Asia Cup 2022: Afghanistan Schedule, Match List, Date, Squad, Venue, Past Records

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Asia Cup 2022 Afghanistan Schedule, Match List, Date, Squad, Venue, Past Records

Asia Cup 2022 schedule was announced recently and the tournament will begin on August 27th. The hosts Sri Lanka will play Afghanistan in the first match which will take place in Dubai.

Asia Cup 2022 Format

This will be the second time the tournament will be played in T20I format. The Council has opted for the shorter format keeping the upcoming T20 World Cup in mind. This tournament will be the last big one for the teams involved here before the World Cup.

Asia Cup 2022 Teams

Six nations will compete for the trophy in the 15th edition of the Asia Cup. The five participants are already confirmed- India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka. One other participant will be decided based on a qualifying tournament. UAE, Kuwait, Singapore, and Hong Kong battling it out for the final spot. The winner of the qualifier tournament will join Group A.

The 15th edition of the Asia Cup will be played between six teams split into two groups. Each group consist of three teams and they will play each other in round robin format. The top two teams in each group will advance to the next stage called Super Four and once again, all the four teams will meet in Round Robin format. The teams finishing in top two will qualify for the final of the tournament.

Asia Cup 2022 Schedule, Match, and Time

The schedule for the tournament has been announced and it is all set to begin on August 27.

Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will battle it out in the first match of the tournament which will take place in Dubai. The team will face Bangladesh a couple of days later.

MatchDateGroupVenue
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan27th AugustBDubai
India vs Pakistan28th AugustADubai
Bangladesh vs Afghanistan30th AugustBSharjah
India vs Qualifier31st AugustADubai
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh1 SeptemberBDubai
Pakistan vs Qualifier2 SeptemberASharjah
B1 vs B23 SeptemberSuper 4Dubai
A1 vs A24 SeptemberSuper 4Dubai
A1 vs B16 SeptemberSuper 4Dubai
A2 vs B27 SeptemberSuper 4Dubai
A1 vs B28 SeptemberSuper 4Dubai
B1 vs A29 SeptemberSuper 4Dubai
Final11 SeptemberDubai

Asia Cup 2022: Afghanistan Schedule

Afghanistan are placed in Group B alongside Bangladesh and the hosts Sri Lanka. They will begin their tournament on the first day against Sri Lanka and will be playing all their league matches in Dubai.

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 27th August

Afghanistan vs Bangladesh, 30th August

Asia Cup 2022 Venue

Sri Lanka was announced as the host of the tournament earlier. However, due to the ongoing economic and political crisis, the Asia Cricket Council had recently decided to move the tournament from Sri Lanka to the UAE. Sri Lankan Board retained the hosting rights.

In UAE, the teams will battle it out in a couple of venues- Dubai and Sharjah. Dubai will host most of the matches including the final of the tournament.

Afghanistan Past records:

Afghanistan got into the tournament only in the 2014 edition. The team failed to qualify in the 2016 edition but went on to reach the Super Four stage in the 2018 edition.

Afghanistan’s Asia Cup results:

Super Over (2018)

ODIs
Matches played- 9
Won- 3
Lost- 5

T20Is– (DNQ for main round but played in the Qualifiers)
Matches Played- 3
Won- 2,
Lost-1

Asia Cup 2022 Afghanistan probable Squad

Afghanistan are yet to announce their official squad for the Asia Cup 2022. They are likely to name the same squad that will take on Ireland this month.

Afghanistan probable squad for Asia Cup 2022:

Mohammad Nabi (c), Afsar Zazai, Azmatullah Omarzai, Darwish Rasooli, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan and Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Nijat Masoud, Qais Ahmad, and Usman Ghani.

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