Asia Cup 2018: Top teams from Asia will fight to become the champion of the subcontinent from September 15. All the best teams from Asia will take part in the competition. The tournament will start once again from Saturday for the coveted Asia cup title. Six teams of the subcontinent – Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, India, and Hong Kong will compete in the competition. It will be held in the warm and heated conditions of United Arab Emirates. The first match will be played on Saturday, September 15 between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Pakistan kick-starts its tournament against Hong Kong on September 16. The tournament will continue for approximately two weeks. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the Super 4. The Final will be played on Friday, September 28.
Following are the groups for the tournament played in UAE.
Group A: Pakistan, India, Hongkong.
Group B: Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh.
Following is the full squad list of all the teams participating Asia Cup 2018.
Pakistan Squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (C), Imam Ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Asif Ali, Shoaib Malik, Shadab Khan, Haris Sohail, Muhammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Fahim Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Usman Shinwari, Shaheen Afridi, Junaid Khan.
India squad: Rohit Sharma (C), Shikhar Dhawan (VC), Ambati Rayudu, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Shardul Thakur.
Sri Lanka Squad: Angelo Mathews(C), Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Upul Tharanga, Danushka Gunathilaka, Niroshan Dickwella, Thisara Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Akila Dananjaya, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dilruwan Perera, Amila Aponso, Suranga Lakmal, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Malinga.
Bangladesh Squad: Masrafe Bin Mortaza (C), Shakib Al Hasan (V-C), Mohammad Mithun, Tamim Iqbal, Litton Kumar Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Mahmudullah, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Nazmul Islam Apu, Rubel Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Haider Rony.
Afghanistan Squad: Asghar Afghan (c), Mohammad Shahzad (wk), Ihsanullah Janat, Javed Ahmadi, Hashmat Shahidi, Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Gulbadin Naib, Rashid Khan, Najibullah Zadran, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, Samiullah Shinwari, Munir Ahmad Kakar (wk), Sharafudin Ashraf, Sayed Ahmad Sherzad, Wafadar.
Hong Kong Squad: Anshuman Rath(c), Aizaz Khan, Cameron McAulsan, Babar Hayat, Christopher Carter, Ehsan Khan, Arshad Mohammad, Ehsan Nawaz, Kinchit Shah, Nadeem Ahmed, Scott McKechnie, Raag Kapur, Tanveer Ahmed, Tanwir Afzal, Waqas Khan, Aftab Hussain.