Asia Cup 2022 is going to start in UAE on the 27th of August. The first match of the tournament will be between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, while India will open their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on August 28. The 15th edition of the Asia Cup was hosted by Sri Lanka, but in view of the ongoing economic crisis in the country, the board withdrew its hands.
Apart from India, a total of 6 teams are participating in this multinational tournament this year, which includes teams from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. Another team will join these teams after the qualifying round. These teams are divided into two groups. Group A will feature the qualifying teams along with India and Pakistan, while Group B will have Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan.
The squads of all the teams for the Asia Cup are as follows-
India- Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.
Standbys: Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar.
Pakistan- Babar Azam (Captain), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir.
Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi (captain), Najibullah Zadran (vice-captain), Afsar Zazai (wk), Azmatullah Omerzai, Fareed Ahmed Malik, Fazal Haq Farooqui, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Najibullah Zad Noor Ahmed, Najibullah Zadran, Noor Ahmed Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shinwari.
Reserve players: Nijat Masood, Qais Ahmed, Sharafuddin Ashraf.
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah Riyadh, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Hasan Mahmood, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Shabbir Rahman, Par, Hussain Eamon, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Taskin Ahmed.
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (Captain), Dhanushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nisanka, Kusal Mendis, Charit Aslanka, Banuka Rajapakse, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Vanidu Hasaranga, Mahesh Thikshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayavikrema, Dushmantha Chamira, Binura Fernando, Binura Fernando , Madushanka, Mathisha Pathirana, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwanindu Fernando and Kasun Rajita.
The complete schedule for Asia Cup 2022 is as follows-
1st Match - 27 August - Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan - Dubai
2nd Match - 28th August - India vs Pakistan - Dubai
3rd Match - 30th August - Bangladesh vs Afghanistan - Sharjah
4th Match - 31st August - India vs Qualifiers - Dubai
Fifth Match - 1st September - Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh - Dubai
Sixth Match - 2 September - Pakistan vs Qualifier - Sharjah
Seventh Match - 3 September - B1 vs B2 - Sharjah
Eighth Match - 4 September - A1 vs A2 - Dubai
Ninth Match - 6 September - A1 vs B1 - Dubai
Tenth Match - 7 September - A2 vs B2 - Dubai
11th Match - 8 September - A1 vs B2 - Dubai
12th Match - 9 September - B1 vs A2 - Dubai
Final Match - 11 September - 1st Super 4 vs 2nd Super 4 Team - Dubai
Asia Cup 2022 Live Streaming Details-
While the live telecast of Asia Cup 2022 will be on the Star Sports network in India, fans can also enjoy the matches of this tournament on mobile on Hotstar. According to Indian time, all matches will start at 7.30 pm.