Asia Cup Final: All You Need To Know About The Rivalry Between India And Bangladesh

| September 28 , 2018 , 18:16 IST

Bangladesh team after thrashing Pakistan in the unofficial semi-final of Asia Cup 2018, will now aim to turn the shatters against the most difficult task of beating defending champions India in the final of Asia cup to be played on September 28 at Dubai International Stadium.  

Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma-led Indian team will look to suppress the Tigers with their overall dominating performance.   

The last time India and Bangladesh faced off against each other was in the Super-Four stage of the tournament. In that match, Ravindra Jadeja, who made his return to the ODI side almost after 1.5 years, took a four-wicket haul to set up a  7-wicket win. Bangladesh could only manage a total of 173 before Indian skipper Rohit Sharma scored an unbeaten 83 off 104 balls to seal a victory.

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Bangladeshi bowlers might be well aware of the explosives Indian openers and this could well turn out to be an epic contest in the taxing heat of Dubai.

Take a look at some of the interesting facts to reveal the rivalry between the Men in Blue and Tigers

- It is the 2nd occasion when the two teams will be playing in Asia cup final.

- If India manages to win the Asia Cup 2018, it will be their 7th title, which is the most by any team.

- Legendary wicket-keeper MS Dhoni requires another 87 runs to complete 10,000 runs in ODIs for India as his 174-runs came for Asia XI.

- Bangladesh have never won against India, apart from Dhaka, India have never lost against Bangladesh in Asia.