Bangladesh have won the toss and elected to bat first against Pakistan in Asia Cup on Wednesday. Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hassan and Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir are not in the playing eleven. The unpredictable sides make for great knockout games, so the Bangladesh-Pakistan encounter in Abu Dhabi, which will determine India’s opponents in the final, is unlikely be any different.
Pakistan can be a dangerous side in crunch situations while Bangladesh would see making the Asia Cup final a big step in their progress as an ODI force, especially with the World Cup now eight months away.
Bangladesh: Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Mohammad Mithun, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mominul Haque, Imrul Kayes, Mahmudullah, Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Rubel Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman.
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam Ul Haq, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed (c, wk), Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Hasan Ali, Junaid Khan, Shaheen Shah Afridi.