The Asia Cup (Asian Men’s Cricket Championships), officially known as the ACC Men’s Asia Cup is a men's international cricket tournament contested between Asian countries in either One Day International format (50 overs) and Twenty20 International format (20 overs) every 2 years. It was established in 1983 when the Asian Cricket Council was founded as a measure to promote goodwill between Asian countries being the only continental championship in cricket where the winning team becomes the champion of Asia. India are the current champions after winning the 2023 edition.

ACC Men’s Asia Cup
Official tournament logo since 2018
AdministratorAsian Cricket Council
FormatODI and T20I
First edition1984 (United Arab Emirates UAE)
Latest edition2023 ( Pakistan
&  Sri Lanka)
Tournament formatGroup stage and knockouts
Number of teamsACC member nations
Current champion India (8th title)
Most successful India (8 titles)
Most runsSri Lanka Sanath Jayasuriya (1220)[1]
Most wicketsSri Lanka Lasith Malinga (33)[2]
Websiteasiancricket.org

The first edition held in 1984 in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates where the council's offices were based (until 1995). India boycotted the 1986 tournament due to strained cricketing relations with Sri Lanka. Pakistan boycotted the 1990–91 tournament due to strained political relations with India and the 1993 tournament was cancelled for the same reason. The ACC announced that the tournament would be held biennially from 2009 onwards.The ICC has ruled that all games played in the Asia Cup have official ODI status.

After downsizing the Asian Cricket Council in 2015, it was announced by the ICC that Asia Cup events from 2016 would be played on a rotation basis between One Day International and Twenty20 International format, on the basis of the format of upcoming world events. As a result, the 2016 event was the first event played in the T20I format and functioned as a preparatory tournament ahead of the 2016 ICC World Twenty20.

India, with eight titles (seven ODI and one T20I), is the most successful team in the tournament. Sri Lanka is the second most successful team, with six, while Pakistan have won two titles. Sri Lanka has played the most Asia Cups (16) followed by India, Pakistan and Bangladesh (15 each).

History edit

Winners of ACC Asia Cup
Season Format Champion
1984 ODI   India
1986 ODI   Sri Lanka
1988 ODI   India (2)
1990 ODI   India (3)
1995 ODI   India (4)
1997 ODI   Sri Lanka (2)
2000 ODI   Pakistan
2004 ODI   Sri Lanka (3)
2008 ODI   Sri Lanka (4)
2010 ODI   India (5)
2012 ODI   Pakistan (2)
2014 ODI   Sri Lanka (5)
2016 T20I   India (6)
2018 ODI   India (7)
2022 T20I   Sri Lanka (6)
2023 ODI   India (8)

1980s edit

The first edition of the Rothmans Asia Cup was held in 1984[3][4][5][6] in Sharjah, UAE, the location of the headquarters of the newly formed Asian Cricket Council. The tournament was a round-robin tournament among India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The first match was between Pakistan and the new ICC member Sri Lanka. India won this tournament with two victories, Sri Lanka were the runners up in the tournament with a single victory over Pakistan, while Pakistan went home without winning either of its two games.[5][6][7]

Sri Lanka was the host for the second edition in 1986. India pulled out of the tournament due to soured cricketing relations with Sri Lanka after a controversial series in Sri Lanka the previous year.[8] Bangladesh was included for the first time. Sri Lanka won the tournament beating Pakistan in the final.

The third edition, in 1988, was held in Bangladesh, the first time a multi-national cricket tournament was held there. In the final, India beat Sri Lanka by 6 wickets to win their second Asia Cup.

1990s edit

The fourth edition of the tournament was held in India in 1990–91. Pakistan had pulled out of the tournament due to strained political relations with India. India retained the Asia Cup defeating Sri Lanka in the final. In 1993, the tournament was cancelled due to strained political relations between India and Pakistan.

The fifth edition, in 1995, took the series back to Sharjah, UAE after 11 years. India and Sri Lanka made it to the final by virtue of better run rate than Pakistan as all three teams had equal points after the preliminary round. For the third successive time, India defeated Sri Lanka in the final.

