An upset was expected in the Asia Cup 2016. It has already happened. Bangladesh has proved yet again that they are developing to be a very strong team at home. They defeated Sri Lanka last night to make their claim stronger for the finals. Meanwhile Pakistan has played just one match so far and they have lost it to India. They now face the weakest side in the Asia Cup that is UAE. Watch Pakistan vs UAE live streaming and score on HotStar and live telecast on Star Sports network.
Looking at the bowling conditions in Mirpur, one can expect the unexpected. Bangladesh started really well against India clinching some early wickets. UAE almost managed to win the match against Sri Lanka. So even if Pakistan looks favourite in today's match, we can expect an unexpected outcome.
The pick of players from both the teams would be Mohammad Amir. His stunning spell against India proclaimed his brilliant return to International cricket. Tainted bowler Amir showed how effective still he is with his quick bowling. He swung the ball either ways almost making it impossible for the likes of Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane to understand how to tackle him. Suresh Raina almost looked confused when he faced Amir's bowling. UAE batsmen may have a seriously tough time facing this youngster.
As far as the batting is concerned, both the teams have wobbled at this front. Batsmen from both the teams should realise before its too late that the pitch here at Mirpur would certainly support the bowlers. They need to spend more time on the pitch, respect the good balls and only punish the bad ones. T20 cricket too comprises of vital singles and twos in between.
UAE has lost both the matches they played so far. They are still finding their pillars to stand strong in the International cricketing arena. The good part is to see how competitive the guys are. They had put Sri Lanka in trouble in their first match. They bowled well again against Bangladesh but couldn't bat well.
Mohammed Naveed, Ahmed Raza and Amjad Jawad has bowled well for the team. The batting has failed to deliver in both the matches. Pakistan bowlers would come out roaring against the UAE batsmen. So the UAE team has to put an exceptional performance today to pull a rabbit out of their hats.
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