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Good evening! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog and live cricket updates of the first match of the Asia Cup T20 2016 tournament, to be played between India and Bangladesh on Wednesday night. The match will be played at the Shere-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka — the venue where all the matches of the Asia Cup 2016 competition will be played. It must be remembered that it is the first time the Asia Cup will be played in T20 format, and it will serve as a prelude to the ICC World T20 2016. India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the four confirmed teams for this edition, whereas UAE finished at the top to qualify as the fifth team for this edition. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: India (IND) vs Bangladesh (BAN), Asia Cup 2016 T20 Match 1, Dhaka

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So, India begin with a win and they have two full days to prepare for the big match against Pakistan. Bangladesh showed their frailties once again, and suffered a heavy defeat first up in the tournament. Here’s Shiamak Unwalla’s final report of the game between India and Bangladesh, and we will continue to serve you many more to read. Good night!

Catch of the Match award goes to Soumya Sarkar

Coolest Player of the Match goes to Hardik Pandya

Rohit Sharma is the Man of the Match! He says, “It is important for me to carry on from where I left, important to carry the confidence. World Cup is on the target for us and many back home.It was pretty unusual wicket in this part of the world. I tried to get my basics right.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 121/7 in 20 overs: Jadeja to complete the formalities. Rahim beaten on the first ball, second ball gets a single for Bangladesh. Jadeja bowls two wides on the trot then. Third legit ball is a dot. Single off the penultimate ball. And a single to end the over. India win by 45 runs! BATTING: Mushfiqur Rahim 16 (17), Taskin Ahmed 15 (15)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 117/7 in 19 overs: Bumrah to bowl the second last over in the game. Bangladeshis are not getting anything by not scoring runs; big margin of defeat will mean poor net run rate. A six to end the over by Taskin. BATTING: Mushfiqur Rahim 15 (14), Taskin Ahmed 14 (12)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 108/7 in 18 overs:  Taskin Ahmed hits a four on the second ball, and a single is taken on the second last. Bangladesh trying to reduce the margin as much as they can. BATTING: Mushfiqur Rahim 14 (13), Taskin Ahmed 6 (7)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 102/7 in 17 overs: Nehra sends it down the leg and there’s no hat-trick. Asking rate zooms past 20 now. BATTING: Mushfiqur Rahim 13 (12), Taskin Ahmed 1 (2)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 100/7 in 16.4 overs: Ashish Nehra gets another! Mashrafe Mortaza caught at point and the Indian bowler is on a hat-trick now. BATTING: Mushfiqur Rahim 13 (12),

OUT! Mashrafe Mortaza c Ravindra Jadeja b Ashish Nehra 0 (1)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 100/6 in 16.3 overs: Ashish Nehra comes on for his final over. Bangladesh bring up their 100-run mark pretty late in the innings, they still have two good batsmen to lead a fightback. But Mahmudullah is OUT! Caught by Rohit Sharma at deep midwicket! BATTING:  Mushfiqur Rahim 13 (12),

OUT! Mahmudullah c Rohit Sharma b Ashish Nehra 7 (6)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 96/5 in 16 overs: Ravindra Jadeja summoned. Three singles off the first three balls, asking rate has gone past 17. Rahim makes room to hit a four on the fourth ball. And the over is ended with a superb reverse sweep. Bangladesh need 71 off 24. BATTING:  Mushfiqur Rahim 13 (12), Mahmudullah 3 (3)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 85/5 in 15 overs:  IT IS DRIZZLING at Dhaka now. Pandya completes a fine over as Bangladesh can manage only three runs off it. They now need 82 off 30 balls. BATTING:  Mushfiqur Rahim 5 (8), Mahmudullah 1 (1)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 82/5 in 14.1 overs: Pandya comes on for the final over, and gets a wicket on the first ball. Sabbir goes for his stroke, but gets a leading edge and Dhoni does the rest.. BATTING:  Mushfiqur Rahim 4 (4)

OUT! Sabbir Rahman c MS Dhoni b Hardik Pandya 44 (32),

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 82/4 in 14 overs: Ashwin comes on for the final over. Bangladeshis dealing in singles. Six off the over as India continue to remain on top. Bangladesh need 85 off 36. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 44 (31), Mushfiqur Rahim 4 (4)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 76/4 in 13 overs: Mushfiqur Rahim comes on. Bangladesh not only need stability but few good overs now. Dhawan dives to save a boundary, 5 runs and a wicket in the over. Bangladesh need 91 off 42. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 41 (31), Mushfiqur Rahim 1 (1)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 71/4 in 12 overs: Jadeja comes on now. India need someone to keep bowling those tight overs, wickets will come by. RUN OUT! Very, very, very unfortunate. Turned back as his partner, Shakib slipped while turning back and he has been run out. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 38 (25),

