The stage is set for the final battle between hosts Bangladesh, who will look to lift the Asia Cup for the first time, and India, who have been unstoppable in this tournament.
The crowd will be right behind the home side at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka, Sunday. In spite of the crowd acting as the 12th man, India are highly unlikely to be under pressure in the Asia Cup T20 2016 final.
MS Dhoni and his men have played some flawless cricket in this edition of the Asia Cup, and will look to emulate their red-hot form in the Sunday final as well.
India have hardly anything to worry about before they walk out to the middle in the Asia Cup T20 Final against Bangladesh. Their batting looks more threatening than the hosts', as Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been in outstanding form. Yuvraj Singh also seemed to have entered that vintage groove in the last couple of matches.
Having tested the bench strength, Dhoni will get back to his best XI for the Asia Cup final. That would entail the return of Ashish Nehra, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, who were rested against the UAE in their previous encounter.
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Ashish Nehra and Jasprit Bumrah have been spot-on with their line and length during the powerplay overs in this tournament. Nehra has picked up at least one wicket in the first six overs, which has made things easier for the captain.
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This will mark MS Dhoni's 200th match away from home as the captain of Team India. The 34-year-old will look to hand his side the Asia Cup silverware the second time under his leadership and sixth overall.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh came close to winning the Asia Cup for the first time in 2012, bowing down to Pakistan in the final of the tournament. Here they are again, and this time Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza is leaving no stone unturned.
"There is no doubt that India's batting order has six world-class batsmen in all formats. You can't get them out thinking of a particular way or area," Mortaza was quoted as saying by ESPN Cricinfo.
"You need to bowl well throughout; they will charge, but you have to minimise that. In this format generally the damage happens in the first six overs and towards the end so we have to keep an eye on those two periods."
The hosts were thrashed by 45 runs in the opening match of the Asia Cup T20 2016 by India. They bounced back superbly after that drubbing, and defeated the UAE, Sri Lanka and Pakistan to book a spot in the final.
It is evident that this Bangladesh side is an improved one, and totally aware of its strengths. However, they will have to take field without their star bowler Mustafizur Rahman, who was ruled out of the tournament due to an injury. Shakib Al Hasan also took a blow during a practice session Friday, but they are hoping he will be fit for the final against India.
India cannot underestimate Bangladesh at any cost, and should ideally continue playing the kind of cricket they have been playing in recent times. This Asia Cup final has all the elements to be an epic one, for sure.
Where to Watch Live
India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup Final is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. local time (7 p.m. IST, 1.30 p.m. GMT, 8:30 a.m. ET) start. Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD1 and Star Sports HD3 will provide live TV coverage of the match in India.
Channel 9 and the Star network will broadcast the Asia Cup Final live in Bangladesh.
MTV Sports and Star are the places to be to watch India vs Bangladesh action live in Sri Lanka.
Pakistan viewers can watch India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup Final live on Geo Super, PTV and Star.
Audience in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the Final of the 2016 Asia Cup T20 between India and Bangladesh live on OSN Sports Cricket HD. The live stream option for India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup Final in the same region is on OSN Play.