India vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup 2018 Final: Match Prediction and Probable Playing XI of India and BangladeshAsia Cup 2018, Final, India vs Bangladesh, Match Preview- Indian team is all set to lock horns with Bangladesh in the final of Asia Cup 2018 on Friday at Dubai International Cricket Stadium. It is promised to be a nail-biting match with India looking to defend their title and win it record seventh time while Bangladesh will be aiming for their first Asia Cup glory.
It came as a huge surprise for everyone when Bangladesh thrashed Pakistan in the virtual semifinals as everyone was expecting it to be the India vs Pakistan final in the tournament business end. After upsetting the Green Gang, Bangladesh will be looking to clinch their first major title in cricket, this is not the first time Bangladesh have entered the finals of Asia Cup, last time in 2016 the same to Asian countries met each other in the big clash where India won the title. (Also Read: Asia Cup 2018: Bangladesh's Road to Final )
Men in Blues are fully confident to retain their Asian domination and continue the undefeated streak in 2018 Asia Cup but in front of them are confident and daring Bangladesh side who are famous for big upsets. After a tie against Afghanistan, the Indian team will be aiming to bounce back with the regular playing XI as the core players of Indian team like Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal will surely make their way into the playing XI. (Also Read: Asia Cup 2018: India's Road to final)
While in the absence of two big guns Tamim Iqbal and Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh team will be quite vulnerable with only wicket-keeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim getting runs for the team. There are chances that skipper Mashrafe Mortaza will include Soumya Sarkar in the big-ticket final.
Asia Cup 2018 Match Predictions: Who will win the India vs Bangladesh match?
India are clear favourites of the big-ticket finale but Bangladesh have daring to turn things difficult for Men in Blues. The way Bangladesh played against Pakistan and eliminate them from the tournament, stakes have gone high on them. It is a 70-30 match with India as favourites.
Predicted Playing XI of India and Bangladesh
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
Bangladesh: Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Mithun, Mahmadullah, Imrul Kayes, Mashrafe Mortaza, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan