The 15th edition of the Asia Cup is set to take place in the United Arab Emirates in September 2022. Matches will be played in the T20 format. India is the defending champion and will play Pakistan and Afghanistan in the tournament. Earlier, the tournament was scheduled for September 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Matches will be played in the T20 format
The T20 format is a popular format in international cricket, and it will be used in the 2022 Asia Cup. This tournament will include six teams, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan. The format is increasingly popular and is expected to draw a larger audience. The tournament is the perfect opportunity for cricket fans to see a new style of cricket.
India’s Asia Cup 2022 campaign will begin with a clash against Pakistan. The match will take place in Dubai on August 28, and India will be looking to start their title defense with a win. This match is also an opportunity to avenge their defeat to Pakistan at the ICC T20 World Cup in 2021.
The Asia Cup will take place in two venues, with matches in the T20 format. The six teams will play each other once in a group. After the group stage, the top two teams will advance to the Super 4 stage. In the Super 4 stage, the top two teams will play each other once, with the top two advancing to the final on September 11.
The Asia Cup is set to take place in August 2022 and will feature matches in the T20 format. The first round matches will take place in Group A, followed by the Super 4 matches for the four teams. Match timings will be revealed when the final schedule is released.
India will defend its title
India will be one of the favorites to win the Asia Cup in the UAE. The country won the last tournament in 2018 and will be keen to defend its title in the UAE. The team will be led by skipper Virat Kohli, who is returning after his England tour. The match will be his first game back since then, and all eyes will be on him.
India will face Pakistan in their opening match of the tournament. India and Pakistan have been drawn into Group A. The Asia Cup will be played in the T20 format and will conclude in October 2022. India has a better chance to win this tournament than any other team in the world.
In the past, India has defended the trophy in three editions. The first two were hosted by Bangladesh. In the final, India defeated Pakistan in a thrilling last-over match. Sachin Tendulkar’s century was a standout highlight from the 2012 tournament. Similarly, Virat Kohli made a stunning 183 off 148 in the summit clash against Sri Lanka.
India will look to secure its 8th Asia Cup title in the UAE. The competition is played in the T20 format, and India has never lost a T20 match in the tournament. In fact, it won all five T20 games in the inaugural tournament. In the ODI format, India won the last Asia Cup in 2018. It is the only team to win the Asia Cup seven times. Pakistan, on the other hand, has won it two times.
Pakistan will face Afghanistan
Afghanistan will play Bangladesh in the third match of the Asia Cup 2022. The game will be played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on August 30. The match will begin at 7:30 PM IST, or 6 PM local time. The match will be broadcast live on the Star Sports Network in India, PTV in Pakistan, and Ten Sports in Bangladesh. The match will also be broadcast on Ariana TV in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Fox Sports and Sky Sports will provide live action from the event in Australia and New Zealand.
The final match will be played between India and Pakistan. The teams are also expected to meet each other. While Pakistan is the host nation, Afghanistan will also play against India. Afghanistan has the higher ranking of the two teams. The winner will be the first team to reach the Super Four stage.
The Asian Cricket Council has announced the schedule for the Asia Cup 2022. The tournament will be played in a Twenty20 format. The first match will feature Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, with Pakistan and India playing the second match on the same day. The final will be played on 11 September 2022.
Pakistan and India have not faced each other in bilateral series since 2008. However, they have faced each other in multi-nation tournaments and ICC events. India won their Asia Cup 2022 opener on Sunday. If they finish in the top two in the Super 4 stage, they could face each other again in the final.