India vs Pakistan: Rivals set for mouth-watering clash in Asia Cup 2018

India vs Pakistan: Rivals set for mouth-watering clash in Asia Cup 2018

On Tuesday, the ICC announced that the ‘defending Champions India will clash with arch-rivals Pakistan in the Asia Cup on September 19’, a day after opening their campaign against a Qualifier in Dubai, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan are all confirmed participants while the remaining spots are still up for grabs amongst UAE, Singapore, Oman, Nepal, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

The top two teams from each group will qualify for the Super 4 and two teams will then play the final on 28 September in Dubai. Group A consists of India, Pakistan and the qualifier while Group B comprises Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will play the tournament-opener in Dubai on September 15. The title clash will be played on September 28.

 

Asia Cup Schedule:

Group Stage

15 SeptemberBangladesh vs Sri Lanka (Dubai)

16 September – Pakistan vs Qualifier (Dubai)

17 September – Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan (Abu Dhabi)

18 September – India vs Qualifier (Dubai)

19 September – India vs Pakistan (Dubai)

20 September – Bangladesh vs Afghanistan (Abu Dhabi)

Super Four

21 SeptemberGroup A Winner vs Group B Runner-up (Dubai)

21 September – Group B Winner vs Group A Runner-up (Abu Dhabi)

23 September – Group A Winner vs Group A Runner-up (Dubai)

23 September – Group B Winner vs Group B Runner-up (Abu Dhabi)

25 September – Group A Winner vs Group B Winner (Dubai)

26 September – Group A Runner-up vs Group B Runner-up (Abu Dhabi)

Final

28 September – Asia Cup 2018 Final (Dubai).

 

by Sawan Kumar on July 26, 2018

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