OUT! Shakib Al Hasan run out 3 (8)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 71/3 in 12 overs: Ashwin continues. The Bangladeshis have not really been able to get quick runs off him, but Sabbir on this occasion sends one flying into the stands on the leg side. Excellent stroke! This is the wicket India are looking for. The asking rate remains under 12. Another over with 10 runs coming off it. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 38 (25), Shakib Al Hasan 3 (6)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 61/3 in 11 overs: Don’t you think Mushfiqur should have come out? Anyway. It’s Shakib, who struggled in the Indian innings. Pandya continues, asking rate is close to 12 now. SIX! First maximum of the innings as he gets deep in the crease and hits over midwicket. Another bouncer by Pandya, another no-ball called for height. 10 runs from the over. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 30 (22), Shakib Al Hasan 1 (3)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 51/3 in 10 overs:  Single to end the over. Bangladesh need another 116 of the final 10 overs.  BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 22 (19), Shakib Al Hasan 0 (0)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 50/3 in 9.5 overs: Ashwin continues. Remember, India have not yet summoned Ravindra Jadeja or Suresh Raina yet. 50 up for Bangladesh, India were at the same position halfway through their innings. Two runs of the first four balls. OUT! Kayes’s painful stay ends with a mishit — a top edge while sweeping — carried to Yuvraj.  BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 21 (17),

OUT! Imrul Kayes c Yuvraj Singh b Ravichandran Ashwin 14 (24)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 48/2 in 9 overs: Pandya continues. Bangladesh have recovered well from a bat start, but the asking rate is getting alarming now. Luck favours Kayes again as another mishit drops right between two fielders. Swing and a miss from Sabbir on the fifth ball. Asking rate touching 11 now. Two runs off the final ball, six runs added from the over.  BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 21 (17), Imrul Kayes 13 (20)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 42/2 in 8 overs: Ravichandran Ashwin welcomed by Sabbir with a FOUR, a reverse sweep well-executed! The second ball is a dot, single taken on the third delivery. Two dot balls follow. Single to end the over. Bangladesh now need 125 from 12 overs, with more than 10 an over.  BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 19 (15), Imrul Kayes 10 (16)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 36/2 in 7 overs: Pandya to bowl now. Asking rate is over 9 an over now. Single off the first ball, an overthrow but no extra run given. Single on the second ball towards fine leg. Single on the third ball as well. Another single, on the fourth ball.  BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 14 (12), Imrul Kayes 9 (13)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 31/2 in 6 overs: Bumrah continues. Single off the first ball, second ball is a dot. Nehra saves a FOUR in the deep as the ball had hit the bat and the batsman’s body while he tried to hit on the leg side. Good over this by Bumrah, Bangladeshi batsmen not able to get runs here. Only four runs off it. BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 12 (9), Imrul Kayes 7 (10)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 27/2 in 5 overs: FOUR! Nehra drops it short and Rahman slams over the leg side for another boundary. Single off the second ball, the ball drops short of Raina at short third man. Single taken, a sharp one, on the fourth ball. This is turning out to be a good over for the Bangladeshis. Single again on the penultimate ball. 8 runs off the over. Bangladesh need 140 more to win.  BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 9 (6), Imrul Kayes 6 (7)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 15/2 in 4 overs:  Imrul Kayes comes in. Loud appeal for LBW on the first ball he faces. The fourth ball is a dot. SHOT! Kayes hits over the cover fielders for a FOUR to release some pressure. Four runs scored off the over.  BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 3 (3), Imrul Kayes 4 (3)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 15/2 in 3.2 oversWICKET! Sarkar fails to read a rising delivery and is caught by MS Dhoni off Jasprit Bumrah. India in command! BATTING: Sabbir Rahman 3 (3)

OUT! Soumya Sarkar c MS Dhoni b Jasprit Bumrah 11 (14)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 15/1 in 3 overs:  Nehra has been bowling brilliantly. There is a LOUD appeal for caught behind, with the ball going to the first slip after hitting the pads on the rise. Dhoni shrugs his shoulders. Indians were SO confident. A fumble in the deep by Ashwin, boundary saved but three runs taken. Mishit by Sabbir, lucky for him that the ball drops safely. Bangladesh stuttering.  BATTING: Soumya Sarkar 11 (12), Sabbir Rahman 3 (3)

 

