Dubai: A confident Bangladesh will fight back a much experienced team India in the Asia Cup 2018 Final match to be played at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium here on Friday. India, however, has won the toss and decided to field first.
For India, leveling the score to Afghanistan in its last game definitely was an eyeopener despite the fact that many senior team members including skipper Rohit Sharma were given rest.
Meanwhile, India will hold a psychological advantage over the Mashrafe Mortaza-led team after their seven-wicket win in their first Super Four tie of the ongoing Asia Cup.
Bangladesh, who defeated Pakistan in their do-or-die Super Four clash on Wednesday, will battle against all odds, including injuries to a few key players in their attempt to lift the trophy for the first time. Bangladesh finished runners-up twice — to Pakistan in 2012 and to India in 2016.
Bangladesh also had been handicapped by injuries to some of their key players. On the opening day, opener Tamim Iqbal was ruled out with a wrist fracture, then the finger injury of experienced al-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has resurfaced again.
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