Asia Cup 2023: India Set to Clash with Arch-Rivals Pakistan in Opening Battle

 Battle of Titans: India and Pakistan Kickstart Asia Cup Journey Against Each Other

The Asia Cup is set to observe three likely conflicts between main opponents India and Pakistan, on September 2 and 10, and perhaps in the last on September 17, with specific circumstances set up.

The two groups are gathered with lightweights Nepal in their three-group bunch, making a Very 4 conflict on September 10 almost certain, after the Rohit Sharma-drove side launches their Asia Cup crusade eight days sooner against the Babar Azam's group. As the two heavyweight groups in the landmass, a third experience between them in the last is plausible.

The assigned settings for the enormous, critical gathering and Very 4 conflicts are Kandy and Colombo in Sri Lanka. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the selected host of the six-group title, has uncovered that the occasion will presently have four settings rather than three, as was initially considered. India's match days are September 4 (versus Nepal, bunch stage), September 12 (versus Sri Lanka/Afghanistan, Very 4), and September 15 (versus Bangladesh/Afghanistan, Very 4).

Colombo is the second facilitating setting in Sri Lanka, with the R Premadasa Arena in Colombo getting to have games. The title starts in Multan on August 30 with a Pakistan-Nepal conflict, and Lahore will have the excess three games dispensed to Pakistan, including a second-round Really 4 match. Altogether, Sri Lanka will have nine games.

An outstanding component of the timetable, uncovered by Asian Cricket Board president Jay Shah, is that the competition won't follow a band model, with groups going to and fro among Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The ACC will orchestrate both sanction and business trips for the calculated prerequisites.

The shortfall of elimination rounds implies that India's other vital matches will be on September 12, against Sri Lanka, and September 15, against Bangladesh - - both in the Very 4 phase. There is plausible that one of these matches could be against Afghanistan assuming they figure out how to beat Sri Lanka or Bangladesh and fit the bill for the Very 4 round. As referenced over, India's gathering stage game against Nepal is booked for September 4 in Kandy.

The Sri Lanka leg of the title opens on August 31 in Kandy with a match between the host group and Bangladesh. Afghanistan will send off their mission against Bangladesh in Lahore on September 3, with the hosts Pakistan playing two games at home, one of which could be a possible Very 4 conflict against Bangladesh or Afghanistan.

ASIA CUP Timetable

Bunch A: India, Pakistan and Nepal

Bunch B: Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan


August 30: Pakistan versus Nepal in Multan

August 31: Bangladesh versus Sri Lanka in Kandy

September 2: Pakistan versus India in Kandy

September 3: Bangladesh versus Afghanistan in Lahore

September 4: India versus Nepal in Kandy

September 5: Afghanistan versus Sri Lanka in Lahore

September 6: Pak/Afg versus Bangladesh/Afghanistan (super 4)

September 9: SL/Afg versus Bang/Afg in Colombo (super 4)

September 10: India/Nep versus Pak/Nep in Colombo (super 4)

September 12: India/Nep versus SL/Afg in Colombo (super 4)

September 15: India/Nep versus Boycott/Afg in Colombo (super 4)

September 17: Final

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