Asia Cup

One of the most esteemed of the international ODI tournaments, Asia Cup was launched in the year 1983 with the foundation of Asian Cricket Council. It was slated to be played between ACC member countries every couple of years. Till date 12 editions have been played with the maiden one in 1984 and the last one in 2014. In between, the 1993 session had to be nullified given strenuous relations between Pakistan & India. In 2008, it was announced that championship would be played biennially.

Asia Cup Winners List

Following is the list of Asia cup winners. Total 14 times teams have played for asia cup together. India have won maximum 7 times, Sri Lanka have won asia cup 5 times and Pakistan have won asia cup tournament 2 times. Sri Lanka have played maximum 11 asia cup finals while India have played Asia cup final match 10 times. Bangladesh have never won any asia cup till date but they have played final 3 times.

Edition Asia Cup Host Champion Runnerup
1st Asia Cup 1984 UAE India Sri Lanka
2nd Asia Cup 1986 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Pakistan
3rd Asia Cup 1988 Bangladesh India Sri Lanka
4th Asia Cup 1990 India India Sri Lanka
5th Asia Cup 1995 UAE India Sri Lanka
6th Asia Cup 1997 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka India
7th Asia Cup 2000 Bangladesh Pakistan Sri Lanka
8th Asia Cup 2004 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka India
9th Asia Cup 2008 Pakistan Sri Lanka India
10th Asia Cup 2010 Sri Lanka IND SL
11th Asia Cup 2012 Bangladesh Pakistan Bangladesh
12th Asia Cup 2014 Bangladesh Sri Lanka Pakistan
13th Asia Cup 2016 Bangladesh India Bangladesh
14th Asia Cup 2018 UAE India Bangladesh
15th Asia Cup 2021      

Here is a brief overview on all the editions played in Asia Cup.

Asia Cup 1984

Asia Cup Cricket - History & OverviewThe inaugural edition of Asia Cup was held in 1984 between India, Sri Lanka & Pakistan. Three matches were played where India won 2 matches and came up with the maiden Asia Cup trophy. All the matches were played at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah. The edition followed a round-robin format. Surinder Khanna was the Player of the Series and he was also the player with most runs. Ravi Shastri was the highest wicket taker in the inaugural Asia Cup edition. The championship ran from April 6 to April 13.

Asia Cup 1986

The second edition was held at Sri Lanka. India did not participate in the championship given strained relation with the host nation. The second participant nation was Pakistan and Bangladesh was also included in the tournament. There were 3 group matches in round robin format & one final. It started on March 30 & finalized on April 6.

Venues- Saravanamuttu Stadium, Tyronne Fernando Stadium, Asgiriya Stadium, Singhalese Sports Club Ground

Winner- Sri Lanka

Final - Sri Lanka & Pakistan where the host nation won by 5 wickets.

Player of the Series: Arjuna Ranatunga

Maximum runs: Arjuna Ranatunga

Most wickets Abdul Qadir

Asia Cup 1988

The 3rd edition of the tournament was hosted by Bangladesh and had 4 participants- India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan & Bangladesh. The championship started on 27th October & ran till 4th November. 7 matches were played all total and India was the winner.

Winner India

Venues Bangabandhu National Stadium and Chittagong Stadium

Final The final was between India & Sri Lanka where the former won by 6 wickets.

Player of the Series: Navjot Sidhu

Maximum runs: Ijaz Ahmed

Most wickets Arshad Ayub

It was the 2nd Asia Cup win for India.

Asia Cup 1990-91 Asia Cup

The 4th edition was held from 25th December, 1990 to 4th January, 1991. India was the host country and other participants were Sri Lanka & Bangladesh. Pakistan did not take part given strained ties with India. All together 4 matches were played in round robin format.

Winner- India

Venues - Eden Gardens, Barabati Stadium and Brabourne Stadium

Final - The final was played between India & Sri Lanka where the host nation won by 7 wickets.

Maximum runs: Arjuna Ranatunga

Most wickets Kapil Dev

It was the 3rd Asia Cup win for India

Asia Cup 1995

The 5th edition of the tournament was once again held at Sharjah and the participant teams were Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh. It was scheduled from April 5 to April 14. All total 7 matches were played in the round robin format.

Winner- India

Venues - Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah

Final - The final was played between India & Sri Lanka where the host nation won by 8 wickets.

Player of the series Navjot Sidhu

Maximum runs: Sachin Tendulkar

Most wickets Anil Kumble

It was the 4th Asia Cup win for India.

Asia Cup 1997

The 6th edition of the tournament was once again held at Sri Lanka and the participant teams were Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh. It was scheduled from July 14 to July 26. All total 7 matches were played in the round robin format.

Winner- Sri Lanka

Venues - R Premadasa Stadium and SSCG

Final - The final was played between India & Sri Lanka where the host nation won by 8 wickets.

Player of the series Arjuna Ranatunga

Maximum runs: Arjuna Ranatunga

Most wickets Venkatesh Prasad

This edition marked the 2nd Asia Cup win for Sri Lanka.

Asia Cup 2000

The 7th edition of the tournament was hosted at Bangladesh for the 2nd time and the participant teams were Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh. It was scheduled from May 29 to June 7. All total 7 matches were played in the round robin format. This edition marked the first Asia Cup win for Pakistan and was also the first edition where India could not qualify to the final.

Winner- Pakistan

Venues - Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka

Final - The final was played between Pakistan & Sri Lanka where the former won by 39 runs.

