Bangladesh got off to a flying start in the tournament with a thumping 137-run victory against Sri Lanka but suffered back-to-back defeats in the tournament
Bangladesh won the opening match against Sri Lanka by a crushing 137-run margin at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, courtesy of Mushfiqur Rahim’s 150-ball 144
India have been far and away the best team in the ongoing Asia Cup. There may have been a lot of disgruntled noises from other teams -- including Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza -- hinting at the preferential schedule the world's number one ODI side have been handed, but there is an argument to be made that even the worst of schedules would not have altered the results much.
Bangladesh will go into today's Asia Cup final against India with some jarring memories from their previous appearances. The Tigers have come leaps and bounds from that gut-wrenching loss to Pakistan in 2012 and were never really expected to win in 2016, a T20 affair.
To be led by Sarfraz Ahmed, Pakistan have named a 16-man squad for the 2018 Asia Cup set to begin in the United Arab Emirates from 15 September.
Bangladesh Test and T20I skipper Shakib Al Hasan is suffering from pain on his left little finger, which had sustained an injury during a tri-nation series also comprising of Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka at home in January. Shakib said that he would go for surgery ahead of the Asia Cup that is scheduled to begin on September.