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The Asia Cup 2023 cricket tournament will start on August 30 and conclude on September 17.

Organised by the Asian Cricket Council, the 16th edition of the Asia Cup will be jointly hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It will be the first Asia Cup to be hosted in multiple countries.

As many as six teams will play a total of 13 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) over two weeks in Asia Cup 2023.

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the six teams that will compete for the Asia Cup 2023 title. 

The five full member countries automatically qualified for the upcoming continental championship, while Nepal secured their place for the main tournament for the first time through the ACC Men's Premier Cup 2023. 

As per the Asia Cup 2023 format, these six teams have been divided into two groups of three teams each. While Group A comprises India, Pakistan and Nepal, Group B features Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Each team will face the other sides once in their respective group. The top 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 later clash in the Asia Cup 2023 final on September 17.

Pakistan will host four matches at Multan Cricket Stadium and the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. The remaining nine Asia Cup 2023 matches will be played at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium and Colombo’s R.Premadasa Stadium.

R.Premadasa Stadium will host six matches including the two semi-finals and the final.

Co-hosts Sri Lanka are the defending champions of the Asia Cup, having defeated Pakistan by 23 runs in the 2022 final at the Dubai International Stadium.

Meanwhile, the Indian cricket team is the most decorated side in Asia Cup history, having won a record seven titles (six ODI and one T20I). Sri Lanka is second on the list with six trophies.

Where to watch Asia Cup 2023 live in India?

Asia Cup 2023 will be telecast live on Star Sports 1 SD/HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi SD/HD, Star Sports Select 1 SD/HD, Star Sports Select 2 SD/HD and Star Sports 1 Tamil/Telugu/Kannada TV channels in India. 

Live streaming of Asia Cup 2023 will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website in India.

Asia Cup 2023 schedule and live India match times

All match times are in India Standard Time (IST)

Day and Date

Match

Venue

Time

Wednesday, August 30

Pakistan vs Nepal, Group A

Multan Cricket Stadium, Multan

3:00 PM

Thursday, August 31

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele

3:00 PM

Saturday, September 2

Pakistan vs India, Group A

Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele

3:00 PM

Sunday, September 3

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Group B

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

3:00 PM

Monday, September 4

India vs Nepal, Group A

Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele

3:00 PM

Tuesday, September 5

Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka, Group B

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

3:00 PM

Wednesday, September 6

A1 vs B2, Super Fours

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

3:00 PM

Saturday, September 9

B1 vs B2, Super Fours

R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

3:00 PM

Sunday, September 10

A1 vs A2, Super Fours

R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

3:00 PM

Tuesday, September 12

A2 vs B1, Super Fours

R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

3:00 PM

Thursday, September 14

A1 vs B1, Super Fours

R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

3:00 PM

Friday, September 15

A2 vs B2, Super Fours

R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

3:00 PM

Sunday, September 17

Asia Cup 2023 final

R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

3:00 PM

Asia Cup 2023 teams and squads

Afghanistan: Hashmatullah Shahidi (captain), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wicket-keeper), Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil (wicket-keeper), Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Abdul Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Suliman Safi, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Litton Das (wicket-keeper), Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicket-keeper), Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Naim Sheikh, Shamim Hossain, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Tanzim Hasan Sakib

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wicket-keeper), Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumraj, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Sanju Samson (travelling reserve)

Nepal: Rohit Paudel (captain), Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh (wicket-keeper), Bhim Sharki, Kushal Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Pratish GC, Mousom Dhakal, Sundeep Jora, Kishore Mahato, Arjun Saud  (wicket-keeper)

Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan (wicket-keeper), Mohammad Haris (wicket-keeper), Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Saud Shakeel, Tayyab Tahir (travelling reserve)

Sri Lanka: Yet to be announced

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