01/09/2023 08:31 AM | Click to read full article
Cricket's World Cup and Asia Cup seem to exist merely to allow India and Pakistan to play each other. They don't meet in either country, and there is always a huge television audience. The two sides have not played a bilateral series since 2012. But Pakistan need India to survive as a cricketing nation while India need Pakistan to complete themselves as a successful team. They are the best of enemies who exemplify for each other one of sport's most crucial must-haves: the great rival.