Asia Cup Cricket 2014
Asia Cup Cricket 2014 in BangladeshIndia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh will take part in the 12th edition of the Asia Cup for cricket, which will be held in Bangladesh from 25 February to 8 March 2014. Afghanistan will be taking part for the first time.
Each side will play each other once in the group stages.
Asia Cup 2014 Round-robin stage
Asia Cup 2014 Schedule
|Pakistan vs Sri Lanka||Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium|
|Bangladesh vs India||Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium|
|Afghanistan vs Pakistan||Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium|
|India vs Sri Lanka||Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium|
|Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium|
|India vs Pakistan||Shere Bangla National Stadium|
|Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka||Shere Bangla National Stadium|
|Bangladesh vs Pakistan||Shere Bangla National Stadium|
|Afghanistan vs India||Shere Bangla National Stadium|
|Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||Shere Bangla National Stadium|
|Finals: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan||Shere Bangla National Stadium|
Asia Cup Cricket 2014 Final
Sri Lanka win against Pakistan
March 8, 2014Winning the toss and electing to bat at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Pakistan were left reeling at 18/3 thanks to some superb bowling from Malinga. Misbah along with Alam brought them back in to the match with an outstanding partnership of 122 runs. Misbah scored 65 while Alam scored his maiden ODI hundred (114*) in the company of Akmal who made 59 to take Pakistan to 260/5.
Chasing 261, Kusal gave Sri Lanka a superb start with his knock of 42. Captain Mathews ensured that they won the match and Asia Cup after Thirimanne's innings of 101 ended. Pakistan made two changes with Sharjeel Khan and Junaid Khan coming in, while Ajantha Mendis was dropped by Sri Lanka.
Reported Earlier: Sri Lanka who remain unbeaten in the Asia Cup 2014 will face defending champions Pakistan in the final on Saturday. Sri Lanka had earlier beaten Pakistan in the league match by 12 runs. Chasing an impsoing 297 for victory, Pakistan were on course for a remarkable victory with skipper Misbah-ul-Haq scoring 73, before Malinga (5-52) coming up with a fiery spell to bowl out the Pakistan team for 284 in 48.5 overs. Both teams boast of destructive bowling attacks with Sri Lanka's Ajantha Mendis the tournament's joint leader with nine wickets and Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal in second place with eight.
Pakistan squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (Captain), Abdur Rehman, Ahmed Shehzad, Anwar Ali, Bilawal Bhatti, Fawad Alam, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Talha, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal (Wicket Keeper), Umar Gul
Sri Lanka squad: Angelo Mathews (Captain), Dinesh Chandimal (Vice Captain),Lasith Malinga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara(Wicket Keeper), Mahela Jayawardena, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Chaturanga De Silva, Sachithra Senanayake, Ajantha Mendis, Ashan Priyanjan
Asia Cup Final: Sri Lanka 261/5 (Thirimanne 101, Jayawardene 75) beat Pakistan 260/5 (Fawad Alam 114*, Malinga 5-56) by 5 wickets
Injury rules MS Dhoni out of Asia Cup
Virat Kohli to lead India
Feb 23, 2014Indian skipper MS Dhoni has been ruled out of the 2014 Asia Cup to be played in Bangladesh, due to a side strain. Virat Kohli will lead the side in his absence, while Dinesh Karthik will be the wicketkeeper.
India Asia Cup Squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli (Captain), Cheteshwar Pujara, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Varun Aaron, Stuart Binny, Amit Mishra, Ishwar Pandey, Dinesh Karthik (Wicketkeeper)
Ishant Sharma dropped from Asia Cup
Cheteshwar Pujara replaces Suresh Raina
Feb 11, 2014Pacer Ishant Sharma was axed from both the Asia Cup and World T20 teams, while struggling left-handed batsman Suresh Raina who has a solitary 50 in his last 24 innings was dropped from the Asia Cup, but retained for the World T20. Cheteshwar Pujara will replace him in Bangladesh. Opener Gautam Gambhir and veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who were picked in the Rest of India for Irani Trophy, were not named in the ODI squad. Dhoni is the lone specialist wicket-keeper while the selectors have stuck to the opening combination of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma.
India Asia Cup Squad: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain & Wicketkeeper), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Varun Aaron, Stuart Binny, Amit Mishra, Ishwar Pandey
Past Asia Cup Finals
Asia Cup Cricket 2012 News
Pakistan pull off a two run victory against Bangladesh in a thriller Final to take Asia Cup
March 22, 2012Bangladesh needed 4 runs from the last ball to take their first Asia Cup, but were only able to score 2 runs. Bangladesh, who won the toss and elected to field were able to restrict Pakistan to 239/9 in 50 ov. Abdul Razzak took 2 wickets conceding only 26 runs and his 10 over spell included 3 maidens.
Asia Cup Final: Pakistan 236/9 in 50 ov beat Bangladesh 234/8 in 50 ov by 2 runs
Asia Cup Cricket 2010 News
India beat Sri Lanka, regain Asia Cup
June 24, 2010Zaheer Khan (2-36) and Ashish Nehra (4-40) bowled India to a resounding 81-run win over Sri Lanka in the finals, breaking a 15-year jinx in the Asia Cup.Indian batsmen made a fighting 268/6 and in reply, Sri Lanka could only manage 187 in 44.4 overs. The win earned India its fifth Asia Cup title in the 10th edition of the tournament - they had won four titles in the 1980s and '90s.
Asia Cup Finals - IND vs SRL, ODI, Dambulla: India 268/6 (Karthik 66) beat Sri Lanka 187 (Kapugedera 55*, Nehra 4-40) by 81 runs
Asia Cup Cricket 2008 News
Sri Lanka beat India by 100 runs in Asia Cup final
July 06, 2008Ajantha Mendis broke India's back with a mesmerising six-wicket haul as Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup cricket tournament with a facile 100-run victory at Karachi. Chasing 274, India's much-vaunted batting attack was bamboozled by Mendis' bag of tricks and the mystery spinner emerged as the wrecker-in-chief to bundle out India for 173 in just 39.3 overs.