Shoaib Malik will be one of Pakistan's key batsmen for the match © AFP
Shoaib Malik will be one of Pakistan’s key batsmen for the match © AFP

Pakistan and Bangladesh will battle it out in the eighth match of Asia Cup 2016 at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, which is a thana in Dhaka. The game is expected to be a close affair and no team is a clear favourite. Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka in their last match and are high on confidence. They would want to take inspiration from their victory and give Pakistan a tough fight and even win the match. Pakistan lost their last game against India, and would therefore like to come back strongly in the tournament. Ideally the team winning the toss may wish to bat first and post a big total on the scoreboard and thereby put pressure on the opposition later on. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, Asia Cup T20 2016, Match 8 at Dhaka

Both, Pakistan and Bangladesh have some very good players in their ranks. The team which comes in with a good strategy and is able to put pressure on the opposition will have a high chance to win the match. Besides a good strategy, the ability to not buckle under pressure will be a crucial factor in deciding the winner of the game. LIVE BLOG: Bangladesh vs Pakistan, Asia Cup 2016 BAN vs PAK, 8th T20I Match at Dhaka

The match is expected to be an electrifying encounter with a lot of excitement and some rib-tingling moments in store. Shahid Afridi will captain Pakistan whereas Mashrafe Mortaza will call the shots for Bangladesh. Pakistan will have a tough time beating Bangladesh, not just because of the latter’s good form but also since Bangladesh will be playing in front of their home crowd. The match is one of the most awaited encounters of Asia Cup 2016.