Asia Cup 2016 Live Streaming T20 Cricket and Telecast

Established way back in 1983, Asia Cup cricket has grown to adapt the changes in world cricket. After 12 editions, now its time for the 13th edition of Asia Cup with a change in format. As a part of the rotational policy to play Asia Cup in ODI and T20 format, this time it will be played in a T20 format and this is the first time in its history. This is a good decision keeping in mind the T20 World Cup 2016 to be played just after the conclusion of the Asia Cup 2016. Bangladesh will host the tournament for the third consecutive time. Cricket fans in India can watch Asia Cup 2016 live streaming and telecast on Star Sports HD and HotStar live cricket mobile app.

Here are some important details of Asia Cups played so far:

Asia Cup Winners so far:

  • India won the Asia Cup played in 1984. Sri Lanka were the runners-up
  • Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup played in 1986. Pakistan were the runners-up
  • India won the Asia Cup 1988 edition. Sri Lanka were the runners-up
  • India won the Asia Cup again in 1990-91 beating Sri Lanka in the finals
  • 1993 Asia Cup to be held in Pakistan was cancelled
  • India won the Asia Cup yet again in 1995. Sri Lankans ended up as the runners up
  • Sri Lanka won the 1997 edition of the Asia Cup beating India in the finals
  • Pakistan won their first ever Asia Cup in 2000 beating Sri Lanka in the finals
  • Sri Lanka defeated India in the finals to win the Asia Cup in 2004
  • Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup again in 2008 beating India in the finals
  • India won the Asia Cup edition of 2010. Sri Lankans ended up as the runners up
  • Pakistan won the Asia Cup of 2012 beating Bangladesh in the finals
  • Sri Lanka won the 2014 edition of Asia Cup beating Pakistan in the finals

Highest Score by an individual:

  • Virat Kohli scored 183 against Pakistan in 2012 


Most Hundreds by a batsman:

  • Sanath Jayasuriya scored six centuries


Most Wickets in a tournament:

  • Ajantha Mendis took 17 wickets in the Asia Cup 2008


Highest Team Score:

  • Pakistan scored 385 for 7 against Bangladesh in 2010


Lowest Team Score:

  • Bangladesh scored 87 runs against Pakistan in 2000


Most Wickets by a bowler:

  • Muttiah Muralitharan took 30 wickets in 24 matches that he played in the Asia Cups


Coming back to the Asia Cup 2016, the schedule is mentioned below:

24th February 2016
India vs Bangladesh

25th February 2016
Sri Lanka vs TBD

26th February 2016
Bangladesh vs TBD

27th February 2016
India vs Pakistan

28th February 2016
Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

29th February 2016
Pakistan vs TBD

1st March 2016
India vs Sri Lanka

2nd March 2016
Bangladesh vs Pakistan

3rd March 2016
India vs TBD

4th March 2016
Sri Lanka vs Pakistan

6th March 2016
Final 

All the matches will be played at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Mirpur, Bangladesh. The matches would begin at 19:30pm local time.

India are riding high with confidence after beating Australia and defending T20 world cup champions Sri Lanka in bilateral T20 cricket series. Pakistan has a good squad that can be a team to beat. Sri Lankans are young and inexperienced but pumped up to show their skills here in Bangladesh. The hosts Bangladesh are always dangerous. They are the under-dogs and can beat any good team on any given day.

Tune into Star Sports and HotStar for Asia Cup and T20 World Cup 2016 live streaming and telecast. Even the ICC T20 World Cup 2016 warm up matches live streaming and telecast will be covered by HotStar and Star Sports.

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