The India-Pakistan cricket rivalry is one of the most intense sporting conflicts in the world. Over 1.2 billion people around the world follow it. The 2011 Cricket World Cup semifinal between the two teams attracted 988 million television viewers.

The UAE is set to host the first ever series of the two cricketing giants arch rivals India and Pakistan. PCB Chief Shahrayar Khan said that India will travel to the UAE in december to play three Tests, five ODIs, and two T20 games.

Khan added “Let me tell you the India-Pak series is more important than any series in the world cricket. It is even more important than the Ashes.”

Cricket: Pakistan & India set to play a series in the UAE

Last time when India Pakistan met in a T20 match the tickets were sold out within 20 minutes, such is the craze the fans have for these teams.

SOME HEAD TO HEAD:

Tests[17]

ODIs[18]

T20Is[19]

Matches played

60

127

6

Won by Pakistan

12

72

1

Won by India

9

51

4

Draw/Tie/No result

38

4

1

India and Pakistan used to play often in Sharjah in late 80’s and 90’s. There are over four million Indian and Pakistani expatriates here and this will be the sporting moment of their lives. Don’t expect to be getting a taxi easily during the time of a game….

If everything goes according to plan you guys would find me waiting in the queue of the ticketing booth for sure. Enjoy the old is Gold. Cheers !