Most Titles Won in Asia Cup

Sri Lanka is currently the defending champion and India is the most successful team in the history of the Asia Cup having won the title 7 times.

Most Titles Won in Asia Cup

Sri Lanka is currently the defending champion and India is the most successful team in the history of the Asia Cup having won the title 7 times.
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Most titles won in Asia Cup: The 15th edition of the Asia Cup was held in UAE and it was Sri Lanka who lifted up the trophy after defeating Pakistan in the finals of Asia Cup 2022. Moreover, it was the sixth Asia Cup title for the Lankans, while India has seven in their den. Notably, the very first edition took place way back in 1984 in the UAE. It was established to increase goodwill among all the Asian teams.

This tournament was previously played in the ODI format, but in 2016, it was played in the T20I format for the very first time. However, the latest edition is also played in the T20I format later this month. The Men in Blue were the defending champions but now it’s Sri Lanka, who lifted up the trophy.

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However, India is the most successful team in this tournament’s history. The latest edition was supposed to be played earlier in 2020. But due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was postponed to 2022.

Speaking of the last edition of this tournament. In 2018, UAE was the host and a total of six teams competed in the tournament. It was India who came out victorious and won their 7th title overall. While Bangladesh ended as the runner-up. Prior to that in 2016, India and Bangladesh played the final and it was India who won that match as well.

Most Titles Won in Asia Cup:

#3. Pakistan | 2 titles (2000 & 2012)

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Asia Cup 2012 winners- Pakistan
Image – Cricket World

The Men in Green have won this title twice. They won their first Asia Cup in 2000, beating Sri Lanka in the final in Bangladesh. They won their second title in 2012 against Bangladesh in the final in Bangladesh. Both tournaments were played in the ODI format. Overall, they have won it twice.

Pakistan also ended up as runners-up on two occasions. They lost the 1986 Asia Cup final to Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. Then they lost their second final in the 2014 edition against the same opponent in Bangladesh. Pakistan has played four finals and they have won two and lost two.

#2. Sri Lanka | 6 titles (1986, 1997, 2004, 2008, 2014, & 2022)

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Asia Cup 2022 winners- Sri Lanka
Image – Gulte

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Sri Lanka is the second most successful team in the history of the Asia Cup. The Lankan Lions have won this title six times so far in the history of the game. In the inaugural season, they ended up as the runners-up, but in the second edition, they won it. Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup title in 1986, 1997, 2004, 2008, 2014, and 2022 editions.

On the other hand, not just won it, they have been the runners-up in this tournament six times. In terms of playing in the finals, Sri Lanka is on top. They have played in the finals of the Asia Cup 12 times overall. They ended as the runners-up in 1984, 1988, 1990/91, 1995, 2000, and 2010.

#1. India | 7 titles (1984, 1988, 1990-91, 1995, 2010, 2016, & 2018)

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Asia Cup 2018 winners- India
Image – CA

India is currently the defending champion and the most successful team in the history of the Asia Cup. The Men in Blue won the inaugural season of the tournament in 1984, beating Sri Lanka in the final in the UAE. Then they made a hat-trick of titles in 1988, 1990/91, and 1995. But after that, it took India 15 years to win this title as they won their next title in 2010, beating Sri Lanka.

And now, they are coming off two back-to-back title wins in 2016 and 2018, both against Bangladesh. So they will look to make another hat-trick of titles by winning the upcoming edition. Apart from winning it, India has also ended up as runners-up in 1997, 2004, and 2008.

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List of Asia Cup Title Winners (1984 to 2018)

YearFormatWinnerRunners-upHost
1984ODIIndiaSri LankaUAE
1986ODISri LankaPakistanSri Lanka
1988ODIIndiaSri LankaBangladesh
1990-91ODIIndiaSri LankaIndia
1995ODIIndiaSri LankaUAE
1997ODISri LankaIndiaSri Lanka
2000ODIPakistanSri LankaBangladesh
2004ODISri LankaIndiaSri Lanka
2008ODISri LankaIndiaPakistan
2010ODIIndiaSri LankaSri Lanka
2012ODIPakistanBangladeshBangladesh
2014ODISri LankaPakistanBangladesh
2016T20IIndiaBangladeshBangladesh
2018ODIIndiaBangladeshUAE
2022T20ISri LankaPakistanUAE

N.B: Last Updated on 11/09/2022.

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