Dhaka: 8th match of Asia Cup 2016 will be played today between Pakistan and Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. Pakistan and Bangladesh are in tough run to get a place in finals as India has already qualified for it.
The game is a must win for Pakistan to get a easy roll to the finals, although at the same time it won’t be a piece cake for them to beat the high-flying Bangladesh as they are in top from.
Bangla’s morale is high as they have earned a comprehensive win against Sri Lanka. On the other hand, power of Pakistan’s pace attack especially Amir’s class can’t be ignored.
Here it should be known that Pakistan’s batting order fell badly against India in their first Asia Cup T20 2016 game, and that too was the problem Pakistan faced against the minnows UAE. Against UAE, Malik and Umar Akmal set a brilliant partnership after 3 wickets fell on 17. With one win and one loss on the points table, Pakistan are still concerned about their batting collapse.
After beating Sri Lank in last game, Bangladesh looks promising but at the same time they will be missing their top player Mustafizur Rahman in this game as he is ruled out of Asia Cup due to injury issue.
Pakistan Squad for Asia Cup T20 2016: Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Khurram Manzoor, Shoaib Malik, Umar Akmal, Sarfraz Ahmed(w), Shahid Afridi(c), Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Sami, Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz, Imad Wasim, Khalid Latif, Iftikhar Ahmed, Anwar Ali
Bangladesh Squad for Asia Cup T20 2016: Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Nurul Hasan(w), Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Abu Hider, Mohammad Mithun, Arafat Sunny, Nasir Hossain, Imrul Kayes.
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