Finally, the schedule for Asia Cup 2022 is out. The tournament will be held in UAE. The 15th edition of the Asia Cup 2022 will start on August 27, and the final is on September 11. Asia Cup 2022 will be played in the T20 format, which will be ideal preparation for the T20 World Cup in October this year. Rohit Sharma’s Team India will play their first match against arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday, August 28, at Dubai International Stadium. BCCI secretary and President of the Asian Cricket Council, Jay Shah, shared the schedule for the Asia Cup.
Asia Cup 2022 Schedule
In the last five years, UAE will be hosting Asia Cup second time. The 2018 Asia Cup was also conducted in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. This year, the matches will be played in Dubai and Sharjah. The teams are divided into two groups. Group A has India, Pakistan, and Qualifier 1, while Group B has Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. The qualifying tournament teams are UAE, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Kuwait. All the matches will start at 7:30 PM IST. Here’s the full schedule for Asia Cup 2022.
August 27 – Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Dubai
August 28 – India vs Pakistan Dubai
August 30 Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Sharjah
August 31 India vs Qualifier Dubai
September 1 Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Dubai
September 2 Pakistan vs Qualifier Sharjah
September 3 B1 vs B2 Sharjah
September 4 A1 vs A2 Dubai
September 6 A1 vs B1 Dubai
September 7 A2 vs B2 Dubai
September 8 A1 vs B2 Dubai
September 9 B1 vs A2 Dubai
September 11 FINAL Dubai
Jay Shah has shared the schedule on Twitter and wrote,
“The wait is finally over as the battle for Asian supremacy commences on 27th August with the all-important final on 11th September. The 15th edition of the Asia Cup will serve as ideal preparation ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup.”
The wait is finally over as the battle for Asian supremacy commences on 27th August with the all-important final on 11th September.
The 15th edition of the Asia Cup will serve as ideal preparation ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup. pic.twitter.com/QfTskWX6RD
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) August 2, 2022
India Can Play Three Matches Against Pakistan
The tournament will be played in the form of Super 6 and Super 4. The first clash between India vs Pakistan is on Sunday, August 28. Both the teams are placed in Group A. Out of 3 teams from Group A, two will qualify for Super 4. Every team will again play each other. So if India and Pakistan both qualify for Super 4, they will again play on Sunday, September 4, in Dubai.
In case both India and Pakistan finish in the Top 2 in the Super 4 Round, then they will play against each other at the final on Sunday, September 11, in Dubai. It is exciting news for all cricket lovers considering the craze for cricket these two nation has. Also, India and Pakistan do not play against each other in bilateral series. However, we can witness these two nations playing against each other in ICC tournaments and Asia Cup. So, get ready for some exciting cricket in the coming months.