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All roads lead to Dubai as cricket's most colourful rivalry resumes

India might hold the edge on paper but they have the scars of their last encounter against Pakistan, and the absence of their best batsman, weighing against them


Dormant historic conflict set to erupt

India and Pakistan haven't met since the Champions Trophy final last year. The sleeping giant of a rivalry is itching to renew itself on a much grander scale

'Told players, treat every game like India-Pakistan' - Sarfraz Ahmed

Pakistan's captain talks about the pressure of playing against the arch-rivals

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Can Pandya hit consistency in his second Asia Cup

Is he a batting allrounder or a bowling allrounder? What does Pandya have to offer in white-ball cricket for India?


Agarkar: Pakistan have a slight edge over India

Ajit Agarkar and Saqlain Mushtaq on how playing back-to-back games in the brutal UAE heat could affect India


Gloves Off: Does Kohli's absence give Pakistan the edge?

Deep Dasgupta and Saqlain Mushtaq on who has the advantage heading into Wednesday's epic clash?


India v Pakistan: Cliches you hear from cricketers

How cricketers from both sides have tried, and failed, over the years to play down this intense rivalry


'Playing Pakistan was always on my bucket list' - Chahal

The India legspinner talks about his partnership with Kuldeep Yadav, MS Dhoni's mentorship, and a lot more


Steve Rhodes interview

Asia Cup 2018

After rocky start, Rhodes takes Bangladesh to calmer waters

The Bangladesh head coach opens up on his time at the helm so far and the challenges that lie ahead

Hong Kong v India

Group A, Asia Cup 2018

Khaleel helps India overcome big Hong Kong scare

A 174-run opening stand between Rath and Nizakat made things uncomfortable for India in the second innings, after Dhawan struck 127 in the first

Proved to the world what we can do - Anshuman Rath

Hong Kong's captain calls for more exposure for Associates after his side nearly toppled India in the Asia Cup

Yuzvendra Chahal


'When I run in to bowl, I don't worry about being hit'

Legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal on his bowling partnership with Kuldeep Yadav, not worrying about conceding runs, and playing Pakistan for the first time

Asia Cup 2018

Sri Lanka's quick exit

Fernando: Sack captain, sack coach but don't talk about real changes

All there has always been is pettiness, politicking, and shameless slinging of mud; what point is there crying out for actual, lasting change for SL cricket

'We've let the whole nation down' - Mathews

The SL captain called his team's performance 'shocking' after they were knocked out of the Asia Cup by Afghanistan


Bangladesh v Sri Lanka

Asia Cup, Dubai

Isam: Extreme training helps Mushfiqur conquer extreme conditions

The biggest reason that he is able to score big - with the rest of the line-up crumbling around him - is the extreme pressure he puts himself under when he trains

Heroic Tamim Iqbal returns to bat with one hand after wrist fracture

The Bangladesh opener came out with a special padding on the glove and helped add 32 for the last wicket with Mushfiqur Rahim

Stats - Bangladesh's biggest ODI win away from home

Mushfiqur Rahim, meanwhile, made the second-highest score in Asia Cup history

Asia Cup 2018


What does it really mean to be Asia Cup champions?

In any other major subcontinental sport, the Asian championships are a significant event. But is it really so in cricket?

Asia Cup 2018

Tournament build-up

A 'normal Dickwella' aims to make full use of Asia Cup

Having ironed out the technical flaws that had crept into his game, the wicketkeeper-batsman looks to put his head down and score big runs

Why should you watch the Asia Cup?

It is one of the three tournaments where India take on Pakistan


Asia Cup 2018

Teams gearing up

Every game against India is an important game - Sarfraz Ahmed

Pakistan captain says if his side could put 300 on the board, they have the bowlers who can defend that


Dickwella replaces injured Chandimal in Asia Cup squad

Chandimal hasn't recovered from a finger injury he picked up during the recent domestic T20 tournament

Asia Cup 2018

Tournament build-up

All Asia Cup matches awarded ODI status

The decision means Hong Kong will play ODIs during the tournament in the UAE

Pakistan news

Asia Cup 2018

Would have liked to take Kohli's wicket - Hasan Ali

The absence of India's captain will give Pakistan the edge in the Asia Cup, the fast bowler has said

Grant Bradburn appointed Pakistan fielding coach

The former New Zealand allrounder, who was Scotland's coach till recently, will fill the void left by Steve Rixon's departure

Asia Cup 2018

Bangladesh news

Confusion over Shakib Al Hasan's fitness for the Asia Cup

Bangladesh's captain and coach feel the allrounder is fit enough to play, but Shakib himself said he was only 20-30% fit

Asia Cup 2018

Squad news

Hafeez out of Asia Cup squad; Shan Masood included

Pakistan have picked six fast bowlers and left out Imad Wasim, who has failed two fitness tests

Asia Cup 2018

Sri Lanka news

Chandimal doubtful for Asia Cup; Dananjaya to miss at least two games

Dananjaya is awaiting the birth of his child, while Chandimal has suffered a finger fracture

Asia Cup 2018

Squad Announcement

India rest Kohli for Asia Cup, Rohit to lead

The selectors have called up the uncapped left-arm quick Khaleel Ahmed

The rapid rise of Khaleel Ahmed

After just one full domestic season, the left-armer is part of India's ODI squad, having imbibed lessons from Zaheer and Bhuvneshwar along the way

Agarkar: It was time to move on from Raina

India name a 16-member squad for the Asia Cup with Rohit Sharma as captain because Virat Kohli is taking a break




Afghanistan pick four spinners for Asia Cup

Left-arm spinner Sharafuddin Ashraf returns to the 17-man squad for the first time in six months

Lasith Malinga recalled for Asia Cup

The fast bowler last played in an international against India in September 2017

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