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Asia Cup 2018: India face arch-rivals Pakistan on September 19; Bangladesh, Sri Lanka clash in opener

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.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: July 25, 2018 0:32 IST ]
India last faced Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy
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India last faced Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy

Book the date September 19 as defending champions India will clash with arch-rivals Pakistan in the Asia Cup, 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.

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).

(With PTI Inputs)

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ASIA CUP 2018 Points Table

Group A

  • Teams Matches Wins Losses Points NRR
  • India 2 2 0 4 +1.474
  • Pakistan 2 1 1 2 +0.284
  • Hong Kong 2 0 2 0 -1.748

Group B

  • Teams Matches Wins Losses Points NRR
  • Bangladesh 1 1 0 2 +2.740
  • Afghanistan 1 1 0 2 +1.820
  • Sri Lanka 2 0 2 0 -2.280