Asia Cup Winners List

Asia Cup Winners List

ASIA CUP WINNERS LIST

Asia Cup is an international men’s cricket tournament played biennially. It is organized by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC). Earlier, the tournament was scheduled every two years in ODI format. In 2015, the Asian Cricket Council introduced the concept of ODI and T20 on a rotational basis. It means that if this time the tournament is held in ODI format, then it will be the turn of T20I in the next edition of the Asia Cup.

Cricket Lovers wait to see the tournament to know who will win the prestigious title of Asia Champions. India currently holds the title of the most successful team in the tournament. The Indian cricket team has seven titles to its name (six ODI and one T20). The second most times titleholder is Sri Lanka with Pakistan finishing in third place.

Asia Cup Winners List Updated

Spanning more than three decades, The Asia Cup has seen many winners. The Asia Cup tournament has taken place in various countries and to date, only three countries have been able to take trophies to their home. 

The following list mentions the format of the game along with the winners and runner-ups. The list also shows the results of the respective years. 

Here is the list of all the Cup winners to date. So, let us take a look at the ACC Asia Cup winners.

Asia Cup Winners List 

YearHostFormatWinnerRunner-UpResult
1984UAEODIIndiaSri LankaIndia won the tournament 2–0
1986Sri Lanka ODISri LankaPakistanSri Lanka won by 5 wickets
1988BangladeshODIIndiaSri LankaIndia won by 6 wickets
1990-91IndiaODIIndiaSri LankaIndia won by 7 wickets
1995UAEODIIndiaSri LankaIndia won by 8 wickets
1997Sri LankaODISri LankaIndiaSri Lanka won by 8 wickets
2000BangladeshODIPakistanSri LankaPakistan won by 39 runs
2004Sri LankaODISri Lanka IndiaSri Lanka won by 25 runs
2008PakistanODISri Lanka IndiaSri Lanka won by 100 runs
2010Sri LankaODIIndia Sri LankaIndia won by 81 runs
2012BangladeshODIPakistanBangladeshPakistan won by 2 runs
2014BangladeshODISri LankaPakistanSri Lanka won by 5 wickets
2016BangladeshT20IIndiaBangladeshIndia won by 8 wickets
2018UAEODIIndiaBangladeshIndia won by 3 wickets
2021Sri LankaT20ITBATBAPostponed
2022Sri Lanka TBATBATBATBA
2023PakistanTBATBATBATBA
Asia Cup Winners List

Asia Cup Winners List

Year Wise Asia Cup Winner Details

We all are waiting for the 15th Edition of the Asia Cup. Let us take a look at the glorious victories throughout the course of the Asia Cup tournament to date. We will be knowing in detail about the tournament of each Asia Cup to know more about the winners of every year and who all played to win the cup.

  • 1984 

Format-ODI

Winner – India

Runner Up- Sri Lanka

Total Participants – 3 teams

Asia Cup council organized the first Asia Cup in 1984 at Sharjah, The United Arab Emirates where the Cup council was located. The first edition of the Asia Cup is called Rothmans Asia Cup as well. ACC organised the matches between April 6–13, 1984. A total of three teams -India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka participated in the tournament. 

The Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium hosted its first One Day International (ODI) matches. The first edition of Asia Cup was a round-robin Tournament. In this type of tournament, each team faces all the other contestants. 

Pakistan lost all the matches, so, the two finalists were India and Sri Lanka. India won the final one by 54 runs, becoming the first-ever Asia Cup Champion. Sri Lanka finished at the second spot.

 

  • 1986 

Format-ODI

Winner – Sri Lanka

Runner Up- Pakistan

Total Participants – 3 teams

 

This second edition of the Asia Cup is known as the John Player Gold Leaf Trophy. ACC organised the tournament in Sri Lanka from March 30 to April 6 1986. There were three teams: Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Asian leading associate member Bangladesh (qualified by winning the 1984 South-East Asia Cup) which took part in the tournament.

It was again a round-robin tournament where each team played the other once, and the top two teams faced each other in the final. India did not participate in this edition of Asia Cup due to strained cricketing relations with Sri Lanka. 

Pakistan won both the matches and secured a place in the finals. Sri Lanka won its first Asia Cup beating Pakistan in the finals. 

