Asia cup 2016 will be played in T20 format keeping T20 world cup 2016 into account. This tournament is shifting from ODI Format to T20 format for the first time since 1984. However, again in 2018 Asia cup will be reverted back to ODI format to prepare for 2019 Cricket World Cup. But for once again for 2020 T20 World Cup, the format will switch back to T20 in 2020. Sir Lanka is the defending champion. They won 2014 Asia cup against Pakistan by 5 wickets in Bangladesh. Asia cup T20 2016 will be played in Bangladesh and is schedule from February 24th onwards.
India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan are the four confirmed teams participating in the Asia Cup 2016. While Afghanistan, Oman, Hong Kong and United Arab Emirates will be competing for the fifth place in the Asia Cup in the qualifying round. It must be remembered that Afghanistan had played the main round of Asia Cup last time in the 2014 edition.
The following are the schedule of the match:
|1.||24th Feb||Wednesday||India Vs Bangladesh||19.00|
|2.||25th Feb||Thursday||Sri Lanka Vs UAE||19.00|
|3.||26th Feb||Friday||Bangladesh Vs UAE||19.00|
|4.||27th Feb||Saturday||India Vs Pakistan||19.00|
|5.||28th Feb||Sunday||Bangladesh Vs UAE||19.00|
|6.||29th Feb||Monday||Pakistan Vs UAE||19.00|
|7.||1st March||Tuesday||India Vs Sri Lanka||19.00|
|8.||2nd March||Wednesday||Pakistan Vs Bangladesh||19.00|
|9.||3rd March||Thursday||India Vs UAE||19.00|
|10.||4th March||Friday||Pakistan Vs Sri Lanka||19.00|
|11.||5th March||Saturday||Asia Cup Final||19.00|