The Asia Cup 2023 prize money for winner and runner-up will see this year’s champions bag Rs. 2 crores while runners up will get about Rs. 8 lakhs.
The Asia Cup 2023 is scheduled to start soon, with top nations from the region gearing up to claim its top prize in cricket. Many reports suggest that the Asia Cup 2023 prize money will be bigger than previous tournaments. Check out other details about the event and see everything you need to know about this exciting cricket spectacle.
Where Was the Last Asia Cup Hosted; Which Country Won It?
Asia Cup 2022 was hosted in the United Arab Emirates. Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup 2023, stretching their number of titles to six, just one behind championship log leaders India. Ironically, only Sri Lanka and India have ever managed back-to-back winning streaks at the Asia Cup.
Other countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh have not managed to assert their dominance in regional cricket, especially at this event.
How Many Teams are Taking Part in the Asia Cup 2023?
Six (6) top teams from all around Asia will face off at this year’s tournament. The qualifying teams are Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Nepal. Many of these teams have long-running rivalries, so we’ll expect nothing less than the most exciting cricket at this event yet.
India’s rivalry against Pakistan might be the highlight among participating teams. However, recent resurging form from teams like Sri Lanka and Bangladesh may see them nip both perennial rivals to the Asia Cup 2023. Afghanistan and Nepal are the outsiders on paper; however, these teams have a reputation of springing surprises against established teams.
How Many Schedules Have Been Released for the Asia Cup 2023?
Disagreements between the cricket boards of Pakistan and India have affected the smooth scheduling of at least two tournaments this year. The tournaments – Asia Cup 2023 and ODI World Cup 2023 – have seen controversy over India and Pakistan’s political rivalry come to light.
At least two different schedules have been released for the Asia Cup 2023. The first schedule, released early in 2023, was scheduled for Asia Cup games to start on September 2nd with matches slated for grounds in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the UAE.
However, the BCCI did not agree to play according to this schedule, putting the whole arrangement in jeopardy. A new model had to be drawn up before India agreed to take part in Asia Cup 2023. The new model required matches to take place in Sri Lanka and Pakistan, meaning a fresh schedule became necessary.
Where Will the Asia Cup 2023 Take Place?
The Asia Cup 2023 will happen in Pakistan and Sri Lanka based on an agreed ‘hybrid model’. This model will see four matches played in the host country Pakistan with the other nine games scheduled to happen in Sri Lanka.
Full List of Asia Cup 2023 Winners from 1984 to 2022
|1986||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||ODI|
|1997||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||India||ODI|
|2004||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka||India||ODI|
|2010||Sri Lanka||India||Sri Lanka||ODI|
How Many Teams Have Won the Asia Cup 2023?
Three teams – India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan – have won the Asia Cup among themselves since this tournament started in 1984. See the breakdown of titles won among these teams below:
|Team||Times Won||Winning Streaks||Year|
|India||7 Times||2 (won three titles between 1988 and 1995; won two titles between 2016 and 2018)||1984, 1988, 1991, 1995, 2010, 2016, 2018|
|Sri Lanka||6 Times||1 (won twice between 2004 and 2008)||1986, 1997, 2004, 2008, 2014, 2022|
|Pakistan||2 Times||0||2000, 2012|
India is currently the most successful Asia Cup team with seven (7) titles. Sri Lanka isn’t far behind with six (6) total Asia Cup titles. Pakistan’s two (2) Asia cup successes twelve years apart sees them join the elite club of Asia Cup champions in history.
Strong runs of form from teams like Bangladesh, Nepal, and Afghanistan could see them become a part of top teams in Asia Cup title rankings.