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Asia cup t20 2016 fixture

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Asia Cup 2016 will be played in T20 format keeping T20 world cup 2016 into account. This tournament is shifting from ODI Format to T20 format for the first time since 1984. Sri Lanka is the defending champions. They won 2014 Asia cup against Pakistan by 5 wickets in Bangladesh. Again 2018 Asia cup will be reverted back to ODI format to prepare for 2019 Cricket World Cup. For 2020 T20 World Cup, this will again switch back to T20 format. Asia cup T20 2016 will be played in Bangladesh. Asia cup 2016 is starting on February 24, 2016 and the Final match will be played on March 6, 2016.

 T20 Asia Cup 2016 schedule and fixtures has been announced and below is the list of entire tournament matches where 5 teams will participate. Every team will play 1 match against every other team. Thats 4 games for every team and the top 2 will contest the final on 05 march 2016.

All matches will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur. Every game will be starting at 19:00 IST – 18:30 Pakistan time – 13:30 uk time.

Asia cup t20 2016 fixture is given below

T20 Asia Cup 2016: Bangladesh will host the 2016 Asia Cup and 11 matches will be played starting from 24th February 2016. 1 team will qualify to play alongside four usual Asian teams Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The first match will be between India and Bangladesh on 24th while the marquee game between India vs Pakistan is set to take place on 27th February 2016 in Dhaka.

Asia Cup has been played since 1986 on frequent basis with Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh competing in the competition over the years. Cricket Asia Cup has always been a one day tournament but with Asian Cricket Council (ACC) now terminating their operations and getting absorbed by ICC it has been announced that 2016 Asia Cup will be a Twenty20 tournament played between 4 full test nations plus 2 associate teams from Asia. In the meeting which was concluded last week here are some of the new suggestion made for Asia Cups future.

Asia Cup T20 2016 – Teams Confirmed

In 2016 Asia Cup There will be 4 confirmed full test teams (Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) plus one associate team from the four asian teams who already have T20 status (Afghanistan, UAE, Nepal and Hong Kong). So teams will compete in next years Asia Cup which will provide good experience for Asian teams to get themselves ready for T20 world cup to follow immediately.

  • Asia Cup will be played regularly every two years from now on.
  • In the Twenty20 World Cup year, Asia Cup will feature T20 competition and 2016 Asia Cup will be the first T20 event.
  • Asia Cup 2016 will take place February or March before the T20 world cup in India.
  • More associate teams will be included in the T20 competition.
  • While in the year of 50 Over World Cup, Asia cup will be a one day tournament played before the world cup for example Asia Cup 2018 will be 50 over competition to be played before the 2019 world cup in India.
  • While 2020 Asia Cup will again return to T20 format.

Asia Cup – History & Overview of Asia Cup [1984-2014]

One of the most esteemed of the international ODI tournaments, Asia Cup was launched in the year 1983 with the foundation of Asian Cricket Council. It was slated to be played between ACC member countries every couple of years. Till date 12 editions have been played with the maiden one in 1984 and the last one in 2014. In between, the 1993 session had to be nullified given strenuous relations between Pakistan & India. In 2008, it was announced that championship would be played biennially.

Here is a brief overview on all the editions played in Asia Cup.

Asia Cup 1984

The inaugural edition of Asia Cup was held in 1984 between India, Sri Lanka & Pakistan. Three matches were played where India won 2 matches and came up with the maiden Asia Cup trophy. All the matches were played at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah. The edition followed a round-robin format. Surinder Khanna was the Player of the Series and he was also the player with most runs. Ravi Shastri was the highest wicket taker in the inaugural Asia Cup edition. The championship ran from April 6 to April 13.

Asia Cup 1986

The second edition was held at Sri Lanka. India did not participate in the championship given strained relation with the host nation. The second participant nation was Pakistan and Bangladesh was also included in the tournament. There were 3 group matches in round robin format & one final. It started on March 30 & finalized on April 6.

Venues- Saravanamuttu Stadium, Tyronne Fernando Stadium, Asgiriya Stadium, Singhalese Sports Club Ground

Winner– Sri Lanka

Final – Sri Lanka & Pakistan where the host nation won by 5 wickets.

Player of the Series: Arjuna Ranatunga

Maximum runs: Arjuna Ranatunga

Most wickets Abdul Qadir

Asia Cup 1988

The 3rd edition of the tournament was hosted by Bangladesh and had 4 participants- India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan & Bangladesh. The championship started on 27th October & ran till 4th November. 7 matches were played all total and India was the winner.

Winner India

Venues Bangabandhu National Stadium and Chittagong Stadium

Final The final was between India & Sri Lanka where the former won by 6 wickets.

Player of the Series: Navjot Sidhu

Maximum runs: Ijaz Ahmed

Most wickets Arshad Ayub

It was the 2nd Asia Cup win for India.

Asia Cup 1990-91 Asia Cup

The 4th edition was held from 25th December, 1990 to 4th January, 1991. India was the host country and other participants were Sri Lanka & Bangladesh. Pakistan did not take part given strained ties with India. All together 4 matches were played in round robin format.

Winner– India

Venues – Eden Gardens, Barabati Stadium and Brabourne Stadium

Final – The final was played between India & Sri Lanka where the host nation won by 7 wickets.

Maximum runs: Arjuna Ranatunga

Most wickets Kapil Dev

It was the 3rd Asia Cup win for India

Asia Cup 1993

The edition was cancelled

Asia Cup 1995

The 5th edition of the tournament was once again held at Sharjah and the participant teams were Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh. It was scheduled from April 5 to April 14. All total 7 matches were played in the round robin format.

Winner– India

Venues – Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah

Final – The final was played between India & Sri Lanka where the host nation won by 8 wickets.

