Asia Cup Cricket Winners List from 1984 To 2018

Almost every Indian citizen who is a fan of cricket would have a basic knowledge of what Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is and what it stands for, especially when we are talking about it just a few days after our country won the 2018 Asia Cup championship. Yes, the 2018 Asia Cup Cricket was concluded on 28th September and India won the championship.

As the name suggests, Asia Cup council (ACC) an initiative to promote the goodwill between the Asian countries and it was established in the year 1983. Asia Cup Cricket conducted by the Asia Cup Council is a Men’s 1 day international or Twenty20 International Cricket tournament hosted between Asian countries. The first Asia Cup Cricket was held in the year 1984 and is held in every two-year interval. However, there is something about India and Asia Cup cricket as India is the most successful country that has won seven championship titles including the 2018’s. Among the seven titles India won, 6 were from ODI matches and 1 from T20 match.

Here is winners list of Asia Cup Cricket since 1984

  • 1984 (ODI)

Winner – India

Total contestants – 3 teams

The 1984 Asia Cup Cricket was the first Asia Cup cricket held by the Asia Cup council and it was hosted at Sharjah, The United Arab Emirates during April 6-13. The 1984 Asia Cup Cricket is also referred to as Rothmans Asia Cup. Only three teams took part in this tournament, which included countries India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. According to the records, 1984 Asia Cup was a round robin Tournament in which each contestant in the tournament met the other entire contestant in turns. The finals were played between the teams India and Pakistan. However, in the end, India won the championship by 54 runs, therefore, taking home the Asia Cup Inaugural cup.

  • 1986 (ODI)

Winner – Sri Lanka

Total Contestants – 3 teams

The 1986 Asia Cup to India was special, as India pulled out of the tournament as it had some issues with Sri Lanka related to cricket. The Match was held between March 30 and April 6 and 4 matches were played, this match is commonly known as the John Player Gold Leaf Trophy. The 1986 Asia Cup Cricket was hosted in Sri Lanka and was held between three contestant teams, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. As the 1984 Asia Cup Cricket, the 1986 match was also a round robin tournament played between three teams and eventually Sri Lanka won the championship and took home the Asia Cup for the first time.

  • 1988 (ODI)

Winner – India

Total Contestants – 4 teams

The 3rd Asia Cup was held in the year 1988 at Bangladesh between the dates 26 October and 4 November 1988. There were 4 contestant countries in this Asia Cup, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. As the previous Asia Cup Tournaments, this Asia Cup Cricket was also a Round robin tournament but, as the numbers of teams were four, each team had to play against the other three teams at once and the qualifying top team had to play in the finals. At the end of the qualifying matches, India and Sri Lanka earned their positions as the top two teams and had to face each other in the finals. However, India won the championship by 6 wickets and took home it’s 2nd Asia Cup Championship Cup.

  • 1990-1991 (ODI)
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Winner – India

Total Contestants – 3 teams

The 1990-91 Asia cup was hosted in India and there were three contestant teams in this tournament, India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. The tournament was held between the dates 25 December 1990 and 4 January 1991. One of the things about this Asia Cup tournament was that Pakistan pulled out of this match as it had some political issue with India. As the previous matches, this was a round robin tournament and India won the championship by seven wickets and took home its 3rd Asia Cup. For India, this was special as it was hosted in India and it was India’s second consecutive Asia Cup.

  • 1995 (ODI)

Winner – India

Total Contestant – 4 teams

The 5th Asia Cup Tournament was supposed to be held in Pakistan in the year 1993 but was cancelled due to Its strained political relationship with India. However, the 5th Asia cup was then conducted in the year 1995 at Sharjah, The United Arab Emirates and was the 2nd Asia Cup Tournament to be held at the same place. There were four contestants, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh and seven matches were played between the dates April 4 and April 14, 1995. However, at the end of the round-robin tournament stages, India and Sri Lanka were qualified to the finals and eventually, India won the championship and took home it’s 3rd consecutive Asia cup.

  • 1997 (ODI)

Winner – Sri Lanka

Total Contestant – 4 teams

The 6th Asia Cup Tournament also commonly known as the Pepsi Asia Cup 1997 that was hosted in Sri Lanka and had 4 contestant teams India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. The tournament was held between the dates July 14 and 26 and it was a round robin tournament where each contestant team had to play with the other teams once. However, in the end, India and Sri Lanka were qualified to the finals and Sri Lanka won the championship by 8 wickets, therefore, winning its 2nd time Asia Cup thus halting India’s consecutive wins.

