Asia Cup Final: Bangladesh vs Pakistan Picks, Prediction, and Odds
Before the start of Asia Cup, Shakib Al Hasan said that they'll try to win the Asia Cup and now, because of their determination, team work and home crowd support, they have reached the tournament finals after beating "strong on paper, weak on field" Sri Lankan side. Bangladesh will play against Pakistan in Asia Cup final on March 22, 2012 at 8:00am GMT. This is the first time they've made it to the finals of Asia Cup and they'd want to make it count. Pakistan was already into the finals and Bangladesh became the other team to be there. Both Pakistan and Bangladesh have played exceptional cricket over a past few days and the team that repeats this excellent form, will take the Asia Cup.
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Both, Pakistan and Bangladesh won two out of their three games and quite comprehensively. Bangladesh lost to Pakistan in their opening game of the tournament but they've on only upwards from there. Bangladesh beat India by a phenomenal team effort with five of their batsmen scoring at least 40 runs which happened to be first time in history of ODI Cricket. They were just a little short of their target against Pakistan which proves that they are in the finals because they've played some good cricket with real team spirit and not because of luck.
Pakistan has been playing well and they've lost just one game and they were totally outplayed in that match. Their bowlers, which are their strong point, were hammered to all parts of ground in the game against India. Their batting, however, performed really well which was never expected of them. Pakistan is playing good cricket under their new coach, Whatmore.
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Can Pakistan beat home side after they lost to India? It is very difficult to answer. Pakistan played very good cricket but in the last game their bowlers, who were considered their strength were smashed everywhere in the ground. Their batsmen performed well but it was more due to India's poor bowling. Bangladesh have played good cricket and after their lost to Pakistan, they've been very difficult to beat. First they won against World Cup winners, then against finalists and there are good chances of their win against World Cup semifinalists considering their form in both bowling and batting department and their excellent team work.
» Man of the Match Prediction
Bangladesh is performing well because of their excellent team work and, therefore, there are many possibilities of Man of the Match award. Pakistan has got some excellent players as well. I think it their ex-skipper, Shakib Al Hasan who is going to get this award.
- Man of the Match: Shakib Al Hasan +650