Asia Cup 2023: Everything You Need to Know

Asia Cup 2023: Cricket Tournament highlights, score and schedule

Asia Cup 2023 

The clock is ticking for Asia Cup 2023. To strengthen the bond and promote goodwill between Asian nations, Asia Cup got introduced in 1983. From the first edition kicked off in 1984, each edition of this only continent cricket competition has broadly impacted the Asian countries to declare their dominance in world cricket. Asia Cup has a prominent role in the rise of cricket in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. Nepal joins the Asia Cup 2023 marquee event to become the sixth nation to participate. Of the fifteen editions played so far, India won the championship seven times, Sri Lanka clinched six trophies, and Pakistan emerged victorious on two occasions. Bangladesh aims for the maiden title despite appearing in the finals three times. All set to begin on August 30, gear up to watch Asia Cup 2023 live on YuppTV.  

The excitement is even more intense with the age-old rivalry between India and Pakistan unleashed on September 2. Now that the neighbors do not play bilateral series anymore, events like these are the only place when they face each other. Cricket fans across the globe couldn’t control their excitement but waiting for the big day. Get ready to watch Ind vs Pak Asia Cup live on YuppTV and experience an adrenaline rush.  

Asia Cup 2023 will witness a fierce fight between India, Pakistan, and Nepal in Group A, along with Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan locked in Group B. The thirteen games include six group stage matches, six Super 4s, and one final scheduled on September 17 in Colombo.   

Asia Cup Groups 

Six Asian teams get divided into two groups A and B. The top two teams from the group stage will go one step closer and qualify to enter the Super 4s. 

Check out the following table for the complete schedule of Asia Cup 2023. The championship is sure to entertain cricket fans with some close encounters and nerve-wrenching suspense thrillers. 

DateMatch Venue
August 30 Pakistan Vs Nepal Multan, Pakistan 
August 31 Bangladesh Vs Sri Lanka Kandy, Sri Lanka 
September 2 Pakistan Vs India Kandy, Sri Lanka 
September 3 Bangladesh Vs Afghanistan Lahore, Pakistan 
September 4 India Vs Nepal Kandy, Sri Lanka 
September 5 Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka Lahore, Pakistan 
Asia cup 2023 match schedules


DateMatch Venue
September 6 A1 v B2 Lahore, Pakistan 
September 9 B1 v B2 Colombo, Sri Lanka 
September 10 A1 v A2 Colombo, Sri Lanka 
September 12 A2 v B1 Colombo, Sri Lanka 
September 14 A1 v B1 Colombo, Sri Lanka 
September 15 A2 v B2 Colombo, Sri Lanka 
September 17 FINAL Colombo, Sri Lanka 

Asia cup 2023 Squads and country wise players list:

Check out the players list from all the six countries going to compete for Asia Cup 2023

Players list from India:

Rohit Sharma – captain

Hardik Pandya – Vice Captain

Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Sanju Samson (traveling reserve).

Players list from Pakistan:

Babar Azam – Captain

Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Tayyab Tahir, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Haris, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi. 

Players list from Nepal:

Rohit Paudel – Captain

Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, Bhim Sharki, Kushal Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Pratish GC, Mousom Dhakal, Sundeep Jora, Kishore Mahato, Arjun Saud 

Players list from Bangladesh:

Shakib Al Hasan – Captain

Litton Das, Tanjid Hasan Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mamhud, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Shamim Hossain, Afif Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Mohammad Naim 

Players list from Afghanistan:

Afghanistan, who handed over a 3-0 whitewash to Pakistan in the recently concluded series announced its squad on Sunday and included several experienced players on the side. Here is the players list included for the Asia Cup.

Hashmatullah Shahidi – Captain

Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Abdul Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Suliman Safi, Fazalhaq Farooqi.

Afghanistan expects its seniors like Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Janat, and others to bring games in its favor.

Players list from Afghanistan:

Injuries have hit the defending champions, Sri Lanka, big time. His top players missing out on the Asia Cup comes as a big blow to skipper Dasun Shanaka. Lanka’s star Leg-spinning all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga, Pacers Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Madushanka, and Lahiru Kumara are out of the camp. Binura Fernando and Pramod Madushan get included in the side.

Dasun Shanaka – Captain

Kusal Mendis – Vice Captain

Pathum Nissanaka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Janith Perera, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushan Hemantha, Binura Fernando, Pramod Madushan

Asia Cup 2023 Venues 

For the first time in Asia Cup history, the event follows a hybrid model where Pakistan and Sri Lanka jointly host the championship. While Pakistan holds 4 matches, different venues in Sri Lanka will witness the rest 9 games.  

Asia Cup 2023 Format 

Asia Cup 2023 will follow the ODI format as the event alternates between ODI and T20 formats since 2016. 

India vs Pakistan matches 

Pallakelle International Stadium in Kandy welcomes the much-anticipated battle between India and Pakistan on September 2. While both teams are all set to advance to the Super 4s, another encounter is possible. If both the teams manage to top the Super 4s, the Asia Cup 2023 final will have an exhilarating end. 

India Match Schedules 

India will face Pakistan on September 2 and lock horns with Nepal on September 4. Although India and Pakistan are likely to go to the Super 4s, match schedules depend on their position in the group stage. 

Score Board of Asia Cup 2023

India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Nepal participated in the group stage of the Asia Cup 2023. While India, Pakistan, and Nepal were seated in Group A, Group B had Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. Of these six nations, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka qualified for the Super 4s. The tournament got more intensified after the Super 4 stage and started to offer nonstop excitement. After defeating Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the Super 4s, India became the first team to qualify for the final. Match 11 between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Colombo will disclose the second finalists. Three-time finalists of the Asia Cup, Bangladesh lost to Pakistan and Sri Lanka and failed to make it to the finals.

Match Matches BetweenHeld OnResult 
Pakistan vs Nepal Aug 30, wednesdayPakistan won by 238 runs 
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Aug 31, ThursdaySri Lanka won by 5 wickets 
India vs Pakistan Sept 2, SaturdayNo Result 
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Sept 3, SundayBangladesh won by 89 runs 
Nepal vs India Sept 4, MondayIndia won by 10 wickets 
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Sept 5, TuesdaySri Lanka won by 2 runs 
Bangladesh vs Pakistan Sept 6, WednesdayPakistan won by 7 wickets 
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Sept 9, SaturdaySri Lanka won by 21 runs 
India vs Pakistan Sept 10, SundayIndia won by 228 runs 
10 India vs Sri Lanka Sept 12, TuesdayIndia won by 41 runs 
11Pakistan vs Sri LankaSept 14, ThursdaySri Lanka won by 2 wickets 
12India vs BangladeshSept 15, FridayBangladesh won by 6 runs 
13FinalSept 17, SundayIndia won by 10 wickets 

Asia Cup 2023 Final And Winner

India defeated the hosts and defending champion Sri Lanka in the final match at Colombo and won its eighth Asia Cup. Sri Lanka joined India in the Asia Cup final after beating Pakistan in a thrilling last over. In a high-anticipated final game against India, Sri Lanka lost the rhythm and wrapped up for just 50. Indian pacers bowled out Lanka within 16 overs. Mohammad Siraj picked four wickets in an over and scripted Sri Lanka’s downfall. Siraj won the Player of the Match for his brilliant 6/21. It was an easy task for the young Indian openers, who finished the formalities without any hurry. India emerged victorious and continues to dominate the Asia Cup.  

Stay tuned to YuppTV for more cricket action coming your way. YuppTV has grabbed the rights to stream the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 this October in India. 

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