Shakib’s wicket puts Bangladesh under pressure again

Shakib’s wicket puts Bangladesh under pressure again
Shakib’s wicket puts Bangladesh under pressure again

Now there is no chance to look back, either win, or leave! Bangladesh faces Sri Lanka in Dubai with such an equation. The winning team in this match of Group ‘B’ in the Asia Cup will join Afghanistan in the Super Four, the losing team will be eliminated.

However, the war of words started even before the match. After the Afghanistan match, Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka said that Bangladesh will be an easier opponent than Afghanistan. Apart from Shakib Al Hasan and Mostafiz, there is no other bowler in Bangladesh to speak of, Shanaka also said. Assistant coach Naveed Nawaz, however, was surprised to hear the captain’s words.

Yesterday, however, Khaled Mahmud, the team director of the Bangladesh team, gave a strong response to Shanaka’s words. He directly said that he does not see any Sri Lankan bowlers. They still have two bowlers, Sri Lanka doesn’t even have that!

Then the battle of words went on social media. Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene has asked his successors to answer on the field. And Nurul Hasan, who could not play in the Asia Cup due to injury, claims that Bangladesh is the favorite in this match.

The history of the rivalry between the two teams is also old, which took a different dimension in the Nidahas Trophy in 2018. Today, in the knockout match, the thrill of the duel will be seen? Are you ready for that?

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