Twitter can’t wait as Team India is set to battle against Pakistan in the Asia Cup
India and Pakistan will face off on September 19 in Dubai.
by Ankit Editor
Published - Jul 25, 2018 7:21 pm | Updated - Jul 25, 2018 7:27 pm
India and Pakistan don’t play any bilateral cricket and thus their contests in ICC and ACC events draw even more attention. The last time these two teams met was in the Champions Trophy 2017 final. Every Indo-Pak contest creates new records in terms of viewership as fans from both the countries leave everything else aside when it is time for the big game. When the Asia Cup 2018 schedule was announced it cleared a date – September 19 when India will next play Pakistan.
They are in the same group and will face off in Dubai which will be the first time this happens in the UAE since 2006. Six teams will play the Asia Cup T20 – defending champions India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and one team from the qualifier. Hosts UAE, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman and Singapore are the six teams that will fight for the final spot in the tournament.
India, Pakistan and the qualifier will comprise the Group A, while Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are slotted in Group B. Two top teams from each group at the end of the first round of matches will advance forward to the Super 4, where they will play a match each to determine the finalists for the big game that is slated for September 28.
Since it is time for India vs Pakistan the fans are already excited and in no time it was trending all over social media.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter:
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 24, 2018
19th September it is 🔥🔥🔥 #INDvsPAK
— SUYOG 🏹 (@itsSuyog_) July 25, 2018
— Shebas Tendulkar (@ShebasTendulkar) July 24, 2018
— Taransh Shrivastava (@tarans_h) July 25, 2018
— Dipesh Rane (@Iam_dipeshrane) July 25, 2018
Forget Ashes,#INDvsPAK is coming,
19 September '18
Mark the date.
— SHASHANK DHOLE (@Dhole56) July 25, 2018
Get ready for to see toughest battle on 19th sep2018,
india take on pak in #ASIA CUP# are u ready…
Cheer ur team.
— ANURAG SHAHI (@dj75ANURAG) July 25, 2018
— Anonymous (@zamiruddin) July 25, 2018
Anxiously waiting for the match..#PakvInd
— Syed Ajmal Kazmi (@SyedAjmalKazmi) July 25, 2018
— Abdul Ghaffar (@GhaffarDawnNews) July 24, 2018
— Faraz (@farazfaruqui) July 24, 2018
If 🇵🇰 & 🇮🇳 Qualifies for Asia Cup Final then
21 Sep 🇵🇰 v 🇮🇳 (Group Stage)
27 Sep 🇵🇰 v 🇮🇳 (Super 4)
30 Sep 🇵🇰 v 🇮🇳 (Final)
— س ع د 🇵🇰 (@ImSaadAwais22) July 22, 2018
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) July 24, 2018
Asia Cup 2018 Schedule
Match 1 – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka (Dubai) | September 15
Match 2 – Pakistan vs Qualifier (Dubai) | September 16
Match 3 – Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka (Abu Dhabi) | September 17
Match 4 – India vs Qualifier (Dubai) | September 18
Match 5 – India vs Pakistan (Dubai) | September 19
Match 6 – Bangladesh vs Afghanistan (Abu Dhabi) | September 20
Match 1 – Group A Winner vs Group B Runner-up (Dubai) | September 21
Match 2 – Group B Winner vs Group A Runner-up (Abu Dhabi) | September 22
Match 3 – Group A Winner vs Group A Runner-up (Dubai) | September 23
Match 4 – Group B Winner vs Group B Runner-up (Abu Dhabi) | September 23
Match 5 – Group A Winner vs Group B Winner (Dubai) | September 25
Match 6 – Group A Runner-up vs Group B Runner-up (Abu Dhabi) | September 26
Asia Cup 2018 Final (Dubai) | September 28