Asia Cup 2016 Cricket Schedule, t20 Format, Venues Announced

Cricket Asia Cup 2016 Schedule, Time Table, Fixtures PDF: 2016 Asia Cup Cricket will be hosted in Bangladesh in t20 format. The full Match List is shared below. This is the first time when Asia Cup is played in t20 format. The tournament will be played from 24 Feb 2016 to 6 March 2016. This is the 13th Asia Cup Cricket and 5th time it will be hosted by Bangladesh. Teams who are playing in this T20 Competition are India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Host.

Update: UAE won all the 3 matches played in qualifier round. They joined the regular 4 teams by beating Oman by 71 runs in final Qualifier. They finished 1st in the table and now they start the main draw against Sri Lanka on 25th Feb

Parthiv Patel is called as a backup for Indian Skipper MS Dhoni in Asia Cup. According to BCCI, while training Dhoni suffered a muscle strain in his back. Parthiv Patel played the last match against Australia in triangular ODI series in Feb 2012. Also, he had only played 2 T20 till date in 2011. 

BCCI has announced the ASIA CUP 2016 India Squad with World T20 Squad. Mohammad Shami and Pawan Negi are included in the 15 member squad.

Along these 4 regular teams, there is 1 Associate member which will be found by playing a qualifier to be played from 19th to 22nd Feb 2016.  From Next year, Asia Cup Cricket will be played in the alternate format. ICC announced that it will be played in rotation basis of 50 over competition or in T20 format. Next Asia cup Cricket is played in 2018. First Asia cup is played in 1984 in UAE and India is the 1st Champion. Sri Lanka and India both have won 5 titles. Pakistan has won it 2 times in 2000 and 2012 both are hosted in Bangladesh.

Asia Cup 2016 Cricket Schedule, t20 Format, Venues

Asia Cup 2016 Schedule:

Dates: 24 Feb 2016 to 6th March 2016
Host- Bangladesh
Teams: Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, UAE

No. Date Match Time
1 24 Feb 2016 India vs Bangladesh  19:00 IST
2 25 Feb Sri Lanka vs UAE 19:00 IST
3 26 Feb Bangladesh vs UAE 19:00 IST
4 27 Feb India vs Pakistan  19:00 IST
5 28 Feb Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka  19:00 IST
6 29 Feb Pakistan vs UAE 19:00 IST
7 1 March India vs Sri Lanka 19:00 IST
8 2 March Pakistan vs Bangaldesh 19:00 IST
9 3 March India vs UAE 19:00 IST
10 4 March Pakistan vs Sri Lanka  19:00 IST
11 5 March Asia Cup Final 19:00 IST

Asia Cup T20 Qualifier scheduled to be played February:

The 4 teams will take part in Qualifier round for Asia cup 2016 which will be held in Bangladesh. Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Oman and UAE will battle for the 5th team to play in regular Asia cup t20 2016 from 24th Feb to 6 March. The Qualifiers will include a single round-robin format in which all teams play matches against each other and team who tops the out of 4 teams will join full member teams. If two teams have same points, then the net run rate is calculated.

Afghanistan, Hong Kong, and Oman have all qualified for 2016 World T20 in March in India.

This is the 3rd time when Bangladesh will host the Asia Cup continuously. World T20 2016 will also be started after the 5 days of Final of Asia cup 2016 on 6th March. The Asian body will, however, host the Asia Cup with editions scheduled for 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2022.

Asia Cup will alternate between ODI and T20 formats:

Asia cup is switched to t20 format due to the t20 world cup 2016 just after 7 days of it. In 2018, it will again be played in 50 over format as in 2019 Cricket world cup to be played in England and revert to T20 format as in 2020 Australia will host the T20 World Cup.

Asia Cup T20 2016 – Schedule & Dates:

2016 Twenty20 Asia Cup Cricket will be hosted by Bangladesh for the 3rd time in a row from 24th February 2016 to 06 March 2016 but the venues and the match will be announced in January 2016.

Asia Cup 2016 Qualifiers Matches Schedule & Results:

# Date Match Time (IST) Results
1 19 Feb Qualifying Group, 1st Match – Afghanistan v United Arab Emirates 1:00 PM UAE won by 16 runs
2 19 Feb Qualifying Group, 2nd Match – Hong Kong v Oman 5:30 PM Oman won by 5 runs
3 20 Feb Qualifying Group, 3rd Match – Afghanistan v Oman 1:00 PM Afghanistan won by 3 wickets
4 21 Feb Qualifying Group, 4th Match – Hong Kong v UAE 5:30 PM UAE won by 6 wickets
5 22 Feb Qualifying Group, 5th Match – Afghanistan v Hong Kong 1:00 PM Afghanistan won by 66 runs
6 22 Feb Qualifying Group, 6th Match – Oman v UAE 5:30 PM UAE won by 71 runs

Asia Cup 2016 Full Squads:

India: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (c & wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh, Mohammed Shami, Pawan Negi.

Pakistan: Shahid Afridi (captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Immad Wasim, Anwer Ali, Babar Azam, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Aamir, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Irfan, Rumman Raees, Wahab Riaz, Khurram Manzoor.

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (C), Shakib Al Hasan, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (wicketkeeper), Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Arafat Sunny, Abu Hider, Nurul Hasan.

Sri Lanka: Lasith Malinga (capt), Angelo Mathews (vice-capt), Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Niroshan Dickwella, Shehan Jayasuriya, Milinda Siriwardana, Dasun Shanaka, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dushmantha Chameera, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath, Jeffrey Vandersay

Afghanistan: Asghar Stanikzai (C), Noor Ali Zadran, Mohammad Shahzad (wicketkeeper), Usman Ghani, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Sadiq, Shafiqullah, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Yamin Ahmadzai.

Hong Kong: Tanwir Afzal (C), Aizaz Khan, Anshy Rath, Babar Hayat, Christopher Carter (wicketkeeper), Mark Chapman, Haseeb Amjad, Adil Mehmood, Nadeem Ahmed, Nizakat Khan, Kinchit Shah, Ninad Shah, Tanveer Ahmed, Waqas Barkat, Waqas Khan.

Oman: Sultan Ahmed (c & wk), Aamir Kaleem (vice-captain), Aaqib Sulehri, Adnan Ilyas, Amir Ali, Munis Ansari, Bilal Khan, Jatinder Singh, Ajay Lalcheta, Mehran Khan, Rajeshkumar Ranpura, Sufyan Mehmood, Vaibhav Wategaonkar, Zeeshan Maqsood, Zeeshan Siddiqui.

United Arab Emirates: Amjad Javed (C), Mohammad Kaleem, Rohan Mustafa, Shaiman Anwar, Mohammad Shahzad, Swapnil Patil (vice-captain and wicketkeeper), Usman Mushtaq, Ahmed Raza, Zaheer Maqsood, Mohammad Naveed, Farhan Ahmed, Qadeer Ahmed, Mohammad Usman, Fahad Tariq, Saqlain Haider.