The 19th edition of the Asian Games is all set to start in a few days. It was scheduled to take place in 2022 but was postponed due to COVID. This coming tournament will start on September 19, and it will have a total of 40 different sports activities and 61 disciplines. Among these sports, cricket has also returned Asian games since 2014. As a result, the Indian team has also sent their cricket team for the first time to participate in this competition. The cricket tournament will have women’s and men’s competitions. The women’s tournament will take place between September 19 and 25. On the other hand, the men’s competition will take place between September 27 and October 7.
Asian Games 2023 Cricket schedule
There are three groups. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh will directly play in the quarterfinals because of the rankings. The first game in the men’s competition will take place on September 27 between Nepal and Mongolia.
|September 27, Wednesday||Nepal vs Japan||6:30 AM||B|
|September 27, Wednesday||Hong Kong vs Singapore||11:30 AM||C|
|September 28, Thursday||Malaysia vs Bahrain||6:30 AM||D|
|September 28, Thursday||Japan vs Cambodia||11:30 AM||B|
|September 29, Friday||Maldives vs Malaysia||6:30 AM||D|
|September 29, Friday||Singapore vs Thailand||11:30 AM||C|
|October 1, Sunday||Afghanistan vs Mongolia||6:30 AM||A|
|October 1, Sunday||Cambodia vs Nepal||11:30 AM||B|
|October 2, Monday||Thailand vs Hong Kong||6:30 AM||C|
|October 2, Monday||Bahrain vs Maldives||11:30 AM||D|
|October 3, Tuesday||India vs TBD||6:30 AM||QF 1|
|October 3, Tuesday||Pakistan vs TBD||11:30 AM||QF2|
|October 4, Wednesday||Sri Lanka vs TBD||6:30 AM||QF 3|
|October 4, Wednesday||Bangladesh vs TBD||11:30 AM||QF4|
|October 6, Friday||Winner QF 1 vs Winner QF 4||6:30 AM||SF1|
|October 6, Friday||Winner QF 2 vs Winner QF 3||11:30 AM||SF2|
|October 7, Saturday||Loser SF 1 vs Loser SF 2||6:30 AM||3rd/4th match (Bronze medal)|
|October 7, Saturday||Winner SF 1 vs Winner SF 2||11:30 AM||Final (Gold medal)|
Asian Games 2023 Live Streaming Free: Where to watch?
All the cricket matches (men’s and women’s) will be live telecasted at Sony Sports Networks, which is the official broadcaster. Fans can also enjoy the live games on the Sony LIV app and website.
Asian Games 2023 Cricket Teams Squads
All the cricket matches will be played at the Zhejiang University of Technology Cricket Field. A total of 14 teams will take part in the coming men’s cricket tournament. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh will directly play in the quarterfinal. So let’s check the squads for all the teams that have been announced.
1. Afghanistan: Yet to be announced
2. Bangladesh: Saif Hassan (c), Jaker Ali, Yasir Ali, Mrittunjoy Chowdhury, Parvez Hossain Emon, Zakir Hasan, Rakibul Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Rishad Hossain, Shahadat Hossain, Tanvir Islam, Mahmudul Hasan Joy, Sumon Khan, Ripon Mondol, Tanzim Hasan Sakib
3. Cambodia: Yet to be announced
4. Hong Kong: Nizakat Khan (c), Niaz Ali, Mohammad Ghazanfar, Babar Hayat, Akbar Khan, Anas Khan, Ehsan Khan, Hamed Khan, Shiv Mathur, Adil Mehmood, Hassan Khan, Mohammad Nasrulla Rana, Ayush Shukla, Shahid Wasif
5. India: Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Rahul Tripathi, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Shivam Dube, Prabhsimran Singh (wicket-keeper), Akash Deep, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar,
Standby players: Yash Thakur, Sai Kishore, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Sai Sudarsan
6. Japan: Kendel Kadowaki-Fleming (c), Ryan Drake, Kazuma Kato-Stafford, Shogo Kimura, Kouhei Kubota, Wataru Miyauchi (wk), Reo Sakurano-Thomas, Alexander Shirai-Patmore (wk), Mian Siddique, Declan Suzuki, Tsuyoshi Takada, Ibrahim Takahashi, Makoto Taniyama, Ashley Thurgate, Lachlan Yamamoto-Lake
7. Malaysia: Yet to be announced
8. Maldives: Yet to be announced
9. Mongolia: Yet to be announced
10. Nepal: Rohit Paudel (c), Dipendra Singh Airee, Binod Bhandari (wk), Avinash Bohara, Kushal Bhurtel, Sandeep Jora, Kushal Malla, Aasif Sheikh (wk), Pratish GC, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Bibek Yadav
11. Pakistan: Qasim Akram (c), Omair Yousuf (vc), Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Muhammad Akhlaq (wk), Mirza Tahir Baig, Shahnawaz Dahani, Mohammad Hasnain, Arshad Iqbal, Aamer Jamal, Arafat Minhas, Sufyan Muqeem, Rohail Nazir, Usman Qadir, Khushdil Shah
12. Singapore: Rezza Gaznavi (c), Aahan Gopinath Achar, Abdul Rahman Bhadelia, Aman Desai (wk), Avi Dixit, Anantha Krishna, Arjun Mutreja, Anish Paraam, Navin Param, Janak Prakash, Rohan Rangarajan, Ishaan Sawney, Raoul Sharma, Aryaman Sunil, Chetan Suryawanshi
13. Sri Lanka: Sahan Arachchige (c), Ashen Bandara, Ahan Wickramasinghe, Lahiru Udara (wk), ,Lasith Croospulle, Shevon Daniel, Nuwanidu Fernando, Sachitha Jayatilake, Ravindu Fernando, Ranitha Liyanarachchi, Vijayakanth Viyaskanth, Nimesh Vimukthi, Lahiru Samarakoon, Nuwan Thushara, Ishita Wijesundera
14. Thailand: Yet to be announced