- August 27, 2022
All You Need to Know About Asia Cup’s History
Asia cup is a men’s One Day International and Twenty20 International cricket tournament that was established in 1983.
This great initiative was taken by the Asian Cricket Council with the sole reason being the smooth goodwill between the Asian Countries.
The Asia cup is held every 2 years between T20I and ODI formats.
The cup was first held in 1984 in Sharjah, UAE where India lifted the cup, Sri Lanka being the runners-up.
Followed by Sri Lanka holding and winning the cup in the year 1986. India has been ruling the cup by winning 7 of them out of 14 followed by Sri Lanka (5), and Pakistan (2).
Bangladesh has been the runners-up in 2012, 2016, and 2018. India has been winning the cup consecutively for two years but sadly due to the pandemic, the Asia Cup got postponed from 2020 to 2021.
But later due to the rising covid cases in Sri Lanka and the packed international schedule the dates got postponed to 2022. The last Asia Cup was held in the ODI format.
India didn’t get a chance to play in the year 1986 as the tournament was hosted by Sri Lanka and both nations had constrained cricketing relations.
India’s win in the Asia Cup Cricket Tournament
- 1984 – India won by 54 runs.
- 1988- India won by 4 wickets.
- 2008- India won by 6 wickets.
- 2010- India won by 3 wickets.
- 2012- India won by 6 wickets.
- 2016- India won by 5 wickets.
- 2018- India won by 9 wickets
Asia cup 2022
Asia Cup 2022 is scheduled from 27th August’2022 to 11th September’2022. The cup will be played in Twenty20 format.
6 teams will be participating in the cup, out of which 5 of them have been finalized namely India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Hong Kong and Pakistan.
How many times India have won the Asia cup?
India is considered as the masters of Asian soil and have given some amazing performances to lift the trophy. There are 7 cups in India’s kitty, and we all have seen that struggle to get there.
Some master performances by the batters and some great length by the bowlers kept India a sheer contender to the upcoming Asia Cup 2022.
The numbers are speaking for themselves for the men in Blue.
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Let’s look at some highlights from the history of the Asia Cup
Yes, Dhoni did it again or we can say, Dhoni finished in style. India has been a sheer ruler in the tournament and again in Asia Cup 2022, India will come out to defend the title.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni took better of the Bangladesh cricket team to take the trophy home.
India won Asia Cup 2016 in style as they delivered an all-round performance to beat Bangladesh by eight wickets.
There are many spectacular performances that have been delivered and they seem to be fresh always.
Remember Virat Kohli’s 183 not out against Pakistan? That inning is the highlight till now as India has got better of their archrivals.
In fact Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar has shown his natural batting in Asia Cup and has been India’s greatest pillar throughout.
The special came in the 2012 Asia Cup when Sachin scored his 100th international century against Bangladesh. These moments are still alive and fresh in every Indian’s heart.
Now everybody is looking for 28th august as India is playing Pakistan in the 2022 Asia Cup edition.
Dubai has been great a home to both countries, and both are looking out for a win. India vs Pakistan has always been a great contest and even world cricket waits for this challenge.
28th August is the date when India vs Pakistan will be played in Asia cup 2022.
India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the top contenders for Asia cup 2022 but it’s a T20 format and nobody can take Bangladesh and Afghanistan lightly.
All the teams will be looking forward to the tournament with some lately added teams like Hong Kong.
The clash between 6 Asian nations will start on 27th August 2022 and the final will be played on 11th September 2022.
Where can we watch the live stream of the India vs Pakistan Asia cup?
Asia cup live streaming can be seen on the Star Sports network, Star Sports HD and Hotstar app. Mark the dates and cheer your team this season and watch the live broadcast on the Star Network.