New Delhi. All the fans are waiting for the match between India and Pakistan. After a few hours, there is going to be an interesting encounter between the two arch-rivals teams. India and Pakistan will clash in Colombo today in the group round of the Emerging Asia Cup. Both the teams have already secured their place in the semi-finals by winning their opening 2-2 matches. In such a situation, the winning team will remain at number-1 in the group. At the same time, the schedule of Asia Cup 2023 will be released late today. Pakistan has got the hosting of the tournament. But only the first 4 matches will be there, while the other 9 matches will be played in Sri Lanka.
Talking about Emerging Asia, the Indian team first defeated UAE by 8 wickets and then Nepal by 9 wickets. Captain Yash Dhull played an unbeaten 108 against UAE. At the same time, fast bowler Harshit Rana took 4 wickets. On the other hand, opener Abhishek Sharma played a blistering inning of 87 runs against Nepal. Apart from this, Sai Sudarshan was also unbeaten after scoring 58 runs. In such a situation, once again these players would like to perform strongly against Pakistan.
Had to struggle against Nepal
Pakistan has also won both its matches so far, but it had to struggle against Nepal. In response to Nepal’s 179 runs, the team had lost 6 wickets while chasing the target. At the same time, in another match, the team registered a big win over UAE by 184 runs. Talking about another group, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have confirmed their place in the semi-finals. While the semi-finals will be played on 21 July, the final will be played on 23 July. There can be a clash between India and Pakistan in the final.
The schedule of the Asia Cup is under watch because the opening match will be held in Pakistan. The tournament can start from 31 August. 3 matches including the final can be played between India and Pakistan. The Sri Lankan team is the defending champion of the tournament. In such a situation, this time in the finals to be held at home, once again the team would like to perform like this.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 19, 2023, 06:12 IST