Asia cup is about to kick-start tomorrow and six countries will participate in this tournament. The first game will be played between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh at UAE on Saturday and Dubai International cricket stadium, Dubai. This is considered as one of the most prestigious tournaments in the limited overs format. India, Hongkong, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Afghanistan will participate in this tournament. In 2016, India clinched the Asia Cup that was staged at Bangladesh.
From the Group A, India and Pakistan were placed along with the newbie Hongkong. Hongkong entered the tournament by beating Malaysia. In group B, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka will compete for the tournament. The most anticipated fixture between India and Pakistan will be played on 19th September 2018. If both the teams qualify for Super Four, they will meet for the second time and if possible the third time in the final.
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15th September- Bangladesh Vs Sri Lanka(Dubai)
16th September- Pakistan Vs HongKong(Dubai)
17th September- Sri Lanka Vs Afghanistan( Abu Dhabi)
18th September- India Vs Hongkong(Dubai)
19th September-India Vs Pakistan(Dubai)
20th September-Bangladesh Vs Afghanistan(Abu Dhabi)
21 September- Group A winner Vs Group B Runner-up(Dubai)
21 September-Group B winner Vs Group A Runner-up( Abu Dhabi)
23 September-Group B winner Vs Group B Runner-up (Dubai)
23 September- Group A winner Vs Group A Runner-up (Abu Dhabi)
25 September-Group A winner Vs Group B winner(Dubai)
26 September- Group A Runner-up Vs Group B Runner-up (Abu Dhabi)
28 September- Final( Dubai)
Rohit Sharma(captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzwendra Chahal, Akshar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, and Shardul Thakur.
Fakhar Zaman, Imam Ul Haq, Babar Zamam, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shoaib Malik, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Mohammed Nawaz, Faheem Ahmed, Junaid Khan, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammed Amir, and Asif Ali.
Sri Lanka Squad
Angelo Mathews(captain), Akila Dananjaya, Kusal Perera, Upul Tharanga, Thisara Perera, Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickawella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya Di Silwa, Dilruwan Perera, Amila Aponso, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Malinga, and Suranga Lakmal.
Mominul Haque, Shakib Al Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammed Mithun, Mehidi Hasan, Liton Das, Mushafiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hussain, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hussain, Abu Hider, Nazmul Hossain Santo, and Mustafizur Rahman.
Ashgar Afghan, Mohammed Shahzad, Ishanullah, Rahmat Shah, Javed Ahmadi, Gulbadin Naib, Najibullah Zadran, Rashid Khan, Mujibur Rahman, Aftab Alam, Shamiullah Shenwari, Sayed Shehzad, Munir Ahmed, Yamin Ahmadzai, Sharafuddin Ashraf.
Anshuman Rath(captain), Aizaz Khan, Babar Hayat, Cameron Mc Aluson, Christopher Carter, Ehsan Khan, Arshad Mohmad, Ehsan Nawaz, Nadeem Ahmed, Kinchit Shah, Scott Mc Keriee, Rag Kapur, Tanveer Ahmed, Waquas Khan, Aftab Hussai, Tanwir Afzal.