The Asia Cup 2022 is set to begin on August 27 in the UAE with Sri Lanka ready to play against Afghanistan in the first match. However, fans are eagerly waiting for the match between arch-rivals, Pakistan and India which will take place on August 28 (Sunday).
Any cricket match between the two nations is one of the most watched events on the global sporting calendar and victory is used to promote their respective nationalism.
Let’s take a look at the schedule, telecast, and squads for Asia Cup 2022.
Aug 27 — Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, 1st Match, Group B — Dubai
Aug 28 — Pakistan vs India, 2nd Match, Group A — Dubai
Aug 30 — Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, 3rd Match, Group B — Sharjah
Aug 31 — India vs Qualifier, 4th Match, Group A — Dubai
Sept 1 — Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh, 5th Match, Group B — Dubai
Sept 2 — Pakistan vs Qualifier, 6th Match, Group A — Sharjah
Sept 3 — TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 1 (B1 v B2) — Sharjah
Sept 4 — TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 2 (A1 v A2) — Dubai
Sept 6 — TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 3 (A1 v B1) — Dubai
Sept 7 — TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 4 (A2 v B2) — Dubai
Sept 8 — TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 5 (A1 v B2) — Dubai
Sept 9 — TBC vs TBC, Super Four, Match 6 (B1 v A2) — Dubai
Sept 11 — TBC vs TBC, Final — Dubai
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain
India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan. Standbys: Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar, Shreyas Iyer
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dhanushaka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Banuka Rajapaksha, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanidu Hasaranga, Mahesh Theekshana, Jeffery Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrema, Binura Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwanindu Fernando and Kasun Rajitha.
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Parvez Hossain Emon, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Naim
Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi (C), Najibullah Zadran (VC), Afsar Zazai (WK), Azmatullah Omarzai, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Mujib ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Rashid Khan and Samiullah Shinwari. Reserves: Nijat Masoud, Qais Ahmad, and Sharafuddin Ashraf
Pakistani cricket lovers can watch all matches of the tournament on: