The maximum awaited event of the yr, Asia Cup 2018 is all set to happen from day after today until 28th September the within the United Arab Emirates. Bangladesh will face Sri Lanka within the opening sport of the event.
Teams: This yr overall of six groups will play within the Asia Cup. Five groups Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan had been certified at once whilst Hong Kong had to play the qualifier to take part within the event.
Format: Unlike the former version of the Asia Cup which was once performed in T20 layout, this time the event shall be performed within the 50-over layout. The six taking part groups were divided into two teams and there are 3 groups in every crew. Top two groups from every crew will qualify to the following spherical. Then, the highest two groups from that spherical will compete with every different within the event.
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Hider Rony, Nazmul Hossain Shanto
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh 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, Okay Khaleel Ahmed
Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Usman Shinwari and Shaheen Shah Afridi
Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews(c), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Dilruwan Perera, Amila Aponso, Kasun Rajitha, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Malinga, Dinesh Chandimal
Afghanistan: Asghar Afghan(c), Mohammad Shahzad, Ihsanullah Janat, Javed Ahmadi, Rahmat Shah, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam, Samiullah Shenwari, Munir Ahmad, Sayed Shirzad, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Wafadar
Hong Kong: Anshuman Rath(c), Aizaz Khan, Babar Hayat, Cameron McAulsan, Christopher Carter, Ehsan Khan, Ehsan Nawaz, Arshad Mohammad, Kinchit Shah, Nadeem Ahmed, Nizakat Khan, Raag Kapur, Scott McKechnie, Tanveer Ahmed, Tanwir Afzal, Waqas Khan, Aftab Hussain
Asia Cup fixtures:
Sept 15: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Dubai (Group B)
Sept 16: Pakistan vs Hong Kong, Dubai (Group A)
Sept 17: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi (Group B)
Sept 18: India vs Hong Kong, Dubai (Group A)
Sept 19: India vs Pakistan, Dubai (Group A)
Sept 20: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Abu Dhabi (Group B)
Super four Round-
Sept 23: 1st Group A vs second Group B, Dubai
Sept 24: 1st Group B vs second Group A, Abu Dhabi
Sept 25: second Group A vs second Group B, Dubai
Sept 26: 1st Group A vs 1st Group B, Abu Dhabi
Sept 27: 1st Group A vs second Group A, Dubai
Sept 28: 1st Group B vs second Group B, Abu Dhabi
Sept 30: Final, Dubai