India to play Bangladesh in Asia Cup opening fixture

India to play Bangladesh in Asia Cup opening fixture
The Asia Cup will be played in the Twenty20 format for the first time.
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The 2016 Asia Cup will get underway with the first game on 24th February which will be played between India and Bangladesh in Mirpur.

This edition of the Asia Cup will be played in the Twenty20 format for the first time and the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur will host all the games including the final.

Afghanistan, Oman, United Arab Emirates and Hong Kong will play a qualifying tournament starting on 19th February and the team with the most points will advance to the main tournament.

In the eventuality where two teams finish with the same points in the qualifying tournament the net run rates will be considered to determine who finishes at the top of the table.

Pakistan will begin their campaign with a fixture on 27th February against India, while Sri Lanka’s opening fixture will be against the qualifying team on 25th February.

The previous edition of the Asia Cup was played in the One-Day International format in 2014 with Sri Lanka emerging as winners by securing a five-wicket victory against Pakistan.

In the 12 previous editions of the Asia Cup, Sri Lanka and India have won five times each while Pakistan emerged champions two times. 

Asia Cup 2016 Fixtures

Date Match
24th February India v Bangladesh
25th February Sri Lanka v TBD
26th February Bangladesh v TBD
27th February India v Pakistan
28th February Bangladesh v Sri Lanka
29th February Pakistan v TBD
1st March India v Sri Lanka
2nd March Bangladesh v Pakistan
3rd March India v TBD
4th March Pakistan v Sri Lanka
6th March Final

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