Looking forward to win tournament for the seventh time, India is all set to lock horn with Bangladesh in the finale match scheduled on Friday September 28 at Dubai. Both the teams previously met each other on 21 September, where India won by eight wickets.
Here’s a look at our predicted XI for India and Bangladesh at Asia Cup 2018 Final Match –
Team India has qualified to the finals nine times in the Asia Cup history and this time, the team in blue is crawling towards its seventh victory.
The openers will be Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. The middle order will hinge on Rayudu, Karthik, MSD and Jadhav. The main all-rounder will be Jadeja. Bumrah will lead the pace unit of the team. The spin attack will hinge on Kuldeep and Chahal.
Taking back captaincy from MS Dhoni, the stand-in-captain Rohit Sharma will be back in action in the summit clash.
Along with him, Shikhar Dhawan, his deputy, will also be back in the playing XI. Shikhar Dhawan is the highest run-scorer of the tournament with two centuries to his name.
Jasprit Bumrah has been impressive throughout the tournament. He is the highest wicket-taker of India in the competition with seven wickets to his name.
Not only Kuldeep Yadav is a wicket-taking spinner, but he also keeps the scoring rate down of the opposition as well.
Expected XI– Rohit Sharma(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Mahendra Singh Dhoni(wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah.
Team Bangladesh has qualified to the finals three times in the Asia Cup history and is looking to win the title for the first time.
Mushfiqur Rahim was awarded as Man of the Match for his match-winning 99 runs. Mohammed Mithun also contributed to the team by scoring 60 runs. Also, a 144-run partnership between Mushi and Mithun brought the team back to the game and propelled the team to a total of 239 in 48.5 overs. Mustafizur Rahman is the highest wicket-taker of Bangladesh in the competition with eight wickets and a 4-wicket haul to his name.
The openers will be Liton Das and Soumya Sarkar. Shakib is out of the competition due to injury. The middle order will focus on Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmadullah and Imrul Kayes. Mashrafe will lead the pace attack of the team. The spin unit will be lead by Mehidy Hasan.
Probable XI– Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mushfiqur Rahim(wk), Mohammad Mithun, Mominul Haque, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman.