India would take on Bangladesh in the finals of the Asia Cup 2018 at Dubai International Stadium on Friday. India would be aiming to lift the Asia Cup trophy for the seventh time in the final of the prestigious tournament.
India have been dominant in the tournament so far, having won all the matches except for their last Super Four clash against Afghanistan, which ended in a tie.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, will also be riding high on confidence after producing a spectacular performance in their virtual semi-final against Pakistan on Wednesday. Mashrafe Mortaza-led side, however, suffered a major setback before the final clash as their all-rounder Shakib-Al-Hasan was ruled out of the contest following a finger injury.
India’s comeback man Ravindra Jadeja, on the other hand, also proved his credentials by putting up a splendid performance in their Super Four clash against Bangladeshby scalping four wickets. On paper, it is the Indian side which is favorite in the final clash having defeated Bangladesh in 10 matches out of the 11 ODIs they have played in the Asia Cup.
India’s Likely Playing XI vs Bangladesh: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Ravinra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Bangladesh- Masrafe Bin Mortaza (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mohammad Mithun, Litton Kumar Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain Saikat, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Nazmul Islam Apu, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Haider Rony
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