PESHAWAR: Pakistan will face arch-rivals India in the Asia Cup group match today (Wednesday) in Dubai.

The match will begin at 4:30pm (PST). Both Pakistan and India have won one match each and already qualified for the next round. Pakistan won their match quite easily against Hong Kong, however, India were given a huge scare by the minnows in their first outing in the Asia Cup.

A touch contest is expected between the two teams who will be facing each other first time after the Champions Trophy final before a sold-out crowd of 25,000 capacity. The two teams are facing each other for the first time in the United Arab Emirates since 2006.

The stakes will always be high when Pakistan and India meet on the cricket field and their game today will be no exception. Of course, the absence of Pakistan’s tormentor-in-chief, Virat Kohli, could play a huge role in the outcome of the game. However, the Indian side has plenty of match-winning options.

Conditions in Dubai are very much like Sub-Continent, therefore, both teams will have equal chances on slow and low surface.

Pakistan squad: Sarfraz Ahmed (Captain), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Shan Masood, Shoaib Malik, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan, Usman Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Asif Ali, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi.

India squad: Rohit Sharma(Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, K Khaleel Ahmed.