The stage is set with Asia Cup 2022 scheduled to kick-off from August 27 with Sri Lanka and Afghanistan battling it out in the inaugural game. Come August 28, the cricketing world’s most anticipated match will be played as India take on arch-rivals Pakistan from 7:30 pm IST. The Asia Cup cricket 2022 tournament, unlike the Asia Cup 2018, will be played in a T20 format.
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With the cricket Asia Cup 2022 schedule out and the United Arab Emirates taking over hosting rights from Sri Lanka – currently battling a political and economic crisis – fans across Asia can expect to be treated to some of the most delightful cricketing action this time around.
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Asia Cup cricket has witnessed some of the most exciting finishes and several scintillating batting and bowling performances since its introduction in 1983 (the first Asia Cup cricket edition was played in 1984). However, what a lot of people forget are the brilliant catches taken by the world’s best fielders and how these dismissals helped shape a lot of results in the past.
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Here’s a look at the top players with the most catches in Asia Cup cricket:
|Mahela Jayawardene (SL)||2000-2014||28||28||15||3||0.535|
|Younis Khan (PAK)||2004-2012||14||14||14||3||1.000|
|Aravinda de Silva (SL)||1984-2000||24||24||12||2||0.500|
|Suresh Raina (IND)||2008-2016||18||18||11||2||0.611|
|Muttiah Muralitharan (SL)||1995-2010||24||24||10||2||0.416|
|Virat Kohli (IND)||2010-2016||16||16||9||2||0.562|
|Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)||2010-2018||18||18||9||3||0.500|
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||2008-2018||27||27||9||2||0.333|
|Angelo Mathews (SL)||2010-2018||14||14||8||2||0.571|
|Roshan Mahanama (SL)||1986-1997||16||16||8||3||0.500|
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Soon before India and Pakistan announced their respective squads for the upcoming Asia Cup 2022, the cricket Asia Cup 2022 schedule was also released. All matches will be played in Sharjah and Dubai. Mentioned below is the complete schedule of the Asia Cup cricket 2022 tournament:
India v Pakistan: 28 August, Dubai
India v Qualifier: 31 August, Dubai
Pakistan v Qualifier: 2 September, Sharjah
Sri Lanka v Afghanistan: 27 August, Dubai
Bangladesh v Afghanistan, 30 August, Sharjah
Sri Lanka v Bangladesh, 1 September, Dubai
B1 v B2: 3 September, Sharjah
A1 v A2: 4 September, Dubai
A1 v B1: 6 September, Dubai
A2 v B2: 7 September, Dubai
A1 v B2: 8 September, Dubai
B1 v A2: 9 September, Dubai
The final will be played on September 11 in Dubai.
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