The 2018 Asia Cup was cricket tournament currently that were held in the United Arab Emirates from 15-28 September 2018. It was the 14th edition of the Asia Cup and the third time the tournament was played in UAE, after the 1984 and 1995 tournaments. India were the defending champions, and retained their title, after beating Bangladesh by three wickets in the final.
As per the new guidelines, the tournament were playing in the ODI format. The previous tournament in Bangladesh in 2016 was played in the T20 format ahead of the World T20.
Originally, the tournament was scheduled to be played in India. It was moved to the United Arab Emirates, following ongoing political tensions between India and Pakistan.
Team divided into two groups -- Defending champion India, Pakistan and Hong Kong (a qualifier) in Group A, while Afghanistan paired with Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in group B.
Hong Kong Squad (09-Sep-2018)Anshy Rath (Captain), Haroon Arshed, Kinchit Shah (Wicket Keeper), Ehsan Nawaz, Scott McKechnie, Cameron McAuslan, Waqas Khan, Nizakat Khan, Ehsan Khan, Aizaz Khan, Babar Hayat, Christopher Carter, Nadeem Ahmed, Tanwir Afzal, Aftab Hussain
Pakistan squad (04-Sep-2018)Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain/Wicket Keeper), Shan Masood, Shaheen Afridi, Junaid Khan, Hasan Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan, Haris Sohail, Asif Ali, Shoaib Malik, Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Usman Khan
Afghanistan squad (02-Sep-2018)Asghar Afghan, Sayed Shirzad, Wafadar, Ihsanullah, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Samiullah Shenwari, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan, Javed Ahmadi, Mohammad Shahzad (Wicket Keeper), Munir Ahmad (Wicket Keeper)
India squad (01-Sep-2018)Rohit Sharma (Captain), Deepak Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja, Khaleel Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (Wicket Keeper), MS Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, Ambati Rayudu, Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Siddarth Kaul
Sri Lanka squad (01-Sep-2018)Angelo Mathews (Captain), Dushmantha Chameera, Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha, Amila Aponso, Dilruwan Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Niroshan Dickwella (Wicket Keeper), Upul Tharanga, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera (Wicket Keeper), Lasith Malinga
Bangladesh Squad (31-Aug-2018)Mashrafe Mortaza (Captain), Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Nazmul Islam, Abu Hider, Rubel Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mosaddek Hossain, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim (Wicket Keeper), Liton Das (Wicket Keeper), Mohammad Mithun, Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan (Vice Captain), Soumya Sarkar
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