Asia Cup T20 final: India vs Bangladesh – Possible playing XIs, pitch, form guide, stats, player quotes
Bangladesh have won 3 and 2 of their last 5 completed matches,
New Delhi: While India were expected to make the final of the Asia Cup, the hosts Bangladesh surprised quite a few people with their exploits at the tournament.
MS Dhoni's men will go in to this game as clear favorites but the hosts' chances of winning cannot be ruled out.
Though Bangladesh have never beaten India in T20Is, they emerged victorious in ODI series last year.
Bangladesh have won 3 and 2 of their last 5 completed matches, while the Men in Blue have won all of their last 5 matches.
A day before the big final, a small amount of grass was present on the pitch. However, ESPNCricinfo reports that there is a chance of it being shaved off. There is no threat of rain to this game but plenty of dew could be present in the evening due to daytime heat.
The two sides have played 2 T20Is so far, with India coming on top everytime.
Possible playing XIs
India: Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (c), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah
Bangladesh: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain/Mohammad Mithun, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Al-Amin Hossain, Arafat Sunny/Abu Hider, Taskin Ahmed
Mashrafe Mortaza: We will go out and play fearless cricket. That's what we have been doing in the tournament.
Ravi Shastri: Right from the start, we have approached every game as a knock-out game. The final will be no different for us.