Player of the series Yousuf Youhana

Maximum runs: Yousuf Youhana

Most wickets Abdul Razzaq

Asia Cup 2004

The 8th edition was hosted by Sri Lanka 4 years post the previous season. The edition is special in the history of Asian Cup as it came with a changed format & the tournament was divided into 3 stages- Group Stage, Round robin Super Fours & the finale. Two new teams, Hong Kong & UAE, were introduced along with 4 existing participants. Group stage was further divided into 2 parts with 3 teams in each. Group A had Pakistan, Bangladesh & Hong Kong while Group B had Sri Lanka, UAE & India. The new teams lost out in the first stage. All total 13 matches were played from July 16 to August 1.

Winner- Sri Lanka

Venues Singhalese Sports Club Ground, Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium and R Premadasa Stadium

Super Fours India, Bangladesh, Pakistan & Sri Lanka. The winners were India & Sri Lanka

Final - The final was played between India & Sri Lanka where the host nation won by 25 runs.

Player of the series - Sanath Jayasuriya

Maximum runs - Shoaib Malik

Most wickets Irfan Pathan

It marked the 3rd Asia Cup win for Sri Lanka

Asia Cup 2008

The 9th edition of Asia Cup was hosted at Pakistan and it followed the same format of the previous edition. It commenced on June 24 and ran till July 6. Group A comprised of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & UAE. Group B had Pakistan, Hong Kong and India. India & Sri Lanka topped in their respective groups. All total 13 matches were played.

Winner- Sri Lanka

Venues Gaddafi Stadium and National Stadium

Super Fours India, Bangladesh, Pakistan & Sri Lanka. The winners were India & Sri Lanka

Final The final was played between India & Sri Lanka where the Sri Lankan team won by 100 runs.

Player of the series: Ajantha Mendis

Maximum runs: Sanath Jayasuriya

Most wickets : Ajantha Mendis

Asia Cup 2008 Stats

It marked the 4th Asia Cup for Sri Lanka

Asia Cup 2010

The 10th edition was once again hosted by the Lankan nation and it ran from June 15 to June 24. The 2010 Asia Cup just had the 4 test playing countries as participants- India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Pakistan. All total 7 matches were played where India & Sri Lanka topped on group stages.

Winner- India

Venues Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium

Final The final was played between India & Sri Lanka where the Indian team won by 81 runs.

Player of the series - Shahid Afridi

Maximum runs - Shahid Afridi

Most wickets - Lasith Malinga

Asia Cup 2010 Stats

It marked the 5th record Asia Cup title for India as it was the only team to land up with 5 Asia Cup trophies for the first time ever in the 15 years history of the esteemed tournament.

Asia Cup 2012

The 11th edition was hosted by the Bangladesh and it ran from March 11 to March 22. The 2012 Asia Cup again had the 4 test playing countries as participants- India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Pakistan. All total 7 matches were played where Pakistan & Bangladesh topped on group stages. It was the first time for Bangladesh to enter the final of an Asia Cup edition.

Winner- Pakistan

Venues - Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium

Final - The final was played between Pakistan and Bangladesh where Pakistan won by 2 runs.

Player of the series - Shakib Al Hasan

Maximum runs: Virat Kohli

Most wickets Umar Gul

Asia Cup 2012 Stats

The edition marked the second Asia Cup win for Pakistan.

Asia Cup 2014

The 12th edition of the tournament was once again hosted by Bangladesh, in Dhaka & Fatullah. It started on February 25 and ran till March 8. All total 11 matches were played between 5 participants. There were the 4 test playing countries as participants- India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Pakistan – along with ICC Associate member country Afghanistan. This edition marked the debut of Afghanistan in Asia Cup.

Winner- Sri Lanka

Venues - Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium and Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium

Final - The final was played between Pakistan and Sri Lanka where the latter won by 5 wickets.

Player of the series - Lahiru Thirimanne

Maximum runs: Lahiru Thirimanne

Most wickets: Lasith Malinga & Saeed Ajmal as both took equal number of wickets (11).

Asia Cup 2014 Stats

It marked the 5th Asia Cup win for Sri Lanka.

Asia Cup 2016

Asia Cup 2016 was held in Bangladesh from 24th February to 6th March. Total 5 teams participated in the tournament. India and Bangladesh reached the finals of Asia cup where India won the match by 8 wickets and lifted the trophy. Shikhar Dhawan got man of the match award in the final match where as Sabbir Rahman from Bangladesh was declared as player of the series. All the matches of this series was played at single venue i.e. Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium.

Sabbir Rahman from Bangladesh scored most runs (176 runs) while Al-Amin Hossain took maximum wickets (11 wickets) in that tournament. Asia cup 2016 was played in T20 format and the highest individual score in that tournament was 83 made by Rohit Sharma (India).

It marked the 6th Asia Cup win for team India.

Asia Cup 2018

 

Asia Cup 2018 was the 14th edition of Asia Cup and was held in United Arab Emirates from 15 September to 28 September. Total 6 teams participated in the tournament. Hong Kong (debut) was introduced as 6th team in the tournament. India and Bangladesh once again reached the finals of Asia cup where India won the match by 3 wickets and lifted the trophy. Liton Das got man of the match award in the final match where as Shikhar Dhawan was declared as player of the series. All the matches of this series was played at two venue in UAE, Sheikh Zayed and Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
 
Shikhar Dhawan scored most runs (342 runs) while Rashid Khan (Afghanistan) took maximum wickets (10 wickets) in that tournament. Asia cup 2018 was played in ODI format and the highest individual score in that tournament was 144 runs made by Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh).
 
It marked the 7th Asia Cup win for team India.

Asia Cup FAQs

When is next Asia Cup Cricket?

Upcoming Asia Cup tournament was scheduled for 2020 but due to COVID19 it was postponed and hope it will played in 2021 next year.

When was the last Asia cup Cricket?

Last time Asia cricket cup was played in 2018 when India and Bangladesh played in the Asia cup final. India won the Last Asia cup final and trophy.

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Last Updated on: 24/10/2020