The much talked about Asia Cup 2022 will start from 27th August. The Asia Cup 2022 is being hosted by Sri Lanka this year and these matches will be played in the UAE. Every team has prepared hard for these matches. Along with Pakistan, many teams have also entered the UAE.
The qualifiers for the Asia Cup have started. The group matches will start from August 27. Everyone is curious about how many teams, how many matches will be played and at what time this tournament will be played in just a few days. So let’s know how the Asia Cup schedule will be.
Asia Cup Schedule
The matches were supposed to be played in Sri Lanka as this year’s Asia Cup was hosted by Sri Lanka, but due to domestic violence and financial bankruptcy, it was decided to play them in the UAE. The tournament will be played from 27th August to 13th September. The final match of the Asia Cup will be played on September 13.
When and where to watch Asia Cup
The Asia Cup matches will start from 7:30 PM IST. Their live telecast can be seen on Star Sports Network. Also, live streaming can also be watched on Disney + Hotstar.
How many teams will there be?
6 teams are participating in the Asia Cup. These 6 teams are divided into two groups. India and Pakistan are in Group A. While in Group B, there are Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. One team will be selected from the qualifying round. The qualifying round matches between 4 teams namely Hong Kong, UAE, Kuwait and Singapore have started from August 21. The winner of the qualifiers will be in the India-Pakistan group.
In which format will the Asia Cup be played?
This year Asia Cup will be played in T20 format. The reason for this is that the T20 World Cup will also be held in Australia this year. This World Cup will be held in October-November. This is the second time that the Asia Cup will be played in the T20 format. Earlier, the Asia Cup was held in this format before the 2016 T20 World Cup. Apart from this, the Asia Cup has always been played in the One Day format.
Most times champion in Asia Cup.
Asia Cup was first organized in 1984. India has won the title maximum 7 times. The other successful team is Sri Lanka, who were champions 5 times. At the same time, Pakistan has won the Asia Cup title twice. India is the only team to have won the Asia Cup in two different formats (ODI and T20).