ASIA CUP 2022 Squads and History

The 2022 Asia Cup (also known as Unimoni Asia Cup for sponsorship reasons) was a One-Day International (ODI) cricket tournament. But the biggest news about Asia cup 2022 is they’ve held the t- twenty setup. The 2022 Asia Cup is the 15th edition of the Asia Cup cricket event in August and September 2022 in the United Arab Emirates. Firstly scheduled to be held in September 2020, ICC postponed the event to July 2020 due to the COVID- 19 pandemic.

Asia Cup

Asia Cup history:

The Cricket Council Asia Cup is a men’s One Day and Twenty20 International cricket event. Asia cup was established in 1983 when the Asian Cricket Council was expedient to elevate brotherhood between Asian countries. It was the first event in two years. It is the only continental cricket championship where the winning team becomes the Asian champion. Every two years, it alternates between ODI and T20I setups.

First Asia Cup Match:

The first Asia cup match was held in 1984 in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, where the council’s offices were grounded( until 1995). India boycotted the 1986 event due to cricketing relations with Sri Lanka. Pakistan boycotted the 1990 – 91 tournament due to alleged political ties with India and cancelled the event in 1993 for the same reason. The ACC advertised that the tournament would be held biennially from 2009 onwards. The ICC has ruled that all matches played in the Asia Cup have authorized ODI status. 

After decreasing the Asian Cricket Council in 2015, it stood by the ICC to play the Asia cup event from 2016 on a rotation base between One Day International and Twenty20 International setup, based on the format of oncoming world events. As a result, the 2016 event was the first event played in the T20I form. It worked as an introductory event ahead of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20. 

Most Successful Team:

India, with seven titles( six ODI and one T20I), is the most successful team in the event. Sri Lanka is the alternate most successful team, with five. Sri Lanka has played the maximum number of Asia Cups( 14), succeeded by India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, who have played 13.

YearHostNumber of teamsFormatWinner
1984The United Arab Emirates3ODIIndia won the tournament
1986Sri Lanka3ODISri Lanka won by 5 wickets
1988Bangladesh4ODIIndia won by 6 wickets
1990/91India3ODIIndia won by 7 wickets
1995The United Arab Emirates4ODIIndia won by 8 wickets
1997Sri Lanka4ODISri Lanka won by 8 wickets
2000Bangladesh4ODIPakistan won by 39 runs
2004Sri Lanka6ODISri Lanka won by 25 runs
2008Pakistan6ODISri Lanka won by 100 runs
2010Sri Lanka4ODIIndia won by 81 runs
2012Bangladesh4ODIPakistan won by 2 runs
2014Bangladesh5ODISri Lanka won by 5 wickets
2016Bangladesh5T20IIndia won by 8 wickets
2018The United Arab Emirates6ODIIndia won by 3 wickets
2022The United Arab Emirates6T20IFinal held on 11 September 2022

Asia cup 2022 host Sri Lanka:

It was also scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka in June 2021. Before being delayed again, Pakistan was registered to host the tournament after retaining the rights to host the 2022 edition. Yet, in October 2021, the Asian Cricket Council( ACC) advertised that Sri Lanka would host the tournament in 2022, with Pakistan hosting the 2023 edition. India is the defending champion. On 21 July 2022, the Sri Lanka Cricket( SLC) informed the ACC that they would not be in a situation to host the event due to the economic and political breaking point in the country. On 27 July 2022, the ACC confirmed that the event would be live in the United Arab Emirates, with Sri Lanka Cricket serving as the event’s host. It advertised the institutions for the tournament on 2 August 2022.

