The Asia Cup 2022 will be the 15th edition of the regional tournament since it was first conducted in 1984 in Sharjah. Asia Cup 2022 is scheduled to be played in the T20 format between August 27 and September 11. The year 2022 will witness a cricket battle among Asian giants as Asia Cup 2022 is set to take place this year after a long gap of 4 years.
Asia Cup 2022 will witness 6 Asian teams locking horns for the title. The tournament will take place in August-September this year. Sri Lanka was named the hosts for the Asia Cup, which they were initially supposed to host in 2020 but the tournament was deferred due to the rising COVID-19 cases in the country.
Despite the unrest in the island nation, which is facing political turmoil and economic crisis, there is no confirmation from the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) whether it will continue Sri Lanka as the host or if any alternate Asian country will replace them.
India is the most successful team in the tournament. India has won the Asia Cup title 7 times. Sri Lanka has won the tournament 5 times. The last edition of the tournament took place in 2018. Asia Cup 2018 was played in the ODI format. In the final, India defeated Bangladesh by 3 wickets to win the title. Hence, India is the defending champions of Asia Cup 2022.
Asia Cup 2022 Schedule
The exact schedule for Asia Cup 2022 is yet to be announced by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). However, the tournament is set to begin on August 27 with the opening game. The final will take place on September 11. A total of 13 matches are set to take place during the tournament.
Asia Cup 2022 squads
None of the five teams confirmed to participate in Asia Cup 2022 have announced their squads for the biennial event. Let us list probable squads for each side.
India probable squad for Asia Cup 2022: Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Harshal Patel.
Pakistan probable squad for Asia Cup 2022: Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, Shoaib Malik, Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Khushdil Shah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Wasim Jr.
Sri Lanka probable squad for Asia Cup 2022: Dasun Shanaka, Pathum Nissanka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis, Avishka Fernando, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Wanindu Hasaranga, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Maheesh Theekshana, Praveen Jayawickrama, Kasun Rajitha, Nuwan Thushara, Ramesh Mendis.
Bangladesh probable squad for Asia Cup 2022: Mahmudullah (c), Munim Shahriar, Yasir Ali, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Afif Hossain, Mossadek Hossain, Anamul Haque, Nurul Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafiur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Mahedi Hasan, Afif Hossein.
Afghanistan probable squad for Asia Cup 2022: Mohammad Nabi (c), Hazratullah Zazai, Darwish Rasooli, Ihsanullah Janat, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Afsar Zazai, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Karim Janat, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Najibullah Zadran, Usman Ghani, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
Asia Cup 2022 Venues
Since Sri Lanka is set to host the tournament, venues like R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo, Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele, Galle International Stadium in Galle, Dambulla International Stadium, and Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium will be among the venues that will host all the games. All these stadiums are good scoring grounds as well as spin-friendly.
Asia Cup 2022 Streaming and Telecast Details
Asia Cup 2022 will be telecasted on the Star Sports network in India and Disney + Hotstar will stream the online coverage of the event. The same network will provide live coverage to Asia Cup 2022 in other subcontinent regions like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Asia Cup 2022 will be telecasted on PTV Sports and Ten Sports, the former has the exclusive rights for the event for both TV and online streaming.
Asia Cup 2022 will be telecasted on Gazi TV (GTV) in Bangladesh
In Australia and New Zealand
Asia Cup 2022 will be telecasted on Yupp TV in the Oceania countries of Australia and New Zealand.
In South Africa
Asia Cup 2022 will be telecasted on the SuperSport network while online streaming will take place on SuperSport.com.
In USA and UK
Asia Cup 2022 will be streaming on Hotstar in USA and UK.
In the Middle East
Asia Cup 2022 will be telecasted on OSN Sports Cricket HD.
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