Dubai (Agencies): Bangladesh have decided to bat first in a do or die game of Asia Cup’s Super Four matches against Pakistan at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
The game is nothing less than a semi-final for cricket fans as the winning team will face India in the final of the tournament on September 28.
India beat arch-rival Pakistan twice in Asia Cup 2018 and remain an unbeatable side of the tournament.
Sarfraz Ahmed led Pakistan team is hoping to bounce back to set themselves up for revenge re-match in the final against the Men in Blue.
Bangladesh, on the other hand, defeated Afghanistan in their last game and will hope to carry forward the momentum to cause another big upset in world cricket.
The fast bowler Mohammad Amir has been given rest for today’s game with Junaid Khan becoming a part of the playing eleven.
Pakistan squad for Asia Cup:
Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Usman Khan Shinwari and Shaheen Shah Afridi
Bangladesh squad for Asia Cup:
Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mashrafe Mortaza(captain), Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Hider Rony, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque