Bangladesh are hosting the Asia Cup for a second consecutive time © AFP
Bangladesh are hosting the Asia Cup for a second consecutive time © AFP

India and Bangladesh are set to play the inaugural match of Asia Cup T20 2016 at Dhaka on Wednesday. If rain does not disrupt in between the match will go underway from 19.30 local time of Dhaka. Catch the free live cricket streaming online of the 1st T20 on Star Sports, that will also be telecasting the match. The live cricket streaming online of the first T20I between India and Bangladesh can be caught on starsports.com and Hotstar, while watching the live telecast on Star Sports 1, Star Sports HD1, and DD National. To catch the live cricket streaming for Hindi commentary one can check Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD 3 and DD National.  Live Cricket Scorecard: India vs Bangladesh, Asia Cup T20 2016, 1st T20I at Dhaka

It is the first match of the 13th edition of Asia Cup, which is always played in the 50-over format. Since the ICC World T20 will also be played in 2016, the Asian Cricket Council chose to play the Asia Cup in the shortest format of the game. It is a platform that will help the players to prepare themselves for the bigger event. It is India who are the champion s of the first edition of the T20 World Cup, are going to host the T20 World Cup. The other champions of World T20 are Pakistan, England, West Indies and Sri Lanka. Out of these, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be playing in the Asia Cup. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: India (IND) vs Bangladesh (BAN), Asia Cup 2016 T20 Match 1, Dhaka

Sri Lanka are the defending champions of both the tournaments, World T20 and Asia Cup (50-over). However, their recent tour of India did not turn out to be any helping ahead of these events. They did start off the tour with an emphatic win over the hosts, but went on to lose miserably in the other two matches.