Group A:

  • Pakistan
  • Hong Kong
  • India

Group B:

  • Bangladesh
  • Afghanistan
  • Sri Lanka

Asia cup 2022 squads:

Group 1:

PakistanHong KongIndia
Babar Azam (c)Nizakat Khan (C)Rohit Sharma (c)
Shadab Khan (VC)Kinchit Shah (VC)KL Rahul (VC, wk)
Shaheen AfridiZeeshan AliRavichandran Ashwin
Iftikhar AhmedHaroon ArshadRavi Bishnoi
Asif AliMohammad GhazanfarYuzvendra Chahal
Haider AliBabar HayatDeepak Hooda
Shahnawaz DahaniAftab HussainRavindra Jadeja
Mohammad HasnainAteeq IqbalDinesh Karthik (wk)
Mohammad NawazAizaz KhanAvesh Khan
Usman QadirEhsan KhanVirat Kohli
Haris RaufScott McKechnie (WK)Bhuvneshwar 
Mohammad Rizwan (wk)Yasim MurtazaKumar
Khushdil ShahDhananjay RaoHardik Pandya
Naseem ShahWajid ShahRishabh Pant (wk)
Mohammad WasimAyush ShuklaArshdeep Singh
Fakhar ZamanAhan TrivediSuryakumar Yadav
Mohammad Waheed

Group 2:

BangladeshAfghanistanSri Lanka
Shakib Al Hasan (c)Mohammad Nabi (c)Dasun Shanaka (c)
Nasum AhmedNajibullah Zadran (VC)Charith Asalanka (VC)
Taskin AhmedFareed AhmadAshen Bandara
Parvez Hossain EmonNoor AhmadDushmantha Chameera
Anamul Haque (wk)Usman GhaniDinesh Chandimal (wk)
Mahedi HasanRahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)Dhananjaya de Silva
Nurul Hasan (wk)Usman GhaniAsitha Fernando
Afif HossainRahmanullah Gurbaz (wk)Binura Fernando
Ebadot HossainKarim JanatNuwanidu Fernando
Mosaddek HossainRashid KhanWanindu Hasaranga
Hasan MahmudAzmatullah OmarzaiPraveen Jayawickrama
MahmudullahFazalhaq FarooqiChamika Karunaratne
Mohammad NaimHashmatullah ShahidiPramod Madushan
Mushfiqur Rahim (wk)Samiullah ShinwariDilshan Madushanka
Mustafizur RahmanNaveen-ul-HaqKusal Mendis (wk)
Sabbir RahmanMujeeb Ur RahmanPathum Nissanka
Mohammad SaifuddinIbrahim ZadranMatheesha Pathirana
Afsar Zazai (wk)Bhanuka Rajapaksa (wk)
Hazratullah ZazaiKasun Rajitha
Maheesh Theekshana
Nuwan Thushara
Jeffrey Vandersay

Asia Cup Stadium:

The United Arab Emirates
Peoples Capacity2500016000
Average Score137166

Matches date and time:

Date and TimeTeamsTeamsStadiums
27 August 2022 18:00AfghanistanvsSri LankaDubai
28 August 2022 18:00PakistanvsIndiaDubai
30 August 2022 18:00AfghanistanvsBangladeshSharjah
31 August 2022 18:00IndiavsHong KongDubai
1 September2022 18:00BangladeshvsSri LankaDubai
2 September 2022 18:00PakistanvsHong KongSharjah
3 September 2022 18:00B1vsB2Sharjah
4 September 2022 18:00A1vsA2Dubai
6 September 2022 18:00A1vsB1Dubai
7 September 2022 18:00A2vsB2Dubai
8 September 2022 18:00A1vsB2Dubai
9 September 2022 18:00A2vsB1Dubai
11 September 2022 18:001st Super fourvs2nd Super fourDubai


In this Asia cup 2022, my favorite team is Pakistan. But India is most likely the team according to their number of successes in the previous Asia cup. They got seven success points in Asia cup history. They are also the defending champion of the Asia cup 2018.

Asia Cup 2022 Live Telecast & Broadcasting:

CountryLive Telecast and Broadcast Channels
IndiaStar Sports network
PakistanPTV Sports and Ten Sports
BangladeshGazi TV (GTV)
Australia and New ZealandYupp TV
South AfricaSuperSport network
The USA and UKHotstar 
Middle EastOSN Sports Cricket

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