan and the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore, where four matches will be played.
The remaining nine games will be held in Sri Lanka, with matches taking place at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy and the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
|Pakistan Venues||Sri Lanka Venues|
|Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan (2 Games)||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy (3 Games)|
|Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore (2 Games)||R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo (6 Games)|
Asia Cup 2023 Format
The upcoming Asia Cup 2023 is set to bring back the excitement of the ODI format, adding a new dimension to the tournament.
This means that the competition will be contested in 50-over matches, marking a return to the traditional format after a considerable gap.
The Asia Cup was last played in the ODI format back in 2014. Subsequently, starting in 2015, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) made the decision to conduct the tournament in the T20 format.
This move aligned with scheduling the tournament around the T20 World Cup in those respective years.
However, with the ODI World Cup scheduled to take place in October and November this year, the ACC has taken a strategic approach to preparing the teams for the prestigious event.
As a result, the Asia Cup 2023 will be played in the 50-over ODI format, providing valuable practice and exposure to the teams in their journey toward the next World Cup.
Indian Squad for Asia Cup 2023
Here is a predicted list of players that may play in the upcoming Asia Cup 2023:
|Rohit Sharma (C)||Batsman|
|Surya Kumar Yadav||Batsman|