India will lock horns with arch-rivals Pakistan on September 19 in Dubai.
Shoaib Malik scored an unbeaten 51 under pressure as Pakistan survived a scare, winning their Asia Cup Super Four match against Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi.
A formidable India will be aiming to make short work of minnows Hong Kong in their Asia Cup opener Tuesday before facing arch-rivals Pakistan on Wednesday.
India lost the Test series to England 4-1 but came back to winning ways in the ongoing Asia Cup without Virat Kohli.
Highlights, Asia Cup 2018, Pakistan vs Hong Kong ODI Match: Riding on an unbeaten 50 from opener Imam-ul-Haq, Pakistan won their first match of the Asia Cup against Hong Kong by 8 wickets.
Defending champions India will be up against arch-rivals Pakistan in their second match of the Asia Cup on September 19 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai.
Team India head coach Ravi Shastri has been in the eye of the storm since Virat Kohli-led India suffered a 1-4 drubbing at the hands of England in the recently-concluded five-match Test series.
Reflecting on his side's narrow three wicket victory against Afghanistan in the first match of the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup in Abu Dhabi, Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said that his team was