It is time to add another chapter to the mother of all cricket rivalries. Yes, it’s time for another riveting India vs Pakistan encounter.
Asia Cup 2022: India vs Pakistan | Dates | Prediction
Pakistan were scheduled to host the tournament after retaining the rights to host the 2022 edition.
However, in October 2021, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) announced that Sri Lanka would host the tournament in 2022, with Pakistan hosting the 2023 edition.India are the defending champions.
On 21 July 2022, the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) informed the ACC that they would not be in a position to host the tournament due to the economic and political crisis in the country.
On 27 July 2022, the ACC confirmed that the tournament would be played in the United Arab Emirates.
India vs Pakistan
India and Pakistan are set to clash in their Asia Cup opener at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on August 28.
This will be match number 2 of the Asia Cup, which was shifted from Sri Lanka to the UAE due to the ongoing crisis in the island nation.
Both India and Pakistan have lost their pace spearheads Jasprit Bumrah and Shaheen Afridi to injuries but that won’t affect the spiciness and excitement that comes with an India-Pakistan encounter.
Now that the two arch-rivals don’t play any bilateral series due to political reasons, India-Pakistan matches in international multi-nation tournaments add to the intrigue of the storied rivalry between the two cricketing superpowers.
The India vs Pakistan match will take place on August 28 (Sunday).
Both India and Pakistan are part of Group A in Asia Cup 2022. One more qualifier team will join the group later.
The last time these two teams met in Dubai, Pakistan registered a thumping win over India by 10 wickets in the group match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel were not available for selection owing to injuries. They are currently undergoing rehab at the NCA in Bengaluru.
While team India is currently playing a three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe, Pakistan have been playing a 3-match ODI series against the Netherlands, after which they will travel to the UAE.