The Asia Cup 2022 will get underway on August 27 with hosts Sri Lanka taking on Afghanistan in the inaugural fixture to be held in Dubai. The Asia Cup 2022 fixtures were announced on Tuesday with the event set to be played in T20 format which will allow the continental teams a dress rehearsal for the 2022 T20 World Cup in October.
Defending champions India will begin their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on August 28. The last edition of the Asia Cup was played in 2018 where India defeated Bangladesh in a nail-biting finish of the ODI format-continental event to be crowned champions.
Asia Cup 2022: When and Where to Watch?
Asia Cup 2022 will be telecast on the Star Sports network in India and Disney + Hotstar will stream the online coverage of the event. The same network will provide live coverage to Asia Cup 2022 in other subcontinent regions like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Asia Cup 2022: What is the format of the continental event?
Asia Cup 2022 will be played in the T20I format. Six teams are divided into a group of three each. Each team will play the other two in their group once each and the top two teams from each group will enter a Super 4 round that starts on September 3. The teams in the Super 4 round will play against each other once each to determine the top two sides which qualify for the final on September 11.
Asia Cup 2022: What are the groups for the continental event?
Group A: India, Pakistan, Qualifying team
Group B: Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan
Asia Cup 2022 teams
Six teams are playing in the Asia Cup tournament. Traditional powers Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka all earned automatic bids, while Hong Kong joins the fray after topping other qualifying teams from Kuwait, Singapore, and the UAE.
India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan have made it through to the “Super 4s” second round. The two teams that emerge with the best record will meet in the championship game on Sunday, September 11.
Who will win the 2022 Asia Cup?
It’s hard to pick against Captain Rohit Sharma and his top-ranked Team India compatriots, who enter the Super 4 undefeated, and have won the last two Asia Cup championships to go with seven titles overall. Another dark horse pick to watch is Sri Lanka, which is currently ranked just behind Pakistan in the world standings, while Afghanistan surprised everyone by winning its group in the first round on the strength of its crop of young fast bowlers.
Asia Cup 2022: What is the schedule of the continental event?
|27 August 2022||Sri Lanka||Bangladesh||UAE|
|28 August 2022||India||Pakistan||UAE|
|29 August 2022||Bangladesh||Afghanistan||UAE|
|30 August 2022||Pakistan||Qualifier Team||UAE|
|1 September 2022||Sri Lanka||Afghanistan||UAE|
|2 September 2022||India||Qualifier Team||UAE|
Asia Cup 2022 Super Four Schedule
|Match Date||Team 1||Team 2||Venue|
|4 September 2022||Group A Winner||Group B Runner-up||UAE|
|5 September 2022||Group B Winner||Group A Runner-up||UAE|
|6 September 2022||Group A Winner||Group A Runner-up||UAE|
|7 September 2022||Group B Winner||Group B Runner-up||UAE|
|8 September 2022||Group A Winner||Group B Winner||UAE|
|9 September 2022||Group A Runner-up||Group B Runner-up||UAE|
Asia Cup 2022 Final Schedule
|Asia Cup 2022 Final||Team 1||Team2||Venue|
|11 September 2022||TBD||TBD||UAE|
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