Pakistan to face India on August 28 in Asia Cup 2022


Pakistan will lock horns against India on August 28 in Asia Cup 2022, as per reports.

According to details, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) will host the tournament next month. India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh have already sealed their spots for the tournament, while the likes of UAE, Nepal, Oman, Hong Kong and others will play qualifiers, which are set to begin from August 21 as per reports.

The main round of the competition will start from August 27.

India will likely clash with Pakistan on August 28 and it will be the first time the two opponents square off on international stage since the 2021 T20 World Cup in UAE, where they met during the group stage.

Pakistan had beaten India by ten wickets then – their first ever victory against them in a world cup match. The Babar Azam-led team finished as the semi-finalist while India exited in the group stage.

The latest edition of Asia Cup will be played in T20 format. It was originally scheduled to be held in 2020 but was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. India are the defending champions, having beaten Bangladesh in the final in 2018 to win a record sixth title.

It must be noted India will enter the tournament as defending champions as they defeated Bangladesh in the final of the last edition of the Asia Cup.