Defending champion India will take on Bangladesh in Dubai International Cricket Stadium, with the intention of capturing Asia Cup title for the seventh time on Friday. India also won its sixth Asia Cup title in 2016 in the final by defeating Bangladesh. At the same time, Bangladesh has reached the final for the third time. On the first two occasions, he missed out on winning, but this time his effort will be to end the Indian challenge and win the first title. India has won the title of Asia Cup in 1984, 1988, 1990-91, 1995, 2010 and 2016. Bangladesh reached the finals of the tournament for the first time in 2012 but they were defeated by a slight margin of 2 runs from Pakistan.
India vs Bangladesh Dream XI Predictions
Both the teams have played fantastic cricket in the tournament so far, and in that sense, this match cannot be considered one-sided. Bangladesh’s team has the power to overturn and they could defeat India. The Indian team is well aware of this. Although Bangladesh has yet to face its biggest challenge. The challenge is not only to confront the finals from India but to deal with the problem of its injured players. Tamim Iqbal has already been out of the tournament. Now, all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan has returned home due to injury. In this case, the team’s batting looks weak.
The team has batsmen like Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammed Mithun, Lt. Das, and Mahmudullah, who can lead the team to a strong score. At the same time, the team will expect a sharp turn from Mashrafe Mortaza.
India vs Bangladesh Dream XI Announcement
Now when both Rohit and Dhawan enter the finals, it will be seen what the team management will do and who will sit on the bench. In the last match, the team also gave rest to Yuzwendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Jaspreet Bumrah. All three will also return to this final. The responsibility of bowling will be on the shoulders of Bumrah and Bhubaneswar. In front of the Bangladeshi middle-order, it will not be easy to face Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravindra Jadeja’s spin trio.
India vs Bangladesh Probable XI
India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Shikhar Dhawan (vice-captain), Lokesh Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Yuswendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Jaspreet Bumrah
Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (Captain), Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Mohammed Mithun, Mosadul Hussain, Mehdi Hassan, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mominul Haq, Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar
Asia Cup 2018 Winner
The bowling of Bangladesh cannot be ignored as strong as the Indian bowling attack. Mustafizur Rahman had taken four wickets against Pakistan. At the same time captain, Mashrafe Mortaza is also the team’s sharp weapon in fast bowlers category. Shakib’s lack in the spin will bother the team but the form of Mehdi Hassan Miraj can disturb the Indian batsmen too.