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Pakistan, India likely to play thrice in Asia Cup

Cricket commentators believe Pakistan and India are likely to play each other thrice in the tournament.

Pakistan is expected to face India thrice in the upcoming T20I Asia Cup. The arch-rivals India and Pakistan will face each other on August 28th on Sunday a day after Sri Lanka and Afghanistan will take on each other in the opening match of the tournament.

Teams will be participating in the tournament which will be played in UAE after it was shifted from Sri Lanka due to political and economic crisis hitting the country. Cricket commentators believe Pakistan and India are likely to play each other thrice in the tournament. Dubai will host 10 matches including the final being played on September 11. Three matches of the tournament will be played in Sharjah.

Both India and Pakistan have been placed in Group A of the tournament. The third team will come from the qualifier.  UAE, Singapore, Kuwait, and Hong Kong will compete to join India and Pakistan in Group A. Meanwhile, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh have been placed in Group B.

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As per the tournament’s schedule, the top two teams in each group will play again in the super 4 stages. If India and Pakistan finish on top in Group A they will meet again on September 4th. The top two teams will qualify for the finals on September 11th.

Commentators believe Pakistan and India are hot favorites to play in the final of the tournament. Last year in Dubai, Pakistan defeated India in the T20 World Cup match. The Pakistani cricket team is performing well under the captaincy of skipper Babar Azam. An impressive record of wins was set by young, passionate, and energetic players. Skipper Babar Azam has been performing consistently raising the bar for the Pakistan cricket team.

Fans are expecting the team to put up the same smashing performance in the upcoming Asia Cup.