India face arch-rivals Pakistan on September 19

After many years, India and Pakistan will again be seen together on the field on September 19 this year. The schedule for the Asia Cup 2018 was released by BCCI on Tuesday. India is set to play two ODIs on consecutive days.

The tournament takes place once every two years and it is scheduled to take place in the UAE from September 15 to September 28 this year.

In the opening match, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will face each other in Dubai.

MORE TEAMS LIKELY TO PARTICIPATE

For now, five countries have confirmed their participation including India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. More teams may come up, the spot remains vacant. Most likely, UAE, Singapore, Oman, Nepal, Malaysia and Hong Kong will be roped in.

Group A teams: India, Pakistan and the qualifier

Group B teams: Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

The top two teams from each group will qualify for the Super 4 and then the two teams will then play the final on September 28 in Dubai.

Asia Cup 2018 full schedule:

Group Stage

September 15 – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka, Location: Dubai

September 16 – Pakistan vs Qualifier, Location: Dubai

September 17 – Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan, Location: Abu Dhabi

September 18 – India vs Qualifier, Location: Dubai

September 19 – India vs Pakistan, Location: Dubai

September 20 – Bangladesh vs Afghanistan, Location: Abu Dhabi

Super Four

September 21 – Group A Winner vs Group B Runner-up, Location: Dubai

September 21 – Group B Winner vs Group A Runner-up, Location: Abu Dhabi

September 23 – Group A Winner vs Group A Runner-up, Location: Dubai

September 23 – Group B Winner vs Group B Runner-up, Location: Abu Dhabi

September 25 – Group A Winner vs Group B Winner, Location: Dubai

September 26 – Group A Runner-up vs Group B Runner-up, Location: Abu Dhabi

Final

September 28 – Asia Cup 2018 Final, Location: Dubai

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Meanwhile, when the retired cricketer currently a commentator, Aakash Chopra came to know about this, he didn’t take a moment to share it to all the fans on Twitter .

For the record, the final of the 2016 Asia Cup was won by India who defeated Bangladesh by eight wickets at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium situated. It was for the sixth time that India won the Asia Cup title in 2016.

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