India are the defending Asia Cup champions.(AP)
India are the defending Asia Cup champions.(AP)

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

Group A consists of India, Pakistan and the qualifier while Group B comprises Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
Press Trust of India, Dubai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2018 08:32 AM IST

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, the ICC announced on Tuesday .

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.

Group A consists of India, Pakistan and the qualifier while Group B comprises Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

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Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will play the tournament-opener in Dubai on September 15. The title clash will be played on September 28.

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.

Asia Cup Schedule:

Group Stage 15 September - Bangladesh 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 September - Group 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).

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