Cricket is growing day by day and many tournaments are holding on a national level and also on international level. International Cricket Council (ICC) Finally announced the Asia Cup 2018 Schedule, Which is going to held UAE. There are six Asian teams which will be participated in the tournament with Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan are Confirmed for the 2018 Asia cup.
While Teams like UAE, Hong Kong, Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia, and Oman will play qualify round to reach Asia cup. The Asia Cup Teams are divided into two groups as A and B.In both Groups there are three teams which will play two matches and has to win the matches to qualify for the second four round.
The last Asia cup was full of drama and entertainment. Many people will know that 2016 Asia cup was a t20 tournament which was won by India by defeating Bangladesh in final. Performace of Bangladesh team in 2016 Asia cup wondered many cricket fans. They were on second in point table after India which hasn’t lost any single match in that tournament.
Asia Cup 2018 Schedule [Groups – Fixtures]
As we already mentioned above there will be two groups in which six teams will be in action. Each team will have to win the two group matches to qualify for the second four rounds in which only four teams will be in action.
- Qualifier 1
- Sri Lanka
Two top Teams from each group will qualify for the next round in which only one team will have to reach the next round which will be final. In both groups, one team will be in final which will face the team from another group.
|1||Pakistan vs Qualifier||18 September||TBA|
|2||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||18 September||TBA|
|3||India vs Qualifier||19 September||TBA|
|4||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka||20 September||TBA|
|5||India vs Pakistan||21 September||TBA|
|6||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||21 September||TBA|
|SUPER FOUR ROUND BEGINS|
|7||Group A Winners vs Group B Runners-up||23 September||TBA|
|8||Group B Winners vs Group A Runners-up||24 September||TBA|
|9||Group B Runners-up vs Group A Runners-up||25 September||TBA|
|10||Group A Winners vs Group B Winners||26 September||TBA|
|11||Group A Winners vs Group A Runners-up||27 September||TBA|
|12||Group B Winners vs Group B Runners-ip||28 September||TBA|
|13||ASIA Cup 2018 FINAL MATCH||30 September||TBA|
The venue of Asia cup matches have not decided yet but it’s confirmed that whole tournament will play in UAE. The UAE pitches will help Asian batsmen to score more runs. The fact about UAE pitches is that it’s too much slow which will help batsman to score more runs and for the bowler, it would be a challenge.
When Will Asia Cup 2018 Start?
Asian Cricket fans have to wait for only a few months to get live action of their favorite teams in Asia cup. The tournament will take place in UAE on 18 September to 30th September. Fans will get non-stop action from 2018 Asia cup with a lot of entertainment.