The hosts Bangladesh finally manage a win and now even they are in the race for the finals. Depends on how good or bad the other teams fare. UAE not out yet but almost not in the contention anymore. Sri Lanka managed a narrow win over the UAE whereas India nailed a comprehensive win over Bangladesh. Now it's time for mother of all matches - India vs Pakistan. Pakistan play their first match of Asia Cup 2016 against India. What a start for them! Bang on! Watch India vs Pakistan 2016 T20 match live streaming and scores on HotStar and live telecast with Hindi and English commentary on Star Sports network and DD National (Doordarshan).
India have won the Asia Cup five times. Pakistan have won it twice. When we talk about the head to head count, it's settled at 5-5. One of the two teams will take the lead today in this count. This would a great trailer for the India vs Pakistan match that would take place during the T20 world cup 2016.
Both the teams are well equipped with good players as well as good preparations. Pakistani players have got a good rhythm with Pakistan Super League - PSL. Indians played against Australia and Sri Lanka in the T20 matches and nailed six wins out of seven.
India vs Pakistan affairs were affectionately loved over the cricketing world. But the matches between these two teams have been really scarce due to political issues. The last match played between these two nations was a year back in Cricket World Cup 2015. India won that match by 76 runs.
Will team India continue their winning run over Pakistan in the ICC event or will Shahid Afridi's men turn tables on team India at Mirpur today? Exciting prospect!
Tainted bowler Amir might get a chance to play in the Pakistan XI today. He would be man to watch. He is well known for his wicket taking ability and can be a lethal bowling weapon for Shahid Afridi. The team expects a lot from Shahid Afridi who can bat well and come in handy with his bowling.
Indian squad looks settled with Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan at the the top. Middle order is rock solid with Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni. Pandya is doing well with his pinch hitting. Spinners R Ashwin, Jadeja, Yuvraj and Raina. Pandya, Bhuvaneshwar and Ashish Nehra can take good care of the quickies department.
Cricket is a game of uncertainties but one this is certain today. Sher-e-Bangla stadium at Mirpur in Dhaka will be packed with cricket fans and they would be treated with an exceptional cricket match between arch rivals India and Pakistan. Enjoy your Saturday, have fun and watch the cricket match live on HotStar and Star Sports in India.