The sixth edition was held in Sri Lanka in 1997. Sri Lanka beat India in the final by 8 wickets to win its second Asia Cup.

2000s edit

The 7th edition took place in Bangladesh for the second time in 2000. Pakistan and Sri Lanka made it to the final while India only won one match against Bangladesh and surprisingly did not qualify for the final for the very first time. In the final, Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win the Asia Cup for the very first time. Yousuf Youhana was the player of the Tournament.

The 8th edition took place in Sri Lanka in 2004. There was a change in the tournament format as UAE and Hong Kong were also included for the first time and the tournament was now divided into three stages – the Group Stage, Super Fours and the final. The group stage was divided into two groups of 3 teams, each playing each other once. The top two teams from each group qualified for the Super Four stage where they played each other again once. The top two teams in the Super Four stage then qualified for the final. Hosts Sri Lanka, India and UAE were placed in Group A while the then defending champions Pakistan, Bangladesh and Hong Kong were placed in Group B. UAE and Hong Kong were knocked out in the group stage. Bangladesh had the distinction of reaching the second stage in a major tournament for the first time, but played poorly in the Super Fours and got eliminated. India and Sri Lanka topped the Super Four stage and reached the final. In the final, Sri Lanka defeated India by 25 runs to win the Asia Cup. Sanath Jayasuriya was the player of the Tournament.

The ninth edition of the Asia Cup was held in Pakistan. Once again, the 2004 format was retained. The tournament started on 24 June 2008 and the Final was held on 6 July 2008.[9] Sri Lanka topped Group A and qualified for the second phase along with Bangladesh. In Group B, India came out on top and entered the Super Fours along with Pakistan in second place. Sri Lanka and India topped the Super Four stage and entered the final. Sri Lanka beat India in the final comfortably winning their fourth Asia Cup. Sanath Jayasuriya scored a quick 125 off 114 balls to rescue Sri Lanka from 66/4 earlier on when the top order collapsed. Sri Lanka's new mystery spinner, Ajantha Mendis, took 6/13 bowling Sri Lanka to a 100 run victory. He also was adjudged as the Player of the Tournament.

2010s edit

The tenth edition was held in Sri Lanka, between 15 and 24 June 2010 hosting the Asia Cup for the fourth time. It only featured the four Test playing Asian nations, and seven matches were played in all (including the final). Sri Lanka and India topped the group stages and entered the final. In the final, India beat Sri Lanka comfortably to become champions for the fifth time, winning the tournament for first time in 15 years.[10] Shahid Afridi was the Player of the Tournament.

The eleventh edition of the Asia Cup was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 11 to 22 March 2012. Pakistan and Bangladesh qualified to play in the final of the eleventh edition, Bangladesh had beaten India and Sri Lanka to book their place in the final for the first time in the history of the tournament. Pakistan beat Bangladesh after a thrilling final over, winning their second Asia Cup.[11] Shakib Al Hasan was adjudged the Player of the Tournament. Sachin Tendulkar scored his 100th international century in this tournament.

The twelfth edition was held in Dhaka and Fatullah, Bangladesh from 25 February to 8 March 2014. The tournament consisted of five teams with Afghanistan in it for the first time since its inception in 1984. Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in the final to win the Asia Cup for the fifth time. Lahiru Thirimanne was adjudged the Player of the Tournament scoring 279 runs.

After the Asian Cricket Council was downsized by the ICC in 2015, it was announced that Asia Cup tournaments would be played on rotation basis in ODI and T20I format.[12][13][14] As a result, 2016 events was the first tournament in T20I format and was played between five teams just ahead of 2016 ICC World Twenty20. The 2016 edition of the Asia Cup tournament was held in Bangladesh for the third consecutive time from 24 February to 6 March. The final was held on 6 March 2016. India won the final by beating Bangladesh by 8 wickets in the final held at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium situated in Mirpur locality, Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is for the sixth time that India won the Asia cup title in 2016. Shikhar Dhawan of India was the man of the match for his 60 runs. Sabbir Rahman of Bangladesh was the player of the series. India won all of its matches played in Asia Cup 2016 beating Bangladesh 2 times, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and UAE.

