List of past winners of the Asia Cup of Cricket, its history, format, most successful teams, and victories
Twenty20 International cricket matches will be played during the 15th Asia Cup competition, which will be held in the UAE in August and September of 2022. (T20Is). Pakistan was slated to host the competition after obtaining the right to host the 2022 edition. But the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) announced in October 2021 that Sri Lanka will host the event in 2022, while Pakistan would host the 2023 edition. However, due to the political upheaval in Sri Lanka, it was relocated to the UAE. India won the 2018 edition of the competition to become the current champion of the Asia Cup.
History, rosters, format, and other information about the Asia Cup
The Asian Cricket Council Asia Cup is an international Twenty20 and one-day cricket tournament for men. It was founded at the same time as the Asian Cricket Council, which was introduced in 1983 as a tool to promote goodwill among Asian countries. It was initially intended to take place every two years. The winning team is proclaimed Asia’s champions in the only cricket continental competition, the Asia Cup. Every two years, the ODI and T20 formats are discontinued.
The offices of the council were situated in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, the site of the first Asia Cup in 1984. India chose not to participate in the 1986 competition due to its hostile cricketing relations with Sri Lanka. Pakistan boycotted the 1990–1991 tournament because of tense political relations with India, and the 1993 event was canceled for the same reason. The ACC decided that the tournament would occur every two years starting in 2009. The ICC has designated every Asia Cup encounter as an official ODI.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced that beginning in 2016, Asia Cup matches would alternate between One Day International and Twenty20 International formats in accordance with the format of upcoming international competitions after the Asian Cricket Council’s membership was reduced in 2015. As a result, the 2016 event, which was the first to be contested in the T20I format, functioned as a warm-up event for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20.
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Asian Cup history’s champions
With seven championships, India is the most successful team in the competition (six ODI and one T20). Sri Lanka is the second-most successful team with five triumphs, after Pakistan’s five championships. Sri Lanka has played in 14 Asia Cups, compared to 13 each for India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
|Year||Format||Host Nation||Number of teams||Final Venue||Winner||Runner-up|
|1984||ODI||United Arab Emirates||3||Sharjah CA Stadium||India||Sri Lanka|
|1986||ODI||Sri Lanka||3||Sinhalese Sports Club Ground||Sri Lanka||Pakistan|
|1988||ODI||Bangladesh||4||Bangabandhu National Stadium||India||Sri Lanka|
|1990/91||ODI||India||3||Eden Gardens||India||Sri Lanka|
|1995||ODI||United Arab Emirates||4||Sharjah CA Stadium||India||Sri Lanka|
|1997||ODI||Sri Lanka||4||R. Premadasa Stadium||Sri Lanka||India|
|2000||ODI||Bangladesh||4||Bangabandhu National Stadium||Pakistan||Sri Lanka|
|2004||ODI||Sri Lanka||6||R. Premadasa Stadium||Sri Lanka||India|
|2008||ODI||Pakistan||6||National Stadium||Sri Lanka||India|
|2010||ODI||Sri Lanka||4||Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium||India||Sri Lanka|
|2012||ODI||Bangladesh||4||Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium||Pakistan||Bangladesh|
|2014||ODI||Bangladesh||5||Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium||Sri Lanka||Pakistan|
|2016||T20I||Bangladesh||5||Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium||India||Bangladesh|
|2018||ODI||United Arab Emirates||6||Dubai International Cricket Stadium||India||Bangladesh|
Most successful teams in Asia Cup history FAQs
- What nation has the most Asia Cup victories?
Team India now holds the record for the most Asia Cup titles won with 7 victories, while Sri Lanka is in second place with 5 victories.
- Who is the Asia Cup’s reigning champion?
- Which team, after Sri Lanka and India, is the third to win the Asia Cup?
Having two titles, Pakistan.
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