So far, the Indian cricket team, unbeaten in the tournament, will try to maintain its dominion at the continental level by stuttering Bangladesh’s team, which is weakened by injuries to some of the major players in the Asia Cup 2018 final to be held in Dubai on Friday.
Bangladesh can not be underestimated at any level because on Wednesday, despite the absence of some prominent players, Bangladesh eliminated the Pakistani team by the prospect of a title match between India and Pakistan.
On paper, India is still a strong contender to win the Asia Cup for the record seventh time, while Bangladesh will hope that for the third time in the title match, fortune will accompany them.
The rivalry between India and Bangladesh is not too new and this chapter will add a new chapter to it. Whatever your performance in the tournament, but the final is a different match. This is another kind of examination for India though.
However, India’s opening pair Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan is in a tremendous form. Even the bowlers led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Bumrah is also doing great.
Bangladesh suffered major set backs in Asia Cup 2018 Final
However, before the final, injuries to its key players is are a matter of concern for Bangladesh. Opener Tamim Iqbal had already been out due to fracture in hand and now all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will not be able to play in the final due to finger injury.
He may have to get the operation, so that he will not be able to play against Zimbabwe in the domestic series from September 30.
Bangladesh’s bowling attack is quite strong in ODI format. Its fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman, Rubel Hossain and Musharraf Murtaza are capable of taking a tough test of any type of batting line up.