On 29 October 2015, following the Asian Cricket Council meeting in Singapore, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur stated that the 2018 edition of the tournament would be held in India. It will follow the ODI format.[15] However, in April 2018, the tournament was moved to the United Arab Emirates, due to political tensions between India and Pakistan.[16]

India were the defending champions,[17] and retained their title, after beating Bangladesh by three wickets in the final.[18] India did not suffer a single defeat in the tournament, with 2 wins each against Pakistan & Bangladesh, a solitary win against Hong Kong, and a tie with Afghanistan. Shikhar Dhawan was the top run getter with 342 runs in 5 matches, was awarded Man of the Series. Afghanistan was the only team in the tournament who remained unbeaten against eventual winners India.

2020s edit

United Arab Emirates hosted the tournament and Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup beating Pakistan by 23 runs in the final. Sri Lanka reached the final as the only unbeaten team in the Super-Four stage winning against Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan. Bhanuka Rajapaksa was awarded Man of the Match for his unbeaten 71 off 45 balls, and Wanindu Hasaranga was second highest wicket-taker with 9 wickets in 6 matches, scored 66 runs in 5 innings and was named Player of the Series. Pakistan had an average start in the Asia Cup with a defeat against India in the group stage, beating India & Afghanistan in a close encounter in Super 4, ending with 2 back-to-back defeats against Sri Lanka. India started the tournament as hot favourites defeating Pakistan; however, they could not win against them and Sri Lanka in the super 4 and got knocked out of the tournament. Afghanistan was the only team in the tournament to defeat the eventual winners Sri Lanka.

Pakistan was awarded to host the tournament. However, Indian cricket team was reluctant to visit Pakistan to participate in the tournament. So, after a lot of deliberation, India agreed to play in a hybrid model where India will play all their matches in another country and few other matches will be hosted in Pakistan. Thus, it was the first Asia Cup to be co-hosted by multiple countries; four matches were played in Pakistan, and the remaining nine matches were played in Sri Lanka.[19] The five full members of the Asian Cricket Council were joined by Nepal, who made their ACC Asia Cup debut having qualified for the first time in qualifying the 2023 ACC Men's Premier Cup. India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan qualified to play in the tournament. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka qualified to play the Super fours stage.

India and Sri Lanka, both got qualified for finals after two victories by each. The finals occurred in Sri Lanka. In a quick match, defending champions Sri Lanka lost to India by 10 wickets and got only 50 runs, giving target of 51 runs to the winning Indian team. It was 8th time win for India. Kuldeep Yadav was the Player of the Tournament due to his skilled bowling in the series.

