Asia Cup 2018 schedule: No rest for India before facing Pakistan

Asia Cup 2018

The schedule for Asia Cup 2018 has been released by the ICC on Tuesday. It also informed that India to play two ODIs on consecutive days. Defending champions India will face arch-rivals Pakistan on September 19th the day after their opening game against the yet to be confirmed qualifier.

The tournament is scheduled to take place in the UAE from September 15 to September 28. The tournament sees Bangladesh and Sri Lanka face each other in the opening game in Dubai.

India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan are all confirmed participants. With the remaining spot still up for grabs amongst UAE, Singapore, Oman, Nepal, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Group A consists of India, Pakistan, and the qualifier while Group B comprises Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan. The top two teams from each group will qualify for the Super 4 and two teams will then play the final on 28 September in Dubai.

Defending champions India will face rivals Pakistan on 19 September the day after their opening game against the as-yet-unconfirmed qualifiers.

Asia Cup Schedule 2018

Teams Match Date Venue Timing
Bangladesh Vs Sri Lanka 15 September 2018 Dubai 5:30 Am GMT/9:30 Am Local
Pakistan Vs TBA 16 September 2018 Dubai 5:30 Am GMT/9:30 Am Local
Sri Lanka Vs Afghanistan 17 September 2018 Abu Dhabi 5:30 Am GMT/9:30 Am Local
India Vs TBA 18 September 2018 Dubai 5:30 Am GMT/9:30 Am Local
India Vs Pakistan 19 September 2018 Dubai 5:30 Am GMT/9:30 Am Local
Bangladesh Vs Afghanistan 20 September 2018  Abu Dhabi 5:30 Am GMT/9:30 Am Local
A Vs D 21 September 2018 Dubai 5:30 Am GMT/9:30 Am Local
B Vs C 21 September 2018 Abu Dhabi 5:30 Am GMT/9:30 Am Local
A Vs B 23 September 2018 Dubai 5:30 Am GMT/9:30 Am Local
C Vs D 23 September 2018  Abu Dhabi 5:30 Am GMT/9:30 Am Local
A Vs C 25 September 2018 Dubai 5:30 AmGMT/9:30 Am Local
B Vs D 26 September 2018 Abu Dhabi 5:30 AmGMT/9:30 Am Local
Final 28 September 2018 Dubai 5:30 AmGMT/9:30 Am Local