Asia Cup Cricket 2018 will be played in UAE in September
The Schedule, Fixture, Matches of the Asia Cup 2018 are as follows.
|NO||ASIA CUP 2018 FIXTURES||DATE||VENUE|
|1||Pakistan vs Qualifier||18-Sep||TBA|
|2||Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||18-Sep||TBA|
|3||India vs Qualifier||19-Sep||TBA|
|4||Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka||20-Sep||TBA|
|5||India vs Pakistan||21-Sep||TBA|
|6||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||21-Sep||TBA|
|SUPER FOUR ROUND|
|7||Group A Winner vs Group B Runner-up||23-Sep||TBA|
|8||Group B Winner vs Group A Runner-up||24-Sep||TBA|
|9||Group B Runners-up vs Group A Runner-up||25-Sep||TBA|
|10||Group A Winner vs Group B Winner||26-Sep||TBA|
|11||Group A Winner vs Group A Runner-up||27-Sep||TBA|
|12||Group B Winner vs Group B Runner-up||28-Sep||TBA|
|13||Asia Cup 2018 Final||30-Sep||TBA|
The most important thing about this Schedule is that it is full of Entertainment as the world wants to see the thriller between the two most promising rivalries Pakistan and India. The Asia Cup 2018 seems to be Special because it is providing the Chance for the cricket lovers to see Pakistan playing against India 3 times in ODI cricket when the two teams, along with a few others feature in the 14th edition of the Asia Cup.
Team India is the defending Champions. Basically Asia Cup is biennial tournament. The Asia Cup 2016 was being played in Bangladesh and it was won by India. Now it was planned by ICC that the Tournament will be Held in INDIA .
International Cricket Council (ICC) decided to change the Venue of the 14th edition of the Asia cup which is the upcoming Asia Cup 2018. It was planed by ICC that the Asia Cup 2018 will be held in India (defending Champions).
With the passage of time ICC observed that the two most pivotal Cricketing Nations of the World, Pakistan and India have some political stress and there are tensions between Pakistan Cricket Board and BCCI (Indian Cricket Board), which forced ICC to change the Venue of the Asia Cup 2018.
Current Venue of Asia Cup is United Arab Emirates
Qualifiers – September 13-17
Group Stage – September 18-21
Super 4 Round – September 23-30
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The 5 permanent members of the Asian Cricket Council will get direct entry into the competition. These Members Include Pakistan, India, Sri-Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Whereas there will be 6th teams that will be playing in a Qualifier to win that exclusive sixth place to participate in Asia Cup 2018 (race to the glory). These six participants that will be struggling to get into the tournament will include Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Singapore and UAE.
The team which will top the Qualifiers would emerge as the 6th team to be participating in Asia Cup 2018.
Pakistan and India share the same group of the competition while Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lankawill be three teams in the other group of the competition.
All the participating teams are supposed to play 2 matches in the group stage of the tournament and the top two sides from each group at the end of group stage will mark their spot for the 2nd round. The 2nd round which is the next ladder has been devised as a Super Four stage, one that will see all four teams feature against each other once.
The Top 2 Teams will Qualify for the Final
India and Pakistan will be joined by a Qualifier in their group, while Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh will be in the other group.
India enter the competition as the defending champions, in an Asia Cup tournament that was, for the first time, played in the T20 format. This particular edition will be played in the ODI format in the lead-up to the 2019 World Cup.
Of the previous 13 times the Asia Cup has been played, India have won the competition most number of times at six, while Sri Lanka are the second-most successful side with five titles under their belt.
Pakistan have won the competition twice, in 2000 and in 2012, beating Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the finals. Bangladesh have made the final twice.