Results edit

Year Format Host Nation Number of teams Final Venue Final Winning Captain
Winner Result Runner-up
1984
Details
ODI  
United Arab Emirates
3 Sharjah CA Stadium,
Sharjah
  India No finals; India won the tournament via Round-robin format   Sri Lanka
[5]
Sunil Gavaskar
1986
Details
ODI  
Sri Lanka
3 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground,
Colombo
  Sri Lanka
195/5 (42.2 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
(scorecard)
  Pakistan
191/9 (45 overs)
Duleep Mendis
1988
Details
ODI  
Bangladesh
4 Bangabandhu National Stadium,
Dhaka
  India
180/4 (37.1 overs)
India won by 6 wickets
(scorecard)
  Sri Lanka
176 (43.5 overs)
Dilip Vengsarkar
1990/91
Details
ODI  
India
3 Eden Gardens,
Calcutta
  India
205/3 (42.1 overs)
India won by 7 wickets
(scorecard)
  Sri Lanka
204/9 (45 overs)
Mohammad Azharuddin
1995
Details
ODI  
United Arab Emirates
4 Sharjah CA Stadium,
Sharjah
  India
233/2 (41.5 overs)
India won by 8 wickets
(scorecard)
  Sri Lanka
230/7 (50 overs)
Mohammad Azharuddin
1997
Details
ODI  
Sri Lanka
4 R. Premadasa Stadium,
Colombo
  Sri Lanka
240/2 (36.5 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets
(scorecard)
  India
239/7 (50 overs)
Arjuna Ranatunga
2000
Details
ODI  
Bangladesh
4 Bangabandhu National Stadium,
Dhaka
  Pakistan
277/4 (50 overs)
Pakistan won by 39 runs
(scorecard)
  Sri Lanka
238 (45.2 overs)
Moin Khan
2004
Details
ODI  
Sri Lanka
6 R. Premadasa Stadium,
Colombo
  Sri Lanka
228/9 (50 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 25 runs
(scorecard)
  India
203/9 (50 overs)
Marvan Atapattu
2008
Details
ODI  
Pakistan
6 National Stadium,
Karachi
  Sri Lanka
273 (49.5 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 100 runs
(scorecard)
  India
173 (39.3 overs)
Mahela Jayawardene
2010
Details
ODI  
Sri Lanka
4 Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium,
Dambulla
  India
268/6 (50 overs)
India won by 81 runs
(scorecard)
  Sri Lanka
187 (44.4 overs)
MS Dhoni
2012
Details
ODI  
Bangladesh
4 Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium,
Mirpur
  Pakistan
236/9 (50 overs)
Pakistan won by 2 runs
(scorecard)
  Bangladesh
234/8 (50 overs)
Misbah-ul-Haq
2014
Details
ODI 5 Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium,
Mirpur
  Sri Lanka
261/5 (46.2 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets
(scorecard)
  Pakistan
260/5 (50 overs)
Angelo Mathews
2016
Details
T20I 5 Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium,
Mirpur
  India
122/2 (13.5 overs)
India won by 8 wickets
(scorecard)
  Bangladesh
120/5 (15 overs)
MS Dhoni
2018
Details
ODI  
United Arab Emirates
6 Dubai International Cricket Stadium,
Dubai
  India
223/7 (50 overs)
India won by 3 wickets
(scorecard)
  Bangladesh
222 (48.3 overs)
Rohit Sharma
2022
Details[20]
T20I 6 Dubai International Cricket Stadium,
Dubai
  Sri Lanka
170/6 (20 overs)
Sri Lanka won by 23 runs
(scorecard)
  Pakistan
147 (20 overs)
Dasun Shanaka
2023
Details[21]
ODI  
Pakistan

 
Sri Lanka

6 R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo   India
51/0 (6.1 overs)
India won by 10 wickets
Scorecard
  Sri Lanka
50 (15.2 overs)
Rohit Sharma
2025
Details
T20I 6

Tournament summary edit

Combined edit

The table below provides an overview of the performances of teams over past Asia Cup ODI and T20I tournaments.

Team Appearances Best result
Total First Latest
  India 15 1984 2023 Champions (1984, 1988, 1990–91, 1995, 2010, 2016, 2018, 2023)
  Sri Lanka 16 1984 2023 Champions (1986, 1997, 2004, 2008, 2014, 2022)
  Pakistan 15 1984 2023 Champions (2000, 2012)
  Bangladesh 15 1986 2023 Runners-up (2012, 2016, 2018)
  Afghanistan 4 2014 2023 Super Four (2018, 2022)
  Hong Kong 4 2004 2022 Group stage (2004, 2008, 2018, 2022)
  United Arab Emirates 3 2004 2016 Group stage (2004, 2008, 2016)
    Nepal 1 2023 2023 Group stage (2023)

ODIs edit

The table below provides an overview of the performances of teams over past Asia Cup ODI tournaments.[22]

