Dubai: India will take on arch-rival Pakistan in a group stage clash of the upcoming Asia Cup Cricket Tournament here on September 19.
The two teams will face each other for the first time since the 2017 Champions Trophy final which Pakistan won by 180 runs.
A total of six teams will be participating in the biennial event where the group stage has been divided into two pools for the first time.
The India team have been clubbed together with Pakistan, and the qualifier in Group A while Group B comprises of Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
The qualifying tournament, which will determine the team that would grab the remaining one spot in the event, features six teams including Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Nepal, Oman and UAE.
The top two teams from each group will qualify for the Super four clash and two teams will then play the final of the tournament.
The tournament is slated to be held from September 15 to 28 in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Following is the full Asia Cup 2018 schedule:
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)
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)
28 September – Asia Cup 2018 Final (Dubai). (ANI)