Asia Cup Winners List

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Mar 1, 2022, 11:38

The ACC Asia Cup is an international men's cricket tournament that selects which Asian country is the champion. In 1983, the Asian Cricket Council was established to foster goodwill among Asian nations. The Asia Cup is currently the sole continental cricket tournament. Every two years, it is played in either ODI or T20I format. The winners of each Asia Cup edition will be noted on this page.

Asia Cup History

The first Asia Cup was held in the United Arab Emirates in 1984. The competition, held in a round-robin style, featured India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. India won this edition with two victories, while Sri Lanka came in second. In 1986, the hosts won the second edition held in Sri Lanka. In 1988, the tournament was held in Bangladesh, and India won their second championship, defeating Sri Lanka in the final.

India hosted the Asia Cup for the first time in 1990-91, and they also won it with a 7-wicket triumph over Sri Lanka in the final. The next event was held in the United Arab Emirates four years later, in 1995. In the final, India defeated Sri Lanka by eight wickets. In the subsequent three editions, Sri Lanka won the trophy three times, in 1997, 2000, 2004, and 2008, while Pakistan won once.

India won by 81 runs against Sri Lanka in 2010. Bangladesh and Pakistan met in the final of the 2012 tournament, with Pakistan winning by two runs in a dramatic encounter. After defeating Pakistan by five wickets, Sri Lanka won their fifth title in 2014. In 2016, the Asia Cup was played in T20I format, and India won. They successfully defended their title in the 2018 edition.

Asia Cup Winner List

Year

Format

Winner

Runners-up

Host

1984

ODI

India

Sri Lanka

UAE

1986

ODI

Sri Lanka

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

1988

ODI

India

Sri Lanka

Bangladesh

1990–91

ODI

India

Sri Lanka

India

1995

ODI

India

Sri Lanka

UAE

1997

ODI

Sri Lanka

India

Sri Lanka

2000

ODI

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

Bangladesh

2004

ODI

Sri Lanka

India

Sri Lanka

2008

ODI

Sri Lanka

India

Pakistan

2010

ODI

India

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

2012

ODI

Pakistan

Bangladesh

Bangladesh

2014

ODI

Sri Lanka

Pakistan

Bangladesh

2016

T20

India

Bangladesh

Bangladesh

2018

ODI

India

Bangladesh

UAE

Asia Cup 2020

The 2020 Asia Cup was initially postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 epidemic, with Sri Lanka set to host the event, but was later moved back to 2023 due to a packed international calendar and an increase in COVID cases in Sri Lanka.

The Asia Cup is one of the most coveted cups in the world of cricket. The Asia Cup 2021 was not held as conducted in a gap of 2 years. Also, for the last two years, India has been winning the Asia Cup.

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FAQs on Asia Cup Winners List

Q.1) Where was the Asia Cup 2020 scheduled to be held?

Sri Lanka was to host the Asia Cup 2020.

Q.2) Who won the Asia Cup in the year 2018?

India won the Asia Cup in the year 2018

Q.3) Which country has won the Asia Cup the most times?

India has won the Asia Cup seven times, the maximum number of wins.