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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.

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Pakistan and India will face off on September 19 in the Asia Cup contest. (Photo by Philip Brown/Getty Images)

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.

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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:

Asia Cup 2018 Schedule

Group Stage

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

Super Four

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

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