Asia Cup 2022 schedule was announced recently and the tournament will take place in the UAE for the second time in the last five years. The Asia Cup 2022 will commence on 27th August and the final will be played on 11th September.
Sri Lanka, who are the hosts of the tournament, will begin the proceedings as they take on Afghanistan on 27th August.
Asia Cup 2022 Format
The previous editions of the tournament was played in ODI format but this time, the Asia Cricket Council has opted for T20Is. This will act as the preparatory tournament for the upcoming T20 World Cup which is all set to take place in Australia later this year.
Asia Cup 2022 Teams
Unlike other seasons, this time the 15th edition of the tournament will see six teams. The five teams have already been announced- India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The final, sixth team, will be decided based on the qualifying tournament which will take place in the 2nd week of August. UAE, Hong Kong, Kuwait and Singapore will battle it out for the final spot and the winner of the tournament will play in the Asia Cup 2022.
All six teams are divided into two groups namely Group A and Group B. The members of each group will lock horns with the other two members once. The team that ended in the top two of each group will then advance to Super Four.
All four teams will play each other once in the Super Four and the top two teams will then battle it out for the final of the tournament.
Asia Cup 2022 Schedule, Match, and Time
Asia Cricket Council’s Jay Shah recent announced the schedule for the tournament. Asia Cup 2022 is all set to begin on August 27.
The hosts Sri Lanka will play in the first match where they will take on Afghanistan.
The final of the tournament is all set to be played on September 11.
|Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan||27th August||B||Dubai|
|India vs Pakistan||28th August||A||Dubai|
|Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||30th August||B||Sharjah|
|India vs Qualifier||31st August||A||Dubai|
|Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh||1 September||B||Dubai|
|Pakistan vs Qualifier||2 September||A||Sharjah|
|B1 vs B2||3 September||Super 4||Dubai|
|A1 vs A2||4 September||Super 4||Dubai|
|A1 vs B1||6 September||Super 4||Dubai|
|A2 vs B2||7 September||Super 4||Dubai|
|A1 vs B2||8 September||Super 4||Dubai|
|B1 vs A2||9 September||Super 4||Dubai|
Asia Cup 2022: Sri Lanka Schedule
Sri Lanka are placed in Group B alongside Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The team will begin their title quest on 27th August, Saturday. They will be playing their both matches in Dubai.
Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 27th August
Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 1st September
Asia Cup 2022 Venue
Sri Lanka was initially named as the host of the tournament. The Board had to wait until this month to take the decision regarding the venues as Sri Lanka are currently facing economic and political crisis. After a brief meeting, ACC had decided to move the venue to the UAE while Sri Lanka retained the hosting rights.
All the matches will be played in two venues- Dubai and Sharjah. Dubai will host most of the matches including the final of the tournament.
Sri Lanka Past records:
Sri Lanka are the second most successful team in the competition after India. They are also the only team to feature in 13 editions of the tournament whereas, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have featured only in 12 editions. Sri Lanka’s recent win came in 2014 where they defeated Pakistan in the final.
Sri Lanka’s Asia Cup results:
Champions (1986, 1997, 2004, 2008, 2014)
Matches played: 50
Matches Played- 4
Asia Cup 2022 SriLanka Probable Squad
The official Asia Cup 2022 squad for Sri Lanka is not yet announced and is expected to be out in a couple of days as the Board met on Thursday for the discussion regarding the squad and hosting the tournament.
Sri Lanka Probable squad for Asia Cup 2022:
Dasun Shanaka (C), Wanindu Hasaranga, Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Lahiru Madushanka, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Nuwanidu Fernando, Pathum Nissanka, Chamika Karunaratne, Dushmantha Chameera, Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha, Maheesh Theekshana, Nuwan Thushara