Cricket Asia Cup is a prestigious tournament in which top Asian cricket national teams take participation. 2016 Asia Cup will be played in Bangladesh in which 5 teams will be featuring. Along with hosts Bangladesh, title retaining champions Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan to play in the 13th edition of Asia Cup. One associate team will also be a part of main Asia cup starting from 24 February.
The teams will have the opportunity to get prepared for ICC World Cup 2016 as the Asia Cup competition is just ahead of the beginning of wt20. This will be the first occasion when Asia Cup will be organized in twenty20 format due to t20 world cup. The opening match of tournament is scheduled to take place on 24 February between hosts Bangladesh and India.
Announced team rosters for the tournament are same as for world t20 squads. Let’s have a look at the all 5 teams squad and players list for Asia Cup 2016.
Asia Cup 2016 Squads
|Bangladesh||Mashrafe Mortaza||Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Shakib Al Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Arafat Sunny, Mohammad Mithun, Al-Amin Hossain, Mahmudullah Riyad, Taskin Ahmed, Abu Hider. Read more about team here.|
|Sri Lanka||Lasith Malinga||Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Niroshan Dickwella, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Milinda Siriwardana, Dasun Shanaka, Chamara Kapugedera, Shehan Jayasuriya, Dushmantha Chameera, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath, Nuwan Kulasekara, Jeffrey Vandersay. Read more about team here.|
|India||MS Dhoni||Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Parthiv Patel, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pawan Negi. Read more about team here.|
|Pakistan||Shahid Afridi||Mohammed Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Sami, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Khalid Latif, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Khurram Manzoor, Sharjeel Khan. Read more about team here.|
|United Arab Emirates||Amjad Javed||Mohammad Kaleem, Rohan Mustafa, Shaiman Anwar, Mohammad Shahzad, Swapnil Patil, Usman Mushtaq, Ahmed Raza, Zaheer Maqsood, Mohammad Naveed, Farhan Ahmed, Qadeer Ahmed, Mohammad Usman, Fahad Tariq, Saqlain Haider.|