India, Pakistan set for Asia Cup T20 clash on February 27

Published January 27, 2016
Both the teams last met Down Under during the 2015 World Cup, where India comprehensively outclassed Pakistan by 76 runs. — Reuters/File
Both the teams last met Down Under during the 2015 World Cup, where India comprehensively outclassed Pakistan by 76 runs. — Reuters/File

KARACHI: It has been 346 days since Pakistan and India last squared off on a cricket field.

But 2016 will provide fans with plenty of opportunities to see the two Asian giants in action in a series of high-profile matches first at the 2016 Asia Cup T20 followed by the World T20's marquee clash in Dharamsala.

Mirpur, Bangladesh, will witness the first of the epic encounters on February 27 after the 2016 Asia Cup T20 schedule was unveiled by the BCCI.

The tournament begins on February 24, with its final being played on March 6. The Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur will host all the matches.

It will be the first time teams will vie for the Asian crown in the T20-format.

India and Pakistan share an even 5-5 record in the tournament, with Shahid Afridi smashing two consecutive sixes off the last over to seal a sensation win in the previous edition.

After playing India, Pakistan next faces a qualifier on Feb 29, followed by matches on March 2 and 4 against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka respectively.

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