Team Appearances Best result Statistics
Total First Latest Played Won Lost Tie NR Win%
  India 13 1984 2023 Champions (1984, 1988, 1990–91, 1995, 2010, 2018, 2023) 55 35 17 1 2 66.98
  Sri Lanka 14 1984 2023 Champions (1986, 1997, 2004, 2008, 2014) 56 38 17 0 0 67.85
  Pakistan 13 1984 2023 Champions (2000, 2012) 50 28 20 0 2 58.33
  Bangladesh 13 1986 2023 Runners-up (2012, 2018) 48 9 39 0 0 18.75
  Afghanistan 3 2014 2023 Super Four (2018) 11 3 7 1 0 31.81
  Hong Kong 3 2004 2018 Group stage (2004, 2008, 2018) 6 0 6 0 0 0.00
    Nepal 1 2023 2023 Group stage (2023) 2 0 2 0 0 0.00
  United Arab Emirates 2 2004 2008 Group stage (2004, 2008) 4 0 4 0 0 0.00

T20Is edit

The table below provides an overview of the performances of teams in the Asia Cup T20I tournament.[23]

Team Appearances Best result Statistics
Total First Latest Played Won Lost Tie NR Win%
  India 2 2016 2022 Champions (2016) 10 8 2 0 0 80.00
  Sri Lanka 2 2016 2022 Champions (2022) 10 6 4 0 0 60.00
  Pakistan 2 2016 2022 Runners-up (2022) 10 5 5 0 0 50.00
  Bangladesh 2 2016 2022 Runners-up (2016) 7 3 4 0 0 42.85
  Afghanistan 1 2022 2022 Super Four (2022) 5 2 3 0 0 40.00
  United Arab Emirates 1 2016 2016 Group stage (2016) 4 0 4 0 0 00.00
  Hong Kong 1 2022 2022 Group stage (2022) 2 0 2 0 0 00.00

Note:

  • The win percentage excludes no-result matches and counts ties as half a win.
  • Teams are sorted by best result, then winning percentage, then (if equal) by alphabetical order.

Performance by teams edit

1st
Champion
2nd
Runners-up
DNQ
Did not qualify
Q
Qualified
WD
Withdrawn
GP
Group stage
ICC Full Member Nation

An overview of the teams' performances in every Asia Cup:

India has most titles i.e. 8, while Sri Lanka has second highest 6.

Host
Team
1984
ODI
(3)
1986
ODI
(3)
1988
ODI
(4)
1990-91
ODI
(3)
1995
ODI
(4)
1997
ODI
(4)
2000
ODI
(4)
2004
ODI
(6)
2008
ODI
(6)
2010
ODI
(4)
2012
ODI
(4)
2014
ODI
(5)
2016
T20I
(5)
2018
ODI
(6)
2022
T20I
(6)
2023
ODI
(6)
                                
  Afghanistan
DNQ
4th
DNQ
4th 4th GP
  Bahrain
DNQ
DNQ
  Bangladesh 3rd 4th 3rd 4th 4th 4th 4th 4th 4th 2nd 5th 2nd 2nd GP 3rd
  Hong Kong
DNQ
GP GP
DNQ
GP GP
DNQ
  India 1st
WD
1st 1st 1st 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd 1st 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 3rd 1st
  Kuwait
DNQ
DNQ
  Malaysia
DNQ
DNQ
DNQ
DNQ
DNQ
DNQ
    Nepal
DNQ
DNQ
DNQ
DNQ
GP
  Oman
DNQ
DNQ
DNQ
DNQ
DNQ
  Pakistan 3rd 2nd 3rd
WD
3rd 3rd 1st 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st 2nd 3rd 3rd
2nd
4th
  Qatar
DNQ
DNQ
  Saudi Arabia
DNQ
DNQ
  Singapore
DNQ
DNQ
DNQ
DNQ
DNQ
DNQ
  Sri Lanka 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 4th 1st 4th GP
1st
2nd
  United Arab Emirates GP GP 5th
DNQ
DNQ
DNQ

Debutant teams in main tournament edit

Year Teams
1984   India,   Pakistan,   Sri Lanka
1986   Bangladesh
2004   Hong Kong,   United Arab Emirates
2014   Afghanistan
2023     Nepal

