The temperature usually remains high in UAE and it will soar further high on Friday when Indian and Bangladesh will fight for the Asian Championship. Fans and cricket pundits were hoping for an India-Pak final but Bangladeshi Tigers proved them wrong as they stunned Pakistan in the virtual semi-final on Tuesday. Bangladesh put some clinical performance against spirited Afghans & Pakistan to earn themselves a spot in the Finals. India, on the other hand, kept on the clean slate throughout as they remained unbeaten.
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India’s only blemish came in the game against Afghanistan where they fielded below par squad. The game ended in a tie, thanks to some poor umpiring decision which went against India. On Friday, India will field a full-strength squad and look to deliver a knockout punch to clinch the trophy.
Team India’s success in Asia cup largely belongs to the form of the opening pair. India yet to find the answer of unsettled middle order. Indian middle order got exposed against Afghanistan as soon as the opening pair returned the middle order crumbled. India has defended score only once, they have been chasing scores in all other games. The only game in which they defended total the minnow Hongkong nearly achieved the target.
Bangladeshi team is not at its peak, in league stage they got beaten by Afghanistan. Also in the super-4 game, they barely managed to keep the spirited Afghans away. If that’s not enough now they got yet another blow right before the final as their most experienced player Shakib Al Hasan got injured and returned home. Though Bangladesh will enter the final as an underdog, they have got the ability to spring a surprise; however, they need to avoid being overconfident.
Friday, 28 September 2018, 17:00 IST.
Asia Cup 2018 match between India and Bangladesh will be played in Dubai
Asia Cup 2018 Final: India Vs Bangladesh will broadcast on Starsport Network
India vs Bangladesh Live stream of Asia Cup final will be available on Hotstar app and Hotstar web.
National TV DD Sports will also cover Asia cup final 2018 India vs Bangladesh.
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