Defending champions Bangladesh will host the 2022 Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup from October 1 to October 16. The Tigresses are one of the favourites of the tournament and will try to defend the title. India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan are among the other teams who will bid to win the competition. Let’s take a look at the participating teams, complete fixtures, and venues of the upcoming Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2022.
Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup 2022: Participating teams
Seven teams will take part in the competition, where two teams qualified by reaching the finals of the 2022 ACC Women's T20 Championship. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the host Bangladesh are automatically qualified teams. The United Arab Emirates and Malaysia have qualified through the ACC’s Women’s Twenty20 Championship.
In the group stage, all participating teams will compete against each other for a spot in the semifinals. Therefore, each team will play six matches in the group stage. The top four teams in the point standings will advance to the semifinals.
T20 Women’s Asia Cup: Venue Stats
Bangladesh’s Sylhet International Cricket Stadium will host the entire tournament. Therefore, all the 24 matches, including the semifinals and final, will be staged at this particular venue. A total of 24 Women’s Twenty20 international matches have been played at this venue. Here are some interesting stats about women’s T20I at this venue.
Key Women’s T20I stats at SICS (as on September 22, 2022)
Full Fixtures of the 2022 Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup
The group phase of the Women’s T20 Asia Cup 2022 will kick off on October 1 (Saturday) with a match between Bangladesh and Thailand. The last group phase match will be held on October 11 (Tuesday) with a contest between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The two semifinals will be held on October 13 (Thursday). The final match of the tournament will be staged on October 15 (Saturday). Here are the full fixtures of the eight editions of the Women’s T20 Asia Cup.
The complete fixtures of the 2022 Women’s Asia Cup
The tournament's group stage includes no off days as planned, which could be exhausting for the competing teams. However, there are no travel issues for the teams, as Sylhet is the only venue for the competition. Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan, will be vying for the 2022 Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup. On the other hand, Thailand, Malaysia, and the United Arab Emirates will want to place as high as possible in the points standings.