The ACC Asia Cup is a mens at some point or another worldwide and Twenty20 generally speaking cricket competition. It was set up in 1983 when the Asian Cricket Council was once settled as a measure to propel charity between Asian overall zones. It was once quickly planned to be held at ordinary between times. The basic Asia compartment used to be held in 1984 in

Sharjah inside the United Arab Emirates where the board's workplaces have been set up (until 1995). India boycotted the 1986 occasion in perspective of concentrated on cricketing relatives with Sri Lanka. Pakistan boycotted the 1990– ninety one match by temperance of centered political relations with India. The 1993 occasion used to be dropped on account of pushed political relatives among India and Pakistan. The ACC has shown that the match will be held biennially from 2008 onwards. The ICC has picked that every one diversions performed inside the Asia Cup have incredible ODI refinement.

Coming about to scaling down the Asian Cricket Council in 2015, it was once uncovered by utilizing the ICC that Asia Cup rehearses from 2016 will apparently be played on an agitation begin between later on worldwide and Twenty20 for the most part structure, in view of relationship of front line world interests. Along these lines, the 2016 occasion was the essential event played in the T20I plan and worked as a preliminary match before the 2016 ICC World Twenty20. India (got 7 cases) is likely the best workforce inside the ODI plan of the occasion. Sri Lanka is the 2d best workforce with 5 titles. India is the best workforce inside the T20I structure having won the introduction (handiest) collection in 2016. India is on a very basic level the best gathering in the occasion having gotten it seven times (six cases in ODI structure and once inside the T20 organize). Sri Lanka has played basically the most Asia Cups (14) gotten a handle on by utilizing India and Pakistan who have played 13 each.

The essential collection of the Rothmans Asia Cup was held in 1984 in Sharjah, UAE, the place of the central station of the starting late molded Asian Cricket Council. Multan Sultans Team The occasion used to be a round-robin occasion among India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The fundamental sound was once among Pakistan and the spic and length ICC part Sri Lanka. India got this occasion with two triumphs, Sri Lanka have been the sprinters up in the occasion with a solitary triumph over Pakistan, while Pakistan went house without productive any of its two PC amusements. Sri Lanka was before the host for the 2d show up in 1986. India hauled out of the resistance in perspective of soured cricketing individuals from the family with Sri Lanka after a sketchy course of action in Sri Lanka the past a year. Bangladesh was once joined for the essential time. Sri Lanka won the resistance beating Pakistan inside a total. The 1/3 grouping, in 1988, was held in Bangladesh, the fundamental time a multi-the nation over cricket occasion was held there. In the last, India beat Sri Lanka with the guide of 6 wickets to win their second Asia Cup.


Main articles: 1990-91 Asia Cup, 1993 Asia Cup, 1995 Asia Cup, and 1997 Asia Cup The fourth edition of the tournament was held in India in 1990–91. Pakistan had pulled out of the tournament due to strained political relations with India. India retained the Asia Cup defeating Sri Lanka in the final. In 1993, the tournament was cancelled due to strained political relations between India and Pakistan. The fifth edition, in 1995, took the series back to Sharjah, UAE after 11 years. India and Sri Lanka made it to the final by virtue of better run rate than Pakistan as all three teams had equal points after the preliminary round. For the third successive time, India defeated Sri Lanka in the final. The sixth edition was held in Sri Lanka in 1997. Sri Lanka beat India in the final by 8 wickets to win its second Asia Cup.


Main articles: 2000 Asia Cup, 2004 Asia Cup, 2008 Asia Cup, and 2010 Asia Cup The seventh edition took place in Bangladesh for the second time in 2000. Pakistan and Sri Lanka made it to the final while India only won one match against Bangladesh and did not qualify for the final for the first time. In the final, Pakistan beat Sri Lanka to win the Asia Cup for the first time. Yousuf Youhana was the player of the Tournament. The eighth edition took place in Sri Lanka in 2004. There was a change in the tournament format as UAE and Hong Kong were also included for the first time and the tournament was now divided into three stages – the Group Stage, Super Fours and the final. The group stage was divided into two groups of 3 teams, each playing each other once. The top two teams from each group qualified for the Super Four stage where they played each other again once. The top two teams in the Super Four stage then qualified for the final. Hosts Sri Lanka, India and UAE were placed in Group A while the then defending champions Pakistan, Bangladesh and Hong Kong were placed in Group B. UAE and Hong Kong were knocked out in the group stage. Bangladesh had the distinction of reaching the second stage in a major tournament for the first time, but played poorly in the Super Fours and got eliminated. India and Sri Lanka topped the Super Four stage and reached the final. In the final, Sri Lanka defeated India by 25 runs to win the Asia Cup. Sanath Jayasuriya was the player of the Tournament.


Main articles: 2012 Asia Cup and 2014 Asia Cup The eleventh edition of Asia Cup was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 11 to 22 March 2012. Pakistan and Bangladesh qualified to play in the final of the eleventh edition, Bangladesh had beaten India and Sri Lanka to book its place in the final for the first time in the history of the tournament. Pakistan beat Bangladesh after a thrilling final over, winning their second Asia Cup. Shakib Al Hasan was adjudged the Player of the Tournament.Sachin Tendulkar scored his 100th international century in this tournament. The twelfth edition was held in Dhaka and Fatullah, Bangladesh from 25 February to 8 March 2014. The tournament consisted of five teams with Afghanistan in it for the first time since its inception in 1984. Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan by 5 wickets in the final to win the Asia Cup for the fifth time. Lahiru Thirimanne was adjudged the Player of the tournament scoring 279 runs.


Main article: 2016 Asia Cup After the Asian Cricket Council was downsized by the ICC in 2015, it was announced that Asia Cup tournaments will be played on rotation basis in ODI and T20I format. As a result, 2016 events was the first tournament in T20I format and was played between five teams just ahead of 2016 ICC World Twenty20. The 2016 edition of the Asia Cup tournament was held in Bangladesh for the third consecutive time from 24 February to 6 March. The final was held on 6 March 2016. India won the final by beating Bangladesh by 8 wickets in the final held at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium situated in Mirpur locality, Dhaka, Bangladesh, M.S. Dhoni proved his effectiveness once again by smashing a couple of boundaries towards the end and putting a halt to the Bengali Campaign. It is for the sixth time that India won the Asia cup title in 2016. Shikhar Dhawan of India was the man of the match for his 60 runs. Sabbir Rahman of Bangladesh was the player of the series.


Main article: 2018 Asia Cup On 29 October 2015, following the Asian Cricket Council meeting in Singapore, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur stated that the 2018 edition of the tournament would be held in India. It will follow the ODI format. However, in April 2018, the tournament was moved to the United Arab Emirates, due to political tensions between India and Pakistan. India were the defending champions, and retained their title, after beating Bangladesh by three wickets in the final. India did not suffer a single defeat in the tournament, with 2 wins each against Pakistan & Bangladesh, a solitary win against Hong Kong, and a tie with Afghanistan. Shikhar Dhawan was the top run getter with 342 runs in 5 matches, was awarded Man of the Series.