Asia Cup 2018 Live Streaming Free Online Hotstar, Jio Tv, Sony & Set Max: Asia Cup is one of the biggest cricket tournaments played in Asia. It happens once every two years and the last match of Asia Cup was played in 2016. It was the final match which India won and hence, are the defending champions walking into the Asia Cup 2018. Definitely, this is going to be a tournament which will draw the attention of many cricket fans from not only Asia but also from the whole world. Asia Cup 2018 is the 14th edition of the Asia Cup. This tournament will be played in the United Arab Emirates and it is the third time they are hosting. The defending champions, India will be really confident while playing this tournament especially when the ICC World Cup 2019 is so close. This might just be the perfect warm-up India needed against other big Asian teams. Asia Cup 2018 live streaming will also be available on many different platforms. All details about it are given in the article below.
Asia Cup 2018 Details
This tournament was originally supposed to be played in India but was moved to the United Arab Emirates due to the political tensions rising between India and Pakistan. Both these teams are included in the Asia Cup 2018 and no matter if the political tensions suppress themselves, the tension in the ground will be huge. Nobody can deny that India and Pakistan are the biggest rivals in cricket history and when they compete, the whole world watches. Due to no government clearance from India, all the matches will be played in the United Arab Emirates.
Asia Cup 2018 Teams
- Afghanistan, ICC Full Member
- Bangladesh, ICC Full Member
- India, ICC Full Member
- Pakistan, ICC Full Member
- Sri Lanka, ICC Full Member
- TBD, 2018 Asia Cup Qualifier
6 teams will be competing in the tournament out of which 5 are already selected. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the five teams and the sixth team will be selected by a tournament called Asia Cup 2018 qualifier. This qualifier tournament will give one underdog team an opportunity to compete against teams who have been world champions. This might turn out to be the career changer for one team among the 6 teams who are going to play in the qualifiers.
The six teams who are going to play in the qualifiers are Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. This tournament is going to happen in September 2018 in Round Robin format. It will be held in India. September 13 to September 17 is when this tournament is going to be played.
Asia Cup 2018 Schedule PDF
The schedule of the group stage matches is out. The survivors of the group stage will then go on to the super 4 round matches and that is the reason why no assurance about the teams who are going to play against each other in the super 4 round is given yet.
|Pakistan vs Qualifier||18 Sep 2018||Dubai|
|Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka||18 Sep 2018||Dubai|
|India vs Qualifier||19 Sep 2018||Dubai|
|Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka||20 Sep 2018||Dubai|
|India vs Pakistan||21 Sep 2018||Dubai|
|Bangladesh vs Afghanistan||21 Sep 2018||Dubai|
Super Four Round
|Group A Winner vs Group B Runners-up||23 Sep 2018||Dubai|
|Group B Winner vs Group A Runners-up||24 Sep 2018||Dubai|
|Group B Runners-up vs Group A Runners-up||25 Sep 2018||Dubai|
|Group A Winner vs Group B Winner||26 Sep 2018||Dubai|
|Group A Winner vs Group A Runners-up||27 Sep 2018||Dubai|
|Group B Winner vs Group B Runners-up||28 Sep 2018||Dubai|
Asia Cup 2018 Final
|ASIA CUP FINAL 2018||DATE||VENUE|
|TBA VS TBA||30 Sep 2018||Dubai|
Asia Cup 2018 Format
The whole cricket world is excited for the 2018 Asia Cup since it is the only big thing before the ICC World Cup 2019 which will be held in England. The six teams will be divided into two groups. The first group would have India, Pakistan and the team which would qualify after playing the qualifiers. The second group would have Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh.
ASIA Cup 2018 Qualified Teams
Six teams in the tournament with Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, These 5 teams via qualifiers which will be played between UAE, Hong Kong, Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia, and Oman.
