India vs Pakistan head to head in Asia Cup - Daily Star
12:00 AM, September 19, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:53 AM, September 19, 2018

Battle Royale returns to the desert

India vs Pakistan head to head in Asia Cup

India and Pakistan will return to the ring of their most famous bouts after 12 years as the archrivals face off in the Asia Cup in Dubai today.

The last time they faced off in the deserts of the UAE was in April 2006 during a two-match ODI series. Pakistan had won the first ODI by six wickets but then suffered a 51-run loss.

If we are to go by more recent form, then the last time they met was over a year ago in the Champions Trophy final, when Pakistan defeated a full-strength India by 180 runs.

This time around, with India having rested Virat Kohli and Pakistan playing in conditions they can consider home -- they have won 19 of the 26 games against India in the UAE -- it seems that the men in green have an even better chance of getting a win.

Pakistan also have the edge historically in head to head encounters, but recent history has seen India make inroads against their neighbours.

When it comes down to it, Pakistan versus India is neither a question of form nor recent results. Every match is entertaining and unpredictable and today should be no different.

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