The Asia Cup 2023 is one of the most highly anticipated cricket tournaments in the world. As cricket enthusiasts, we are thrilled to bring you all the exciting details about this prestigious event. In this comprehensive article, we will delve into the schedule, team squads, participating teams, and groupings for the Asia Cup 2023. Let’s embark on this cricketing journey together and explore what this tournament has in store for us.

Asia Cup 2023 Schedule

The Asia Cup 2023 is scheduled to be a cricketing extravaganza that will keep fans on the edge of their seats. The schedule is packed with thrilling matches that promise to showcase the best of cricketing talent from across Asia. Here’s a breakdown of the Asia Cup 2023 schedule:

1. Opening Ceremony (Date and Time): The tournament kicks off with a spectacular opening ceremony that will set the stage for the cricketing action to follow. Fans can expect dazzling performances and a grand celebration.

EventAsia Cup 2023
OrganizedInternational Cricket Council (ICC)
Date31st August 2023 (tentative)
Host CountryPakistan & Sri Lanka

2. Group Stage Matches: The group stage will feature intense battles between the participating teams. Each team will aim to secure their spot in the next stage of the tournament. These matches are crucial, and every run and wicket will matter.

Group A

PositionTeamPlayedWonLostDrawPointsNet Run Rate

Group B

PositionTeamPlayedWonLostDrawPointsNet Run Rate
3Sri Lanka000000
30 AugustPakistan Vs NepalMultan, Pakistan
31 AugustBangladesh Vs Sri LankaKandy, Sri Lanka
2 SeptemberPakistan Vs IndiaKandy, Sri Lanka
3 SeptemberBangladesh Vs AfghanistanLahore, Pakistan
4 SeptemberIndia Vs NepalKandy, Sri Lanka
5 SeptemberAfghanistan  v Sri LankaLahore, Pakistan

3. Super Four Stage: After the group stage, the top teams will advance to the Super Four stage. This is where the competition reaches its peak, with teams fighting for supremacy. The matches during this stage are expected to be nail-biters.

6 SeptemberA1 v B2Lahore, Pakistan
9 SeptemberB1 v B2Colombo, Sri Lanka
10 SeptemberA1 v A2Colombo, Sri Lanka
12 SeptemberA2 v B1Colombo, Sri Lanka
14 SeptemberA1 v B1Colombo, Sri Lanka
15 SeptemberA2 v B2Colombo, Sri Lanka

4. Semi-Finals: The semi-finals are where the tension escalates. Only the best teams will make it to this stage, and the quest for a spot in the finals will be fierce.

5. Grand Finale: The Asia Cup 2023 will culminate in a thrilling grand finale. Two top teams will battle it out for the prestigious Asia Cup title. Expect the stadium to be packed with enthusiastic fans and an electrifying atmosphere.

17 SeptemberFINALColombo, Sri Lanka

Team Squads

The heart and soul of any cricket tournament are the players who represent their nations. Let’s take a closer look at the team squads for the Asia Cup 2023:

1. India: India, a cricketing powerhouse, will come into the tournament with a formidable squad. Led by their dynamic captain, Virat Kohli, and featuring star players like Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah, India is a team to watch out for.

Player NamePlayer Position
Rohit SharmaCaptain & Batter
KL RahulBatter
Shreyas IyerBatter
Ruturaj GaikwadBatter
Venkatesh IyerBatter
Shubman GillBatter
Virat KohliBatter
Hardik PandyaVice Captain & All-rounder
Axar PatelAll-rounder
Ravindra JadejaAll-rounder
Mohammad SirajBowler
Mohammad ShamiBowler
Kuldeep YadavBowler
Yuzvendra ChahalBowler
Ishan KishanBatter
Suryakumar YadavBatter
Shardul ThakurAll-rounder
Sanju SamsonBatter
Mohit SharmaBowler
Opener – Shubham Gill, Rohit Sharma (C)
Middle Order – Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul
Wicketkeeper – Sanju Samson
All-Rounders – Hardik Pandya (VC), Ravindra Jadeja, and Axar Patel
Spinners – Yuzvendra Chahal And Kuldeep Yadav
Fast Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, And Mohammed Siraj

2. Pakistan: Pakistan, known for its unpredictable cricketing performances, will be eager to make their mark. With a balanced squad that includes Babar Azam and Shaheen Afridi, Pakistan is capable of causing upsets.

3. Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka, a team with a rich cricketing history, will be keen to reclaim their glory. With players like Angelo Mathews and Dimuth Karunaratne in their ranks, Sri Lanka has the potential to surprise the competition.

4. Bangladesh: Bangladesh has been steadily improving its cricketing prowess. Led by the talented Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh aims to prove that they are a force to be reckoned with.

5. Afghanistan: Afghanistan, the rising star of cricket, boasts a team full of talented spinners and hard-hitting batsmen. Rashid Khan’s leadership will be instrumental in their performance.

6. UAE: The United Arab Emirates, a team on the rise, will be looking to make a statement in the Asia Cup 2023. They have a mix of experienced players and promising youngsters who can make an impact.

Participating Teams

The Asia Cup 2023 will witness fierce competition between the following teams:

  1. India
  2. Pakistan
  3. Sri Lanka
  4. Bangladesh
  5. Afghanistan
  6. UAE

These six teams will battle it out for cricketing supremacy, and fans can expect to witness some thrilling encounters between them.


The teams have been divided into groups to determine their fixtures in the group stage. The groupings for the Asia Cup 2023 are as follows:

Group A:

  1. India
  2. Pakistan
  3. Sri Lanka

Group B:

  1. Bangladesh
  2. Afghanistan
  3. UAE

These groupings ensure that each group comprises a mix of strong teams, making the group stage matches all the more exciting. It also sets the stage for potential clashes between arch-rivals India and Pakistan.

In conclusion, the Asia Cup 2023 promises to be a cricketing spectacle like no other. With an action-packed schedule, star-studded team squads, and intense group stage battles, this tournament is set to captivate cricket fans worldwide. Stay tuned for updates, highlights, and in-depth analysis as we cover every aspect of the Asia Cup 2023.

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