Asia Cup is the mega tournament which allows teams from Asia to compete against one another. The Asia Cup tournament was first held in 1984 after the formulation of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) in 1983. The 13th edition of the Asia Cup is likely to take place in September this year in Pakistan. Since there is not much time left, teams from Asian countries have started their preparations.
The Asia Cup 2023 will feature teams from countries including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Unlike last year, the Asia Cup 2023 will be played in a 50-over format. Teams would be able to prepare for the ODI World Cup 2023, which will take place after the competition in October-November.
Sri Lanka is the defending champions of the 2022 Asia Cup. After thrashing Pakistan in the final, Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup the previous year. Team India performed poorly in the competition and did not advance to the championship game. The men in blue will now strive to do better at the event this year.
Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill are anticipated to be among the Indian team at the 2023 Asia Cup. Team India’s captain, Rohit Sharma, will serve as the team’s leader during the competition. Sharma is in fantastic form and recently got a century against Australia in a Test match. This year, Shubman Gill has performed flawlessly. In all forms, he has already scored five hundreds this year. In a January ODI encounter against New Zealand, he also struck a double century.
A group-by-group knockout system will be used to play out the whole Asia Cup in 2023. The team that performs the best in this game advances to the Asia Cup 2023 qualifying phase, when all of the teams are prepared to compete against one another. Following this, the qualifying teams will compete in games in an effort to advance to the semifinals, where four teams will be chosen. In the end, just two teams will compete in the Asia Cup 2023 final, and the team with the greatest performance will be awarded the trophy