Asia Cup 2023 Teams – Complete Squad & Key Players

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Asia Cup 2023 teams will continue to uphold the legacy of almost four decades. Asia Cup is a tournament of rivals, rebels and relationships. 

Each team in the 2023 Asia Cup is uniquely placed. Let’s figure out the status and potential of each team. 

Overview of Asia Cup 2023 Teams 

This Asia Cup will set the stage on fire, as all the participating teams look forward to holding the trophy. 

There are a total of six teams, in two separate groups. 

  1. India 
  2. Sri Lanka
  3. Pakistan 
  4. Bangladesh
  5. Nepal 
  6. Afghanistan 

On the outset, Nepal is the underdog. All the other teams have the potential to finish strong. 

Format of Asia Cup 

The 2023 Asia Cup will follow the ODI format (50 over). Though the previous edition was organised in the T20 format, this time we get to see our favourite teams play one-day international matches. 

  • Two Groups with three Asia Cup teams in each
  • The Top 2 teams will qualify for the Super 4 
  • The Top 2 from the Super 4 will play Finals

<H2> The Legacy of Teams in Asia Cup History 

Spanning over 40 years, the tournament has seen 15 editions so far. Here is a snippet of the key moments: 

  • India has the most number of Title wins – 7 
  • Sri Lanka is the most consistent team – 12 Finals
  • Nepal plays its debut season this year 
  • Pakistan & India rivalry is always at its peak during Asia Cup matches 
  • The Top 3 bowlers of Asia Cup are Sri Lankan players

Asia Cup 2023 Teams 

Let’s go through each team’s capabilities in terms of performance, resilience and consistency. The order is alphabetically arranged. 

Afghanistan Squad

Hashmatullah Shahidi (captain), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Abdul Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Suliman Safi, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Riaz Hassan.

Bangladesh Squad

Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Litton Das, Naim Sheikh, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed.

India Squad

Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumraj, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna.

Sanju Samson (travelling reserve)

Nepal Squad 

Rohit Paudel (captain), Aarif Sheikh, Aasif Sheikh, Kushal Bhurtel, Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Bhim Sharki, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Pratish GC, Mousom Dhakal, Sundeep Jora, Kishore Mahato, Arjun Saud

Pakistan Squad

Babar Azam (captain), Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Haris, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi.

Tayyab Tahir (travelling reserve)

Sri Lanka Squad

Squad yet to be announced

Who will win the Asia Cup 2023? 

To choose just one favourite of this league is difficult. We can share two teams based on the following: 

  • Player Form 
  • Recent Team form 
  • Head-to-head Stats 

India & Sri Lanka are the two favourites of the Asia Cup 2023. 

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