This will be for the first time since the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final that they will meet in any international game.

Rohit Sharma-led India will lock horns against Sarfraz Ahmed’s Pakistan in their group stage clash of the Asia Cup 2018 on Wednesday
Dubai: Rohit Sharma-drove India will bolt horns against Sarfraz Ahmed's Pakistan in their gathering stage conflict of the Asia Cup 2018 here on Wednesday.
This will be out of the blue since the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 last that they will meet in any universal amusement. The Men dressed in Green had beaten Virat Kohli's men by 180 keeps running in that high-octane conflict.

Both the groups have an opportunity to clash no less than twice in this competition, and thrice on the off chance that they make it to the last.

Be that as it may, India should vanquish Hong Kong on Tuesday before meeting their main adversaries on Wednesday.

While the Men dressed in Blue are feeling the loss of the administrations of consistent chief Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni comes back to cricket following a two-month break.

Dhoni had resigned from Tests in 2014.

There will be a newcomer in the Indian squad in uncapped Khaleel Ahmed, who was called up for the multi-country competition, while Ambati Rayudu is making a rebound to the group following two years.

Squad:

India:

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.

Pakistan:

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, I, Asif Ali, Mohammad Amir, Shaheen Afridi.

Live broadcast and timings:

The match will be broadcast crosswise over different Star Sports channels. The match will begin at 5 pm IST.

Live spilling:

The matches can be seen live on Hotstar.com or on the Hotstar application.