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Asia Cup 2022: Schedule, Full squads, Qualifiers- All you need to know!

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The fifteenth edition of the Asia Cup 2022 is finally set to kickstart on August 27 and run until September 11. After facing much delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic and political issues in the country, Sri Lanka is all set to host the event in the UAE. The tournament will be held across two cities, Dubai and Sharjah.

The tournament is going to be a six-team completion affair with five of the participating teams finalized- India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan. The sixth team will be finalized from the qualifier round ahead of the tournament that will oversee the teams Hong Kong, Kuwait, Singapore, and UAE contesting for the spot.

Teams have been placed into two groups of three teams each- Group A and Group B. Group A comprises arch-rivals India and Pakistan, and the winner of the qualifier round. On the other hand, the remaining three teams, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, are placed in Group B.

Asia Cup 2022 Full Squads

With the squads of all the teams finalized, here’s the complete player pool for the six-team tournament this year:

Group A

India: Rohit Sharma (c), 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 (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain.

Qualifier: Final team in Group A yet to be determined

Group B

Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Azmatullah Omarzai, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Samiullah Shinwari. Standby: Nijat Masood, Qais Ahmed, Sharafuddin Ashraf.

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Parvez Hossain Emon, Mohammad Naim.

Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwanidu Fernando, Nuwan Thusara, Dinesh Chandimal.

Qualifier Squads

Ahead of the tournament proper, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Singapore and UAE meet at the 2022 Asia Cup Qualifier to determine the final spot in Group A.

Hong Kong: Nizakat Khan (c), Kinchit Shah, Zeeshan Ali, Haroon Arshad, Babar Hayat, Aftab Hussain, Ateeq Iqbal, Aizaz Khan, Ehsan Khan, Scott McKechnie (wk), Ghazanfar Mohammad, Yasim Murtaza, Dhananjay Rao, Wajid Shah, Ayush Shukla, Ahan Trivedi, Mohammad Waheed.

Kuwait: Mohammed Aslam (c), Nawaf Ahmed, Mohammad Amin, Meet Bhavsar (wk), Adnan Idrees, Muhammad Kashif, Shiraz Khan, Sayed Monib, Usman Patel, Yasin Patel, Shahrukh Quddus, Ravija Sandaruwan, Mohamed Shafeeq, Haroon Shahid, Edson Silva, Bilal Tahir, Ali Zaheer.

Singapore: Amjad Mahboob (c), Reeza Gaznavi, Janak Prakash, Manpreet Singh, Vinoth Baskaran, Aryaman Uchil, Surendran Chandramohan, Rohan Rangarajan, Akshay Roopak Puri, Aman Desai, Jeevan Santhanam, Vihaan Maheshwari, Aryaveer Chaudhary, Aritra Dutta.

UAE: Chundangapoyil Rizwan (c), Sultan Ahmed, Sabir Ali, Vriitya Aravind, Kashif Daud, Zawar Farid, Basil Hameed, Zahoor Khan, Aryan Lakra, Karthik Meiyappan, Rohan Mustafa, Fahad Nawaz, Ahmed Raza, Alishan Sharafu, Junaid Siddique, Chirag Suri, Muhammad Waseem.

Schedule

The opening game of the tournament will take place on August 27 at the Dubai International Stadium between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan followed by defending champions India and Pakistan taking on each other in the second match on August 28. The tournament will see the teams battle it out for the trophy in a total of 13 matches.

Each team will face the other teams in their group once during the group stage. The top two teams from each group will advance to the final four. Each team will compete against the other in one match during the Super 4 round. The top two teams will advance to the championship game.

The semi-final of the tournament will be held on September 9 while the final will be held on September 11 at the Dubai International Stadium.

DATE & DAY

MATCH

VENUE

August 27, Saturday Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 1st Match, Group B Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
August 28, Sunday India vs Pakistan, 2nd Match, Group A Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
August 30, Tuesday Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 3rd Match, Group B Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
August 31, Wednesday Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 3rd Match, Group B Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
September 1, Thursday Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 5th Match, Group B Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
September 2, Friday Pakistan vs TBC, 6th Match, Group A Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
September 3, Saturday TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 1 (B1 v B2) Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
September 4, Sunday TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 2 (A1 v A2) Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
September 6, Tuesday TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 3 (A1 v B1) Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
September 7, Wednesday TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 4 (A2 v B2) Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
September 8, Thursday TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 5 (A1 v B2) Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
September 9, Friday TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 6 (B1 v A2) Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
September 11, Sunday TBC vs TBC, Final Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

 

Where to watch the Aisa Cup 2022 matches?

Indian viewers can catch up on all the Live matches on Star Sports Network, the official broadcaster of the tournament in India. Matches will also be Live Streamed on OTT platform Disney+ Hotstar.


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Pratik Pathak
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