Lahore : 10th Men’s Hockey Asia Cup starts on Wednesday at Maulana Bhashani Hockey Stadium in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka.
On the opening day, all the four teams of pool A will be in action.
In the first match, India would face Japan while the second game would feature hosts Bangladesh and Pakistan; starting at 4.30 PM PST
This will be the fifth meeting between Pakistan and Bangladesh in Asia Cup.
Pakistan have won all the four previous encounters without conceding a goal.
However, when Dhaka last staged the Asia Cup in 1985, Bangladesh gave Pakistan a good run for their money, losing only by the score of 0-1.
Pakistan, at that time, were the undisputed king of hockey holding all the titles: Olympic, World Cup, Asian Games and Asia Cup.