Asia Cup 2018 Match Schedule Cricket

Hi guys !!!! The Asia Cup 2018 (also called the Unimony Asia Cup) will be a One Day International (ODI) cricket tournament to be held in the “United Arab Emirates in September 2018”. It will be the “3rd edition of the Asia Cup” and the third time will be played in the United Arab Emirates after the tournaments of “1984 and 1995”. India is the current champion. 


Asia Cup 2018 Match Schedule Cricket


Dates 15–28 September 2018
Administrator(s) Asian Cricket Council
Cricket format One Day International
Tournament format(s) Round-robin and knockout
Host(s)  UAE
Champions  India (7th title)
Runners-up  Bangladesh
Participants 6
Matches played 13
Player of the series India Shikhar Dhawan
Most runs India Shikhar Dhawan(342)
Most wickets Afghanistan Rashid Khan (10)
Bangladesh Mustafizur Rahman(10)
India Kuldeep Yadav (10)
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Background :

Asia Cup 2018
Asia Cup 2018

Originally, the tournament was to be played in India. This has shifted to the United Arab Emirates after the political tensions between India and Pakistan. 

After the meeting of the “Asian Cricket Council (ACC) in Singapore on October 29, 2015”, the Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said that the 2018 edition of the tournament will be held in India.

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In August 2017, the BCCI had sought government approval to host the tournament after moving to the “2017 ACC Under-19 Asia Cup Malaysia”. In April 2018, “Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan” asked whether the BCCI and ACC would consider hosting the tournament in Abu Dhabi, to ensure Pakistan’s involvement. 

Before the tournament in April, Pakistan will host 2018 ACC emerging team Asia Cup. With the announcement that the Asia Cup will be played in the United Arab Emirates, the emerging team Asia Cup was taken in December 2018, Sri Lanka had decided to co-host the tournament with Pakistan.

Format : 

The schedule and format of the tournament was announced on “July 24, 2018”, in which “six teams” were divided into three groups.

The top two teams of each group will then progress to the Super Four sections of the tournament. From there, the top two teams of Super Four Sections will play each other in the final. Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka in the opening game of the tournament at the “Dubai International Cricket Stadium”. 

Teams :

  •  Afghanistan, ICC Full Member
  •  Bangladesh, ICC Full Member
  •  India, ICC Full Member
  •  Pakistan, ICC Full Member
  •  Sri Lanka, ICC Full Member
  • TBD, 2018 Asia Cup Qualifier

Squads :

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 Afghanistan  Bangladesh  India  Pakistan  Sri Lanka
  • Asghar Afghan (c)
  • Javed Ahmadi
  • Munir Ahmad
  • Aftab Alam
  • Ihsanullah
  • Rashid Khan
  • Wafadar Momand
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • Gulbadin Naib
  • Rahmat Shah
  • Hashmatullah Shahidi
  • Mohammad Shahzad
  • Samiullah Shenwari
  • Sayed Shirzad
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman
  • Najibullah Zadran
  • Mashrafe Mortaza (c)
  • Shakib Al Hasan (vc)
  • Liton Das
  • Ariful Haque
  • Abu Hider
  • Rubel Hossain
  • Tamim Iqbal
  • Nazmul Islam
  • Mahmudullah
  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz
  • Mohammad Mithun
  • Mushfiqur Rahim
  • Mustafizur Rahman
  • Mosaddek Hossain Saikat
  • Nazmul Hossain Shanto
  • Rohit Sharma (c)
  • Shikhar Dhawan(vc)
  • Khaleel Ahmed
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • MS Dhoni (wk)
  • Kedar Jadhav
  • Dinesh Karthik
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  • K. L. Rahul
  • Manish Pandey
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Axar Patel
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • Shardul Thakur
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Sarfraz Ahmed(c)
  • Shaheen Afridi
  • Asif Ali
  • Hasan Ali
  • Mohammad Amir
  • Faheem Ashraf
  • Babar Azam
  • Junaid Khan
  • Shadab Khan
  • Usman Khan
  • Shoaib Malik
  • Shan Masood
  • Mohammad Nawaz
  • Haris Sohail
  • Imam-ul-Haq
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Angelo Mathews (c)
  • Amila Aponso
  • Dushmantha Chameera
  • Dinesh Chandimal
  • Akila Dananjaya
  • Danushka Gunathilaka
  • Suranga Lakmal
  • Lasith Malinga
  • Kusal Mendis
  • Dilruwan Perera
  • Kusal Perera
  • Thisara Perera
  • Kasun Rajitha
  • Dasun Shanaka
  • Dhananjaya de Silva
  • Upul Tharang

