Dhaka: Pakistan were drawn to play hosts Bangladesh in the opening match of next year's Asia Cup tournament, organisers said on Monday.

India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will play in the March 12-22 tournament in Dhaka. The top two teams from the round-robin phase will qualify for the final.

India have won the tournament five times while Sri Lanka were crowned four times. Pakistan won it only once when Bangladesh last hosted it in May 2000.

Itinerary:

March 12: Bangladesh vs Pakistan

March 13: India vs Sri Lanka

March 14: Reserve Day

March 15: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka

March 16: India vs Bangladesh

March 17: Reserve Day

Match 18: India vs Pakistan

March 19: Reserve Day

March 20: Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh

March 21: Reserve Day

March 22: Final

March 23: Reserve Day

(Agencies)