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 9/1 in 2.2 overs:  Mithun beaten all corners by Nehra. AND BOWLED ‘EM. Mithun tries to swat across the line, the ball nips back in and hits the off-stump. India continue to make advances. BATTING: Soumya Sarkar 8 (11),

OUT! Mohammad Mithun b Ashish Nehra 1 (3)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 9/0 in 2 overs: Jasprit Bumrah to bowl now. FOUR! Right over the fielder at point! Sarkar gets runs. Single on the second ball. Mithun takes a single on the third. Sarkar beaten again outside off. Again, swing and a miss on the fifth. Last ball is dot. Good over.  BATTING: Soumya Sarkar 8 (11), Mohammad Mithun 1 (1)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, Bangladesh 3/0 in 1 overs: Soumya Sarkar and Mohammad Mithun will open. Ashish Nehra will start. Two dot balls to start with. Soumya beaten on the third and the fourth balls all corners. What a bowler! And what a ball! Beaten again as the batsman looked to hit on the leg. Three runs off the final ball. BATTING: Soumya Sarkar 3 (6), Mohammad Mithun 0 (0)

A fantastic innings by Rohit Sharma was well supported by Hardik Pandya. Here is Shiamak Unwalla’s innings report of India vs Bangladesh match, the Bangladeshis are out there for the chase.

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 166/6 in 20 overs: Al-Amin finishes a brilliant over. Two wickets came in his kitty and India did not score many, albeit a short last ball that was slammed for a six!  Poor ball to end the innings. BATTING: MS Dhoni 8 (2), Ravindra Jadeja 0 (0)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 158/6 in 19.4 overs: Al-Amin gets another wicket! Pandya hits it straight to the man at long on. Excellent innings comes to an end. A fine over this as two wickets have been taken and only one run given. BATTING: MS Dhoni 0 (0)

OUT! Hardik Pandya c Mahmudullah b Al-Amin Hossain 31 (18)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 158/5 in 19.2 overs: Al-Amin to bowl the final over. Single taken by Hardik on the first ball. GOod catch! A fine, diving catch in the deep ends Rohit’s innings, and Bangladeshis are smiling again. BATTING: Hardik Pandya 30 (15)

OUT! Rohit Sharma c Soumya Sarkar b Al-Amin Hossain 83 (55)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 157/4 in 19 overs: 150 up for India in 18.1 overs. Hardik Pandya is punishing the Bangladeshis! Another swing and the the ball drops just short of the boundary. Third ball is a dot, so is fourth. Pandya misses to connect and then shouts at himself. Two runs off the fifth ball. . BATTING: Rohit Sharma 83 (54), Hardik Pandya 30 (15)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 149/4 in 18 overs: Shakib lets India take another run despite Rohit hitting it straight to him in the deep. Single off the second ball off Al-Amin. WHAT A CRACKING SHOT! Pandya is hitting them hard, this one went like a missile past point. FOUR again! On the leg side! Excellent running! India convert single into double off the final ball. Another good over. BATTING: Rohit Sharma 82 (53), Hardik Pandya 24 (10)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 136/4 in 17 overs: Mustafizur comes on. He has 2 overs left. Pandya cuts and cuts hard for a FOUR! Single off the second ball. SIX! Rohit hits it high in the air and Bangladesh just do not know how to take these. You can only feel bad for Shakib. Indians on the charge. SIX! 21 runs off Mustafizur. Pandya sends the ball over midwicket boundary for another maximum! BATTING: Rohit Sharma 79 (51), Hardik Pandya 14 (6)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 115/4 in 16 overs: Big chance for Hardik to make it count. He has come ahead of MS Dhoni and with a clear idea to hit the ball all over the park. Mortaza bowling his final over. Rohit hits past extra cover, they take 2 and India have their 100 up now. SIX! Rohit smashes the second of the match over long on! What a strike! FOUR! Bangladeshi fielders need to learn those smart tricks of keeping the ball in, at least, when they cannot catch it. FOUR to end the over!  BATTING: Rohit Sharma 72 (49), Hardik Pandya 1 (2)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 97/4 in 15 overs: OUT! Yuvraj tries to clear the man  at deep midwicket but finds the fielder! A fine innings ends for Yuvraj. India have lost their fourth wicket. Hardik starts off with a dot ball.  BATTING: Rohit Sharma 55 (44), Hardik Pandya 1 (1)

