Asia Cup 2018: India and Pakistan take on the field on September 19 for the ultimate battle of pride and glory!
India vs Pakistan has arguably been the greatest rivalry in the cricketing world. When India and Pakistan lock horns on a cricket field, the magnitude automatically rises to such a level that hardly any sporting event or cricket match has the potential to match it. Asia Cup 2018 will witness yet another mega clash of India vs Pakistan after a significant gap due to some unforeseen reasons, but that goes out of the window for the time being.
The last bilateral series between India and Pakistan dates back to 2012-13 when Pakistan toured India for 3 ODIs and 2 T20Is.
Let’s check out some interesting stats about India vs Pakistan clash in recent times:
In the last decade, India and Pakistan have met 12 times and the Men in Blue have defeated the Green Army 7 times. While in Asia Cup, India have a slender edge over Pakistan with a 6-5 record in 12 matches, with one match washed out.
Virat Kohli, who has been rested for the Asia Cup 2018, is the highest run-getter in India vs Pakistan clashes in the last decades. Kohli has racked up an impressive 459 runs in 12 games with an exceptional average of 45.90. He has even scored 2 tons. For Pakistan, Mohammed Hafeez, who is yet another absentee from the Asia Cup 2018, has scored 437 runs in 9 matches at an average of 54.62.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who is coming back after a back injury, has been right on the money when it comes to India vs Pakistan clash. The elegant seamer has racked up 11 wickets in just 7 games with an unbelievable economy of 4.27. Ishant Sharma also has 11 wickets in 7 ODIs against Pakistan.
Meanwhile, for Pakistan, off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, who has retired from cricket, is the highest wicket-taker for the Green Army after bagging an impressive 20 wickets from 9 matches.
Anyway, every stats and fact from the history books will be out of the window once India and Pakistan take on the field on September 19 for the ultimate battle of pride and glory in the Asia Cup 2018.