Asia Cup 2018: Riding on the "Seniors"
After the heated and controversial virtual semi-final in the recent Nidahas Trophy; fire,snake dance celebration, heat, rivalry everything is on for today’s Asia Cup opener between Bangladesh and Srilanka. Everyone can definitely expect another aggressive, nail biting match. I am definitely going to bet and put my money on Bangladesh. Here are 3 reasons why
the tigers will win the match today.
1. Seniors top-form: Bangladesh has been winning all the matches this year because of the form of the senior tigers like Tamim, Shakib, Mashrafe, Mushfiq,Mahmudullah. I think this form will continue in this Asia Cup 2018 and the Bangladesh will
win today’s match riding in form of senior players. Though there are some injury concerns regarding Shakib and Tamim, I hope they can play in their full strength.
2. Mashrafe’s motivational and energetic captaincy: Mashrafe is the most successful ODI captain of Bangladesh cricket history. He brings energy and spark to the whole team and the team becomes charged up. His captaincy will again lead Bangladesh to victory today.
3. Srilanka’s off-form: Since the start of 2017, Srilanka has lost 29 games in 39 games. Their downward spiral will help Bangladesh to win today’s match. Bangladesh’s recent form against Srilanka is also on a high note.=
At the end of the day, everything depends on how the team will carry out their inner tigers. The gladiator team will come out victorious in the end. The match starts at 5:30 (BD time).
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Writer: Md. Mahbubul Hoque Ayan