India take on Bangladesh in the final of the 2016 Asia Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur on 6 March, Sunday.
Where to watch live
Match starts at 1.30pm GMT. There is no live coverage of the match in the UK. In India, Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 3 will telecast the match live.
The final of the 2016 Asia Cup will see India take on Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on 6 March, Sunday. Touted as the favourites at the start of the tournament, India have lived up to the tag, cruising past their opponents, without having to switch to top gear. MS Dhoni's side won all four of their group games, and what has been impressive is that it has been an all-round performance with both batsmen and bowlers chipping in at crucial stages.
In Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and MS Dhoni the batting looks in safe hands while the bowlers led by Ashish Nehra have been a revelation. India are the bookmakers' favourites to win this tie and are expected to field a full-strength squad after testing their bench strength in their last game against United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The hosts come into this game on the back of a 23-run win over Pakistan, showing just how much progress they have made especially in the shorter formats of the game. The Bangladeshi team can no longer be called underdogs, but need to be on top of their game if they are to beat India on 6 March, Sunday.
Like their opponents, India, the hosts too have played as a team with everyone contributing at important phases of the game. Sabbir Rahman and Al-Amin Hossain in particular have stood out scoring 144 runs and taking 10 wickets respectively. The seniors Shakib-Al-Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim have not had much to do, but if they are to upset India, they will need to fire. Bangladesh is expected to go in with the same line-up that beat Pakistan on 2 March, Wednesday.
India to win
Betting odds (betfair)
- India to win: 3/10
- Bangladesh to win: 23/10
Possible XI: MS Dhoni (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma,, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah.
Possible XI: Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Taskin Ahmed, Al-Amin Hossain, Soumya Sarkar