 

  • 1988

Format-ODI

Winner – India

Runner Up-   Sri Lanka

Total Participants – 4 teams

Bangladesh hosted the Wills Asia Cup, the third edition of the tournament. The organisers held the 1988 Asia Cup from October 26 to November 4. The four participating teams were India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the host country Bangladesh. The former three were the full members of the International Cricket Council (ICC), and the later was an Associate Member then.

It was once again a round-robin tournament. This time each team had to face the other three once. 

The two teams which made their place in the finals were India and Sri Lanka. India won its second title after defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets.

 

  • 1990-1991

Format-ODI

Winner – India

Runner Up-   Sri Lanka

Total Participants – 3 teams

The fourth time, India played host for the first and last time for the Asia Cup. The host country held the 1990–91 Asia Cup tournament between December 25, 1990, and January 4, 1991. This time only three teams fought for the Cup: India, Sri Lanka, and Asian leading associate member Bangladesh. 

Pakistan boycotted Asia Cup this time due to the uprising political issues with India. Once again, the tournament consisted of round-robin matches. 

The two teams qualifying for the finals were India and Sri Lanka. India won its third cup (and the second consecutive) after beating Sri Lanka by 7 wickets.

  • 1993 

Status: Cancelled

ACC canceled the Asia Cup tournament in 1993 due to the tense political situation between India and Pakistan. The host country was due to be Pakistan.

  • 1995 

Format-ODI

Winner – India

Runner Up – Sri Lanka

Total Participants – 4 teams

The 1995 Asia Cup is also known as the Pepsi Asia Cup. This fifth Asia Cup tournament was held again in Sharjah, UAE. Four teams: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh battled to win the champion status. These seven matches of the tournament took place between April 5–14, 1995. 

It was a round-robin tournament where each team played the other once, and the top two teams made a place in the final. Three teams- India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka had the same 4 points. The finalists were selected based on run rates. 

India and Sri Lanka paved their way to the finals with India beating Sri Lanka by 8 wickets to win its third consecutive and fourth Asia Cup.

  • 1997 

Format-ODI

Winner – Sri Lanka

Runner Up – India

Total Participants – 4 teams

The Pepsi Asia Cup 1997 organized by Sri Lanka took place between July 14–26, 1997. Again, four teams took part in the tournament: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. 

The sixth Asia Cup tournament was a round-robin tournament where each team played the other once, and the top two teams qualified for a place in the final. India and Sri Lanka once again made their way to the finals, but Sri Lanka defeated its opponent this time by 8 wickets. The former won its second Asia Cup halting the streak of consecutive wins by India.

  • 2000 

Format-ODI

Winner – Pakistan

Runner Up –   Sri Lanka

Total Participants – 4 teams

The Pepsi Asia Cup 2000 took place in Bangladesh at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital city Dhaka. This edition of Asia Cup during May and June. Four teams-India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh took part in the tournament which competed in 7 matches.

The winning team was Pakistan. Pakistan won by defeating Sri Lanka by 39 runs. 

  • 2004 

Format-ODI

Winner – Sri Lanka

Runner Up –    India

Total Participants – 6 teams

ACC organized Indian Oil Asia Cup after a gap of 4 years. This time there was a new addition to the participating teams. Two leading Asian associate nations, the UAE and Hong Kong joined India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. ACC made two Groups- A (Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Hong Kong) and B (Sri Lanka, India, and the United Arab Emirates). 

From these two groups, super four teams (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Pakistan) were selected. India and Sri Lanka – the two teams made their way to the finals. 

The final match took place on 1 August in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka won in their home country by 25 runs defeating India.

  • 2008 

Format-ODI

Winner – Sri Lanka

Runner Up –    India

Total Participants – 6 teams

The STAR Cricket Asia Cup took place in Pakistan from 24 June to 6 July 2008. Again, six teams took place in the prestigious cricket tournament. The teams were India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Asian associate nations UAE and Hong Kong. This was the first cup hosted by Pakistan since back in 1993 political turmoil between India and Pakistan did not permit so.

Group A consisted of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and The United Arab Emirates, and Group B had India, Pakistan, and Hong Kong. The 9th Asia Cup Cricket Tournament found super four teams- Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. 

Finally, India and Sri Lanka locked heads in the final match. Sri Lanka won again by 100 runs taking home Asia Cup for the 4th time.

  • 2010 

Format-ODI

Winner – India

Runner Up –     Sri Lanka

Total Participants – 4 Teams

Micromax Asia Cup took place in Sri Lanka from 15–24 June 2010. The tenth edition of the Asia Cup cricket tournament only saw test playing nations India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh were taking part in the competition. 

