Updated Schedule for Asia Cup 2023: Dates, Venues, timings, India vs Pakistan details

The much awaited updated schedule for Asia Cup 2023 has been finally announced, unveiling a tournament set to be held jointly in Pakistan & Sri Lanka. The upcoming edition of the Asia Cup, will have a 50-over format, as it’s been over the years since its commencement. It will be a crucial tournament for the Asian teams before the ICC World Cup 2023 scheduled to happen in October this year.

The initial draft of the schedule had gone through numerous revisions due to political tensions between Pakistan and India before the Asian Cricket Council finally settled on the current iteration. Although, the Asia Cup matches would be played at various locations across Pakistan and Sri Lanka, India’s matches have been designated for the latter only.

Asia Cup 2023: Teams distribution

This Asia Cup will see a clash of six teams which have been categorized into two groups, that is, Group A & B, comprising of three teams each. At initial stage, top two teams from each group will to the Super Fours. From thereon, the top two teams from the Super Fours will enter the grand finale. The team groupings are mentioned below:

Group AGroup B
IndiaSri Lanka

The Asia Cup 2023 will commence on August 30 wherein Pakistan & Nepal will take on each other at Multan. A quartet of matches is slated for Pakistan, taking place across the cities of Multan and Lahore. Meanwhile, the remaining nine encounters will unfold in Sri Lanka, spanning across Kandy and Colombo. The grand finale will be held at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium at Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Asia Cup 2023: Schedule

DateTeamsVenueTime (Local)
Aug 30Pakistan flag Pakistan vs Nepal Nepal flagMultan, Pakistan2:30 pm
Aug 31Bangladesh flag Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka Sri Lanka flagKandy, Sri Lanka3.00 pm
Sep 2India flag India vs Pakistan Pakistan flagKandy, Sri Lanka3.00 pm
Sep 3Bangladesh flag Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Afghanistan flagLahore, Pakistan2:30 pm
Sep 4India flag India vs Nepal Nepal flagKandy, Sri Lanka3.00 pm
Sep 5Sri Lanka flagSri Lanka vs Afghanistan Afghanistan flagLahore, Pakistan2:30 pm
Sep 6A1 vs B2Lahore, Pakistan2:30 pm
Sep 9B1 vs B2Colombo, Sri Lanka3.00 pm
Sep 10A1 vs A2Colombo, Sri Lanka3.00 pm
Sep 12 A2 vs B1Colombo, Sri Lanka3.00 pm
Sep 14 A1 vs B1Colombo, Sri Lanka3.00 pm
Sep 15 A2 vs B2Colombo, Sri Lanka3.00 pm
Sep 17Final (Super 4s 1 vs Super 4s 2)Colombo, Sri Lanka3.00 pm

*A1 & A2 will be the first & second team from Group A.

**B1 & B2 will be the first & second team from Group B.

Out of the 6 group stage matches, the ultimate high-voltage encounter will be between India & Pakistan on September 2 at Kandy, Sri Lanka. In case, both the teams progress to the Super Fours stage, they will face each other again on September 10 at Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Moreover, it’s a historical moment for Nepal as it became the first time participant in the Asia cup. Nepal will be playing its first against Pakistan which is the first match of the Asia Cup as well.