Asia Cup 2022 Super Four Schedule. With the Asia Cup group stage over, there are now the top four teams who will battle it out for the continental title. India won both their matches and qualified as the top team in their group while Pakistan defeated Hong Kong to qualify for the Super Four as the second team from Group ‘A’. On the other hand, Afghanistan qualified by winning both their matches and Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh to join the other three teams.
The Super Four phase of the competition will begin on Saturday, September 3, with Sri Lanka taking on Afghanistan in the first match at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. The two teams also met in the group stage where the Afghans completely overwhelmed the Lankans and defeated them by 8 wickets. The team led by Dasun Shanaka made a great comeback in the match against Bangladesh. Meanwhile, Rashid Khan and Mujeeb-ur-Rehman have been in great form lately. So a fierce fight can be expected.
India vs Pakistan to face off on September 4:
The second match is between the much awaited India and Pakistan. India have beaten Pakistan earlier in the tournament and it will be interesting to see if Pakistan can make a comeback. Both teams have enough ammunition in their arsenal. Like the league stage, this match is likely to be a tight battle.
The teams will rest on September 5 and India will take on Sri Lanka at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on September 6. The 15th edition of the Asia Cup will see the two most successful teams of the Asia Cup face each other for the first time.
Pakistan will face Afghanistan next day at the same ground. The Mohammad Nabi-led team is being considered as the dark horse of the tournament. Former team captain Asghar Afghan has already said how tough this competition is and how much they have the quality to beat Pakistan in the Super Four. If they are indeed able to do it, it will surely be one of the best matches of the tournament. On the other hand, Pakistan will also be confident due to their success against their neighbors in the recent past.
The final round of the Super Four will begin on Thursday, September 8. India will face Afghanistan on that day. Two matches against Pakistan and India will test the Afghans’ mettle. They have to play good cricket against two heavyweights to reach the final. On the other hand, India cannot take them lightly as Afghanistan have the ability to beat any team on their day.
Sri Lanka will face Pakistan in Dubai on September 9 in the final match of the Super Four. This could be a do-or-die match for both the teams and there will be a lot of pressure in this match.
Full schedule of Super Four:
- Saturday, 3rd September – Sri Lanka v Afghanistan
- Sunday, September 4 – India vs Pakistan
- Tuesday, 6 September – India vs Sri Lanka
- Wednesday, 7th September – Pakistan vs Afghanistan
- Thursday, 8th September – India vs Afghanistan
- Friday, September 9 – Sri Lanka vs Pakistan
The top two teams from the Super Four will qualify for the Asia Cup finals. Asia Cup 2022 Super Four Schedule.