OUT! Yuvraj Singh c Soumya Sarkar b Shakib Al Hasan 15 (16)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 91/3 in 14.1 overs: Fifty for Rohit! 10th in T20I cricket! Single off the first ball from Shakib.  BATTING: Rohit Sharma 50 (42), Yuvraj Singh 15 (14)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 90/3 in 14 overs: Mustafizur is hit for a FOUR straight down the ground by Yuvraj! What a shot! Single taken on the third ball by the Indians. More than 30 runs have been added in the last 3.3 overs. Single on the fourth, Rohit closing on his half-century. Single on the fifth ball as well. Single to end the over.  BATTING: Rohit Sharma 49 (41), Yuvraj Singh 15 (14)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 81/3 in 13 overs: Shakib comes on. Single off the first ball. Single on the second. India are picking up really well. Single on the third. Yuvraj tries the reverse sweep, misses to connect. Another single, on the leg side, good shot by Yuvraj! Single to end the over. 5 runs off it.  BATTING: Rohit Sharma 46 (38), Yuvraj Singh 9 (11)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 76/3 in 12 overs: Mashrafe brings himself on. Single on the first ball, Yuvraj is closing in on the landmark of 1,000 runs. Two runs on the second ball — good running — as Rohit had hit it straight to the sweeper cover. FOUR! Rohit is opening up and the decible levels are rapidly going down at Shere-Bangla now. Single on the leg side off the fourth ball.  YUVRAJ!!! Brings up his 1,000 runs in T20I cricket!!! What a playa!  BATTING: Rohit Sharma 43 (35), Yuvraj Singh 7 (8)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 66/3 in 11 overs: Tasking comes on. Swing and a miss for Rohit off the first ball. Repeat telecast on the second ball. DROPPED! Shakib spills perhaps the second catch of the match. It was hit hard, straight to his chest. Shakib got hands in between. FOUR!  Rohit cuts well to get some much-needed runs. SIX! WHAT A SHOT! Rohit hits over the point fielder, making mockery of sorts of the bowler, lobbing him for maximum!  FOUR again, thanks to Bangladesh’s misfield! BATTING: Rohit Sharma 35 (31), Yuvraj Singh 5 (6)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 52/3 in 10 overs: Mahmudullah continues. Single off the first, dot on the second. Yuvraj takes a single on the third. It’s all in singles for India. Single off the fourth down the ground. India bring up their 50, a painful time they have had today. Single to end the over. BATTING: Rohit Sharma 21 (25), Yuvraj Singh 5 (6)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 47/3 in 9 overs: Shakib Al Hasan comes on. Single taken by Yuvraj on the first ball. Rohit hits the second straight to fielder at point. The third is dot again, hit to the same fielder. Single taken on the leg side by Rohit on the fourth. Indians continue to deal in singles. BATTING: Rohit Sharma 18 (22), Yuvraj Singh 3 (3)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 43/3 in 8 overs: Yuvi Pa is here! Single to get off the mark and end the over. BATTING: Rohit Sharma 16 (18 ), Yuvraj Singh 1 (1)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 42/3 in 7.5 overs: Mahmudullah comes on. Singles off the first two balls. Indians have not really opened up today so far, just a few boundaries have been hit. Indians continue to deal in singles. BOWLED HIM! Raina is cleaned up as he dances down the track but misses to connect all together! Middle stump has been knocked off and boy, Bangladesh are jubilant! BATTING: Rohit Sharma 14 (15 ),

OUT! Suresh Raina b Mahmudullah 13 (13)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 39/2 in 7 overs: Mortaza continues. First ball  is a dot. Two runs taken on the second. India’s run rate goes past 5 now. Single off the third. No-ball for height, followed by good stroke on the off side by Raina for two runs. Single off the fifth ball on the leg side. Another single to end the over. BATTING: Rohit Sharma 14 (15 ), Suresh Raina 12 (11)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 31/2 in 6 overs: Al-Amin Hossain with a weirder action than before comes on. Raina hits well through cover — though the fielder got his hand to it — for a FOUR on the second ball. The next two deliveries are dots. FOUR! Raina hits one wide off the bowler past point.  BATTING: Rohit Sharma 10 (11), Suresh Raina 9 (9)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 23/2 in 5 overs: Suresh Raina comes on. India in trouble. He is beaten on the fifth ball by the Bangladeshi captain. The hosts have been good since the start. Single to end the over. BATTING: Rohit Sharma 10 (11), Suresh Raina 1 (3)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 22/2 in 4.3 overs: Chance missed? Shakib fails to read the ball and it drops right in front of him with Rohit hitting one high in the air. Mashrafe is on. Single off the second ball, a very nice looking straight drive. OUT! Kohli caught at mid off! Mahmudullah gets a dolly as Kohli’s struggle to time the ball continued. BATTING: Rohit Sharma 10 (11), READ: How Virat Kohli got out

