- Sri Lanka was defeated by Bangladesh in Asia Cup 2016 and 2018
- Bangladesh ended up playing the finals of Asia Cup 2016 and 2018
- Sri Lanka will face Bangladesh on September 1, 2022
Asia Cup 2022: Not very often, in the game of cricket do we get to see, the euphoric anticipation that surrounds a tournament and generates a certain kind of excitement. This has been the case for Asia Cup 2022. The marquee tournament begins on August 27, 2022, in the United Arab Emirates. The Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC) is the host of this year’s Asia Cup, but due to the economic crisis in the island nation, the tournament has been shifted to the UAE. The first match of the tournament will be played between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan which will be followed by India locking horns with Pakistan on August 28, 2022. The entire focus of the tournament is on the India-Pakistan clash, but apart from it, two more teams have been arch-rivals for quite some time and fans wait in anticipation just to see them have a crack at each other.