Meanwhile, this is a six-team tournament with five Test-playing nations from the continent along with the asia cricket cup 2016 live streaming team Hong Kong which was crashed out after a loss against India. Pakistan has won the Asia Cup twice; the first time was in They beat Sri Lanka in the final in Dhaka. The second time they won in beating the home side Bangladesh in Dhaka in the grand finale. India has won the Asia Cup title for five times.
Comment Bubble Icon A. It will be hot and sticky since there'll have been no rain to cool things down after temperatures climb into the mids during the day. Overview Because there are no play-off places to secure a spot in the final of the Asia Cup, consistency in the matches leading up to the final is important.
Neither side has been overly convincing so far. While Bangladesh do have the advantage of having played more fixtures, Twenty20 can be such a lottery that it might not even matter.
For Pakistan, finding some batting consistency will be key. In their first match, against India, they folded to 83 all out in just Just two batsmen managed to get into double figures.
There was a slight improvement in their second fixture against the United Arab Emirates, but not without a few hiccups. With a target of required, the top order collapsed with the top three adding just 15 runs between them.
Umar Akmal and Shoaib Malik steadied the ship with a half-century each, but it's ensuring that this consistency carries to the next match that will matter most. Pakistan are not the only team with batting woes, though.
Only one of the Test playing nations has had a batsman total more than runs in the fixtures to date. The bad news for Pakistan is that batsman is from Bangladesh. Sabbir Rahman is the only player not from an associate country who has scored more than runs in total in this tournament, with runs in three matches at an average of More good news for Bangladesh is that Al-Amin Hossain is in the top three of the wicket-takers list with seven scalps at an average of On paper, Bangladesh look like firm favourites to win this fixture, even if they have only beaten Pakistan once in all of their eight meetings.
Key players Bangladesh Shakib Al Hasan has had an underwhelming series and year with the bat in T20 so far.
In seven matches he has managed just runs at an average of Bangladesh will need something special against Pakistan and Al Hasan can certainly offer that.
Pakistan Mohammed Amir has put in some exceptional bowling spells so far. While his return from cricket following his ban for spot-fixing remains controversial, he has been a real joy to watch for anyone who enjoys fast bowling.