The fifth edition of the ACC Men’s Emerging Asia Cup 2023 will begin on July 13 in Sri Lanka. The tournament will be played between the A teams of full members of the Asian Cricket Council: they are: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan as well as the 3 best teams of the Premier Cup Men’s ACC 2023: Nepal, United Arab Emirates, and Oman. The Indian team has already arrived for the tournament. They will be managed by Yash Dhull while Abhishek Sharma has been named the team’s vice-captain. Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Assam all-rounder Riyan Parag are also part of the Indian team. All eyes will also be on Dhruv Jurel, Prabhsimran Singh and Sai Sudharsan.
Not to mention that India A and Pakistan A will also play a match in the tournament. This game will take place on July 19.
Preparations are in full swing __
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Here’s everything you need to know about the ACC Men’s Emerging Asia Cup 2023:
ACC Men’s Emerging Asian Cup: Groups
Group A: Afghanistan A, Bangladesh A, Oman A, Sri Lanka A
Group B: India A, Pakistan A, Nepal, United Arab Emirates A
ACC Men’s Emerging Asian Cup: Schedule
Match 1: Sri Lanka A vs Bangladesh A, R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on 13 July 2023, from 10:00 IST
Match 2: Oman A vs Afghanistan A, Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo on 13 July 2023, from 10:00 IST
Match 3: UAE A v India A, SSC Cricket Ground, Colombo on 14 July 2023, from 10:00 IST
Match 4: Pakistan A vs Nepal A, Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo on July 14, 2023, from 10:00 AM IST
Match 5: Oman A vs Bangladesh A, SSC Cricket Ground, Colombo on July 15, 2023, from 10:00 IST
Match 6: Afghanistan A vs Sri Lanka A, Colombo Cricket Club Ground, Colombo on 15 July 2023, from 10:00 IST
Match 6: Pakistan A vs UAE A, P. Sara Oval, Colombo on July 17, 2023 from 10:00 IST
Match 7: Nepal A vs India A, R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on 17 July 2023, from 10:00 IST
Match 8: Afghanistan A vs Bangladesh A, P. Sara Oval, Colombo on July 18, 2023, from 10:00 IST
Match 9: Oman A vs Sri Lanka A, R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on 18 July 2023, from 10:00 IST
Match 10: UAE A vs Nepal A, P. Sara Oval, Colombo on July 19, 2023, from 10:00 IST
Match 11: Pakistan A vs India A, R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on 19 July 2023, from 10:00 IST
Semi-Final 1: TBD vs. TBD, P. Sara Oval, Colombo on July 21, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. IST
Semi-Final 2: TBD vs TBD, R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on July 21, 2023, from 10:00 IST
Final: TBD vs TBD, R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on July 23, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. IST
ACC Men’s Emerging Asian Cup: Teams
India A: Sai Sudharsan, Abhishek Sharma (vc), Nikin Jose, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Yash Dhull (c), Riyan Parag, Nishant Sindhu, Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Dhruv Jurel (wk), Manav Suthar, Yuvrajsinh Dodiya, Harshit Rana, Akash Singh, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Rajvardhan Hangargekar. Stand-by: Harsh Dubey, Nehal Wadhera, Snell Patel, Mohit Redkar.
PakistanA: Mohammad Haris (c, wk), Omair Bin Yousuf (vc), Amad Butt, Arshad Iqbal, Haseebullah, Kamran Ghulam, Mehran Mumtaz, Mubasir Khan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Qasim Akram, Sahibzada Farhan, Saim Ayub, Shahnawaz Dahani, Sufiyan Muqeem and Tayyab Tahir. Non-roving reserves – Abdul Wahid Bangalzai, Mohammad Abbas Afridi, Mohammad Junaid and Rohail Nazir.
AfghanistanA: Shahidullah Kamal (c), Ikram Alikhil (wk), Ishaq Rahimi (wk), Riaz Hassan, Ihsanullah Jannat, Noor Ali Zadran, Zubaid Akbari, Baheer Shah, Allah Noor Nasiri, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Izharulhaq Naveed, Wafadar Momand, Ibrahim Abdulrahimzai , Salim Safi, Zia Ur Rehman Akbar and Bilal Sami. Reserves: Abdul Malik, Asghar Atal, Abdul Baqi, Zuhaib Zamankhil
Bangladesh A: Mohammed Saif Hassan (c), Mohammad Parvez Hossain Emon, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Shahadat Hossain, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Zakir Hasan (vc), Soumya Sarkar, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Rakibul Hasan, Mohammad Mrittunjoy Chowdhury Nipun, Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Ripon Mondol, Mohammad Musfik Hasan, Akbar Ali, Naim Sheikh. Reserves: Amite Hasan, Sumon Khan, Nayeem Hasan, Hasan Murad.
Nepal: Rohit Paudel (c), Arjun Saud (wk), Aasif Sheikh (wk), Kushal Bhurtel, Gulsan Jha, Sompal Kami, Pratish GC, Dev Khanal, Sandeep Jora, Kushal Malla, Lalit Rajbanshi, Bhim Sharki, Pawan Sarraf, Surya Tamang, Kishor Mahato, Shyam Dhakal.
Oman A: Aaqib Ilyas (c), Jatinder Singh, Kashyap Prajapati, Ayaan Khan, Shoaib Khan, Suraj Kumar, Jay Odedra, Kaleemullah, Ahmed Fayyaz Butt, Samay Shrivastava, Wasim Ali, Rafiullah, Abdul Rauf, Shubo Pal, Muhammed Bilal.
WATER A: Ali Naseer (c), Adithya Shetty, Aryansh Sharma, Ansh Tandon, Ashwanth Valthapa, Ethan D’Souza, Fahad Nawaz, Jash Giyanani, Jonathan Figy, Lovepreet Singh, Matiullah, Mohammad Faraazuddin, Muhammad Jawadullah, Nilansh Keswani, Sanchit Sharma.
Sri Lanka: to be determined
How to watch the ACC Men’s Emerging Asia Cup 2023 on TV?
Watch all the ACC Men’s Emerging Asia Cup 2023 action from July 13, 2023, LIVE on Star Sports Network from 10:00am (IST)
How to watch the ACC Men’s Emerging Asia Cup 2023 on a digital platform?
Watch all the action from the ACC Men’s Emerging Asia Cup 2023 starting July 13, 2023 on the FanCode app.