India take on Bangladesh in Asia Cup opener today

24 Feb, 2016 12:17 am

LAHORE (92 News) – India will take on hosts Bangladesh in the Asia Cup opener on Wednesday at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur.

The match will start at 6:30pm Pakistan Standard Time.

In Wednesday’s clash, both the teams will look to start their Asia Cup campaign on a winning note. Revenge would certainly be on the minds of Indian team as they were beaten by Bangladesh in a three-ODI series at the same venue last year.

Indian batsmen will also look to crack the code to play left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahaman, who hurt India badly last time.

India and Pakistan will renew cricket’s most bitter rivalry this week after a two-year gap when they face off in the Asia Cup, a contest for regional supremacy which is also a final rehearsal for the World T20.

The 12-day tournament, which is being held in Bangladesh for the second time in a row, begins today night when the hosts take on India at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Stadium – the venue for all the matches. The supporters will be looking to see if Bangladesh’s sharp improvement in 50-over cricket will translate into an upturn in their performances in the shortest form of the game, with the World T20 in India only weeks away.

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