Shoaib Malik will come to cricketing action with Asia Cup 2018 starting from September 15. Recently, He becomes the father of a newborn child. This will be his first International tournament after this happiness. Indian former skipper Mahender Singh Dhoni also in Dubai for the tournament. MS Dhoni has an experience of 321 One-Day International (ODI) matches under his cricketing career. He will be seen in the battle of Asia Cup for the first time after he played the ODI series against England in July 2018.
On Friday, one day before Asia Cup, Master Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik made a video. The video was posted by ANI on their Twitter account. In which Shoaib Malik was walking up to the Indian camp during the team practice. All-Rounder was seen entering the Indian area where Indian team was busy for their practice session. Malik shaking his hand as a mark of honor for the former Indian skipper Mahender Singh Dhoni.
Pakistan will start their battle on September 16 against Hong Kong. While India will play their first match against Hong Kong on September 18.
India vs Pakistan Asia Cup History They will come face-to-face in the most-awaited encounter at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on September 19 in Dubai.
Team Pakistan holds an advantage over Asia Cup defending champions India in the ODI head-to-head competition. Pakistan has succeeded 73 times while India has secured victory on 52 occasions.
Virat Kohli will be absent for this tournament. Rohit Sharma will lead the Indian side for this tournament. Rohit will be eyeing to retain their title of the Asia Cup 2018 edition while Pakistan will try to clinch their third title.
Pakistan had won the Asia Cup two times in 2000 and 2012.
India had won the Asia Cup six times in 1984, 1988, 1991, 1995, 2010, 2016.
Sri Lanka had won the Asia Cup five times in 1986, 1997, 2004, 2008, 2014.
In 1993, the Asia Cup tournament was canceled due to tense political relations between India and Pakistan.