In the event that you are hoping to put stick a tenner on the forthcoming Asia Cup headliner, we’ve got you covered. With India squaring off against neighbors Bangladesh in Friday’s big final, here’s a preview and a ramble on how we think the game’s going to shape up
Which team is to likely win the Asia Cup 2018?
India begins as top choices to win Asia Cup 2018 getting the best batting line-up in the competition. They have the most grounded sides in the competition and have been performing great in a wide range of conditions. Bangladesh with its solid bowling alley would likewise rely on its odds to win the competition.
The Final : India or Bangladesh : Predictions based on their qualities and shortcomings
India in all its glory
India unarguably begins as top picks to win the competition given the frame they have appeared in the 50-over diversion in the course of the last two seasons. They are the authoritative heroes having won the last version in Bangladesh and positioned No. 2 in the ICC ODI Team Rankings just underneath England.
Without a shred of uncertainty, the quality of the Indian group is in its batting line-up. They have a standout opening pair who have been in stellar form in Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, who might savor the conditions and heap up gigantic scores in the event .Hardik Pandya has been a sensational lower down and is just the sort of finisher each captain would need on his side. India has a decent bowling alley that can shake up the opponents batting line-up. Jasprit Bumrah has been in his prime form producing wickets and keeping his stature as the world’s no.1 fast bowler in the ODI’s. Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have turned out to be a standout among other wrist spinners and have excelled in managing pressure.
These aside, there are couple of different zones that Rohit Sharma would be stressed over. The first and the most evident one is the group’s center unit which hasn’t been in the best of frame in the ongoing occasions. Indians are excessively dependent on their Top 3 to convey the products and when they come up short the center order has demonstrated its shortcomings. MS Dhoni’s battle in pivoting the strike as he has appeared in the course of the most recent few years can likewise cost the group in high scoring matches.
As far as their bowling is concerned, India seems to be lagging in its death overs because, aside from Jasprit Bumrah, none of the other quick bowlers appear to have aced the craft of death bowling. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been struggling to handle death overs because he is not able to deliver those yorkers consistently.
Main pillars of Bangladesh for this tournament :Mustafizur Rahman, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim. A fit Mustafizur Rahman is an advantage and asset for any team in world cricket. Be it forthright or in the passing overs, Mustafizur, with his abilities and strategies has possessed the capacity to keep a tab on the scoring rate, which in turns yields him wickets. However it is not the case with Rahman who has been on and off action lately due to his injury. He maintained shoulder and lower leg wounds in 2017, and not long ago he harmed his left toe while playing for Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.
Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah have been around for quite a while and have progressed towards becoming the core strength for Bangladesh throughout the years. Shakib is the No.1 allrounder in ICC rankings for a reason and Mahmudullah has changed himself into a dependable lower-arrange finisher.
Injury-hit squad: The disaster over Shakib’s medical procedure and his resulting choice has not been useful for the team’s strength. Shakib has been hampered by left little finger since January, Tamim has a marginally swollen right ring finger, while Nazmul Hossain Shanto endured a disjointed right Index finger. While Bangladesh have back-ups in the squad, yet can they truly fill in for Shakib and Tamim, if things go pear shaped?
Our verdict – Stick your house on India. They have been the top pick in this tournament and will emerge victorious unless they fall to meet expectations.