Asia Cup 2014: Pakistan eyes final spot after Bangladesh clash
DHAKA: Pakistan will square off against Bangladesh in their Asia Cup 2014 encounter here at Sher-e-Bangla stadium at Mirpur in Dhaka on Tuesday (today), ARY News reports.
Pakistan will qualify for the final of Asia Cup for the second consecutive time if they beat Bangladesh today.
The Green Shirts are likely to make one change to their playing XI. Unfit pacer Mohammad Talha is likely to be replaced by Bilawal Bhatti or Anwar Ali. On the other hand, Bangladesh is also troubled by their five consecutive ODI losses and is likely to make several changes to their lineup.
Shakib-Al-Hasan will be making his return to the side as well.
Pakistan will play against Sri Lanka in the final of the tournament if they beat the Bangladesh today.
Pakistan XI (likely): Sharjeel Khan, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Akmal, Shahid Afridi, Umar Gul, Mohammad Talha/Bilawal Bhatti, Saeed Ajmal and Junaid Khan.
Bangladesh XI (likely): Anamul Haque, Shamsur Rahman/Imrul Kayes, Mominul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), Shakib Al Hasan, Nasir Hossain, Ziaur Rahman, Mahmudullah, Arafat Sunny, Abdur Razzak/Al-Amin Hossain and Rubel Hossain.