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The ACC U19 Asia Cup 2023 is scheduled to start on December 8 and run till December 17 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Organised by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), the ACC U19 Asia Cup 2023 will see eight teams playing a total of 15 ODI matches.

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the five full members of the ACC that will take part in the upcoming youth event.

They will be joined by Japan, Nepal and United Arab Emirates (UAE), who finished as top three sides in the ACC Men's Under-19 Premier Cup to qualify for the main tournament.  

As per the format, these eight participating teams have been divided into two groups of four teams each.

Group A features Afghanistan, India, Nepal, and Pakistan while Group B has Bangladesh, Japan, Sri Lanka, and the UAE. 

Each team will play the other side in their group once. The top two teams from each group at the end of the group stage will advance to the semi-finals.

The winners of the two semi-finals will clash in the ACC U19 Asia Cup 2023 final on December 17.

ICC Academy Ground, ICC Academy Ground No 2 and Dubai International Cricket Stadium are the three venues that will host all the matches.

India are the defending champions of the ACC U19 Asia Cup after beating Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the 2021 final. They are also the most successful team in the tournament’s history, having won eight of the previous nine editions so far.

Interestingly in 2012, India and Pakistan shared the trophy after the final match was tied in Kuala Lumpur.

Afghanistan are the other team to win the competition in 2017. 

Where to watch ACC U19 Asia Cup 2023 live in India?

Live streaming of the ACC U19 Asia Cup 2023 will be available on the Asian Cricket Council’s YouTube channel.

There will be no live telecast of the ACC U19 Asia Cup 2023 on any TV channel in India.

ACC U19 Asia Cup 2023 schedule and live match start times

All match timings are in India Standard Time (IST)

Day and Date

Match

Venue

Time (IST)

Friday, December 8

India U19 vs Afghanistan U19, Group A

ICC Academy Ground, Dubai

11:00 AM

Friday, December 8

Pakistan U19 vs Nepal U19, Group A

ICC Academy Ground No 2, Dubai

11:00 AM

Saturday, December 9

Bangladesh U19 vs United Arab Emirates U19, Group B

ICC Academy Ground, Dubai 

11:00 AM

Saturday, December 9

Sri Lanka U19 vs Japan U19, Group B

ICC Academy Ground No 2, Dubai

11:00 AM

Sunday, December 10

India U19 vs Pakistan U19, Group A

ICC Academy Ground, Dubai

11:00 AM

Sunday, December 10

Afghanistan U19 vs Nepal U19, Group A

ICC Academy Ground No 2, Dubai

11:00 AM

Monday, December 11

Bangladesh U19 vs Japan U19, Group B

ICC Academy Ground No 2, Dubai

11:00 AM

Monday, December 11

Sri Lanka U19 vs United Arab Emirates U19, Group B

ICC Academy Ground, Dubai

11:00 AM

Tuesday, December 12

Pakistan U19 vs Afghanistan U19, Group A

ICC Academy Ground, Dubai

11:00 AM

Tuesday, December 12

India U19 vs Nepal U19, Group A

ICC Academy Ground No 2, Dubai

11:00 AM

Wednesday, December 13

Bangladesh U19 vs Sri Lanka U19, Group B

ICC Academy Ground, Dubai

11:00 AM

Wednesday, December 13

United Arab Emirates U19 vs Japan U19, Group B

ICC Academy Ground No 2, Dubai

11:00 AM

Friday, December 15

Semi-final 1

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

11:00 AM

Friday, December 15

Semi-final 2

ICC Academy Ground, Dubai

11:00 AM

Sunday, December 17

ACC U19 Asia Cup 2023 final

Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

11:00 AM

ACC U19 Asia Cup 2023 teams and squads

Afghanistan Under-19: Naseer Khan (captain), Wafiullah Tarakhil, Jamshid Zadran, Khalid Taniwal, Akram Mohammadzai, Sohail Khan Zurmati, Rahimullah Zurmati, Noman Shah Agha, Mohammad Younus Zadran, Allah Mohammad Ghazanfar, Wahidullah Zadran, Bashir Ahmad Afghan, Faridoon Dawoodzai, Ali Ahmad (wicket-keeper)

Bangladesh Under-19: Mahfuzur Rahman Rabby (captain), Ahrar Amin, Jishan Alam, Mohammad Rohanat, Doullah Borson, Mohammad Asrafuzzaman, Boranno Mohammad Iqbal Hasanemon (wicket-keeper), Ariful Islam, Sheikh Paevez Jibon, Maruf Mridha, Mohammad Rafiuzzaman Rafi, Chowdhury Mohammad Rizwan, Adil Bin Siddik (wicket-keeper), Mohammad Ashiqur Rahaman Shibli, Wasi Siddiquee

India Under-19: Uday Saharan (captain), Arshin Kulkarni, Adarsh Singh, Rudra Mayur Patel, Sachin Dhas, Priyanshu Moliya, Musheer Khan, Aaradhya Shukla, Raj Limbani, Naman Tiwari, Avanish Rao (wicket-keeper), Saumy Kumar Pandey, Murugan Abhishek, Innesh Mahajan (wicket-keeper), Dhanush Gowda

Japan Under-19: Koji Hardgrave Abe (captain), Kazuma Stafford (vice-captain), Chihaya Arakawa, Shotaro Hiratsuka, Charles Hinze, Hirotake Kakinuma, Hugo Kelly, Daniel Panckhurst (wicket-keeper), Nihar Parmar, Aditya Phadke, Timothy Moore, Tomo Rear (wicket-keeper), Aarav Tiwari, Kiefer Yamamoto-Lake

Nepal Under-19: Dev Khanal (captain), Dipesh Kandel, Uttam Magar (wicket-keeper), Deepak Dumre (wicket-keeper), Aakash Chand, Bishal KC, Tilak Raj Bhandari, Bipin Rawal (wicket-keeper), Gulshan Jha, Hemant Dhami, Subash Bhandari, Aakash Tripathi, Arjun Kumal, Deepak Bohara

Pakistan Under-19: Saad Baig (captain/wicket-keeper), Ahmad Hussain, Ali Asfand, Amir Hassan, Arafat Minhas, Azan Awais, Khubaib Khalil, Najab Khan, Naveed Ahmed Khan, Ubaid Shah, Mohammad Riazullah, Mohammad Tayyab Arif (wicket-keeper), Mohammad Zeeshan, Shahzaib Khan, Shamyl Hussain

Sri Lanka Under-19: Sineth Jayawardene (captain), Malsha Tharupath, Pulindu Perera, Rusanda Gamage, Ravishan Nethsara, Sharujan Shanmuganathan (wicket-keeper), Dinura Kalupahana, Vishwa Lahiru, Garuka Sanketh, Vishen Halambage, Ruvishan Perera, Vihas Thewmika, Duvindu Ranatunga, Hirun Kapurubandara (wicket-keeper), Dinuka Thennakoon

United Arab Emirates Under-19: Aayan Afzal Khan (captain), Ayman Ahamed Shakeel Ahamed, Ammar Badami, Ethan Carl D’Souza, Maroof Merchant, Dhruv Parashar, Hardik Pai, Akshat Rai, Yayin Kiran Rai, Omid Rahman, Aryansh Sharma (wicket-keeper), Harshit Seth, Harit Shetty, Shrey Sethi (wicket-keeper), Tanish Suri (wicket-keeper)

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