Web Desk(September 13, 2018): Asia Cup 2018 is set to begin from Saturday with Bangladesh taking on Sri Lanka in Dubai in the first fixture of the tournament.
This year, the historical tournament will see the participation of six nations.
The nations with Test status – India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan received a direct entry into the tournament, while Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Singapore, and UAE had to compete in the qualifiers for the remaining one spot, in which Hong Kong emerged victoriously.
Defending champions India will begin their campaign against Hong Kong on 18 September in Dubai, followed by the marquee contest against Pakistan the next day.
Asia Cup 2018 full schedule
15 September: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka (Dubai) 16 September: Pakistan vs Hong Kong (Dubai) 17 September: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan (Abu Dhabi)
18 September: India vs Hong Kong (Dubai) 19 September: India vs Pakistan (Dubai) 20 September: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan (Abu Dhabi) Super Four
21 September: Group A Winner vs Group B Runner-up (Dubai) 21 September: Group B Winner vs Group A Runner-up (Abu Dhabi)
23 September: Group A Winner vs Group A Runner-up (Dubai) 23 September: Group B Winner vs Group B Runner-up (Abu Dhabi)
25 September: Group A Winner vs Group B Winner (Dubai)
26 September: Group A Runner-up vs Group B Runner-up (Abu Dhabi)
28 September: Asia Cup 2018 Final (Dubai)