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|Official tournament logo since 2018|
|Administrator||Asian Cricket Council|
|Format||ODI and T20I|
|First edition||1984 United Arab Emirates|
|Latest edition||2023 Sri Lanka|
|Tournament format||Group stage and knockouts|
|Number of teams||ACC member nations|
|Current champion||India (8th title)|
|Most successful||India (8 titles)|
|Most runs||Sanath Jayasuriya (1220)|
|Most wickets||Muttiah Muralitharan (30)|
The Asia Cup, officially known as the ACC Men’s Asia Cup is a men’s international cricket tournament contested between Asian countries in either One Day International format (50 overs) and Twenty20 International cricket format (20 overs). It was established in 1983 when the Asian Cricket Council was founded as a measure to promote goodwill between Asian countries,
It was originally scheduled to be held every two years. The Asia Cup is the only continental championship in cricket and the winning team becomes the champion of Asia, It alternates every 2-years between ODI and T20 formats. India beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the Asia Cup 2023 Final. Sri Lanka Won the toss and decided to bat first.
The first Asia Cup was held in 1984 in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates where the council’s offices were based (until 1995). India boycotted the 1986 tournament due to strained cricketing relations with Sri Lanka, Pakistan boycotted the 1990–91 tournament due to strained political relations with India and the 1993 tournament was cancelled for the same reason.
- The ACC announced that the tournament would be held biennially from 2009 onwards.The ICC has ruled that all games played in the Asia Cup have official ODI status.
- After downsizing the Asian Cricket Council in 2015, it was announced by the ICC that Asia Cup events from 2016 would be played on a rotation basis between One Day International and Twenty20 International format, on the basis of the format of upcoming world events.
As a result, the 2016 event was the first event played in the T20I format and functioned as a preparatory tournament ahead of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20, India, with eight titles (seven ODI and one T20I), is the most successful team in the tournament.
Who is the run scorer of Asia Cup?
India’s Shubman Gill celebrates scoring a century during the Asia Cup cricket match between Bangladesh and India in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, Sept.15, 2023. (AP) Listen to this article Asia Cup 2023: Shubman Gill notches fifth ODI hundred to keep India in the chase against Bangladesh x Adding to his two fifties at the 2023 Asia Cup, Shubman Gill scored his fifth ODI hundred against Bangladesh in India’s final Super 4 game on Friday in Colombo.
- Chasing 266, India lost two wickets in the powerplay with captain Rohit Sharma and Tilak Varma having been sent back in the hut.
- Gill would then stitch together a 57 run stand for the third wicket with KL Rahul before Bangladesh spinners nabbed the next three wickets, putting India on the backfoot.
- Whilst the wickets kept falling at one end, Gill would marathon his way to a 117-ball hundred in Colombo.
An innings that saw six shots bounce on their way to the boundary rope while four travelled all the way over. On his way to a first triple figure score in the ongoing Asia Cup, Gill would also top the run scoring charts at the tournament – surpassing Sri Lanka’s Kusal Mendis (253 runs).
Can Sri Lanka qualify for Asia Cup?
Sri Lanka beats Pakistan to qualify for Asia Cup 2023 final against India.
Who is the favorite in Asia Cup?
India and Sri Lanka will face off in the Asia Cup final, with India considered favorites on paper.
Why is Asia Cup important?
Indian team members celebrate their team’s win over Sri Lanka by 41 runs in the Asia Cup cricket match between Sri Lanka and India in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Sept.12, 2023. (AP/PTI) Listen to this article Asia Cup 2023: Can India down Sri Lanka to end their multi-nation tournament drought? x After ticking one box after the other in the Asia Cup, India have another important one waiting on Sunday.
Since winning the Asia Cup in 2018 where they defeated Bangladesh in the final, the knockout fixtures and title clashes in multi-nation events have become a slippery slope for India across all formats.2019 World Cup: lost to New Zealand in semifinal, 2021 WTC final: lost to New Zealand in semifinal, 2021 T20 World Cup: group stage, 2022 T20 World Cup: lost to England in semifinal, 2023 WTC final: lost to Australia.
And this isn’t a syndrome that has come about only since 2019. Ever since the core of this team started to form since 2011, apart from winning the Champions Trophy in 2013, they have faltered in multi-nation tournaments under Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma with the Nidahas Trophy and Asia Cup in 2018 being the lone exceptions. India’s captain Rohit Sharma and other inspect the field before the resume of Asia Cup cricket match between India and Pakistan delays in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Monday, Sept.11, 2023. (AP) Be it playing down these fixtures as ‘just another match’ to brushing it under the carpet after loss, India have kept repeating their mistakes.
