India will be kickstarting their Asia Cup 2022 campaign against mighty Pakistan and the Men in Blue will be hoping to seek vengeance for a humiliating slump against the Men in Green in last year’s T20I World Cup.
India’s main priority will be to secure a win in the tournament opener and then their focus would be shifting to the remainder of the campaign. With KL Rahul and Virat Kohli returning to the national fold, a lot of eyes will be on India’s big guns.
However, no matter the history, no matter the magnitude of the names, no matter the numbers that one comes to this contest with, at the end of it all, it boils down to the upshot of who walks away with the bragging rights of the contest.
Before we witness India take on Pakistan in the upcoming Asia Cup, we will quickly highlight the bygone results of India’s meeting with their arch-rivals in the ongoing tournament. India has so far won 9 games out of the 15 times that these two teams have met each other, underlining the overall domination that they hold over their arch-rivals.
Rothmans Asia Cup – 1983/84
In the first edition of the tournament, India walked away with the bragging rights after Roger Binny and Ravi Shastri double-teamed and walked away with 6 crucial wickets defending a paltry 188 that was scored by India in a rain-truncated encounter.
Wills Asia Cup – 1988/89
India maintained their winning spree against Pakistan in the Asia Cup as they trumped Pakistan in the following edition in which they participated, chasing down 143 without any ado whatsoever.
Pepsi Asia Cup – 1994/95
Pakistan got their first success against India after a while as India crumbled like a house of cards in front of the Men in Green chasing 266 in the third match of the contest.
Asia Cup – 2000
India would once again bow down to the mighty Men in Green as they would fall short of the stipulated target by a staggering 44 runs after their batters failed to get into the groove.
Asia Cup – 2004
Pakistan would continue their spree of dominion, defeating India comfortably in the following edition of the tournament as they fall short of the finish line by 59 runs.
Asia Cup – 2008
The two arch-rivals crossed each other’s path twice this year, with the first win going to India while the second win being clinched by Pakistan, even though it would be India to meet Sri Lanka in the finals.
Asia Cup – 2010
India would walk away with the bragging rights in the solitary contest where these two continental stalwarts would cross paths with each other, putting up a rock-solid batting display.
Asia Cup – 2012
India would once again be emerging victorious in the following edition of the contest putting up a batting masterclass, walking away with a comfortable win with 13 balls remaining.
Asia Cup – 2014
In the 2014 edition of the tournament, Pakistan would once again be victorious as they would chase down the total with two balls to spare.
Asia Cup – 2016
India bossed Pakistan with consummate ease in 2016 as they secured a 5-wicket win over their continental counterparts, putting up another commanding display.
Asia Cup – 2018
In this year, India met Pakistan twice and would emerge as the winner of this contest both times as they would beat them in the group stages by 8 wickets while they replicated their success in the Super Four with another batting masterclass.