Asia Cup 2018 Schedule

The Asia Cup 2018 schedule features 13 matches with 6 teams divided into two groups participating in the tournament. India, defending champions, will face arch-rivals Pakistan on 19 September. As per the tournament format the two teams will play each other at least once and it is expected that both teams will also move to the Super 4 round and play two matches at least.

India has back to back games scheduled on 18th and 19th September and there are chances that the schedule might be revised to give India a rest day before their all important Pakistan encounter. The tournament was originally scheduled to be played in India but was later moved to UAE due to the ongoing political tensions between India and Pakistan.




Date Group/Stage Match Venue
15 Sep B Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Dubai
16 Sep A Pakistan vs Hong Kong Dubai
17 Sep B Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Abu Dhabi
18 Sep A India vs Hong Kong Dubai
19 Sep A India vs Pakistan Dubai
20 Sep B Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Abu Dhabi
21 Sep Super 4 Group A Winner vs Group B Runner-up Dubai
21 Sep Super 4 Group B Winner vs Group A Runner-up Abu Dhabi
23 Sep Super 4 Group A Winner vs Group A Runner-up Dubai
23 Sep Super 4 Group B Winner vs Group B Runner-up Abu Dhabi
25 Sep Super 4 Group A Winner vs Group B Winner Dubai
26 Sep Super 4 Group A Runner-up vs Group B Runner-up Abu Dhabi
28 Sep Final Top two teams from Super 4 Dubai

Asia Cup 2018 squads

Pakistan squad

The Pakistan squad for Asia Cup 2018 is as under:

Fakhar Zaman, Imam ul Haq, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Sarfraz Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Usman Khan Shanwari, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Fahim Ashraf

India squad

The Indian squad for Asia Cup 2018 is as under:

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, K Khaleel Ahmed

Bangladesh squad

The Bangladesh squad for Asia Cup 2018 is as under:

Mashrafe Mortaza (Capt), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Mithun, Liton Kumar, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mosaddek Hossain, Nazmul Hossain, Mehedi Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman and Abu Haider.

Afghanistan squad

Mohammad Shahzad, Javed Ahmadi, Asghar Afghan(c), Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shenwari, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Aftab Alam, Ihsanullah Janat, Sayed Shirzad, Wafadar, Munir Ahmad Kakar

Sri Lanka squad

Angelo Mathews (Captain), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga, Dinesh Chandimal, Danushka Gunathilaka, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Dhanajaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Dilruwan Perera, Amila Aponso, Kasun Rajitha, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera and Lasith Malinga.

Asia Cup 2018 Teams and Groups

Overall six teams would be participating and would be divided into two groups. The tournament format is such that the top two teams would each group would proceed to a Super 4 round where Top 4 teams would play each other in round robin to decide the two finalists.

The groups are as under:

Group A Group B
India Bangladesh
Pakistan Sri Lanka
Qualifier Afghanistan