Pakistan and Bangladesh square off in the final of the Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2019 on Saturday. Both teams have been utterly sensational heading into the final. Bangladesh had a relatively easier route to the final courtesy of a seven-wicket over Afghanistan in the semi-final. This wasn’t the case with the Pakistan side though. They had to overcome a stubborn India side with the margin of victory being just three runs. Nevertheless, the previous form counts for nothing in such high-octane games. On paper, both teams have some experience in their ranks and are evenly matched. This should pave the way for a very competitive game worthy of a final.
Pakistan-ET vs Bangladesh-ET
November 23rd, 8:30 AM IST
Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka
As seen in the semi-finals, a good batting track is on offer with ample swing and turns for the bowlers to exploit as well. 270 would be a highly competitive score here with teams looking bat first in such a high-stakes encounter
There isn’t any rain on the forecast which paves the way for a perfect day for a game of cricket. The temperature should range between 24-28 degrees Celsius with humid conditions on offer as well.
Injuries: No injuries are reported from either side
Probable Playing XI
Both captains, Rohail Nazar and Nazmul Shanto have led the side from the front. Nazmul Shanto is the highest run-scorer so far with 234 runs and looks good for more in the top order. Along with the aforementioned duo, Soumya Sarkar is also a must-have in the side. Along with his tally of 229 runs, he has five wickets to his name as well. This makes him a worth-while candidate in the fantasy team. Similarly, Khushdil Shah, who recently made his T20I debut is also one to keep an eye on. With seven wickets and 99 runs, Khushdil provides balance to the Pakistan side and earn fantasy points as well. Mohammad Hasnain and Sumon Khan should continue their fine form in this match as well as they are ideally picked in the fantasy team.
1. Soumya Sarkar
2. Saif Badar
3. Khushdil Shah
Rohail Nazir, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
Nazmul Shanto, Points: 68-70, Grade: A
Saif Badar, Points: 90-92, Grade: A+
Soumya Sarkar, Points: 80-82, Grade: A
Naim Sheikh, Points: 30-32, Grade: B
Haider Ali, Points: 50-52, Grade: A
Khushdil Shah, Points: 45-47, Grade: A
Mohammad Hasnain, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
Sumon Khan, Points: 55-57, Grade: A
Afif Hossain, Points: 38-40, Grade: B
Abedin Afridi, Points: 54-56, Grade: A
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