Arch rivals India and Pakistan will face each other in the Men’s Asia Cup, starting August 27. India and Pakistan will face each other in the first match of Group A in Dubai on August 28. There is a strong possibility that both the countries will be up against each other more than once in the tournament. They can play against each other in the Super 4 stage and also play in the final of the Asia Cup.
In the coming months, they may pay a lot more than in the past few years. A month later, after the Asia Cup, the neighbours will clash again at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup on 23 October.
The Asia Cup 2022 will be played in Dubai and Sharjah from August 27 to September 11. India is in Group A with Pakistan and the third team will be a qualifier. Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are in Group B.
India and Pakistan will take on each other in the A Group opener in Dubai on August 28. There is a high chance that both the countries will be up against each other in the Super 4 stage.
This will be the second time in the last five years that the UAE will host the Asia Cup. In 2018, the tournament played in the ODI format was held between 15–28 September in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
India, led by Rohit Sharma, will now be keen to hit back hard and assert their dominance versus their neighbours after a humiliating 10-wicket loss in the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Dubai. Over the years, the two teams have produced some high-octane clashes on the world stage, with India holding an edge. But Babar Azam’s Pakistan bounced back brilliantly in the last edition of the tournament, as they produced a near-perfect performance in Dubai to clinch their first-ever victory against India in a World Cup.
Asia Cup Schedule
August 27 – Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan Dubai
August 28 – India vs Pakistan Dubai
August 30 – Bangladesh vs Afghanistan Sharjah
August 31 – India vs Qualifier Dubai
September 1 – Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh Dubai
September 2 – Pakistan vs Qualifier Sharjah
September 3 – B1 vs B2 Sharjah
September 4 – A1 vs A2 Dubai
September 6 – A1 vs B1 Dubai
September 7 – A2 vs B2 Dubai
September 8 – A1 vs B2 Dubai
September 9 – B1 vs A2 Dubai
September 11 – FinalDubai
All matches will start at 7.30 PM IST