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ASIA CUP 2018- Team, Schedule, Venue, Time

The cricket battle, to win the Asia Cup 2018 will occur at the United Arab Emirates. The matches will start from 15th September 2018. This will be the 14th edition of the Asia Cup and it is the third time that United Arab Emirates will be the host of this tournament. The matches will take place at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Asia Cup is a One-Day International (ODI) cricket tournament with Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Hong Kong as the participants of this 2 week long tournament. The interesting fact is that originally the tournament was supposed to be scheduled in India, but due to the tensions between India and Pakistan it was moved to United Arab Emirates.

 Format of the Tournament- Six teams will split into two groups of three; the top two teams from every group will fight against each other to be in the Super Four section of the tournament and the top two teams of the Super Four section will then play each other in the final.

SCHEDULE


Group Stage-

  1. Sep 15, Saturday- Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Group B at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai.

  2. Sep 16, Sunday- Pakistan vs Hong Kong, Group A at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

  3. Sep 17, Monday- Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Group B at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

  4. Sep 18, Tuesday- India vs Hong Kong, Group A at Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai

  5. Sep 19, Wednesday- India vs Pakistan, Group A at Dubai International Cricket Stadium , Dubai

  6. Sep 20, Thursday- Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Group B at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi


Super Four Section-

  • Sep 21, Friday- Group A Winner vs Group B Runner-up (Dubai)

  • Sep 21, Friday- Group B Winner vs Group A Runner-up (Abu Dhabi)

  • Sep 23, Sunday- Group A Winner vs Group A Runner-up (Dubai)

  • Sep 23, Sunday- Group B Winner vs Group B Runner-up (Abu Dhabi)

  • Sep 25, Tuesday- Group A Winner vs Group B Winner (Dubai)

  • Sep 26, WednesdayGroup A Runner-up vs Group B Runner-up (Abu Dhabi)

Finals-
      Sep 28, Friday- Asia Cup 2018 Final (Dubai)

     All the matches will begin at 17:00 hrs IST


TEAMS


  1. Indian Team: Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan (VC) , KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Khaleel Ahmed.

  2. PakistanTeam: Fakhar Zaman, Imam Ul Haq, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Muhammad Nawaz, Fahim Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Usman Shinwari, Shaheen Afridi.

  3. Sri Lankan Team: Angelo Mathews(c), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga, Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Dilruwan Perera, Amila Aponso, Kasun Rajitha, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Malinga

  4. AfghanistanTeam : Asghar Afghan (c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Ihsanullah Janat, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmat Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Aftab Alam, Samiullah Shinwari, Munir Ahmad Kakar (wk), Sayed Ahmad Sherzad, Sharafudin Ashraf, Wafadar

  5. Hong Kong Team: Anshuman Rath(c), Aizaz Khan, Babar Hayat, Cameron McAulsan, Christopher Carter, Ehsan Khan, Ehsan Nawaz, Arshad Mohammad, Kinchit Shah, Nadeem Ahmed, Raag Kapur, Scott McKechnie, Tanveer Ahmed, Tanwir Afzal, Waqas Khan, Aftab Hussain

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