Asia Cup 2018: All you need to know about the Statistical history of Asia Cup

Asia Cup 2018: All you need to know about the Statistical history of Asia Cup

The much-awaited schedule for the Asia Cup 2018 was officially released by the (ICC) International Cricket Council on 24th July 2018.

Asia Cup 2018 will be an ODI tournament that shall now be organized in the United Arab Emirates(UAE) in September 2018, with matches in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

It will be the 14th Asia Cup, and the 3rd time the tournament will be played in the United Arab Emirates from September 15, with six teams vying for top honors in the tournament that will conclude with the final on September 28.

 

Editions so far: 13

2018 format: ODIs

Most successful Cricket team: India (5 ODI titles & 1 T20 title)

Defending champions: India

Most runs: Sanath Jayasuriya (1220 ODI runs)

Most wickets: Muttiah Muralitharan (30 ODI wickets)

Edition-wise break-up:

1984 (Sharjah)- Champions: India

1986 (Sri Lanka)- Champions: Sri Lanka

1988 (Bangladesh)- Champions: India

1990-91 (India)- Champions: India

1995 (UAE)- Champions: India

1997 (Sri Lanka)- Champions: Sri Lanka

2000 (Bangladesh)- Champions: Pakistan

2004 (Sri Lanka)- Champions: Sri Lanka

2008 (Pakistan)- Champions: Sri Lanka

2010 (Sri Lanka)- Champions: India

2012 (Bangladesh)- Champions: Pakistan

2014 (Bangladesh)- Champions: Sri Lanka

2016 (Bangladesh)- Champions: India

The 6 teams are divided into two groups with India, Pakistan and Hong Kong in Group A while Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan will form Group B. The tournament will run for almost 2-weeks. Regular India captain Virat Kohli has been rested after a 2-month long tour to England. In Kohli’s absence, his deputy Rohit Sharma will lead India.

Here is the full schedule of the Asia Cup 2018:

League Stage

15 September: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka in Dubai
16 September: Pakistan vs Hong Kong in Dubai
17 September: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi
18 September: India vs Hong Kong in Dubai
19 September: India vs Pakistan in Dubai
20 September: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi

Super Fours

21 September: (Dubai) – Group-A Winner vs Group-B Runner-up
21 September: (Abu Dhabi) – Group-B Winner vs Group-A Runner-up
23 September: (Dubai) – Group-A Winner vs Group-A Runner-up
23 September: (Abu Dhabi) – Group-B Winner vs Group-B Runner-up
25 September: (Dubai) – Group-A Winner vs Group-B Winner-up
26 September: (Abu Dhabi) -Group-A Runner-up vs Group-B Runner-up

Final

28 September: TBC vs TBC

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