Asia Cup 2016: Complete schedule, squads
The much-awaited match between India and Pakistan will be played on February 27.
New Delhi: The focus of the cricket fraternity has now shifted to the upcoming Asia Cup 2016, where five teams will test their skills for one final time ahead of the ICC World Twenty20.
The fans will finally get to see a match between India and Pakistan after a bilateral series couldn't materialise last year despite several efforts. The much-awaited match will be played on February 27.
Here is the complete schedule of the event and squads of the teams:
February 19: Afghanistan v UAE
February 19: Hong Kong v Oman
February 21: Afghanistan v Oman
February 20: Hong Kong v UAE
February 20: Afghanistan v Hong Kong
February 22: UAE v Oman
February 24: Bangladesh vs India
February 25: Sri Lanka vs TBD
February 26: Bangladesh vs TBD
February 27: India vs Pakistan
February 28: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka
February 29: Pakistan vs TBD
March 1: India vs Sri Lanka
March 2: Bangladesh vs Pakistan
March 3: India vs TBD
March 4: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka
March 6: Final
India: MS Dhoni (Captain & WK), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh, Mohammed Shami, Pawan Negi.
Bangladesh: (Provisional 25-man squad)
Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Litton Kumer Das, Mosaddek Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Nurul Hasan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Shuvagata Hom Chowdhury, Ariful Haque, Arafat Sunny, Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Haider Rony, Al-Amin Hossain, Shafiul Islam, Mohammad Shahid , Abul Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Kamrul Islam Rabbi, Muktar Ali.
Squad Shahid Afridi (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed, Babar Azam, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imad Wasim, Anwar Ali, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Nawaz, Khurram Manzoor, Rumman Raees
Sri Lanka are yet to announce their squads for the coveted tournament.