DHAKA: Just after the Pakistan Super League (PSL), cricket lovers will enjoy first T20 Asia Cup 2016, starting from 24 February in Bangladesh and Pakistan will take on India on on February 27 (Saturday) in Dhaka, TheNewsTribe.com reported.
According to initial draws, first match of the tournament will be played on February 24, between India and Bangladesh.
The battle between Pakistan and India will be staged on February 27 (Saturday) in Dhaka.
The tournament starts on February 24 and concludes on March 6 (Sunday). Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and a qualifier will battle it out.
Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Oman and United Arab Emirates will play a qualifying tournament and the topper will make the main draw.
According to the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) website, Asia Cup opens with India and hosts Bangladesh playing on February 24
Time: All the matches will start from 7:00 (PST), 1:30 pm (GMT), 7:30 pm (LOCAL)
TV listing: Star Sports 1, 3, HD1 & HD3
Live streaming: Star Sports website, Hotstar
Here’s the complete schedule:
February 24: Bangladesh vs India
February 25: Sri Lanka vs TBD
February 26: Bangladesh vs TBD
February 27: India vs Pakistan
February 28: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka
February 29: Pakistan vs TBD
March 1: India vs Sri Lanka
March 2: Bangladesh vs Pakistan
March 3: India vs TBD
March 4: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
March 5: Final
India: MS Dhoni (Captain & WK), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh, Mohammed Shami, Pawan Negi.
Bangladesh: (Provisional 25-man squad)
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Litton Kumer Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Nurul Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury, Ariful Haque, Arafat Sunny, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Haider Rony, Al-Amin Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Mohammad Shahid , Abul Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Muktar Ali.
Squad Shahid Afridi (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Khurram Manzoor, Rumman Raees