  • 2000 (ODI)
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Winner – Pakistan

Total Contestant – 4 teams

The 7th Asia cup was conducted in the year 2000 and wasted hosted by Bangladesh. The tournament was held between the dates 29 May and 7 June and all the matches were held at the Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka. There were 4 contestants, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, which altogether played 7matches in several stages. However, Sri Lanka and Pakistan were qualified to the finals and eventually, Pakistan won the tournament by 39 runs, therefore, taking home the Asia Cup for the first time.

  • 2004 (ODI)

Winner – Sri Lanka

Total Contestant – 6 teams

The 2004 Asia Cup is also called India Oil Asia Cup and was hosted by Sri Lanka. There were six contestant teams in this tournament, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, the United Arab Emirates, and Hong Kong, which played 13 matches in total. However, unlike previous Asia Cup matches, this Asia Cup was played in two groups. “Group A” consisting teams Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Hong Kong, on the other side “Group B” consisting teams Sri Lanka, India, and the United Arab Emirates. From this two groups a super four teams were selected, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. Moreover, from this four super teams, India and Sri Lanka qualified to the finals and played their finals on 1st August in which Sri Lanka won by 25 runs.

  • 2008 (ODI)

Winner – Sri Lanka

Total Contestant – 6 teams

The 9th Asia Cup Cricket Tournament was held between the dates 24 June and 6 July and was hosted by Pakistan. There were 6 teams contesting the Star Cricket Asia Cup, yes the 9th Asia Cup is also called the Star Cricket Asia Cup and the matches were in round-robin tournament and knockout format. However, as the previous Asia Cup, the teams were split into two main groups. Group A consisting of Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and The United Arab Emirates, and Group B consisting of India, Pakistan, and Hong Kong. From the two groups, a super four team were selected, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Moreover, eventually Sri Lanka and India were selected to the finals, in which, Sri Lanka won by 100 runs, therefore, taking home the 9th Asia Cup for the 4th time.

  • 2010 (ODI)

Winner – India

Total Contestant – 4 teams

The 2010 Asia Cup tournament is also known as the Micromax Asia Cup, which had four contestants competing for the 10th Asia Cup. This Asia Cup was hosted by Sri Lanka and was held between the dates 15 June and 24 June. However, unlike the previous Asia Cup tournaments, this Asia Cup had only four contestants India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. India won the 10th Asia Cup by 81 runs after the finals between Sri Lanka and India and took home it’s 5th Asia Cup

  • 2012 (ODI)
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Winner – Sri Lanka

Total Contestant – 4 teams

The 11th Asia Cup was hosted by Bangladesh between the dates March 11 and 22 March. This Asia Cup is commonly known as the Micromax Asia Cup, which was played, by four teams India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. There were seven matches played by the teams and eventually Pakistan won the match by 2 runs, therefore, taking home the Asia Cup the 2nd time.

  • 2014(ODI)

Winner – Sri Lanka

Total Contestant – 5 teams

The 12th Asia cup also called the Arise Asia Cup was hosted by Bangladesh at the dates 25 February and 8 March. This Asia Cup had 5 participants Bangladesh, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. This Asia Cup was the first 50-over tournament played in the history of the Asia Cup since 1984. Unlike other Asian cups previously played, this Asia cup had 10 league matches played along with the finals, which Sri Lanka and Pakistan. However, Sri Lanka won the championship by 5 runs and took home their 5th Asia Cup

  • 2016 (T20)

Winner – India

Total Contestant – 5 teams

In fact, the 2016 Asia Cup Cricket was special as it was the first Twenty20 International format Asia Cup played between the dates of February 24 and March 6. This 13th Asia Cup was hosted in Bangladesh with five teams as contestants who played 11 matches along the final, which was played between India and Bangladesh. However, India won the match by 8 wickets, therefore, winning the championship the 6th time.

  • 2018 (ODI)

Winner – India

Total Contestant – 6

The 14th Asia Cup Tournament was hosted in The United Arab Emirates between the date September 15 and September 28. There was one thing special about this tournament; it was the thirds time an Asia Cup tournament was hosted in The United Arab Emirates. There were six contestants among which, five are full members of the Asian Cricket Council, Hong Kong (Asia Cup Qualifier), Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan. Unlike the 2016 Asia cup, the 2018 Asia cup was split into two group, Group A consisting India, Pakistan, and Hong Kong, in the same way, Group B consisting of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. However, in the end, Finals were played between India and Bangladesh, in which, India won by 3 wickets and therefore, India took home its 7th Asia Cup making India one of the most successful countries in Asia Cup.

Conclusion

All the information provided above were collected from reliable sources. The next Asia Cup tournament is scheduled to be held in the year 2020.