The Asia Cup 2016 commences with hosts Bangladesh tackling hot top picks India on February 24 in Mirpur. MS Dhoni’s side comes into the prominent competition on the back of arrangement wins against Australia and Sri Lanka.
The Men in Blue won’t convey upbeat recollections from their last outing to Bangladesh, where they were beaten 2-1 in the ODI arrangement.
Bangladesh have drafted opening batsman Imrul Kayes into the squad for the Asia Cup set up of Tamim Iqbal, who has quit because of the impending conception of his first youngster. This is the main change from Bangladesh’s World T20 squad that was declared not long ago.
The present Bangladesh side is no more a minnow in home conditions and separated from beating India, has enlisted arrangement wins over Pakistan and South Africa.
Having neglected to cross the last obstacle in the last version of the competition, Dhoni and co will be resolved to go the distance this time around.
Bangladesh vs India 1st Match Prediction 24th Feb 2016
India Will Win
With Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin in prime structure, Mashrafe Mortaza and his young men will must be getting it done to move beyond India on Wednesday.
India Squad: MS Dhoni (c and wk), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Ashish Nehra, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Harbhajan Singh, Mohammed Shami, Pawan Negi.
Bangladesh Squad: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmudullah, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Nasir Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed, Arafat Sunny, Abu Hider, Nurul Hasan.
Date: February 24, Wednesday
Time: 19:00 IST
Venue: Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur
Television posting: Star Sports 1,3, HD1 and HD3
Live spilling: Star Sports site, Hotstar