Here in this article, you will know all the updates regarding the Asia Cup 2023 Schedule and Match Times with Venue Details.The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has unveiled the match timings for the Asia Cup 2023, several weeks after announcing the tournament schedule. The disclosure of match timing specifics came forth from the ACC on Monday. Notably, the Asia Cup 2023 is primed to kick off on August 30, with Pakistan, the host nation, squaring off against Nepal in Multan. This 6-team tournament will be executed in a distinctive hybrid manner, encompassing four matches on Pakistani soil and the remaining nine encounters hosted by Sri Lanka.
The excitement for the Asia Cup 2023 is building up as the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has revealed the match timings, and the participating teams have announced their squads. The tournament is set to commence on August 30, with hosts Pakistan taking on Nepal in Multan. Here’s everything you need to know about the Asia Cup 2023.
Asia Cup 2023 Match Timings
Weeks after announcing the schedule, the ACC has disclosed the match timings for all the matches. All 13 fixtures will begin at 3 PM Indian Standard Time (IST), which is 8:30 PM GMT. The most anticipated IND vs PAK game will be held on 2nd September in Kandy, beginning at the same time.
All Asian Cricket Team Squads
The first squad for the Asia Cup 2023 has already arrived, with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announcing its 18-member squad. Here’s a look at the squads of the participating teams:
- Pakistan Squad: Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Iftikhar Ahmed, Tayyab Tahir, Mohammad Rizwan, Salman Ali Agha, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Haris, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Usama Mir, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Shaheen Afridi.
- India Squad (Predicted): Rohit Sharma(c), Suryakumar Yadav, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul(w), Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar, Jaydev Unadkat, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Ishan Kishan, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik.
- Sri Lanka Squad (Predicted): Pathum Nissanka, Angelo Mathews, Charith Asalanka, Kusal Mendis(w), Nuwanidu Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Dasun Shanaka(c), Kasun Rajitha, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Pramod Madushan, Lahiru Kumara, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dilshan Madushanka, Sahan Arachchige, Dunith Wellalage, Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana.
- Bangladesh Squad: Tamim Iqbal(c), Litton Das, Towhid Hridoy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Shakib Al Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Ebadot Hossain, Yasir Ali, Hasan Mahmud, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mushfiqur Rahim(w), Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Rony Talukdar.
- Afghanistan Squad: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Hashmatullah Shahidi(c), Najibullah Zadran, Ibrahim Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Rahmat Shah, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Fareed Ahmad Malik, Mohammad Nabi, Yamin Ahmadzai, Zia-ur-Rehman, Ikram Alikhil, Shahidullah Kamal, Azmatullah Omarzai, Riaz Hassan, Noor Ahmad.
- Nepal Squad: Kushal Bhurtel, Sandeep Lamichhane, Rohit Paudel(c), Aasif Sheikh(w), Bhim Sharki, Dipendra Singh Airee, Kushal Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Karan KC, Lalit Rajbanshi, Sompal Kami, Gyanendra Malla, Pratis GC, Gulsan Jha.
Asia Cup Schedule 2023 – Overview
|Event||Asia Cup 2023|
|Authority||Asian Cricket Council|
|Host Country||Sri Lanka and Pakistan|
|Total Teams||6 Teams|
|Total Matches||13 Matches|
|Teams||Pakistan, Nepal, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka|
|Start Date||2 September 2023|
|Final Match Date||16 September 2023|
|Cricket Format||One Day International|
|Format||Group Stage and Final|
Asia Cup 2023 Schedule and Match Times with Venue Details
Asia Cup 2023 Schedule and Match Times with Venue Details
|Date||Match||Stage||Match Timings (IST)||Venue|
|30 Aug||Pakistan vs Nepal||Group Stage||3:00 PM||Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan|
|31 Aug||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||Group Stage||3:00 PM||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele|
|2 Sep||Pakistan vs India||Group Stage||3:00 PM||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele|
|3 Sep||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||Group Stage||3:00 PM||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|4 Sep||India vs Nepal||Group Stage||3:00 PM||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele|
|5 Sep||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka||Group Stage||3:00 PM||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|6 Sep||A1 vs B2||Super 4||3:00 PM||Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|9 Sep||B1 vs B2||Super 4||3:00 PM||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|10 Sep||A1 vs A2||Super 4||3:00 PM||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|12 Sep||A2 vs B1||Super 4||3:00 PM||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|14 Sep||A1 vs B1||Super 4||3:00 PM||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|15 Sep||A2 vs B2||Super 4||3:00 PM||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
|17 Sep||Final||Super 4||3:00 PM||R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo|
The Asia Cup 2023 will be held in a hybrid model, with four matches in Pakistan and the remaining nine games hosted by Sri Lanka. The tournament will be held in the 50-over format, keeping in mind the importance of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Here’s the complete schedule:
- Aug 30: Pakistan vs Nepal, Multan, 3:30 PM IST
- Aug 31: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Kandy, 2:00 PM IST
- Sep 2: IND vs PAK, Pallekele, 3:00 PM IST
- Sep 3: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Lahore, 3:00 PM IST
- Sep 4: India vs Nepal, 3:00 PM IST
- Sep 5: Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, 3:00 PM IST
- Sep 6: SUPER 4 – PAK/AFG vs BAN/AFG, 3:00 PM IST
- Sep 9: SUPER 4 – SL/AFG vs BAN/AFG, Colombo, 3:00 PM IST
- Sep 10: IND/NEP vs PAK/NEP, 3:00 PM IST
- Sep 12: IND/NEP vs SL/AFG, 3:00 PM IST
- Sep 15: IND/NEP vs BAN/AFG, 3:00 PM IST
- Sep 17: FINAL, 3:00 PM IST
The Asia Cup 2023 promises to be an exciting event, offering the Asian cricket teams the ideal opportunity to assess their level of readiness for the upcoming World tournament. With thrilling fixtures and talented squads, cricket fans are in for a treat.