Asia Cup 2020 is the 15th edition of the tournament earlier scheduled in Pakistan this year. India refused to tour Pakistan ahead of political tensions between countries. The most probable locations for the Asia Cup 2020 Schedule are United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka. Pakistan won’t host this tournament as India looking for the remote venue.
India is the most successful team of the competition with its seven titles and the defending champion of the last season of the tournament. When did the Asia Cup start? The first season of the Asia Cup played in 1984, and India became the first champion. The five full members of the Asian Cricket Council will participate in the tournament, including Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.
However, the sixth team of the tournament Hong Kong added in the very last season of the Asia Cup 2020. Hong Kong qualified in the Cricket World Cup 2018 and given a status to participate in the 2019 Asia Cup. The tournament first got the official ODI status in 2018 by International Cricket Council (ICC).
The fourteenth season of the Asia Cup 2018 initially scheduled in India, due to the Pakistan refusal to tour India tournament shifted to UAE. In April 2018, Asian Cricket Council officially announced the remote venues for the Asia Cup 2018 schedule. Pakistan ensures the participation as to play in UAE, and recently, India refused to tour Pakistan ahead of Asia Cup 2020 schedule.
Sri Lanka and Pakistan were the co-hosts in the last season of the tournament. Asia Cup Winners List: India is the most successful team of the tournament with 7 titles, Sri Lanka has 5 titles while Pakistan twice became champion. Bangladesh has been runner up thrice in the Asia Cup final.
The schedule and format of the Asia Cup 2020 announced by the Asian Cricket Council before the last season of the tournament. Five full members and associate member Hong Kong will take part in the competition ahead of the Asia Cup 2020 cricket schedule. There are a total of 13 matches, of which six games split into two rounds of the competition.
Group A and Group B at the first phase of the tournament will play three games, and the top four teams will enter into the second phase. Super Four teams will face each other once, making it to the six games for the second phase of the tournament. And the top two teams will go for the Asia Cup 2020 final.
- 1st Round: Teams split into two groups named as Group A and Group B.
- 2nd Round: Top four teams from 1st Round will contest six games like Super 4.
- Final: Top two teams at Asia Cup 2020 points table will contest Final.
Asia Cup 2020 Teams
There are six teams to participate in the Asia Cup 2020 in September this year. The team squads and players list for the upcoming 15th season of the tournament will announce in August 2020. The following are the participants of the Asia Cup 2020.
- Sri Lanka
- Hong Kong
Asia Cup 2020 Schedule
According to the Asia Cup 2020 schedule date and time, there are three teams in Group A, including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan. Each team will face each other once, and the top two teams will advance to the Super Four. The first game of the tournament scheduled as Pakistan vs Sri Lanka on September 12, 2020.
Group A Teams
- Sri Lanka
|12-Sep-20||Pakistan vs Sri Lanka||Dubai||3:30 PM|
|15-Sep-20||Afghanistan vs Pakistan||Sharjah||3:30 PM|
|18-Sep-20||Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan||Dubai||3:30 PM|
Group B Teams
According to the Asia Cup match schedule 2020, Group B consists of three teams. India, Bangladesh and Hong Kong will face each other once at the group stage of the tournament. Top two teams from this particular group will advance to the Asia Cup
2020 Super 12 round. The first match of the Group B scheduled as India vs Bangladesh on September 13, 2020, at Dubai Cricket Stadium.
|13-Sep-20||India vs Bangladesh||Dubai||15:30 PM|
|16-Sep-20||Bangladesh vs Hong Kong||Sharjah||15:30 PM|
|17-Sep-20||Hong Kong vs India||Dubai||3:30 PM|
According to the Asia Cup 2020 cricket schedule and tournament format top, two teams will advance from Group A and Group Beach. The Super Four consists of six games of the tournament, with each team facing an opponent for a single time. The first game of the particular group stage scheduled on September 19, 2020, between Team 1st and 4th in Asia Cup 2020 Points Table.
Teams at Asia Cup 2020 Standing Table 1st vs 4th next day 2nd vs 3rd and so on. The top two teams based on the points table will play the grand finale at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, UAE.
|19-Sep-20||1st vs 4th||Dubai||3:30 PM|
|21-Sep-20||2nd vs 3rd||Sharjah||3:30 PM|
|22-Sep-20||1st vs 2nd||Dubai||3:30 PM|
|23-Sep-20||3rd vs 4th||Dubai||3:30 PM|
|24-Sep-20||4th vs 2nd||Sharjah||3:30 PM|
|25-Sep-20||2nd vs 3rd||Dubai||3:30 PM|
Asia Cup 2020 Final
According to the Asia Cup 2020 schedule date and time table, the Asia Cup 2020 Final scheduled at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, UAE. The top two teams dominating the Asia Cup points table will qualify for the final. According to the match time table, all games scheduled at 3:30 PM as per the local time UAE.
|27-Sep-20||1st vs 2nd||Dubai||3:30 PM|
Asia Cup 2020 Venues
Only two cricket stadiums of UAE to host 13 matches of the Asia Cup 2020. Nine games scheduled at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium while only four games at Sharjah Cricket Stadium this year.
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium owes the capacity of 20000 crowds and all set host Asia Cup 2020 this year while Sharjah Cricket Stadium has the ability of 17000 spectators.