Asia Cup Winners List (1984-2022)

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Nov 14, 2022, 10:36

Sri Lanka is the latest country added to the Asia Cup Winners List. The Asia Cup is an international men's cricket tournament held biennially by the Asian Cricket Council. The Asian Cricket Council was established in 1983 to foster goodwill among Asian nations. Since the inception of the tournament, India has been on the Asia Cup Winners List 7 times.

The UAE hosted the most recent Asia Cup. Sri Lanka won the final match and was the only unbeaten team in the tournament. Know more about the Asia Cup Winners List from 1984 to 2022, runner-ups, and country-wise winners here.

Asia Cup 2023 Schedule

Asia Cup 2023 Schedule will be held in Pakistan, consisting of 12 ODI matches and 1 final match. Asia Cup is a part of the Future Tour Programs of the ICC (International Cricket Council) and is held every two years. The next tournament will be played in Pakistan. Although the official schedule has not been released yet, it is expected that Asia Cup 2023 tournament will begin from 1st September onwards.

Event

Asia Cup 2023

Organized

International Cricket Council

Date

1st September 2023 (tentative)

Host Country

Pakistan

Asia Cup 2022

Organized by the Asian Cricket Council, the Asia Cup is a continental cricket tournament held biennially. It is currently the sole continental cricket tournament in the world. Every two years, it is played in either ODI or T20 format. The recent tournament was hosted by the United Arab Emirates, where Sri Lanka emerged as the Asia Cup 2022 winner. Here is some more information about this tournament:

  • This tournament is held biennially (every two years).
  • Only Asian countries can participate in this tournament.
  • The participating countries in the Asia Cup are India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Hong Kong.

Asia Cup Winners List from 1984 to 2022

Every two years, a new champion is added to the Asia Cup winners. In the recent tournament held in UAE, Sri Lanks defeated Pakistan by 23 runs. Find the complete Asia Cup Winners List from 1984 to 2022 shared here. It includes the name of all the countries that have won the tournament since its inception. In addition, it also features the runner-ups, host, and format of the tournament:

Year

Winner

Runners-up

Host

Format

1984

India

Sri Lanka

UAE

ODI

1986

Sri Lanka

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

ODI

1988

India

Sri Lanka

Bangladesh

ODI

1990–91

India

Sri Lanka

India

ODI

1995

India

Sri Lanka

UAE

ODI

1997

Sri Lanka

India

Sri Lanka

ODI

2000

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

Bangladesh

ODI

2004

Sri Lanka

India

Sri Lanka

ODI

2008

Sri Lanka

India

Pakistan

ODI

2010

India

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

ODI

2012

Pakistan

Bangladesh

Bangladesh

ODI

2014

Sri Lanka

Pakistan

Bangladesh

ODI

2016

India

Bangladesh

Bangladesh

T20

2018

India

Bangladesh

UAE

ODI

2022

Sri Lanka

Pakistan

UAE

T20

Asia Cup Winners (Country-Wise)

Some countries have won the Asia Cup multiple times. Since the tournament first began in 1984, India has been on the Asia Cup Winners List seven times. Next, Sri Lanka won the tournament six times, and Pakistan won it two times. Here, we have shared a table with details about the country-wise winners of the Asia Cup and their winning years:

Team

Winning Year

Won

Runner-up

India

1984, 1988, 1991, 1995, 2010, 2016, 2018

7 times

3 times

Sri Lanka

1986, 1997, 2004, 2008, 2014, 2022

6 times

6 times

Pakistan

2000, 2012

2 times

3 times

Bangladesh

-

-

3 times

Afghanistan

-

-

-

Hong Kong

-

-

-

Asia Cup Winners List Timeline

The first Asia Cup was held in the United Arab Emirates in 1984 after Asian Cricket Council was established in the previous year. Held in a round-robin style, the tournament featured India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. India was the first country to be added to the Asia Cup Winners List. Sri Lanka came in second in this tournament and Pakistan came last. 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. In 2022, Sri Lanka was added to the Asia Cup Winners List.

Asia Cup 2020

In 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 tournaments in the world of cricket. The last country added to the Asia Cup Winners List was Sri Lanka.

Asia Cup Winners - Championship Summary

The summary of the Asia Cup is shared here. Find the team name, the number of appearances made, the number of times they won the title, and the number of times they were runner-ups here:

Rank

Teams

Appearance

Titles Won

Runners-up

1

India

14

7

3

2

Sri Lanka

15

6

6

3

Pakistan

14

2

3

4

Bangladesh

14

0

3

 

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FAQs on Asia Cup Winners List

Q1. Who was the winner of Asia Cup 2022?

The winner of the Asia Cup 2022 was Sri Lanka in the tournament held in UAE. This tournament is held biennially (every two years). After defeating Pakistan by 23 runs in the final match, Sri Lanka was added to the prestigious Asia Cup Winners List.

Q2. How many times has India won the Asia Cup?

India has been on the Asia Cup Winners List seven times, the most number of times in the history of the championship. The country won the tournament in the years 1984, 1988, 1991, 1995, 2010, 2016, and 2018.

Q3. Where was the Asia Cup 2022 held?

Asia Cup 2022 was held in the United Arab Emirates. In fact, the previous Asia Cup, which was held in 2018, was also held in UAE. The latest name added to the Asia Cup winners list was that of Sri Lanka after it defeated Pakistan in the final match.

Q4. Which country has won the Asia Cup the most number of times?

India has won the Asia Cup the most number of times. The country registered itself on the Asia Cup Winners List seven times, in the years 1984, 1988, 1991, 1995, 2010, 2016, and 2018. After India, Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup six times in 1986, 1997, 2004, 2008, 2014, and 2022.