In the Asia Cup 2022, India and Pakistan will play each other three times. This is how.

India and Pakistan will revive their cricketing rivalry after a nine-month hiatus when the two subcontinental powers meet in the Asia Cup 2022, which begins on August 27. And if all goes as planned, the blockbuster tie can wind up happening not just once, not twice, but three times in the space of 15 days. Nothing compares to the fierce rivalry between India and Pakistan, and with the Tuesday schedule announcement, there is a good chance that the globe will get to watch three parts of this tantalizing match.

Here is a possible scenario. Along with a qualifying team, India and Pakistan are assigned to division A. In addition to the first match between India and Pakistan on August 28 at the Dubai International Stadium, the two teams are expected to face off in the Super 4s precisely one week later. As two teams from each group advance, India and Pakistan are anticipated to defeat the other team from their group that advances, and barring any unexpected results, the two sides will square off on September 4 to determine the top two teams in Group A.

That was one scenario that many people feel would happen. Let’s move on to the alternative option, which won’t be as simple. In current form, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan are among the top teams in the world, but Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam’s units are predicted to defeat them despite fierce opposition from India and Pakistan, two of the greatest teams in the world.

In contrast to Afghanistan, which is a tough squad, and Bangladesh, which is more than capable of routinely defeating elite teams, Sri Lanka is not to be underestimated; in fact, India would be aware that SL defeated them in a Champions Trophy 2017 encounter. But in ICC competitions, India takes their game to the next level, making it unlikely that either they or Pakistan will suffer a loss at the hands of other nations. The top two teams after the round will play the summit battle on September 11; it is anticipated that India and Pakistan would meet since there are no semifinals in the tournament and only the Super 4s determine the finalists.

After their duel in the T20 World Cup last year, India and Pakistan won’t play each other again until the Asia Cup in 2022. Pakistan trounced India in the eagerly awaited match by an astounding 10 wickets. In either a T20I or 50-over format, it was their first victory against India in a World Cup.