India will be looking forward to remaining enthroned as ‘supreme in the Asian continent’ when they meet Bangladesh in the Asia Cup final on 28 September 2018. Bangladesh conquered the virtual semi-finals against Pakistan to set the stage of the finals with India. While India aims to win the tournament for the seventh time, Bangladesh will be hoping to make the final cut in what is going to be their third appearance in the finals of the Asia Cup 2018.
After surviving a scare against Hong Kong in the first header of the Asia Cup, India have managed to present themselves as a formidable side so far. Bangladesh, on the other hand, are heading to the finals sans their star players who have been ruled out due to injury concerns. Tamim Iqbal was already out of the tournament with a fractured hand and now their star all-rounder Shakib-Al-Hasan has also flown back after he sustained a finger injury.
When: September 25, 05:00 PM
Where: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
Although India doe not have much points to ponder upon, given the form of their openers, Rohit Sharma (269 runs) and Shikhar Dhawan (327 runs) and they will be taking on the Bangla Tigers with lifted confidence. However, their shaky middle-order might give them Achilles heels in the finals and give Bangladesh to snatch victory from their jaws. The last time when both the teams met each other in the league stage, India had outplayed Bangladesh by seven wickets where Ravindra Jadeja was adjudged as the Man of the Match.
Bet365- IND (1/5) BAN (7/2)
Betstars- IND (1/6) BAN (15/4)