Bangladesh Schedule for 2022 Asian Cup

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Bangladesh will be seeded alongside Sri Lanka and Afghanistan in Group B in the upcoming 2022 Asian Cup. The schedule was announced on Twitter by Jay Shah, head of the Asian Cricket Council. The tournament will serve as an ideal dress rehearsal for the Asian teams ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia. Meanwhile, the Asian Cup will be played in the UAE after it was taken away from Sri Lanka due to their economic crisis.

Bangladesh reached the final of the 2018 Asian Cup, losing to India. India are the defending champions of the tournament. India won the previous edition of the Asia Cup in 2018. India has also won the most 7 titles out of the 12 Asia Cup tournaments. Sri Lanka has won 5 titles while Pakistan is good for 2 titles.

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Rohit Sharma with 2018 Asia Cup trophy. Photo Getty

Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are the 5 confirmed teams. A team from Hong Kong, Kuwait, Singapore and the UAE will take the place of the 6th team. Bangladesh, meanwhile, plays a lot of international cricket. They played a test series against New Zealand at the start of the year and have been playing bilateral ODI and T20Is regularly since then.

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan. Credit: Bangladesh Cricket Board.

Currently, the Tigers are playing against Bangladesh in a T20I series. They entered the series after playing against the West Indies in ODIs and T20Is. They lost the T20I series to the Windies but managed to wipe them clean in the ODIs. Many of their senior players, including Shakib Al Hasan, will make a comeback in the Asian Cup. In this article, we take a look at Bangladesh’s schedule for the tournament.

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Bangladesh cricket team
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Bangladesh will kick off their 2022 Asia Cup campaign against Afghanistan on August 30 in Sharjah. They then play against Sri Lanka in their next match on September 1 in Dubai. Only two from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will make it to the Super 4s from Group B. The Super 4 group will kick off on September 3 with the final on September 11.

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Bangladesh Schedule for 2022 Asian Cup

Bangladesh vs Afghanistan – August 30, Sharjah, 7:30 PM IST

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka – September 1, Dubai, 7.30pm IST

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