Asia Cup 2022: Teams, Venue, Schedule, Players, Everything You Need to Know Here

Pankaj Prasad
Asia Cup 2022
Asia Cup 2022

After almost three years, the Asia Cup has returned again. India's first match will be on August 28, 2022 with rag rivals Pakistan.

The Asia Cup 2022 is starting from 27 August in the United Arab Emirates. The Asia Cup is returning after three years. This is the 15th edition of the Asia Cup , and India has been the most successful team, winning 7 out of 14 times. Apart from India, Sri Lanka has also won this trophy five times and Pakistan has won it twice. India's first match will be with Pakistan on August 28.

Sri Lanka had to host

The event was to be hosted by Sri Lanka, but now the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will host it along with the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). All the six teams playing in this tournament have been announced. Looking at the recent performances, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan are the top contenders while Afghanistan and Sri Lanka look weak on paper.

The teams are divided into two groups

Six teams will participate in the Asia Cup 2022 . While five teams are permanent, the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuwait will compete to qualify as the sixth team. India and Pakistan will be in Group A along with the qualifier team. At the same time, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be part of Group B.

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All matches will start at 7:30 PM Indian time.

Group A teams

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.

Standby: Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar.

Pakistan: Babar Azam (Captain), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jr., Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir.

Group B teams

Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi (Captain), Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Ajmatullah Omerzai, Fareed Ahmed Malik, Fazlhaq Farooqui, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Mujeeb ur Rehman, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Fazlhaq Farooqui, Hashmatullah Shahidi Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shinwari.

Standbys: Nijat Masood, Qais Ahmed, Sharafuddin Ashraf.

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (Captain), Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Hasan Mahmood, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Sabbir Rahman, Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Parve Hossain, Emon, Nurul Hasan Sohan, Taskin Ahmed.

Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nisanka, Kusal Mendis, Charit Aslanka, Bhanuka Rajapakse, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Vanindu Hasaranga, Mahesh Thekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Pravin Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshanu Pathiratne, Dilshan Bandara , Dushmantha Chamira, Dinesh Chandimal.

Qualifier team player

Before the tournament, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Singapore and the UAE will compete in the qualifiers for the last place in Group A.

Hong Kong: Nizakat Khan (capt), Kinchit Shah, Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Babar Hayat, Aftab Hossain, Ateeq Iqbal, Ejaz Khan, Ehsan Khan, Scott McKennie (wk), Ghazanfar Mohammad, Yasim Mortaza, Dhananjay Rao, Wajid Shah, Ayush Shukla, Ahan Trivedi, Mohammad Waheed.

Kuwait: Mohammad Aslam (captain), Nawaf Ahmed, Mohammad Amin, Meet Bhavsar (wk), Adnan Idris, Muhammad Kashif, Shiraz Khan, Syed Monib, Usman Patel, Yasin Patel, Shahrukh Quddus, Raviza Sandaruwan, Mohammad Shafiq, Haroon Shahid, Edson Silva, Bilal Tahir, Ali Zaheer.

Singapore: Amjad Mehboob (captain), Reeza Ghaznavi, Janak Prakash, Manpreet Singh, Vinoth Bhaskaran, Aryaman Uchil, Surendran Chandramohan, Rohan Rangarajan, Akshay Rupak Puri, Aman Desai, Jeevan Santhanam, Vihaan Maheshwari, Aryaveer Choudhary, Aritra Dutta.

UAE: Chundangapoyl Rizwan (Captain), Sultan Ahmed, Sabir Ali, Vriti Aravind, Kashif Dawood, Jawar Farid, Basil Hameed, Zahoor Khan, Aryan Lakra, Karthik Meiyappan, Rohan Mustafa, Fahad Nawaz, Ahmed Raza, Alishan Sharafu, Junaid Siddiqui, Chirag Suri, Muhammad Wasim.