The India cricket team have traditionally dominated the Asia Cup winners list since its inception in 1983.
Organised by the Asian Cricket Council, the inaugural edition of the Asia Cup was held in Sharjah in UAE in 1984. India defeated Sri Lanka in the final to clinch the first-ever Asia Cup.
The Asia Cup was originally scheduled to be held every two years. In 2016, ICC announced that the tournament would alternate every two years between ODI and T20 formats depending on the format of the upcoming world events. As many as 14 editions of the Asia Cup have been completed so far.
India are the most successful team in the tournament, winning seven titles (six ODI and one T20). Meanwhile, Sri Lanka have been the second most successful side, clinching five titles.
Additionally, Sri Lanka have played the most Asia Cups (14). India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have participated in 13 editions of the tournament.
Sri Lanka will host the upcoming edition of the Asia Cup in 2022. The tournament will be played in the T20 format in August-September.
Asia Cup winners list
|1986||ODI||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||Pakistan|
|1997||ODI||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||India|
|2004||ODI||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||India|
|2010||ODI||Sri Lanka||India||Sri Lanka|
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