There is absolutely no denying that the India vs Pakistan contest will be one of the biggest attractions of the upcoming Asia Cup 2022. The continental championship is scheduled to take place next month in UAE.
Asia Cup is being held after a long gap of four years. The last edition was held in 2018 when India defeated Bangladesh in the final to lift the trophy for the seventh time.
The fifteenth edition of the Asia Cup is scheduled to start on August 27 and finish on September 11. Before the main event, a qualifying event will also take place where four teams will fight it out for one available spot.
A total of six teams will take part in Asia Cup 2022 – hosts Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and the winner of the qualifying event.
So before the Asia Cup 2022 gets underway, we are taking a look at the details regarding the much-anticipated India vs Pakistan match.
India vs Pakistan is one of the fiercest rivalries in the game and cricket fans from around the globe eagerly wait for this fixture. The eagerness has only increased in recent years as the arch-rivals have not been playing bilateral series since 2013 due to political reasons.
The India vs Pakistan match takes place only in the Asia Cup and the ICC tournaments. India and Pakistan last played against each other last year during the T20 World Cup in the UAE. And as expected, the fans are desperately waiting for the rivals to lock horns on the cricket field once again.
The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) is yet to announce the full schedule. However, the date for the much-anticipated India vs Pakistan clash is already out.
According to Sri Lankan journalist, the India vs Pakistan match is scheduled to take place on August 28, a day after the tournament begins. In the tournament-opener, hosts Sri Lanka are set to be in action against either Bangladesh or Afghanistan. The India vs Pakistan clash is likely to be a day-night affair and would start at 2:30 PM (IST).
SLC is going ahead with Asia Cup after getting the green light from India. They are drawn up with Afghanistan and Bangladesh. The high profile India versus Pakistan scheduled on the 28th August. Qualifiers will start on 21 Aug. Tournament proper from 27 Aug to 11 Sep. Exciting.😍
— Rex Clementine (@RexClementine) July 6, 2022
(*The squads will be updated as soon as they are announced by the respective cricket boards).
In India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan:
Asia Cup 2022 will be telecasted on the Star Sports network in India and Disney + Hotstar will stream the online coverage of the event. The same network will provide live coverage to Asia Cup 2022 in other subcontinent regions like Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Asia Cup 2022 will be telecasted on PTV Sports and Ten Sports, the former has the exclusive rights for the event for both TV and online. streaming.
Asia Cup 2022 will be telecasted on Gazi TV (GTV) in Bangladesh
In Australia and New Zealand:
Asia Cup 2022 will be telecasted on Yupp TV in the Oceania countries of Australia and New Zealand.
In USA and UK
Asia Cup 2022 will be streaming on Hotstar in USA and UK.