Winning the Asia Cup is a Pride for a Country. Read this article to know about the Asia Cup Winners, Runner Up, Hosted Country and other details.
The Asia Cup is a very famous cricket tournament in Asia and all over the world. This game happens between two different teams within an interval of two years and is conducted by the ICC or international cricket Council. Its 15th edition is scheduled to take place on 27 August 2022 in the UAE United Arab Emirates. Since the year 2016, this popular cricket tournament has taken the T20I format when India was the champion of this event.
Besides, India also became the defending champion of this cup and won the 2018 edition by winning against Bangladesh in its finals which were held in UAE. The 15th edition started on 27 August and ended on 11 September 2022. There were six countries or teams that participated in the 2022 Asia Cup. Sri Lanka was the one to win Asia Cup 2022. The very first tournament happened in 1984, which took place in the UAE. India was the winner, and Sri Lanka was the runner-up.
So, in this list of Asia Cup winners, we have mentioned the winning teams starting from the very first year, 1984. We have also mentioned the winner, runner-up, year, and country where the tournament was hosted. If you could check the list of the winners of the Asia Cup, India is probably the most victorious team who took the title seven times. Followed by India, Sri Lanka was the next successful team to hold five titles of the Asia Cup.
About Asia Cup
Asia Cup is among the tournaments that take place in the world, which is completely based on competition among countries within one continent. And when taking a look at the history of the Asia Cup, India is the best performer till now. Apart from winning seven Asia cups, India could also reach 10 finals out of the total 15.
It is a one-day international for men and a Twenty20 international cricket tournament. This tournament was established back in the year 1983 when the council was founded as the primary step to promoting goodwill between the different Asian countries. This tournament alters within every two years in their format and happens either in T20I or DDI formats.
Winner of Asia Cup 2022
The 2022 Asia Cup tournament started on 27 August 2022 and was held in the United Arab Emirates. The first match was scheduled between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, which was held in Dubai. Afghanistan was the team to win the match by 8 wickets. On 11 September 2022, the winner of the 2022 Asia Cup was decided when two of the biggest teams participated in the tournament. Pakistan and Sri Lanka played their final match, and Sri Lanka was the winner as it could defeat Pakistan by a good 23 runs.
Most Winning Teams
While different countries participated in this tournament, it is visible that there are a few countries that were constant. Let us take a look at the most winning teams and the years.
|Team||Years||No of victories|
|India||2018, 2016, 2010, 1990-91, 1988 and 1984||7|
|Sri Lanka||2022, 2014, 2008, 2004, 1997 and 1986||6|
|Pakistan||2000 and 2012||2|
List of Asia Cup Winners (1984-2022)
|Year||Edition||Winner||Runner Up||Won By||Hosted In|
|1984||1st||India||Sri Lanka||India won||UAE|
|1986||2nd||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||5 wickets||Sri Lanka|
|1988||3rd||India||Sri Lanka||6 wickets||Bangladesh|
|1990-91||4th||India||Sri Lanka||7 wickets||India|
|1995||5th||India||Sri Lanka||8 wickets||UAE|
|1997||6th||Sri Lanka||India||8 wickets||Sri Lanka|
|2000||7th||Pakistan||Sri Lanka||39 runs||Bangladesh|
|2004||8th||Sri Lanka||India||25 runs||Sri Lanka|
|2008||9th||Sri Lanka||India||100 runs||Pakistan|
|2010||10th||India||Sri Lanka||81 runs||Sri Lanka|
|2014||12th||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||5 wickets||Bangladesh|
|2022||15th||Sri Lanka||Pakistan||23 runs||Sri Lanka|
The above table tells you about the Asia Cup Winner, Runner Up, Hosted Country and other details.