Asia Cup Cricket 2016


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India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets


Asia Cup Cricket 2016

Asia Cup Cricket 2016 in Bangladesh

Asia Cup 2016 LogoAsia Cup 2016 is scheduled to begin in Bangladesh from February 24 and will run up to March 6. It will be the 13th edition of the Asia Cup, the fifth to be held in Bangladesh, and the first to be played using the T20I format. The much-awaited India-Pakistan match is on Feb 27 in Mirpur. The one ICC associate member will be determined through a qualifier scheduled to be played from 19 to 22 February 2016.
Asia Cup Cricket 2016

Asia Cup 2016 Round-robin stage

Points Table

TEAMS MAT WON LOST TIED N/R PTS NET RR FOR AGAINST
India 4 4 0 0 0 8 +2.020 475/65.0 423/80.0
Bangladesh 4 3 1 0 0 6 +0.458 532/79.1 501/80.0
Pakistan 4 2 2 0 0 4 -0.296 494/78.0 495/74.4
Sri Lanka 4 1 3 0 0 2 -0.293 541/80.0 555/78.4
United Arab Emirates 4 0 4 0 0 0 -1.813 407/80.0 475/68.5


Asia Cup 2016 Schedule

Date Match Venue
24 February : 19:00 IST (D/N) | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST Bangladesh vs India Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
25 February : 19:00 IST (D/N) | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST Sri Lanka vs United Arab Emirates Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
26 February : 19:00 IST (D/N) | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST Bangladesh vs United Arab Emirates Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
27 February : 19:00 IST (D/N) | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST India vs Pakistan Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
28 February : 19:00 IST (D/N) | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
29 February : 19:00 IST (D/N) | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST Pakistan vs United Arab Emirates Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
1 March : 19:00 IST (D/N) | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST India vs Sri Lanka Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
2 March : 19:00 IST (D/N) | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST Bangladesh vs Pakistan Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
3 March : 19:00 IST (D/N) | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST India vs United Arab Emirates Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
4 March : 19:00 IST (D/N) | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST Pakistan vs Sri Lanka Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
6 March : 19:00 IST (D/N) | 13:30 GMT | 08:30 EST Final: India vs Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka
Winners in BOLD.

India vs Bangladesh

India beat Bangladesh by 8 wickets to win 6th title

India chased down Bangladesh’s 120/5 in 13.5 overs to win the Asia Cup title for the sixth time. In a rain curtailed match, Bangladesh posted 120/5 but Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan set the platform for the win. MS Dhoni scored a 6-ball 20 to win the title for India.

Sabbir Rahman was awarded the Man of the Series for scoring 176 runs at a strike rate of 123 in five innings. Shikhar Dhawan won the Man the Match award for 60 runs in the finals.
India 122/2 in 13.5ov (Shikhar Dhawan 60, Virat Kohli 41*) beat Bangladesh 120/5 in 15ov (Mahmudullah 33*, Sabbir Rahman 32*) by 8 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

India vs Pakistan in Asia Cup 2016

India beat Pakistan in low scoring game

The match will be played at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, on Feb 27th. The match is scheduled to start at 13:30 GMT | 19:00 IST and will be shown on Star Sports 1, 3, HD1 & HD3. The match will be streamed live on Star Sports website and Hotstar.
India 85/5 (15.3ov; Kohli 49, Amir 3-18, Sami 2-16) beat Pakistan 83 (17.3ov; Pandya 3-8, Jadeja 2-11) by 5 wickets

Bangladesh vs India

India start their campaign against the hosts



India 166/6 (Sharma 83, Pandya 31, Al-Amin Hossain 3-37) beat Bangladesh 121/7 (Sabbir Rahman 44, A Nehra 3-23)

India's 15-man squad announced for Asia Cup & T20 World Cup

Dhoni to lead, Shami back in the squad

The Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) selection committee, headed by Sandeep Patil, announced the 15-man Indian squad for the ICC World Twenty20 2016 to be held in India from March 8 to April 3. The same team will also play in Asia Cup T20, which will be hosted by Bangladesh from February 24 to March 6.

Under Dhoni's leadership, India won the inaugural World T20 in South Africa in 2007. In the last tournament in 2014, they lost to Sri Lanka in the final. Dhoni has so far led in 28 World T20 matches winning 18 (Lost 9, 1 No Result).

India Asia Cup Squad: MS Dhoni (Captain and Wicketkeeper), Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh, Pawan Negi, Mohammed Shami.

Sri Lanka announces team for Asia cup & T20 World Cup

Lasith Malinga to lead; Angelo Mathews, Nuwan Kulasekara return

Lasith Malinga, who is on a break from international cricket due to injury, was named the skipper of the T20I side for both the tournaments. Sri Lanka won their first Twenty20 title in 2014 when they defeated India by six wickets in the final under Malinga's captaincy.

Sri Lanka Asia Cup Squad: Lasith Malinga (Captain), Angelo Mathews (Vice-captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Niroshan Dickwella, Shehan Jayasuriya, Milinda Siriwardana, Dasun Shanaka, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dushmantha Chameera, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath, Jeffrey Vandersay

Pakistan Team for Asia Cup & T20 World Cup announced

Shahid Afridi will captain the Pakistan side

Four uncapped players has been included in the squad like Khurram Manzoorand Babar Azam, Rumman Raees, and Mohammad Nawaz. Shahid Afridi will captain the side. The middle order depend heavily on the likes of Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik and Shahid Afridi while Ahmad Shehzad and Muhammad Hafeez are expected to open the innings.

Pakistan Asia Cup Squad: Shahid Afridi (Captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sarfaraz Ahmed (Vice-Captain/Wicketkeeper), Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Khurram Manzoor, Rumman Rais.

Past Asia Cup Finals

Asia Cup Cricket 2014

Sri Lanka win against Pakistan

Winning 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

Asia Cup Cricket 2012 News

Pakistan pull off a two run victory against Bangladesh in a thriller Final to take Asia Cup

Bangladesh 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

Zaheer 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

Ajantha 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.
Asia Cup Finals: Sri Lanka 273 all out (49.5 overs) beat India 173 all out (39.3 overs) by 100 runs

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.