India versus Pakistan - the most awaited match of Asia Cup 2018 will be played today at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
Both India and Pakistan have already qualified for the Super Four stage after their 26 runs and 8 wickets win over Hong Kong respectively. And now both the teams will look to carry the winning momentum into next round.
For India, Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya should come back and Pakistan might go with the same team which played against Hong Kong. This will be the first India - Pakistan match since the final of Champions Trophy 2017.
All the major stats and facts you need to know as India take on Pakistan in the fifth match of Asia Cup 2018 :
1. Head to Head in ODIs -
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9 - Pakistan is on a 9-ODI matches winning streak in the UAE. Since their last ODI defeat (vs Eng in Nov 2015) in UAE, they beat West Indies by 3-0 in October 2016, Sri Lanka by 5-0 in October 2017 and now beat Hong Kong by 8 wickets in their first game of Asia Cup 2018.
24 - Kuldeep Yadav reached to 50 wickets yesterday (his 24th ODI) and became the second fastest Indian bowler to reach 50 ODI wickets after Ajit Agarkar (23 ODIs).
26 - India and Pakistan have played 26 ODIs against each other in UAE so far. India has won just 7 ODIs while Pakistan has won 19.
45 - Babar Azam completed 2000 ODI runs in just 45 innings and he is the joint second fastest to reach this milestone after Hashim Amla (40 innings). Zaheer Abbas and Kevin Pietersen also reached to 2000 ODI runs in 45 innings each.
48 - Number of wickets taken by Yuzvendra Chahal in ODI cricket and needs 2 more wickets to complete 50 wickets milestone.
55.90 - MS Dhoni's batting average against Pakistan in ODIs - the highest for any Indian player against Pakistan. Dhoni has scored 1230 runs at this average against Pakistan in 33 ODIs with 2 hundreds and 9 fifties.
1661 - Runs scored by Shoaib Malik against India in ODIs - the third most by a Pakistan batsman against India. Malik's 4 out of 9 ODI hundreds came against India.