He removed both Pakistan openers in the opening five overs, and returned fantastic bowling figures of 3/15 - @BhuviOfficial is the #INDvPAK Player of the Match!#AsiaCup2018 pic.twitter.com/7y66aPpCJb — ICC (@ICC) September 19, 2018
In today’s match of Asia Cup 2018, India will lock horns with arch-rivals Pakistan at Dubai International Stadium in the United Arab Emirates. The India vs Pakistan match is the most anticipated fixture of Asia Cup 2018 as the countries are competing against each other for the first time since the final match of the ICC Champions trophy 2017. India might miss the services of their regular captain Virat Kohli, who has a great record against the Men in Green and has on many occasions in the past led India to victory. It will be interesting to see the playing 11 of both sides, as M S Dhoni was the only player in this relatively young Indian cricket team who had an experience of playing a match in UAE until Tuesday's Hong Kong clash. However, for Pakistan, Fakhar Zaman with his disciplined batting, is capable of turning a match with the support of Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik, and Sarfraz Ahmed. Shadab Khan will be leading the spin department, while Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali and Shaheen Afridi will take care of the pace department.
Asia Cup 2018: India vs Pakistan final scorecard
India vs Pakistan Asia Cup record
India have been the most successful team in Asia Cup, with six titles in the 13 editions of the tournament so far. But this time it will be an uphill task for the Indian players as they will miss skipper Virat Kohli. Pakistan have won the tournament twice — the first time in 2000 by beating Sri Lanka in the final, and then in 2012.
India vs Pakistan: Last 5 Encounters
|18-06-2017||ICC Champions Trophy||India (158) lost to Pakistan (338/4)|
|04-06-2017||ICC Champions Trophy||India (319/3) beat Pakistan (164)|
|15-02-2015||World Cup 2015||India (300/7) beat Pakistan (224)|
|02-03-2014||Asia Cup||India (245/8) lost to Pakistan (249/9)|
|15-06-2013||ICC Champions Trophy||India (102/2) beat Pakistan (165) D/L method|