Debutant teams in Asia Cup Qualifier edit

Year Teams
2000   Hong Kong,   Japan,   Kuwait,   Malaysia,     Nepal,   United Arab Emirates
2006   Afghanistan,   Bahrain,   Bhutan,   Brunei,   Iran,   Myanmar,   Oman,   Qatar,   Saudi Arabia,   Thailand
2016 All participating cricket teams had T20I status
2018     Nepal and   United Arab Emirates had ODI status
2022 All participating cricket teams had T20I status
2023     Nepal,   Oman and   United Arab Emirates had ODI status
2024 All participating cricket teams had T20I status

Championship summary edit

Rank Teams Appearance Titles Runners-up
1   India 15 8 3
2   Sri Lanka 16 6 7
2   Pakistan 15 2 3
4   Bangladesh 15 0 3

Ranking edit

Results edit

# Year Host 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th Teams
1 1984   UAE   IND   SRI   PAK 3
2 1986   SRI   SRI   PAK   BAN 3
3 1988   BAN   IND   SRI   PAK   BAN 4
4 1990   IND   IND   SRI   BAN 3
5 1995   UAE   IND   SRI   PAK   BAN 4
6 1997   SRI   SRI   IND   PAK   BAN 4
7 2000   BAN   PAK   SRI   IND   BAN 4
8 2004   SRI   SRI   IND   PAK   BAN   UAE   HKG 6
9 2008   PAK   SRI   IND   PAK   BAN   UAE   HKG 6
10 2010   SRI   IND   SRI   PAK   BAN 4
11 2012   BAN   PAK   BAN   IND   SRI 4
12 2014   BAN   SRI   PAK   IND   AFG   BAN 5
13 2016   BAN   IND   BAN   PAK   SRI   UAE 5
14 2018   UAE   IND   BAN   PAK   AFG   HKG   SRI 6
15 2022   UAE   SRI   PAK   IND   AFG   BAN   HKG 6
16 2023   SRI   IND   SRI   BAN   PAK   AFG     NEP 6

Medals edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  India (IND)83415
2  Sri Lanka (SRI)67013
3  Pakistan (PAK)23914
4  Bangladesh (BAN)0336
Totals (4 entries)16161648

Summary edit

Rank Team Part M W L D NR
1   India 15 65 43 19 1 2
2   Sri Lanka 16 66 43 23 0 0
3   Pakistan 15 60 33 25 0 2
4   Bangladesh 15 55 12 43 0 0
5   Afghanistan 4 16 5 10 1 0
6     Nepal 1 2 0 2 0 0
7   United Arab Emirates 3 8 0 8 0 0
8   Hong Kong 4 8 0 8 0 0

Qualification edit

# Year Games Teams in Qualification Qualified Teams
1 1984 No Qualification
2 1986 1984 South-East Asia Cup - -
3 - 7 1988 - 2000 No Qualification
8 2004 Asia Cup 2000 ACC Trophy 8 2 + 4
9 2008 Asia Cup 2006 ACC Trophy 8 2 + 4
10 - 12 2010 - 2014 No Qualification
13 2016 Asia Cup 2016 Asia Cup Qualifier 4 1 + 4
14 2018 Asia Cup 2018 Asia Cup Qualifier 6 1 + 4
15 2022 Asia Cup 2022 Asia Cup Qualifier 13 1 + 5
16 2023 Asia Cup 2023 ACC Men's Premier Cup 14 1 + 5
17 2025 Asia Cup 2024 ACC Men's Premier Cup 18 1 + 5
Total 8 Asia Cup Qualification Max:18 Max:6

Broadcasters edit

Country Broadcasters Year
Bangladesh GTV, T Sports &

Rabbithole, Toffee (Online)

2022-23
Caribbean RUSH Sports 2023
India and Nepal Star Sports 2022-23
Sri Lanka ITN Sri Lanka 2022-23
Pakistan PTV , Ten Sports 2022-23
Australia Kayo Sports 2022
Hong Kong, Malaysia Astro Cricket 2022-23
Singapore HUB Sports 2022-23
UK TNT Sports 2022-23
Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Malaysia and Southeast Asia Yupptv 2016-23

See also edit

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