India won the title again by defeating Sri Lanka by 81 runs.

  • 2012 

Format-ODI

Winner – Pakistan

Runner Up – Bangladesh

Total Participants – 4 Teams

Micromax Asia Cup 2012 was held in Bangladesh from 11 to 22 March 2012. This time only four Test-playing nations from Asia: Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka took part in the tournament. A total of 7 matches took place in Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Mirpur in the host country. 

Pakistan locked horns with Bangladesh and won the trophy for the second time with just two runs.

  • 2014

Format-ODI

Winner – Sri Lanka

Runner Up – Pakistan

Total Participants – 5 Teams

The twelfth edition of the Asia Cup cricket tournament Arise Asia Cup took place in Bangladesh from 25 February to 8 March 2014. Pakistan won the previous tournament becoming the defending champions. 

The four Asian Test-playing nations, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka took part in this edition of Asia Cup along with ICC Asian Associate member Afghanistan. This was the first time when a 50 over tournament took place since the inception of Asia Cup. 

Sri Lanka became Asia Cup champions for the fifth time after beating Pakistan by 5 runs in the final match.

  • 2016 

Format-T20

Winner – India

Runner Up – Bangladesh

Total Participants – 5 Teams

The Micromax Asia Cup 2016 was held in T20 format for the first time ever in the history of Asia Cup. The 13th edition of the Asia Cup was held in Bangladesh for the fifth time. The matches took place between 24 February to 6 March 2016.

The tournament saw Bangladesh, Sri Lanka (the defending champions from the 2014 event), India, Pakistan, and ICC associate member the United Arab Emirates, who qualified from a qualifier played from 19 to 22 February 2016.

India won its sixth Asia Cup after beating Bangladesh by 8 wickets.

  • 2018

Format-ODI

Winner – India

Runner Up – Bangladesh

Total Participants – 6 Teams 

Unimoni Asia Cup 2018 took place in the United Arab Emirates for the third time in September 2018. The format was One-Day International (ODI). It was the 14th edition of the Asia Cup. India were the defending champions.

The participating teams were the five full members of the Asian Cricket Council: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The last team was Hong Kong, which won the 2018 Asia Cup Qualifier tournament.

The teams were divided into two groups-Group A consisting of India, Pakistan, and Hong Kong, and Group B consisting of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. The finalists were India and Bangladesh. 

India won by 3 wickets in the Final match taking home its 7th Asia Cup making India the most successful country in Asia Cup.

  • 2021

Will Update Asia Cup 2021 Winner After Tournament Final Match

Postponed to 2022

  • 2023

Will Update Asia Cup 2022 Winner After Tournament Final Match

Asia Cup Country Wise Winners

Now, we have seen the year-wise Asia Cup Winners. Let us look at the country-wise Winners. 

COUNTRY NUMBER OF TITLES YEAR/S
India 7 1984, 1988, 1990-91, 1995, 2010, 2016, 2018
Sri Lanka 5 1986, 1997, 2004, 2008, 2014
Pakistan 2 2000, 2012

This table represents the winning years for the top three performers in the Asia Cup Cricket Tournament. Take a look!

The top three performers are India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan with 7, 5, and 2 cups respectively. No Other country has been able to get its hold over the tournament cup even once to date. Bangladesh has just been able to secure its spot in the final match and been runner up quite a time, other teams have not been able to even do so!

Let us discuss the winning streak of the top three performers in the Asia Cup.

  • India

The seven-time winners are the defenders in the upcoming edition of the Asia Cup cricket tournament. The Indian Cricket team took home the first Asian cup. After winning in 1984, 1988, 1990-91, 1995, 2010, 2016, and 2018, the Indian cricket team has secured the top spot in the Asian Cup Winners list.

  • Sri Lanka

The team grabbed the second spot after winning over five times in 1986, 1997, 2004, 2008, and 2014. Even if the country wins this time, they will not be able to take off the Asian Champions crown from the Indian Cricket Team.

  • Pakistan

Pakistan has just been able to get hold of the trophy two times in the history of Asia Cup. The country has won 2000 and 2012. 

It will be interesting to see who grabs the prestigious Asia Cup Trophy this year! Is it going to be the defending Champions India or the consistent performers Sri Lankans or a total surprise by any non-winning nation, Who Knows! Keep watching this space to know about all the latest information and events related to the Asia Cup….

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