Last night's match attracted large number of eyeballs. India clinched another win in the Asia Cup 2016. It's time now for the hosts Bangladesh to take on the defending T20 champions Sri Lanka at Mirpur. It is almost a do or die match for the hosts who have won one match and lost one match. Sri Lanka have started their account with a narrow win over UAE and they would love to extend their winning lead in the Asia Cup. Watch the action live on HotStar app and score app and Star Sports TV network.
We are used to see merciless pitches for the bowlers. But this Asia Cup has presented a pitch that has provided more assistance to the bowlers. It was evident in all the matches so far. Infact the last match between India and Pakistan culminated in less than 100 runs each innings.
Bangladesh have been extremely strong at home in the recent past. But they couldn't show the same calibre in the Asia Cup so far. They were not upto the mark against India. A win over UAE should ideally not give them too much of confidence as they are now lined up against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Only wins would help them reach the finals.
Sri Lanka's batting also looked below par against UAE. Fortunately Malinga bowled an exceptional spell that clinched a win for Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka need to raise the bar if they have to win the Asia cup. Batting well on this pitch would demand a lot of patience from the batsmen.
A lot of eyes would be on Mustafizur Rahman who is 20 year old tough lad. The left arm bowler holds the key for the Bangladeshi team. He can do something that Nehra or Amir did for India or Pakistan respectively.
Bowlers have enjoyed their run so far in the mega tournament of Asia. Alike Virat Kohli, crowd would expect others to stand up and show some courage to stay on the pitch and score runs. Otherwise this can turn out to be another low scoring game. Watch the match live on Hotstar and Star Sports.