India will look for the consolation win against Afghanistan in their last Asia Cup 2014 match © AFP
India will look for the consolation win against Afghanistan in their last Asia Cup 2014 match © AFP

 

Mar 5, 2014

 

After Pakistan beat Bangladesh in a thrilling encounter in the Asia Cup on Tuesday to reach the final of the tournament, it’s curtains now for India as far as reaching the final is concerned. After enduring a rather poor tournament again in 2014, India will now take on Afghanistan in their last game of the Asia Cup on Wednesday at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.

 

Afghanistan, on the other hand, came into the tournament as the minnows, but have produced some impressive performances throughout the tournament. They beat Bangladesh, and fought well against the giants, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Their match against India is their final game as well, and they will go all out to cause the biggest upset of the tournament.

 

Squads:

 

India: Virat Kohli (c), Varun Aaron, Ravichandran Ashwin, Stuart Binny, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Amit Mishra, Mohammed Shami, Ishwar Pandey, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Rohit Sharma

 

Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi (c), Asghar Stanikzai, Dawlat Zadran, Fazal Niazai, Hamid Hassan, Hamza Hotak, Karim Sadiq, Mirwais Ashraf, Mohammad Shahzad(wk), Najibullah Zadran, Nawroz Mangal, Noor Ali Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Samiullah Shenwari, Shapoor Zadran.

 

Catch live ball-by-ball commentary of the India vs Afghanistan, Asia Cup 2014 match here