IND vs PAK: Will fans get to see the arch-rivals clash at Asia Cup 2023 finals?
Both teams have been present in the final of every edition of the ODI Asia Cup but have never faced each other.
Fans have been eagerly waiting for the IND vs PAK clash in the Asia Cup 2023, which is all set to be played on September 10 at R. Premadasa Stadium. Interestingly, the two arch-rivals have never faced each other in the finals of the prior 13 editions of the multi-nation tournament. The two Asian giants have won eight titles between them, but the IND vs PAK Final has eluded fans. So, let’s check out how both teams have fared in the ODI Asia Cup Finals:
India’s Record in Asia Cup Finals
India has reached a total of 9 finals in the ODI Asia Cup. India also has a great win-loss record in these finals, lifting the title 6 times in 9 opportunities.
India’s six titles in 13 editions are also the record for most titles won by a team in the event.
|1984||India||India won the tournament||Sri Lanka|
|1988||India||India won by 6 wickets||Sri Lanka|
|1990/91||India||India won by 7 wickets||Sri Lanka|
|1995||India||India won by 8 wickets||Sri Lanka|
|1997||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka won by 8 wickets||India|
|2004||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka won by 25 runs||India|
|2008||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka won by 100 runs||India|
|2010||India||India won by 81 run||Sri Lanka|
|2018||India||India won by 3 wickets||Bangladesh|
Pakistan’s Record in Asia Cup Finals
The Men in Green have reached the finals of the ODI Asia Cup 4 times in 13 editions. In these four finals, they have won two titles, with a conversion rate of 50%.
Pakistan is also one of three teams to win the ODI Asia Cup title, the other two being India (6 titles) and Sri Lanka (5 titles).
|1986||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets||Pakistan|
|2000||Pakistan||Pakistan won by 39 runs||Sri Lanka|
|2012||Pakistan||Pakistan won by 2 runs||Bangladesh|
|2014||Sri Lanka||Sri Lanka won by 5 wickets||Pakistan|
IND vs PAK Head to Head in Asia Cup
The two arch-rivals have faced each other 14 times in ODI Asia Cup history. As is the case in big tournaments, India leads the head-to-head 7-5, with one game being washed out.
|Matches Won (India)||7|
|Matches Won (Pakistan)||5|
|Win % (India)||50%|
|Win % (Pakistan)||35.71%|