UAE posted some serious threat to the defending champions Sri Lanka yesterday. The Lankans looked absolutely struggling against the UAE team. Thanks to Malinga, they saved a defeat at Mirpur. The same confident UAE team now faces the hosts Bangladesh who have lost their first match to India in the Asia Cup 2016 opener. Watch Bangladesh vs UAE T20 match live streaming on HotStar and live telecast on Star Sports TV network in India. The telecast will be available live with Hindi and English commentary.
Both the teams would play under immense pressure to nail a win tonight. Another loss for any team would make it difficult to make it to the finals. Bangladesh lost their first match to India by 45 runs. UAE could have snatched a win over Sri Lanka but they managed to lose it by 14 runs.
Even though UAE showcased a good performance that was not expected from them, Bangladesh would still be considered as the favourites tonight. The home team knows the conditions better and they also have the home crowd support. UAE have defeated Afghanistan, Hong Kong and Oman in the qualifiers but Bangladesh has a much higher International cricket experience and overall a stronger team.
Having said so, even Bangladesh shouldn't take the UAE team lightly. T20 is a funny format where any team can beat any given team on any given day! Bangladesh skipper has already expressed that his team is in no mood to take the UAE team lightly. Infact he knows the path ahead is difficult and they would like to face Pakistan and Sri Lanka with a win over UAE tonight.
If Bangladesh gets an opportunity to bat first, they will have to post a target of 150 plus. We all know the pitch is not full of runs. There is an unusual bounce that is helping the seamers. The initial few overs to bat here isn't easy. Anything below 140 might be chaseable.
Tomorrow is a big day in the Asia Cup fixtures. It would be time for India to face Pakistan. Don't forget to watch India vs Pakistan live streaming of Asia Cup match on HotStar and Star Sports.