Player of the series Navjot Sidhu

Maximum runs: Sachin Tendulkar

Most wickets Anil Kumble

It was the 4th Asia Cup win for India.

Asia Cup 1997

The 6th edition of the tournament was once again held at Sri Lanka and the participant teams were Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh. It was scheduled from July 14 to July 26. All total 7 matches were played in the round robin format.

Winner– Sri Lanka

Venues – R Premadasa Stadium and SSCG

Final – The final was played between India & Sri Lanka where the host nation won by 8 wickets.

Player of the series Arjuna Ranatunga

Maximum runs: Arjuna Ranatunga

Most wickets Venkatesh Prasad

This edition marked the 2nd Asia Cup win for Sri Lanka.

Asia Cup 2000

The 7th edition of the tournament was hosted at Bangladesh for the 2nd time and the participant teams were Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh. It was scheduled from May 29 to June 7. All total 7 matches were played in the round robin format. This edition marked the first Asia Cup win for Pakistan and was also the first edition where India could not qualify to the final.

Winner– Pakistan

Venues – Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka

Final – The final was played between Pakistan & Sri Lanka where the former won by 39 runs.

Player of the series Yousuf Youhana

Maximum runs: Yousuf Youhana

Most wickets Abdul Razzaq

Asia Cup 2004

The 8th edition was hosted by Sri Lanka 4 years post the previous season. The edition is special in the history of Asian Cup as it came with a changed format & the tournament was divided into 3 stages- Group Stage, Round robin Super Fours & the finale. Two new teams, Hong Kong & UAE, were introduced along with 4 existing participants. Group stage was further divided into 2 parts with 3 teams in each. Group A had Pakistan, Bangladesh & Hong Kong while Group B had Sri Lanka, UAE & India. The new teams lost out in the first stage. All total 13 matches were played from July 16 to August 1.

Winner- Sri Lanka

Venues Singhalese Sports Club Ground, Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium and R Premadasa Stadium

Super Fours India, Bangladesh, Pakistan & Sri Lanka. The winners were India & Sri Lanka

Final – The final was played between India & Sri Lanka where the host nation won by 25 runs.

Player of the series – Sanath Jayasuriya

Maximum runs – Shoaib Malik

Most wickets Irfan Pathan

It marked the 3rd Asia Cup win for Sri Lanka

Asia Cup 2008

The 9th edition of Asia Cup was hosted at Pakistan and it followed the same format of the previous edition. It commenced on June 24 and ran till July 6. Group A comprised of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & UAE. Group B had Pakistan, Hong Kong and India. India & Sri Lanka topped in their respective groups. All total 13 matches were played.

Winner- Sri Lanka

Venues Gaddafi Stadium and National Stadium

Super Fours India, Bangladesh, Pakistan & Sri Lanka. The winners were India & Sri Lanka

Final The final was played between India & Sri Lanka where the Sri Lankan team won by 100 runs.

Player of the series: Ajantha Mendis

Maximum runs: Sanath Jayasuriya

Most wickets : Ajantha Mendis

Asia Cup 2008 Stats

It marked the 4th Asia Cup for Sri Lanka

Asia Cup 2010

The 10th edition was once again hosted by the Lankan nation and it ran from June 15 to June 24. The 2010 Asia Cup just had the 4 test playing countries as participants- India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Pakistan. All total 7 matches were played where India & Sri Lanka topped on group stages.

Winner- India

Venues Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium

Final The final was played between India & Sri Lanka where the Indian team won by 81 runs.

Player of the series – Shahid Afridi

Maximum runs – Shahid Afridi

Most wickets – Lasith Malinga

Asia Cup 2010 Stats

It marked the 5th record Asia Cup title for India as it was the only team to land up with 5 Asia Cup trophies for the first time ever in the 15 years history of the esteemed tournament.

Asia Cup 2012

The 11th edition was hosted by the Bangladesh and it ran from March 11 to March 22. The 2012 Asia Cup again had the 4 test playing countries as participants- India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Pakistan. All total 7 matches were played where Pakistan & Bangladesh topped on group stages. It was the first time for Bangladesh to enter the final of an Asia Cup edition.

Winner- Pakistan

Venues – Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium

Final – The final was played between Pakistan and Bangladesh where Pakistan won by 2 runs.

Player of the series – Shakib Al Hasan

Maximum runs: Virat Kohli

Most wickets Umar Gul

Asia Cup 2012 Stats

The edition marked the second Asia Cup win for Pakistan.

Asia Cup 2014

The 12th edition of the tournament was once again hosted by Bangladesh, in Dhaka & Fatullah. It started on February 25 and ran till March 8. All total 11 matches were played between 5 participants. There were the 4 test playing countries as participants- India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Pakistan – along with ICC Associate member country Afghanistan. This edition marked the debut of Afghanistan in Asia Cup.

Winner- Sri Lanka

Venues – Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium and Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium

Final – The final was played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka where the latter won by 5 wickets.

Player of the series – Lahiru Thirimanne

Maximum runs: Lahiru Thirimanne

Most wickets: Lasith Malinga & Saeed Ajmal as both took equal number of wickets (11).

Asia Cup 2014 Stats

It marked the 5th Asia Cup win for Sri Lanka.

 

The most successful teams in Asia Cup are India & Sri Lanka & both the teams hold 5 titles each.

Asia Cup 2016

The coming edition of the Asia Cup would be held in 2016 and it would mark the 13th edition of the tournament. Bangladesh is the host nation for the upcoming Asia Cup season. The ACC had a downsize in 2015 & ICC has lately declared that from now on the Asia Cup matches would be played on rotation basis between ODI & T20 formats. Thus, the 2016 Asia Cup would be the first edition to play T20 & it would also act the preparatory stage prior to ICC WorldT20 in the same year.

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