OUT! Virat Kohli c Mahmudullah b Mashrafe Mortaza 8 (12)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 19/1 in 4 overs: Mustafizur comes on, Kohli ties to reach but the ball was TOO wide. The first legal ball is a dot. Kohli charges down, swings and misses on the next. Two dots. The third is dot again! Kohli collects two on the fourth with a push on the leg side. Swing and a miss again! Kohli is yet to connect well off Mustafiz. Not Mustafizur. They haven’t typed the ‘UR’ of his name on his jersey. BATTING: Rohit Sharma 7 (9), Virat Kohli 8 (11)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 16/1 in 3 overs: Taskin continues. First ball is a dot to Kohli. Good fielding on the off side by Bangladesh as the second ball is dot again. FOUR! Inside edge as Kohli gets runs and Bangladesh are in disbelief! Fourth ball is on the pads, single taken. Two dots to end the over, but there was an overthrow. The broadcaster are in a hurry to switch to the ads. Sigh.  BATTING: Rohit Sharma 7 (9), Virat Kohli 6 (5)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 9/1 in 2 overs: Virat Kohli is away with a gentle single. The ball is moving on this green pitch which Bangladesh have dished out. Rohit blocks the fifth ball on the front foot. FOUR! Rohit cracks one through cover to get runs! BATTING: Rohit Sharma 5 (7), Virat Kohli 1 (1)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 4/1 in 1.3 overs: Al-Amin Hossain comes on for the second over. Dhawan takes two runs with a cut shot towards backward point. Good running. The second ball is a dot. BOWLED! Dhawan’s off stump is knocked down as there is a massive gap between the bat and the pad! The ball darted into Dhawan, whose bat was nowhere in the line of the ball. BATTING: Rohit Sharma 1 (5), READ: Shikhar Dhawan falls to Al-Amin Hossain

OUT! Shikhar Dhawan b Al-Amin Hossain 3 (4)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE & UPDATES, India 2/0 in 1 overs: Taskin Ahmed begins the attack for Bangladesh. Rohit gets the first ball rising into his chest, does well to keep it down. Single taken off the second ball towards third man. Dhawan faces the third ball, it was on the pad and single via leg bye. Rohit leaves the fourth ball alone, lateral movement once it goes past the batsman. Hit and a miss on the fifth! Rohit beaten. Dot to end the over! BATTING: Rohit Sharma 1 (5), Shikhar Dhawan 1 (1)

The game will begin in a few minutes. The battle, essentially, will be between the four Bangladeshi seamers and the star-studded Indian line up.

TOSS: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has won the toss and they will be bowling first on what looks like a pitch brought in all the way from England — completely green-top wicket! Bangladesh looking to unsettle India the way Sri Lanka did at Pune!

TEAMS:

Bangladesh:  Imrul Kayes, Soumya Sarkar, Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Mohammad Mithun, Al-Amin Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah.

6.30 PM: SURPRISE, surprise! MS Dhoni has walked out for the toss!!! Big news this is!

6.15 PM IST: Reports from Dhaka suggest MS Dhoni is all set to miss the opening match of the Asia Cup 2016 against Bangladesh.

The game between India and Bangladesh on Wednesday night is likely to be threatened by rain. According to reports emerging from Dhaka, there are 80-100 per cent chances that it will rain around 08.00 pm local time, half-an-hour after the slated time for the match to start.

India could be without their captain MS Dhoni, who suffered a back spasm during a training session after reaching Bangladesh, and Parthiv Patel was rushed to Bangladesh to join the squad on an urgent basis. ALSO READ – MS Dhoni retirement: Indian captain being hounded ahead of Asia Cup and ICC World T20 2016

Bangladesh will be aiming to carry on with their good show at home. They won almost everything in 2015 and their series wins over India, Pakistan and even South Africa would give them enough confidence to put up a good show in these two T20 tournaments.

Squads:

Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza (c), Soumya Sarkar, Imrul Kayes, Mohammad Mithun, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim (wk), Sabbir Rahman, Mahmudullah Riyad, Nasir Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Arafat Sunny, Mustafizur Rahman, Al-Amin Hossain, Taskin Ahmed and Abu Hider.

India: MS Dhoni (c & wk), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh, Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Ashish Nehra, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Parthiv Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harbhajan Singh, Pawan Negi.

LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD & BALL-BY-BALL COMMENTARY: India (IND) vs Bangladesh (BAN), Asia Cup 2016 T20 Match 1, Dhaka