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The 2016 Asia Cup is a Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket tournament to be held in Bangladesh from 24 February to 6 March 2016. It will be the 13th edition of the Asia Cup, the fifth to be held in Bangladesh, and the first to be played using the T20I format.
Along with Bangladesh (the host) and Sri Lanka (the defending champions from the 2014 event), the tournament will include India, Pakistan, and one ICC associate member, the United Arab Emirates, who qualified from a qualifier played from 19 to 22 February 2016.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was added to India’s squad as a replacement for Mohammed Shami after Shami failed to fully recover from a hamstring injury. Parthiv Patel was added to India’s squad as a back-up for MS Dhoni, who suffered a muscle spasm. Mohammad Sami and Sharjeel Khan were added to Pakistan’s squad after injuries to Babar Azam and Rumman Raees and following their performances in 2016 Pakistan Super League.
After the Asian Cricket Council was downsized by the International Cricket Council (ICC) in April 2015, it was announced that upcoming Asia Cup events will be played on rotation basis in One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) format based on respective next world events under the ICC. This means that the 2016 and 2020 events will be played using the T20I format, ahead of the 2016 and 2020 World Twenty20s, and the 2018 and 2022 events will be played in ODI format, ahead of the 2019 and 2023 World Cups respectively.
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