Dubai (September 28, 2018): Bangladesh to face India in final of Asia Cup today at Dubai Cricket Ground.
Both the team faced each other in the final of Asia Cup 2016, in which India won the match easily.Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza called on his players to ignore the absence of veteran stars Tamim Iqbal and Shakib al Hasan when they face defending champions India in Friday’s Asia Cup final.
Bangladesh upset Pakistan by 37 runs in the last Super Four match in Abu Dhabi to book a place in the final for just the second time.
Without their established opener Tamim (fractured wrist) — injured after the first game — and world class all-rounder Shakib (fractured finger), the Tigers will pin their hopes on younger players to shock the six-time champions.
“It will be tough without Tamim and Shakib,” admitted Mortaza.India reached the final by beating Bangladesh and Paksitan in super four stage, while Bangladsedh beaten Afghanistan and Pakistan in super four stage.