The Asia Cup 2018 will see defending champions India clash with rivals Pakistan on September 19, 2018 in Dubai.
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are direct participants in the tournament. UAE, Singapore, Oman, Nepal, Malaysia and Hong Kong will play for remaining spots in the tournament.
Group A has India, Pakistan and a qualifier and Group B has Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will open the tournament in Dubai on September 15 and top two teams from each group will qualify for the Super 4s and then the top two teams will clash in the finals.
The finals will be played on September 28.
ASIA CUP 2018 SCHEDULE:
15 September – Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka (Dubai)
16 September – Pakistan vs Qualifier (Dubai)
17 September – Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan (Abu Dhabi)
18 September – India vs Qualifier (Dubai)
19 September – India vs Pakistan (Dubai)
20 September – Bangladesh vs Afghanistan (Abu Dhabi)
21 September – Group A Winner vs Group B Runner-up (Dubai)
21 September – Group B Winner vs Group A Runner-up (Abu Dhabi)
23 September – Group A Winner vs Group A Runner-up (Dubai)
23 September – Group B Winner vs Group B Runner-up (Abu Dhabi)
25 September – Group A Winner vs Group B Winner (Dubai)
26 September – Group A Runner-up vs Group B Runner-up (Abu Dhabi)
28 September – Asia Cup 2018 Final (Dubai).
(With PTI inputs)