ICC T20 World Cup 2016 will be held in India next month, but before that, all the Asian team will play the T20 tournament which will be held in Bangladesh from February 24.
The qualifying round will be played from Feb 19, and actual tournament will start from February 24. India will face Bangladesh in the first match of the Asia Cup tournament on Feb 24.
The tournament’s format has been changed to 20 overs ahead of Twenty20 World Cup. India and Sri Lanka won this tournament 5 times each while Pakistan won the tournament twice.
India are the favourites to win the title after the successive series against Australia(3-0) and Sri Lanka(2-1).
Check out the Teams and Full Players list:
India – MS Dhoni (Captain & Wicket-keeper), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh, Mohammed Shami, Pawan Negi
Sri Lanka – Lasith Malinga (Captain), Angelo Mathews (Vice-Captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Niroshan Dickwella, Shehan Jayasuriya, Milinda Siriwardana, Dasun Shanaka, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dushmantha Chameera, Thisara Perera, Sachithra Senanayake, Rangana Herath, Jeffrey Vandersay
Pakistan – Shahid Afridi (Captain), Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed (Wicket-Keeper), Imad Wasim, Anwer Ali, Babar Azam, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Aamir, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Irfan, Rumman Raees, Wahab Riaz, Khurram Manzoor
Bangladesh – Mashrafe Mortaza (Captain), Shakib Al Hasan, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Arafat Sunny, Abu Hider, Nurul Hasan
Afghanistan – Asghar Stanikzai (Captain), Noor Ali Zadran, Mohammad Shahzad (Wicket-Keeper), Usman Ghani, Mohammad Nabi, Karim Sadiq, Shafiqullah, Rashid Khan, Amir Hamza, Dawlat Zadran, Shapoor Zadran, Gulbadin Naib, Samiullah Shenwari, Najibullah Zadran, Yamin Ahmadzai
Oman – Sultan Ahmed (Captain and Wicket-Keeper), Aamir Kaleem (Vice-Captain), Aaqib Sulehri, Adnan Ilyas, Amir Ali, Munis Ansari, Bilal Khan, Jatinder Singh, Ajay Lalcheta, Mehran Khan, Rajeshkumar Ranpura, Sufyan Mehmood, Vaibhav Wategaonkar, Zeeshan Maqsood, Zeeshan Siddiqui
Hong Kong – Tanwir Afzal (Captain), Aizaz Khan, Anshy Rath, Babar Hayat, Christopher Carter (Wicket-Keeper), Mark Chapman, Haseeb Amjad, Adil Mehmood, Nadeem Ahmed, Nizakat Khan, Kinchit Shah, Ninad Shah, Tanveer Ahmed, Waqas Barkat, Waqas Khan
United Arab Emirates – Amjad Javed (Captain), Mohammad Kaleem, Rohan Mustafa, Shaiman Anwar, Mohammad Shahzad, Swapnil Patil (Vice-Captain and Wicket-Keeper), Usman Mushtaq, Ahmed Raza, Zaheer Maqsood, Mohammad Naveed, Farhan Ahmed, Qadeer Ahmed, Mohammad Usman, Fahad Tariq, Saqlain Haider