Shakib Al Hasan v R Ashwin
Both are the main spinners in pace-heavy attacks that are a departure from the countries' traditions, and both can lay claim to being the best bowler in their attacks. Ashwin is someone who is very difficult to attack -- his variations are hard to pick and therefore batsmen run a higher risk when taking him on. Shakib makes up with cricketing intelligence and adroit decision-making -- such as when he created a stumping by bowling wide of the stumps when he saw ShehanJayasuriya advancing -- what he lacks in mystery variations, although his am-ball has outfoxed enough quality batsmen over the years. Then, of course, there is his batting which has slowly been getting back to its best, and the final will be the perfect occasion for that to shine.