Match officials :

The ICC appointed the following umpires and match referees for all thirteen matches

Match Referees
  • Australia David Boon
  • Zimbabwe Andy Pycroft

Venues :

United Arab Emirates
Dubai Abu Dhabi
Dubai International Cricket Stadium Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium
Coordinates: 25°2′48″N 55°13′8″E Coordinates: 24°23′47″N 54°32′26″E
Capacity: 25,000 Capacity: 20,000
Matches: 8 Matches: 5

 

Group stage : 

Group A 

Team

P W L T NR Pts NRR
 India 2 2 0 0 0 4 +1.474
 Pakistan 2 1 1 0 0 2 +0.284
 Hong Kong 2 0 2 0 0 0 –1.748
16 September 2018
15:30 (D/N)
Hong Kong 
116 (37.1 overs)
v
 Pakistan
120/2 (23.4 overs)
Aizaz Khan 27 (47)
Usman Khan 3/19 (7.3 overs)
Imam-ul-Haq 50* (69)
Ehsan Khan 2/34 (8 overs)
Pakistan won by 8 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Ahmed Shah Pakteen (Afg) 

Player of the match: Usman Khan (Pak)

  • Hong Kong won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Babar Azam (Pak) became the joint second-fastest, in terms of innings, to reach 2,000 runs in ODIs.

18 September 2018
15:30 (D/N)
India 
285/7 (50 overs)
v
 Hong Kong
259/8 (50 overs)
Shikhar Dhawan 127 (120)
Kinchit Shah 3/39 (9 overs)
Nizakat Khan 92 (115)
Yuzvendra Chahal 3/46 (10 overs)
India won by 26 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Anisur Rahman (Ban) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Shikhar Dhawan (Ind)
  • Hong Kong won the toss and elected to field.
  • Khaleel Ahmed (Ind) made his ODI debut.
  • Nizakat Khan and Anshuman Rath made the highest ever partnership for Hong Kong in ODIs (174).

19 September 2018
15:30 (D/N)
Pakistan 
162 (43.1 overs)
v
 India
164/2 (29 overs)
Babar Azam 47 (62)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3/15 (7 overs)
Rohit Sharma 52 (39)
Shadab Khan 1/6 (1.3 overs)
India won by 8 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (SA) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Player of the match: Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Ind)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • This was India’s biggest win, in terms of balls remaining, against Pakistan in ODIs (126)

Group B

Team

P W L T NR Pts NRR
 Afghanistan 2 2 0 0 0 4 +2.270
 Bangladesh 2 1 1 0 0 2 +0.010
 Sri Lanka 2 0 2 0 0 0 –2.280
15 September 2018
15:30 (D/N)
Bangladesh 
261 (49.3 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
124 (35.2 overs)
Mushfiqur Rahim 144 (150)
Lasith Malinga 4/23 (10 overs)
Dilruwan Perera 29 (44)
Mustafizur Rahman 2/20 (6 overs)
Bangladesh won by 137 runs
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (SA) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (Ind)
Player of the match: Mushfiqur Rahim (Ban)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.
  • This was Sri Lanka’s lowest total against Bangladesh in ODIs.

17 September 2018
15:30 (D/N)
Afghanistan 
249 (50 overs)
v
 Sri Lanka
158 (41.2 overs)
Rahmat Shah 72 (90)
Thisara Perera 5/55 (9 overs)
Upul Tharanga 36 (64)
Rashid Khan 2/26 (7.2 overs)
Afghanistan won by 91 runs
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (WI) and Ahsan Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Rahmat Shah (Afg)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • This was Sri Lanka’s first loss against Afghanistan in ODIs.

20 September 2018
15:30 (D/N)
Afghanistan 
255/7 (50 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
119 (42.1 overs)
Hashmatullah Shahidi 58 (92)
Shakib Al Hasan 4/42 (10 overs)
Shakib Al Hasan 32 (55)
Rashid Khan 2/13 (9 over)
Afghanistan won by 136 runs
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Nitin Menon (Ind) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Rashid Khan (Afg)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Abu Hider and Nazmul Hossain Shanto (Ban) both made their ODI debuts.

