Asia Cup started in 1984 and was held in UAE. Asia Cup was played in the ODI format. But later, it changed to the t20 format. In 2016, the Asia Cup had played in the t20 format for the first time.
So the Asian cricket council decided that ODI and T20 would be played alternatively. Asia Cup 2023 was agreed to be played in Pakistan and Sri Lanka. This article will discuss the Asia Cup winners list, runner-ups, and successful teams.
Asia Cup Winners List From 1984 to 2023
Asia Cup 2022
The 2022 Asia Cup was played in T20 format, and host Sri Lanka lifted the title this season by defeating Pakistan in the final. Mohammad Rizwan was the leading run-scorer in the 2022 Asia Cup.
Asia Cup 2018
According to the announcement by ICC, this cup was played in the ODI format, and India won the title against Bangladesh after an excellent and competitive match.
Shikhar Dhawan was awarded the player of the series because of his hard work and efforts, as he scored 342 runs in 5 games, and it’s an outstanding achievement.
Asia Cup 2016
It was announced that from 2016 this tournament would be played alternatively, so this year, it was played in the T20 format. India won it, while Bangladesh was the runner-up and lost the match by eight wickets.
Asia Cup 2014
It was also hosted in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and it was the first time Afghanistan joined the tournament, so a total of 5 teams played the game that year. Still, Pakistan won a great victory, as they defeated Pakistan by five wickets.
Asia Cup 2012
It was the 11th edition of the Asia Cup, scheduled in Bangladesh, Dhaka. Bangladesh and Pakistan both qualified for the finals and in the last over, Pakistan turned out the tables and won the trophy.
Asia Cup 2008
This was the first Asia Cup scheduled in Pakistan, and Sri Lanka and India both qualified for the finals, but unfortunately, India lost, and Sri Lanka won it by 100 runs.
Asia Cup 2004
Srilanka hosted this cup, and two teams played it, Hong Kong and UAE, for the first time. But, it was won by Srilanka while India ended up as runner-up.
Asia Cup 2000
Bangladesh hosted Asia Cup this time, and this year Pakistan and Srilanka made their way to the finals, and Pakistan took the trophy home.
This was the first time after many editions that Pakistan won. Unfortunately, all the defending champions like India and Srilanka couldn’t beat it.
Asia Cup 1997
It was the sixth edition of the Asia Cup that was played in Srilanka, and this year, India and Srilanka also made it to the finals. But, this time, Srilanka won the trophy by defeating India badly.
Asia Cup 1995
This Asia Cup was the fifth edition played in UAE, and India won it by defeating Srilanka. India qualified for the finals because of the excellent run rate.
Asia Cup 1990-91
This year Asia Cup was held in India, so Pakistan boycotted it because of a rivalry between both countries since their partition. So, India won those tournaments as well, while Srilanka became runner-up.
Asia Cup 1988
This year Asia Cup was scheduled in Bangladesh for the first time, and India won this year by defeating Sri Lanka for the second time.
Asia Cup 1986
It was scheduled in Sri Lanka, while India boycotted that year because of some political problems with Sri Lanka. Instead of India, Bangladesh participated for the first time, but Sri Lanka won it while Pakistan ended up as the runner-up.
Asia Cup 1984
It is the inaugural edition of the Asia Cup that was played in UAE; only three Asian teams participated in it Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka. India also won it, while Sri Lanka ended up as the runner-up.
Most Asia Cup Winners List
|Team||No. of Wins|
|Sri Lanka||6 Times|
The tournament’s most successful team is India, which won almost seven titles. The second most successful team in the Asia Cup is Sri Lanka, who won six championships. Pakistan is the third most successful team in Asia Cup, winning the trophy twice.
T20 Asia Cup Winners
Asia Cup Winning Captain List
|2022||Sri Lanka||Dasun Shanaka|
|2014||Sri Lanka||Angelo Mathews|
|2008||Sri Lanka||Mahela Jayawardene|
|2004||Sri Lanka||Marvan Atapattu|
|1997||Sri Lanka||Arjuna Ranatunga|
|1986||Sri Lanka||Duleep Mendis|