The Asia Cup 2022 schedule was released a few days ago by Jay Shah on social media. Six Asia Cup will play this year. Five of them, namely, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have already qualified for the tournament. Hong Kong topped the Asia Cup 2022 points table for the qualifiers stage and has entered Group A.
This year, the United Arab Emirates will play host to the Asia Cup. For the second time in the tournament’s history, the matches will be played in the T20I format. India is the defending champions of the competition.
With the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 approaching, all teams will be keen to finalise their combinations and gain momentum heading into the mega event in Australia. Here are all the details you need to know about the Asia Cup schedule.
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As per the Asia Cup 2022 schedule, the main tournament will start on August 27. The first match is between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan.
The Asia Cup teams and squads are already underway in Oman. Kuwait, UAE, Hong Kong and Singapore are battling in a quadrangular tournament, where the top team will become the sixth to compete in the main tournament.
The Asia Cup groups in the tournament will feature six matches. Six teams have been divided into two groups - Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’.
India, Pakistan and Hong Kong will form Group ‘A’, and Group ‘B’ consists of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The teams in the same group will play against each other once. After all group stage matches are over, the top two teams from both the groups will qualify for the Super Fours.
The group stage will start on August 27 and conclude on September 2. All matches will start at 7:30 PM IST.
Asia Cup Super Fours will be like a quadrangular tournament. The teams that qualify from the group stage will play against each other once, and the top two teams after those matches will make it to the Asia Cup Final.
The Super Four round of the Asia Cup will take place from September 3 to 9. All games will begin at 7:30 PM IST.
As per the Asia Cup 2022 schedule, the final match will happen on September 11. The winner of that game will take the title home and will also be added to the Asia Cup winners list.
Two stadiums, namely Dubai International Cricket Stadium and Sharjah Cricket Stadium will host the Asia Cup. 10 matches will happen in Dubai, and the remaining three games will take place in Sharjah.