Super Four :

Team

P W L T NR Pts NRR
 India 3 2 0 1 0 5 +0.863
 Bangladesh 3 2 1 0 0 4 –0.156
 Pakistan 3 1 2 0 0 2 –0.599
 Afghanistan 3 0 2 1 0 1 –0.044
21 September 2018
15:30 (D/N)
Scorecard
Bangladesh 
173 (49.1 overs)
v
 India
174/3 (36.2 overs)
Mehedi Hasan 42 (50)
Ravindra Jadeja 4/29 (10 overs)
Rohit Sharma 83* (104)
Rubel Hossain 1/21 (5 overs)
India won by 7 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (WI) and Ahsan Raza (Pak)
Player of the match: Ravindra Jadeja (Ind)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.

21 September 2018
15:30 (D/N)
Afghanistan 
257/6 (50 overs)
v
 Pakistan
258/7 (49.3 overs)
Hashmatullah Shahidi 97* (118)
Mohammad Nawaz 3/57 (10 overs)
Imam-ul-Haq 80 (104)
Rashid Khan 3/46 (10 overs)
Pakistan won by 3 wickets
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Anil Chaudhary (Ind) and Shaun George (SA)
Player of the match: Shoaib Malik (Pak)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Shaheen Afridi (Pak) made his ODI debut.

23 September 2018
15:30 (D/N)
Pakistan 
237/7 (50 overs)
v
 India
238/1 (39.3 overs)
Shoaib Malik 78 (90)
Jasprit Bumrah 2/29 (10 overs)
Shikhar Dhawan 114 (100)
India won by 9 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL) and Rod Tucker (Aus)
Player of the match: Shikhar Dhawan (Ind)
  • Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Yuzvendra Chahal (Ind) took his 50th wicket in ODIs.
  • Rohit Sharma (Ind) scored his 7,000th run in ODIs.
  • Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan’s partnership of 210 was India’s highest — while batting second, against Pakistan and in their Asia Cup history — for the first wicket.
  • This was India’s biggest win against Pakistan in terms of wickets (9).

23 September 2018
15:30 (D/N)
Bangladesh 
249/7 (50 overs)
v
 Afghanistan
246/7 (50 overs)
Mahmudullah 74 (81)
Aftab Alam 3/54 (10 overs)
Hashmatullah Shahidi 71 (99)
Mustafizur Rahman 2/44 (9 overs)
Bangladesh won by 3 runs
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (SA) and Nitin Menon (Ind)
Player of the match: Mahmudullah (Ban)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Nazmul Islam (Ban) made his ODI debut.
  • Mashrafe Mortaza (Ban) took his 250th wicket in ODIs.

25 September 2018
15:30 (D/N)
Afghanistan 
252/8 (50 overs)
v
 India
252 (49.5 overs)
Mohammad Shahzad 124 (116)
Ravindra Jadeja 3/46 (10 overs)
K. L. Rahul 60 (66)
Mohammad Nabi 2/40 (10 overs)
Match tied
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Gregory Brathwaite (WI) and Anisur Rahman (Ban)
Player of the match: Mohammad Shahzad (Afg)
  • Afghanistan won the toss and elected to bat.
  • Deepak Chahar (Ind) made his ODI debut.
  • MS Dhoni (Ind) played in his 200th ODI as captain.
  • This was the first tied ODI in the history of the Asia Cup and the first tied ODI featuring Afghanistan.

26 September 2018
15:30 (D/N)
Bangladesh 
239 (48.5 overs)
v
 Pakistan
202/9 (50 overs)
Mushfiqur Rahim 99 (116)
Junaid Khan 4/19 (9 overs)
Imam-ul-Haq 83 (105)
Mustafizur Rahman 4/43 (10 overs)
Bangladesh won by 37 runs
Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires: Shaun George (SA) and Chettithody Shamshuddin (Ind)
Player of the match: Mushfiqur Rahim (Ban)
  • Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat.
  • This was Bangladesh’s first win against Pakistan in the Asia Cup in ODIs

Final :

28 September 2018
15:30 (D/N)
Bangladesh 
222 (48.3 overs)
v
 India
223/7 (50 overs)
Liton Das 121 (117)
Kuldeep Yadav 3/45 (10 overs)
Rohit Sharma 48 (55)
Rubel Hossain 2/26 (10 overs)
India won by 3 wickets
Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (SA) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SL)
Player of the match: Liton Das (Ban)
  • India won the toss and elected to field.
  • Liton Das (Ban) scored his first century in ODIs.

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