ICC releases fixtures for Asia Cup 2018; India to play against Qualifier and Pakistan in space of two days

Defending champions India will take on arch rivals Pakistan on 19 September a day after their opening ODI game against one of the qualifiers at the Asia Cup event

FirstCricket Staff, Jul 24, 2018 23:09:27 IST

Defending champions India will take on arch-rivals Pakistan on 19 September, a day after their opening ODI game against one of the qualifiers at the Asia Cup event, set to be held in the UAE from 15 September.

ICC releases fixtures for Asia Cup 2018; India to play against Qualifier and Pakistan in space of two days

File image of Indian cricket team. Reuters

The schedule of the biennial tournament was released by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday.

India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan will take part in the competition with UAE, Singapore, Oman, Nepal, Malaysia and Hong Kong fighting for the remaining spot. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will face each other in the opening game in Dubai.

India, Pakistan and the qualifier are placed in Group A while Group B comprises Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. 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 2018 full 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)

Updated Date: Jul 24, 2018 23:09:27 IST






Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 4366 104
5 Australia 3270 99
6 Sri Lanka 3795 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 5019 98
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7748 277
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4720 262
4 India 8620 261
5 Australia 5471 261
6 New Zealand 4784 252