Asia Cup Cricket 2016
Asia Cup Cricket 2016 in BangladeshAsia 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 2016 Schedule
|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|
Asia Cup Winners
List of Asia Cup current and previous winners
India have won the title 6 times
|1984||India||Sri Lanka||India won the tournament 2–0||UAE|
|1986||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets||Sri Lanka|
|1988||India||Sri Lanka||India won by 6 wickets||Bangladesh|
|1990–91||India||Sri Lanka||India won by 7 wickets||India|
|1995||India||Sri Lanka||India won by 8 wickets||UAE|
|1997||Sri Lanka||India||Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets||Sri Lanka|
|2000||Pakistan||Sri Lanka||Pakistan won by 39 runs||Bangladesh|
|2004||Sri Lanka||India||Sri Lanka won by 25 runs||Sri Lanka|
|2008||Sri Lanka||India||Sri Lanka won by 100 runs||Pakistan|
|2010||India||Sri Lanka||India won by 81 runs||Sri Lanka|
|2012||Pakistan||Bangladesh||Pakistan won by 2 runs||Bangladesh|
|2014||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||Sri Lanka won by 5 wkts||Bangladesh|
|2016||India||Bangladesh||India won by 8 wickets||Bangladesh|
Past Asia Cup Finals
Asia Cup Cricket 2014 News
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
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.