Saturday, February 20, 2016

Asia Cup 2016 Live Streaming Cricket and Telecast

Asia Cup 2016

The biggest cricket tournament limited to Asian continent is here! And for a change, this time the format is T20. Yes, the Asia Cup 2016 will be played in a T20 format keeping in mind the ICC T20 World Cup that begins next month in India. Eight teams will participate in the 13th edition of Asia Cup that would be played in Bangladesh. Four teams that are already in for the tournament are Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Rest four (Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Oman and UAE) will play Asia Cup 2016 qualifiers and the winner will play in the actual Asia Cup tournament. So total five teams will battle it out in the tournament that kicks off from 24th February 2016.

The schedule for the Asia Cup 2016 is mentioned below:

24th February 2016
India vs Bangladesh

25th February 2016
Sri Lanka vs TBD

26th February 2016
Bangladesh vs TBD

27th February 2016
India vs Pakistan

28th February 2016
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

29th February 2016
Pakistan vs TBD

1st March 2016
India vs Sri Lanka

2nd March 2016
Bangladesh vs Pakistan

3rd March 2016
India vs TBD

4th March 2016
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan

6th March 2016
Final Match

All the matches will be day and night matches and they would be played at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.

The squad details are as follows:

Bangladesh:
Mashrafe Mortaza (Captain), Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Arafat Sunny, Shakib Al Hasan, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Abu Hider, Nurul Hasan

India:
MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicket-keeper), Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Pawan Negi

Pakistan:
Shahid Afridi (Captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Irfan, Rumman Raees, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed (Wicket-Keeper), Imad Wasim, Anwer Ali, Babar Azam, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Aamir, Wahab Riaz, Khurram Manzoor

Sri Lanka:
Lasith Malinga (Captain), Milinda Siriwardana, Dasun Shanaka, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dushmantha Chameera, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath,Angelo Mathews (Vice-Captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Niroshan Dickwella, Shehan Jayasuriya, Jeffrey Vandersay

Afghanistan:
Asghar Stanikzai (Captain), Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Samiullah Shenwari,Noor Ali Zadran, Mohammad Shahzad (Wicket-Keeper), Usman Ghani, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Sadiq, Shafiqullah, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Najibullah Zadran, Yamin Ahmadzai

Hong Kong 

Tanwir Afzal (Captain), Anshy Rath, Babar Hayat, Christopher Carter (Wicket-Keeper), Mark Chapman, Haseeb Amjad, Adil Mehmood, Nadeem Ahmed, Nizakat Khan, Aizaz Khan,  Kinchit Shah, Ninad Shah, Tanveer Ahmed, Waqas Barkat, Waqas Khan

Oman Squad 

Sultan Ahmed (Captain and Wicket-Keeper), Aamir Kaleem (Vice-Captain), Jatinder Singh, Ajay Lalcheta, Mehran Khan, Rajeshkumar Ranpura, Aaqib Sulehri, Adnan Ilyas, Amir Ali, Munis Ansari, Bilal Khan, Sufyan Mehmood, Vaibhav Wategaonkar, Zeeshan Maqsood, Zeeshan Siddiqui

United Arab Emirates 

Amjad Javed (Captain), Mohammad Kaleem, Zaheer Maqsood, Mohammad Naveed, Rohan Mustafa, Shaiman Anwar, Mohammad Shahzad, Swapnil Patil (Vice-Captain and Wicket-Keeper), Usman Mushtaq, Ahmed Raza, Farhan Ahmed, Qadeer Ahmed, Mohammad Usman, Fahad Tariq, Saqlain Haider

Cricket fans in India can enjoy Asia Cup 2016 live streaming, score and telecast on HotStar and Star Sports HD TV network. T20 world cup 2016 live streaming can also be viewed on the same sources.

India have had a good run in the Asia Cup history so far. Bangladesh being the hosts have a good advantage here. Sri Lanka are a young side and nothing to lose. They can go out and play freely. Pakistan lead by Afridi looks a decent side that can clinch the tournament. Let us see which team out of the rest four qualifies to play in the Asia Cup 2016.

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