Bangladesh gear up for Asia Cup Super 4
The last time Bangladesh made it to the final of the Asia Cup was in 2018 when the latest 50-over edition of the tournament was played. The Tigers beat Pakistan to qualify for the final and lost to eventual champions India. But Pakistan's eleven has come a long way from what it was in 2018 and is mighty strong, especially when it comes to their fast bowling.
The Tigers were pegged back by the news of in-form batter Najmul Hossain Shanto's injury, who was ruled out of the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup. But they will, however, be boosted by the arrival of star batter Liton Das.
To discuss Bangladesh's chances against Pakistan and the Tigers' shortcomings ahead of the World Cup, The Daily Star presents the Non-Striker's End.