The bilateral series between the arch rivals Pakistan and India is still pending. However, the fans can witness both teams face off against each other in the Asia Cup which is to take place in September.
Recently, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) raised concerns over the Asia Cup being held in India which pushed the ACC to change the venue to UAE instead.
There will be six teams participating in this year’s Asia Cup:
- Sri Lanka
- Qualifier Team*
*The Qualifier Team would include either one of Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman, Singapore or UAE — their matches will be held from 13th September to 18th September.
The teams in the competition have been divided into two groups:
|Group A||Group B|
According to the details of the competition, Pakistan will take on India on 21st September.
If the Qualifier Team fails to beat both India and Pakistan then the arch-rivals will again go head-to-head on 27th September.
Granted that both teams play the match on the 27th, then a Pak-Ind final can also take place!
Asia Cup 2018 Format
The tournament will commence with a Group Stage and following that will be a Super 4 round before the grand finale.
Unlike the last time around, this year’s Asia Cup will go back to being a 50-over competition.
Bonus point system is also likely to be introduced this year. However, there has been no official statement regarding that.
|18th September||Pakistan vs. Qualifier Team|
Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka
|19th September||India vs. Qualifier Team|
|20th September||Afghanistan vs. Sri Lanka|
|21st September||Pakistan vs. India|
Bangladesh vs. Afghanistan
Super 4 Round
|23rd September||1st Group A vs. 2nd Group B|
|24th September||1st Group B vs. 2nd Group A|
|25th September||2nd Group A vs. 2nd Group B|
|26th September||1st Group A vs. 1st Group B|
|27th September||1st Group A vs. 2nd Group A|
|28th September||1st Group B vs. 2nd Group B|