India vs Pakistan is a proven blockbuster clash in the game of cricket. While both the teams never engage in a bilateral contest due to political issues between the two nations, their rare clash in ICC tournaments guarantees too much adrenaline rush.
The last time when both the teams took on the field in T20 World Cup 2021, Babar Azam-led side beat India and took their pride of being unbeaten against their neighboring country in World Cup.
The Pakistan skipper Babar Azam (68* off 52) along with Md Rizwan (79* off 55) remained unbeaten in the second innings to comprehensively chase down 151 in 17.5 overs. While fans wait for years to witness high octane clash between the arch-rivals, the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 will be a jackpot for all of them.
As per the grouping of teams and possible outcomes both the teams might clash with each other not just one, or two but three times in a span of 15 days. Yes, you read that right. In this article, Sports Tiger will narrow down the possibilities of Team India and Pakistan clashing against each other three times in Asia Cup 2022.
Notably, teams are divided into two groups and India and Pakistan are placed in the Group A, with another Qualifier. As per the Asia Cup 2022 draw, India and Pakistan will play the first game of the Group A on August 28. Then the first and second ranked teams of the Group A are schedule to play on September 4, which are expected to be once again India and Pakistan. As the third team in the Group A is an associate nation, it is very unlikely that it will end amongst number one or number two in the group stage.
Hence, the second match between India and Pakistan is likely to take place on September 2. While cricket fans will be high on energy after witnessing two highly-anticipated matches between India and Pakistan, considering their recent form. However, seeing the form of other teams in the tournament, there is huge possibility that both the teams will qualify for the summit-clash which is scheduled for September 11.
If the predicted possibilities fall in place perfectly, the fans will once again witness the much-awaited clash between the arch-rivals in the span of 15 days.
The Asia Cup 2022 will feature India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the winner of the Qualifier event which is scheduled to take place in Oman. The T20 tournament is set to commence in United Arab of Emirates from August 27 to September 11.