Mashrafe Mortaza
Mashrafe Mortaza will look to lead from the front against India in the Asia Cup Final.IANS

Bangladesh will face an in-form India in the final of the 2016 Asia Cup T20 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka, Sunday.  

The hosts will look to clinch the Asia Cup title for the first time, and for that they are leaving no stones unturned. 

The Bangla Tigers have defeated the likes of Pakistan and Sri Lanka in this edition of the Asia Cup to move into the final and India cannot take them lightly, in spite of their comprehensive victory against the hosts in the opening game of the tournament. 

Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza admitted India have been the best side in the tournament and they will be tough to beat. But, he also said his team will make sure they give MS Dhoni & co a proper fight. 

"India are clear favourites, no denying about that. It's going to be a battle between ranked first and tenth side. But still we are confident enough to give them a good fight," Mortaza was quoted as saying by

Bangladesh will be without the services of their strike bowler Mustafizur Rahman. The left-arm seamer has been ruled out of the tournament because of a side strain. Mortaza feels that Bangladesh will miss him during the final against India. However, Mustafizur was taken for plenty in the first match of the tournament, when Rohit Sharma was on song. 

"We will miss the services of Mustafizur. Had he been there in the match on Wednesday, Pakistan couldn't have scored hundred. He could have been an asset in the final as well. But now...nothing to do about it. But we don't give up. And then let the result decide it's side," Mortaza added. 

When the captain was asked about whether he will seek to avenge the controversial ICC World Cup 2015 quarterfinal defeat to India, he said he does not believe in the "revenge theory."

"I don't believe in the revenge theory. I don't need to charge a team by bullying them. Of course I want to win. But for that why would I need to hit others? I don't think I would motivate my team from this angle. We have already forgotten about the Melbourne match. We are just looking forward now," Mortaza concluded.

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