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Asia Cup 2018: All you need to know – Squads, Fixtures & Broadcast details

04 Sep 2018 CricTracker

Asia Cup 2016 winners India. (Photo Source: The Morung Express)

It will be the 14th edition of the Asia Cup that starts on 15 September 2018. There are six teams taking part in the Asia Cup with India going in as the defending champions. The other teams are Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan. The sixth team will be either of UAE or Hong Kong depending on who wins the Qualifiers.

They are split into two groups of three teams each. India, Pakistan and the winner of the Qualifier constitute Group A. Group B will be formed by Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The tournament will follow a round-robin format in the initial stages where all the three teams in each group will play against each other.

This will be followed by the ‘Super Four’ stages where the top two teams from each group will play each other. The top two teams from the ‘Super Four’ stages would play each other in the final. A total of 13 games will be played before the winner is decided. It is the third time that the Asia Cup is being played in the United Arab Emirates after the 1984 and 1995 editions.

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Although the tournament this year was supposed to be played in India, it was moved to a neutral venue due to the ongoing political tensions between India and Pakistan. The Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai and Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi are the two venues finalised for the event. The final will be played on 28 September 2018.

Teams:

India: Rohit Sharma (c), 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

Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed (c), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Usman Shinwari and Shaheen Shah Afridi

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews(c), Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Dilruwan Perera, Amila Aponso, Kasun Rajitha, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Malinga, Dinesh Chandimal

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan(c), Tamim Iqbal, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Hider Rony, Nazmul Hossain Shanto

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

Qualifier Team: (TBA)

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