Bangladesh are placed alongside Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in Group B in the upcoming Asia Cup 2022. The schedule was announced on Twitter by Asian Cricket Council chief Jay Shah. The tournament will act as an ideal dress rehearsal for the Asian teams ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia. Meanwhile, the Asia Cup will be played in the UAE after it was taken out of Sri Lanka due to their economic crisis.
Bangladesh reached the finals of the 2018 Asia Cup and lost out to India. India are the defending champions of the tournament. India won the previous edition of the Asia Cup in 2018. India has also won the most 7 titles out of 12 Asia Cup tournaments. Sri Lanka has won 5 titles while Pakistan accounts for 2 titles.
Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan are the 5 confirmed teams. One team from Hong Kong, Kuwait, Singapore and UAE will capture the spot of the 6th team. Bangladesh meanwhile has been playing a lot of international cricket. They played a Test series against New Zealand at the start of the year and since then have been playing bilateral ODI and T20Is at regular intervals.
Currently, the Tigers are playing Bangladesh in a T20I series. They headed into the series after playing against West Indies in ODIs and T20Is. They lost the T20I series against the Windies but clean swept them in the ODIs. Many of their senior players including Shakib Al Hasan will make a comeback in the Asia Cup. In this article, we take a look at Bangladesh’s schedule for the tournament.
Bangladesh kick off their Asia Cup 2022 campaign against Afghanistan on August 30 in Sharjah. They then play Sri Lanka in their next match on September 1 in Dubai. Only two out of Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will make the Super 4’s from group B. The Super 4 group starts from September 3 with the final on September 11.
Bangladesh Schedule For Asia Cup 2022
The wait is finally over as the battle for Asian supremacy commences on 27th August with the all-important final on 11th September.
The 15th edition of the Asia Cup will serve as ideal preparation ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup. pic.twitter.com/QfTskWX6RD
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) August 2, 2022
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan- August 30, Sharjah, 7.30 pm IST
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka- September 1, Dubai, 7.30 pm IST