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Pakistan take on Bangladesh in crucial Asia Cup match today

Pakistan faces Bangladesh in an all-important game of Asia Cup Super Four match today at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
For both the teams, the game is nothing less than a semi-final with the winner of the match facing India in the final of the tournament on September 28.
Pakistan were handed a nine-wicket thumping at the hands of arch-rivals India on Sunday while Bangladesh and Afghanistan played a last ball thrilling encounter with Bangladesh winning the game by three runs.
Both teams have had individual performances but have fallen flat in the face of pressure with Shoaib Malik chipping in with important runs for the men in green and Mustafizur Rahman’s bowling in the last five overs fast becoming his biggest strength for the Bangladeshis.
According to sources, pacer Mohammad Amir might be rested for today’s game with Junaid Khan likely to be a part of the playing eleven.
The match will start at 4:30pm Pakistan Standard Time (PST).
Pakistan squad for Asia Cup
Sarfraz Ahmed (captain), Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Asif Ali, Haris Sohail, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Amir, Junaid Khan, Usman Khan Shinwari and Shaheen Shah Afridi
Bangladesh squad for Asia Cup
Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mashrafe Mortaza(captain), Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Hider Rony, Nazmul Hossain Shanto, Mominul Haque