Bangladesh will play Sri Lanka in the last league game of the Asia Cup at the Shere-Bangla Cricket Stadium in Dhaka on March 20, 2012.
The news from the Bangladesh team is that, they will be without their seamer Shafiul Islam, who is out for 10 days with a shoulder injury.
The squads are as below:
Bangladesh (Probable): 1 Tamim Iqbal, 2 Nazimuddin, 3 Jahurul Islam, 4 Nasir Hossain, 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Mushfiqur Rahim, 7 Mahmudullah, 8 Mashrafe Mortaza, 9 Abdur Razzak, 10 Nazmul Hossain, 11 Shahadat Hossain.
Sri Lanka (Probable): 1 Mahela Jayawardene, 2 Tillakaratne Dilshan, 3 Kumar Sangakkara, 4 Dinesh Chandimal, 5 Lahiru Thirimanne, 6 Upul Tharanga, 7 Farveez Maharoof, 8 Nuwan Kulasekara, 9 Seekkuge Prasanna, 10 Lasith Malinga, 11 Suranga Lakmal.
Sri Lanka has been already knocked out of the Asia Cup 2012, but they might also ruin Bangladesh’s chances of making it to the finals.
Sri Lanka have been dealt a blow as their all-rounder Angelo Mathews was ruled out of the Asia Cup due to a calf injury. Shaminda Eranga, the fast-bowling all-rounder has been picked to replace him.
In order for Bangladesh to reach the finals, they have to beat Sri Lanka. If Sri Lanka wins, Pakistan will face India in the finals.
Millions of Indian cricket fans will be praying for a Sri Lankan victory when the islanders take on hosts Bangladesh on Tuesday in their last league match, the result of which will determine India’s fate in the Asia Cup cricket tournament.
If Sri Lanka win, India will go into the final but a defeat for the islanders will ensure that Bangladesh take on Pakistan in the title clash on Thursday.
As per the rules of the tournament, if two teams are tied on points, head-to-head record will be considered, so Bangladesh will go into the final as they had beaten India in their league match.
Going by the form of both the teams, Bangladesh would back themselves to register another upset win in the tournament.