Cricket is a royal game that is awaited by most sports enthusiasts all over the world. Although the same was initially founded and played in England, with their colonizing effects. The game started to spread all over the world about a century ago. As a result, Asian countries are way more excited about cricket tournaments than European nations. The Asian Cup has been something that was awaited by the fans for a long time. It is finally 2022 and the Asia Cup has already started. Are you well updated about the schedule of the matches? Do you know about each venue? We are here to talk about these nitty-gritty details so that you can enjoy the match without any problem!
A Glance At Asia Cup 2022
The Asia Cup of 2022 has already commenced on 27th August. The very first match was between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka. Both of these nations are going through political turmoil at the moment and a distraction from that issue has been great for the netizens. This match took place on 27th August. The next match held way more apprehension than the first match. 28th August became a day of decision for the fans of India and Pakistan. Yes, you have guessed it right! The second match was between the two nations who had the tensest reaction between themselves.
The matches were initially decided to be held in Sri Lanka. However, the economic and political condition of the nation is in ruins at the moment. That is why, instead of canceling the matches, it was shifted to the United Arab Emirates.
This is understandable as the venue was changed just at the very last moment. Each match is being played in the T20 mode and six teams are battling against each other. Needless to say, all of these teams are from the Asian continent. The six teams have been categorized into two different groups. Each of the teams will play with one another in the play-off round for a single instance. The best two teams from each group will move to play in the semi-finals.
As the teams in the semi-finals play against each other, the best ones will move to the finals. The finals will be held on 11th September 2022. This has led to a great amount of apprehension. Every fan from the nations of the playing teams is supporting their teams and even the first two matches have shown that the entire saga is going to be tough competition.
Schedule, Time, And Dates Of Each Match Of Asia Cup, 2022
|27th August 2022||7:30 PM||Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan|
|28th August 2022||7:30 PM||India vs Pakistan|
|30th August 2022||7:30 PM||Bangladesh vs Afghanistan|
|31st August 2022||7:30 PM||India vs Hong Kong|
|1st September 2022||7:30 PM||Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh|
|2nd September 2022||7:30 PM||Pakistan vs Hong Kong|
|3rd September 2022||7:30 PM||Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan|
|4th September 2022||7:30 PM||India vs Pakistan|
|6th September 2022||7:30 PM||India vs Sri Lanka|
|7th September 2022||7:30 PM||Pakistan vs Afghanistan|
|8th September 2022||7:30 PM||India vs Afghanistan|
|9th September 2022||7:30 PM||Sri Lanka vs Pakistan|
|11th September 2022||7:30 PM||Pakistan vs Sri Lanka (FINAL)|
Venues Of The Asia Cup, 2022
As we have mentioned earlier, Sri Lanka was supposed to host the Asia Cup 2022. There has been severe political unrest in the entire span of Sri Lanka over the last year. That is why the venue had to be changed at the very last moment.
The United Arab Emirates agreed to host the event for this year even though it was announced at the very last moment. Just two venues were decided for the matches to be held. Dubai International Cricket Stadium and Sharjah Cricket Stadium are the two places that will be holding the events in the upcoming days.
Groups Of Asia Cup 2022
A total of 6 teams are participating in the Asia Cup 2022. The countries are divided into two groups, the number three. Group A contains India, Pakistan, and Hong Kong. Group B contains Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. Afghanistan has already won the match against Bangladesh on the very first day. Consecutively, India won the match against Pakistan on 28th August. The matches are indeed quite nail-biting and the fans are already entertained with the flow of these matches.
Now that you have details related to the game. Are you going to get yourself hooked to your television for the upcoming matches? If you have missed some of the matches till now, you should go back to the highlights and keep your eyes open for the next ones. We hope that the given information will be helpful for your watching schedules.