- Qualifier 1
- Sri Lanka
Every team will play two matches in the group stage against other two fellow group teams. This means that one India vs Pakistan match is ought to happen in the group stage. You can watch the match via Asia Cup 2018 live streaming from anywhere. The group stage matches will start from 18th September and followed by that, the super 4 round will happen. Two teams from either group will be eliminated in the group stage matches and four teams will be left. Pakistan and India can play another match in the super 4 round if none of the teams are eliminated. These four teams will then compete once against every other team and two of the highest scorers will qualify for the finals. These two days will then compete against each other to win the most prestigious trophy in Asia.
Asia Cup has always been precious and prestigious but more than that, this time it will also serve as a big warm-up. With ICC World Cup 2019 very close, the team who will be winning the Asia Cup would be very confident heading into the most prestigious tournament in cricket. Since it is held in England, the prestige has just doubled itself. Winning the most prestigious trophy in the most prestigious cricket ground is a dream for every team. ICC World Cup 2019 would fulfill that dream for one team.
Asia Cup 2018 Fixtures, Time Table
The Asia Cup has been played 13 times in history, out of which India has won the most number of times. 6 is the number of times India has been the champions of Asia and they may win this time as well to have a perfect 50% win percentage in Asia Cups.
At the same time, Sri Lanka is the second most successful team, having 5 total wins. They would definitely want to win this one as well to tie up with India.
The two other tournaments were won by Pakistan in 2000 and 2012 beating Sri Lanka and Bangladesh respectively, in the finals. Other than that, no team has won the Asia Cup. Bangladesh has made to the finals twice. Once, they lost to Pakistan and the last time, they lost to India.
It has been hard love for Bangladesh but nobody knows, they can turn the tables this time out of nowhere.
The venues are also to be announced after checking their availability at particular dates. The provisionally chosen venues can change anytime due to any reason and that is why it has not yet been revealed.
Asia Cup 2018 Live Streaming, Broadcasting TV Channels
Asia Cup 2018 live streaming is what many people have been asking for. This is because, in the era of the internet, most of the people don’t watch the matches on TV. Asia Cup 2018 live streaming is what they will feel comfortable with and it is mandatory for them to know the platforms which are going to broadcast it.
- Hotstar – In India and its subcontinents.
- ICC Facebook page – Japan
- Fanpass- New Zealand
- Skygo –United Kingdom
- Dazn – Austria & Germany
- Foxtel sports – Australia
- Supersport – South Africa
- Yupp TV – Canada & Europe
- NowTV – Hong Kong
- ESPN & Willow TV – South America
- OSN Play – The Middle East & North Africa
Asia Cup 2018 live streaming online will be available on Hotstar. It is the biggest streaming platform in India which streams hundreds of matches every year. The matches of Asia Cup 2018 will also be broadcasted by Hotstar.
At the same time, if Asia Cup 2018 live streaming is not what entices you, you can definitely watch the matches on your good old television. Here are the TV channels which are going to broadcast the Asia Cup 2018 in different countries:
Cricket Asia Cup 2018 TV Channels Worldwide
|European Countries||Yupptv.com will have live streams of Asia Cup in every European country plus viewers in Australia, New Zealand, USA and Canada can also watch Asia Cup live on Yupptv.com website.|
|England||SkySports 2 (TBA), yupptv.com (live streaming website)|
|United States||YuppTV.com (you can subscribe to this website to watch live streams)|
|India||StarCricket (Hindi commentary), StarSports (English coverage), DD (only Indian matches)|
|Pakistan||PTV Sports (only Pakistan matches), TenSports (All matches live in Pakistan). StarSports coverage is also available through cable|
|Bangladesh||Bangladesh TV (only Bangladesh matches). Channel 9 will also broadcast live matches|
|Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka nation channel to broadcast live Sri Lankan games.|
|Afghanistan||Ariana TV. But you can also access StarSports coverage through cable|
Asia Cup 2018 is going to be an awesome tournament and also something that you would not afford to miss. Stay tuned.