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The Asia Cup 2023 schedule has been announced with the highly-anticipated India vs Pakistan match to be played in Kandy, Sri Lanka on September 2.

Co-hosts Pakistan will lock horns with Nepal in the opening match of Asia Cup 2023 in Multan on August 30.

Defending champions Sri Lanka will host Bangladesh in their Asia Cup 2023 opener in Kandy on August 31.

Organised by the Asian Cricket Council, a total of 13 matches will be played in a hybrid model. Four matches are scheduled to be hosted in Pakistan, while the remaining nine matches will be played in Sri Lanka.

Multan and Lahore will host Asia Cup 2023 matches in Pakistan, whereas Kandy and Colombo have been selected as the two venues in Sri Lanka for the upcoming Asia Cup cricket tournament.

The Asia Cup 2023 final will be hosted at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo on September 17.

The 16th edition of Asia Cup cricket tournament will see six teams compete for the upcoming 50-over continental championship.

Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Nepal are the six teams that will feature in Asia Cup 2023.

As per the format, these six teams have been divided into two groups of three teams each. 

Group A includes Pakistan, India and Nepal, while Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are placed in Group B.

Two teams from each group will advance to the Super Four stage after the group stage encounters. The top two teams in the Super Four stage will clash in the Asia Cup 2023 final on September 17.

Sri Lanka are the reigning champions of Asia Cup cricket tournament albeit in the 20-over format, having defeated Pakistan by 23 runs in the 2022 final at the Dubai International Stadium.

Asia Cup 2023 cricket teams and groups

Group A: Pakistan, Nepal, India

Group B: Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan

Asia Cup 2023 cricket schedule and venues

Day and Date

Round

Match

Venue

Wednesday, August 30

Group Stage

Pakistan vs Nepal

Multan, Pakistan

Thursday, August 31

Group Stage

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

Kandy, Sri Lanka

Saturday, September 2

Group Stage

Pakistan vs India

Kandy, Sri Lanka

Sunday, September 3

Group Stage

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan

Lahore, Pakistan

Monday, September 4

Group Stage

India vs Nepal

Kandy, Sri Lanka

Tuesday, September 5

Group Stage

Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan

Lahore, Pakistan

Wednesday, September 6

Super 4s

A1 vs B2

Lahore, Pakistan

Saturday, September 9

Super 4s

B1 vs B2

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sunday, September 10

Super 4s

A1 vs A2

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Tuesday, September 12

Super 4s

A2 vs B1

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Thursday, September 14

Super 4s

A1 vs B1

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Friday, September 15

Super 4s

A2 vs B2

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Sunday, September 17

Asia Cup 2023 final

S4-1 vs S4-2

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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