Asia Cup winners list includes three of the top Asian cricket nations. India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan have dominated the Asia Cup over the years. This article looks at the list of winners in Asia’s biggest cricketing competition.
Asia Cup Winners List
From 1984 to 2022, there have been 15 tournaments, among which India has won the most with seven titles. Sri Lanka is the second-best team in the history of the Asia Cup. They have won the tournament six times. Pakistan has won the prestigious tournament on two occasions.
Here’s a complete list of Asia Cup Winners list 1984 to 2022
In the 15 Asia Cup tournaments, India and Pakistan have never met in an Asia Cup final. On the other hand, Sri Lanka has made a record 12 Asia Cup final appearances.
Successful Asia Cup Teams (Country-Wise)
As mentioned above, only three countries feature in the Asia Cup winners list. India is the most successful, followed by Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Let us look at the achievements of three countries in the Asia Cup.
Though Bangladesh is yet to feature in the Asia Cup winners list, the Tigers deserve a mention here, as they finished runner-up on three occasions – 2012, and 2016, 2018
Asia Cup 2022 Winner
Asia Cup 2022 saw a see-saw battle between six teams:
- Sri Lanka
- Hong Kong
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan entered the last four. However, the seven-time champions suffered back-to-back losses to Sri Lanka and arch-rivals Pakistan and were eventually eliminated from the tournament. Pakistan and Sri Lanka met in the tournament’s final. The Lankans, who had lost their opening match in the tournament, overcame Pakistan to find a place in the Asia Cup winner list for the sixth time.
At the time, Sri Lanka was going through some hard times as it had declared bankruptcy. But this win ensured that the Lankans basked in the glory with such a crisis in the backdrop looming large.
Usually, whoever wins the Asia Cup is the new giant of world cricket. Big teams must get across each other and surpass the challenge posed by teams like Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
But if you look at the history, you can see the dominance posed by India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan here. Cricket fans will be hoping that in the upcoming Asia Cup, the likes of Bangladesh and Afghanistan will be able to trouble the well-established top three.
FAQs about Asia Cup Winners List
India won the first-ever Asia Cup. Sunil Gavaskar-led India beat Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
With 12 finals, Sri Lanka has played the most in the Asia Cup finals.
Rohit Sharma was the captain when India clinched the Asia Cup in 2018.