The Asia Cup is set to begin on August 30, featuring Pakistan and Nepal in the opening match. This edition is in the ODI format and is the first since 2018

India clinched the previous ODI Asia Cup, defeating Bangladesh in an exciting final match

The tournament serves as crucial preparation for India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka ahead of the World Cup, making it highly anticipated

Virat Kohli will make his return to the 50-over Asian tournament after a hiatus since 2014, as he opted to rest in 2018

Arshad Ayub is the only Indian bowler to have taken a five-wicket haul in the ODI Asia Cup, achieving this milestone in 1988

Pakistan holds the record for conceding the most extras in Asia Cup history, with 38 extras against India in 2000 and 2004, yet winning both matches

The Asia Cup was first played in 1984, and it took 34 years for the tournament to witness its first tied match between India and Afghanistan in 2018

No match in the T20 Asia Cup has ever ended in a tie.

Sohail Tanvir was the last non-Sri Lankan bowler to pick up a five-wicket haul in the Asia Cup, achieving this feat in 2008

Rohit Sharma's last century in the Asia Cup was during the 2018 edition against Pakistan, marking the 50th century in the tournament's history

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