- Building momentum towards the business end of the tournament and peaking at right time is a calling card for most successful teams.
- The 2011 World Cup team is a case in point where starting from the quarterfinals, they appeared a totally different side while fielding, cutting down the extra runs and squeezing in the pressure.
For a team that is aspiring to end their ICC title drought at the World Cup on home soil next month, the Asia Cup final on Sunday provides them an opportunity to show they can raise their game to another level in such big matches. And awaiting them is Sri Lanka, a side ravaged by injuries – the latest being Maheesh Theekshana- but which continues to punch above their weight.
- If overcoming the spirited hosts isn’t enough, India will also have to find a way to get over the conditions which will remain on the slower side.
- Winning the final is very important for us because creating a winning habit is important.
- Peaking at the right time and gaining momentum at the right time is important for any team.
It is also important for the team to maintain that momentum because losing in one or two matches can add pressure on you. Winning here will give us a lot of momentum and confidence going into the World Cup,” Shubman Gill said. In both of their matches against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, India’s batting line-up has struggled to manoeuvre whenever spinners and fast bowlers took pace of the deliveries.
And should India bat second, and are set a par total to chase, the contest could be anyone’s to call. These slow conditions haven’t been India’s comfort zone for a while now. And should they fancy themselves to go all the way in the World Cup, India would no doubt be running into such pitches, especially towards the fag end of the tournament.
Before leaving for the Asia Cup, India had a week-long camp at the NCA, where their batting unit focussed on reducing the dot ball percentage on such pitches. But in both their outings here, their execution has been far from perfect. While they did bring out the big hits every now and then, they consumed way too many dot balls that added to the scoreboard pressure.
- There will be a lot of dot balls on slow wickets.
- We were talking about how to minimise the dot balls, and rotate the strike as much as possible and it would become easier for us.
- We had a camp in Bangalore before coming here, and we were practicing on similar wickets, because we know the World Cup is such a long tournament as we go deeper into the tournament, the wicket tends to get slower,” Gill said.
Washington in as a cover Having rested five of their first-choice players against Bangladesh, India apart from bringing back Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj, could also make another forced change. Axar Patel, who suffered a couple of blows while batting on Friday, is not certain to start the final, forcing the team management to fly in Washington Sundar from the NCA in Bengaluru as a cover.
How much is Asia Cup in India?
India team players celebrate with the trophy after their win in the Asia Cup cricket final against Sri Lanka, at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, Sept.17, 2023. (PTI Photo) India vs Sri Lanka Asia Cup 2023 Final Highlights: Mohammed Siraj conjured a magical spell of seam and swing bowling with magnificent figures of 6 for 21 as India crushed Sri Lanka by 10 wickets to lift the Asia Cup title after a gap of five years.
This was India’s eighth Asia Cup title and also their biggest victory (263 balls) in ODIs in terms of balls remaining. Siraj’s astonishing effort saw defending champions Sri Lanka getting bundled out for 50. India did not bat an eyelid in the chase, as Shubman Gill (27) and Ishan Kishan (23) did the job in just 6.1 overs.
This was India’s first title in a multi-nation event after their triumph in the Asia Cup 2018, and in a way, it also exorcised the ghost of India’s 54 all out against Lanka in the Coca Cola Champions Trophy at Sharjah in 2000. Our senior cricket writer Venkata Krishna B is in Colombo to cover the Asia Cup.
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- Playing XIs India Playing XI: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Lokesh Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj Sri Lanka Playing XI: Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis (wk/vc), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dasun Shanaka (c), Charith Asalanka, Dushan Hemantha, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dunith Wellalage, Matheesha Pathirana, Pramod Madushan Scroll down to check highlights of India vs Sri Lanka from Colombo below.
Match Ended Asia Cup, 2023 – Final Match Ended ( Day – Final ) India beat Sri Lanka by 10 wickets Live Blog
How many finals does Asia Cup have?
Who Has Won The Most Number Of Asia Cup Titles? – India leads the table when it comes to the most number of Asia Cup title wins with 7 trophies followed by Sri Lanka who have won the multi national tournament 6 times. Pakistan has won the Asia Cup twice. Here are important stats from the 15 finals held so far of the Asia Cup tournament: Finals Played:
India: 10 Sri Lanka: 12 Pakistan: 5 Bangladesh: 3
Asia Cup Champions:
India: 7 Sri Lanka: 6 Pakistan: 2 Bangladesh: 0
In the 15 editions of the Asia Cup tournament held so far, Sri Lanka has been part of the finals on 12 occasions whereas India has reached the finals 10 times. Out of the last 15 finals, India and Sri Lanka have played each other 8 times in the finals of the Asia Cup tournament.