Asia Cup 2018 Schedule. The 2018 Asia Cup (also known as Unimoni Asia Cup) will be a One Day International (ODI) cricket tournament scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates in September 2018.
The Asia Cup will be played between September 15 and 28, with six teams featuring in the tournament. Bangladesh will kick-start the main round of the 2018 Asia Cup with a game against Sri Lanka on September 15 but the qualifying round to decide the sixth team in the main draw will be played earlier. Afghanistan is the third side in the group.
Defending champions India will face rivals Pakistan on September 19 the day after their opening game against the as-yet unconfirmed qualifiers. The biennial tournament, set to take place in the UAE from September 25 and reverting to a 50-over format following a T20 edition in 2016, sees Bangladesh and Sri Lanka face each other in the opening game in Dubai.
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are all confirmed participants, with the remaining spot still up for grabs amongst UAE, Singapore, Oman, Nepal, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Asia Cup 2018 Tournament Dates
The cup will kick off in September. The tournament will commence from the 13th-28th, in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Asia Cup 2018 Teams
The tournament will have 6 teams competing for the beautiful trophy, they include the following;
- Sri Lanka
The 6th team will be added after being shortlisted from Afganistan. Hong Kong, Nepal, Oman, and UAE.
2018 Asia Cup Groups A:
- Qualifier 1
2018 Asia Cup Group B:
- Sri Lanka
Asia Cup 2018 full schedule
15 September – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka (Dubai)
16 September – Pakistan vs Qualifier (Dubai)
17 September – Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan (Abu Dhabi)
18 September – India vs Qualifier (Dubai)
19 September – India vs Pakistan (Dubai)
20 September – Bangladesh vs Afghanistan (Abu Dhabi)
21 September – Group A Winner vs Group B Runner-up (Dubai)
21 September – Group B Winner vs Group A Runner-up (Abu Dhabi)
23 September – Group A Winner vs Group A Runner-up (Dubai)
23 September – Group B Winner vs Group B Runner-up (Abu Dhabi)
25 September – Group A Winner vs Group B Winner (Dubai)
26 September – Group A Runner-up vs Group B Runner-up (Abu Dhabi)
28 September – Asia Cup 2018 Final (Dubai)
Asia Cup 2018 Telecast and Live Streaming:
Although there are no official broadcasters of the tournament, the final is expected to be shown live on the Star Sports Network. Which means the live streaming of the final will be available on Hotstar. There are also suggestions that the Asian Cricket Council might show select matches on its social media platforms.