After beating Hong Kong by 26 runs yesterday at the Asia Cup 2018, the Indian team will take on Pakistan at the Dubai International Stadium later today in the evening. India vs Pakistan has always been the most awaited clash and the mouth-watering contest has given us many memorable moments. This will be the first time that the two teams are set to lock horns after the Champions Trophy 2017 finals, where India lost the game. As the two arch-rivals take one each other at the Dubai International Stadium, let’s check out the head-to-head records of both teams in UAE. India vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2018, match preview.
The match is set to take place on September 19, and the fans are eagerly waiting to witness one of the most intense rivalries in the game of cricket. This time, the teams will be meeting in UAE, where they have had played over a score of matches in the past decades.
India and Pakistan have met each other in a total of 26 matches in the UAE, with the latter having a more dominant hold in terms of numbers. Surprising? Wait, till you see the number of wins, loss, and other statistics of India vs Pakistan in UAE, ahead of Asia Cup 2018.
Head-to-head ODI records of India vs Pakistan in UAE:
|Sr. No.||Venue||Matches||IND Wins||PAK Wins||Tied||NR|
The numbers are clearly in favour of the Pakistan team. Sharjah in the past couple of decades used to be Pakistan’s fortress. It was quite difficult to beat Pakistan in UAE, Sharjah in particular. The last time the Indian team played against Pakistan in UAE (in Abu Dhabi) was in the year 2006. Surprisingly they won that match.
Also, on close observation one can see that India has not played against Pakistan in Dubai, to date, and their 2018 Asia Cup clash is to be played at the same venue. Given the odds, the Indian team would find it difficult to beat their arch-rivals in the current tournament, if the past records are anything to go by.
However, all is not gloom for the Men in Blue as given the unpredictable nature of the game, anything can happen on the business day. With the epic clash set to take in a week’s time, which side are you cheering for? Let us know in the comments section below.