How India Vs Pakistan Can Happen Thrice In Asia Cup 2023


Asia Cup 2023: India and Pakistan are facing each other in the ongoing Asia Cup 2023 on September 2, Saturday. The match will be played in Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Kandy. While the hype around the India vs Pakistan cricket game is always on the high side, fans are also excited about the prospect of the two nations colliding in the continental battle more than once.

The last time the two sides clashed was during the T20 World Cup last year and it was nothing short of a nail-biter. India won the match on the last ball with 4 wickets in hand. Virat Kohli shined during the chase against Pakistan as he struck a well-paced 82 in 53-ball and remained not out. With the memories of that encounter remaining fresh in fans’ heads, the Asia Cup 2023 format promises that the two neighbouring countries have chances of meeting each other not once, twice but thrice.

How India Vs Pakistan Can Happen Thrice In Asia Cup 2023?

India and Pakistan are placed in Group A along with Nepal and Group B consists of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Two teams from each group will qualify for the Super Four stage. It is most likely that India and Pakistan, considered favourites, from Group A will advance to the Super Four stage where the format is round-robin. This means all four teams, two teams from each group, get to play against each other, thus slating another fixture between India and Pakistan. The two leaders from the Super Four stage will then play in the Asia Cup 2023 finals. If the permutations and combinations fit, India and Pakistan may emerge as the leaders of the Super Four stage and set another clash date.

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Right ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, Asia Cup 2023 is placed which has the same format (ODI) and conditions (sub-continental). From a purist’s eye for teams playing in Asia Cup 2023 the conditions and format may not prepare them for the ICC World Cup 2023, hosted by India, but for a casual fan, it is the perfect situation for a team to remain ahead of the quadrennial event.


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