Asia Cup Cricket Tournament 2023

The Asia Cup 2023 was held in Pakistan and Sri Lanka in 2023. The Asia Cup 2023 cricket tournament was originally scheduled to be held only in Pakistan. However, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) had to come up with a hybrid model after India refused to travel to Pakistan due to the political tension between the two countries. As a result, Pakistan hosted 4 games while Sri Lanka was the venue for 9 games including the final.

Asia Cup Format, Teams and Groups 2023:

The 2023 Asia Cup cricket tournament was played in the ODI format in order to give the teams the opportunity to prepare for the ICC World Cup 2023. A total of six teams participated in the 16th edition of the Asia Cup. The five Test-playing nations of the continent – India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh – were joined by debutants Nepal in the competition.

The six teams were divided into two groups of three teams each. India, Pakistan, and Nepal were in Group A while Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan were in Group B. The top two teams from each group were to qualify for the Super 4s before the top two teams made it to the final. 

Group A Group B
Pakistan Sri Lanka
India Bangladesh
Nepal Afghanistan

Asia Cup Tournament Summary 2023:

From Group A, India and Pakistan qualified for the Super 4s while Sri Lanka and Bangladesh progressed from Group B. From the Super 4s, India and Sri Lanka advanced to the final after winning two of their three games. India beat Pakistan and Sri Lanka before losing to Bangladesh while Sri Lanka emerged victorious against Bangladesh and Pakistan while losing to India.

In the final, India inflicted a humiliating 10-wicket defeat on Sri Lanka. Riding on Mohammed Siraj’s sensational spell of 6 for 21, India bowled out Sri Lanka for just 50 runs before chasing down the total in 6.1 overs to clinch the Asia Cup trophy for a record-extending eighth time.

Asia Cup Stats 2023:

Shubman Gill finished the tournament as the highest run-scorer. Gill scored 302 runs in 6 games. On the other hand, Matheesha Pathirana and Mohammed Siraj were the joint highest wicket-takers, taking 11 wickets.

Most runs:

Player Matches Inns Runs Avg Sr 4s 6s
Shubman Gill 6 6 302 75.5 93.5 35 6
Kusal Mendis 6 6 270 45 85.71 27 5
Sadeera Samarawickrama 6 6 215 35.83 89.21 19 2
Babar Azam 5 4 207 51.75 97.64 20 4
Mohammad Rizwan 5 4 195 97.5 94.2 19 3

Most wickets:

Player Matches Overs Balls Wkts Avg Runs 4-fers 5-fers
Matheesha Pathirana 6 40.5 245 11 24.55 270 1
Dunith Wellalage 6 42 252 10 17.9 179 1
Mohammed Siraj 5 26.2 158 10 12.2 122 1
Shaheen Afridi 5 41 246 10 23.5 235 1
Kuldeep Yadav 5 28.3 171 9 11.44 103 1 1

Cricket Asia Cup 2023 FAQs:

Which country hosted the 2023 Asia Cup?

Asia Cup 2023 was hosted by Sri Lanka and Pakistan. While Sri Lanka hosted 9 games, Pakistan hosted 4 games.

Who qualified for super 4 in Asia Cup 2023?

India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh qualified for the Super 4s in Asia Cup 2023.

Who was the highest run-scorer in Asia Cup 2023?

India's Shubman Gill was the highest run-scorer in Asia Cup 2023. The right-handed batsman scored 302 runs in 6 innings.

Who picked up most wickets in the Asia Cup 2023 final?

Mohammed Siraj was the highest wicket-taker in the Asia Cup 2023 final, picking up 6 wickets for just 21 runs against Sri Lanka.