Asia Cup, 2018
India vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup Final
India will take on Bangladesh in the final of the 2018 Asia Cup as the latter aims to clinch their maiden title glory.
While India strolled their way into the finals after notching up comprehensive wins against Pakistan (by nine wickets) and Bangladesh (by seven wickets), Bangladesh, despite the absence of Tamim and Shakib Al-Hasan, pipped Pakistan in the virtual semi-final to claim their rightful slot in the marquee encounter. This will be Bangladesh’s third finals day appearance in the past four editions.
When:- Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Where:- Friday, September 28th, 2018, 05:00 PM IST
They’ll have to thank Mushfiqur Rahim (99) and Mohammad Mithun (60), who dug them out of the dumps after being reduced to 3-12 and post a competitive 239 in 48.5 overs, backed up by Mustafizur’s enthralling spell of 4-43. But, Bangladesh will know they’ll have to pull up their socks as far as their top-order is concerned. Liton Das, Nazmul Shanto and Soumya Sarkar have inspired little confidence in the absence of Tamim Iqbal. With India’s seamers in top-form throughout the tournament, Mortaza will hope his openers blunt out India’s fast bowling threat before the shenanigans of Mushfiqur Rahim, Mithun and Kayes can take over.
However, they’ll know the fragilities of the Indian middle-order that failed to close out the run-chase against Afghanistan and if Mustafizur Rahman and Mehidy Hasan can nip out the openers cheaply, we are in for a riveting finale.
Bangladesh will miss the services of Shakib Al Hasan, who has been ruled out of the tournament due to a fractured shoulder.
Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mohammad Mithun, Abu Hider Rony, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Liton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
Rohit Sharma(c), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, K Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Siddarth Kaul, Shikhar Dhawan, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Lokesh Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja
Here’s how the two sides may lineup for India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2018 Final clash
Wicket-keeper – Mushfiqur Rahim
Batsmen – Imrul Kayes, Liton Das, Mohammad Mithun (Doubt: Mominul, Nazmul Hossain Shanto)
All-rounders – Mahmudullah (Doubt: Soumya Sarkar)
Bowlers – Mashrafe Mortaza, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman
Wicket-keeper – MS Dhoni
Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Shikhar Dhawan
All-rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jhadav
Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Wicket-keeper:- Mushfiqur Rahim has been the cornerstone of Bangladesh’s fledging batting unit. The wicket-keeper has played two vital knocks of 144 and 99 against Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
Batsman:- In a tournament where teams have struggled to get off to good starts, Shikhar Dhawan (327 at 81.75) and Rohit Sharma (269 at 134.50) have spearheaded the Indian batting with disdain. Ambati Rayudu, with 173 runs at 57.67 has played an ideal foil at No.3 while Mohammad Mithun has chipped in with crucial knocks for Bangladesh in crunch situations.
All-rounder:- Kedar Jadhav (4 wickets0 has chipped in with important wickets at crucial junctures while Jadeja, who has made a comeback after a year has picked up seven wickets and nearly took India home against with the bat against Afghanistan while Mahmudullah has chipped in with crucial knocks in the lower-middle order.
Bowlers:– Mustafizur Rahman (8 wickets) and Mehidy Hasan Miraz (4 wickets) have been the lynchpins of Bangladesh’s bowling unit, while Jasprit Bumrah (7 wickets) and Kuldeep Yadav (7 wickets) have been the X-Factors of the Indian bowling unit
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