Bangladesh v Pakistan, Asia Cup, Mirpur March 3, 2014

Bangladesh look to Shakib for turnaround

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Agarkar - Tall task for Bangladesh

Match facts


March 4, 2014

Start time 1400 local (0800 GMT)

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Pakistan's one-wicket win against India has put them in a strong position. A victory against Bangladesh on Wednesday will seal their place in the Asia Cup final, and their opponents are under tremendous pressure because of a string of losses and other controversies.

Bangladesh will bank on Shakib Al Hasan, who will return from a three-ODI suspension. He will strengthen a middle order that is suffering because of Nasir Hossain's poor form, but the pressure on Bangladesh's top three will remain. Anamul Haque failed against Afghanistan and he could have a new opening partner in Imrul Kayes, if the team management decides Shamsur Rahman's strike-rate is too low.

While Nasir's form is a concern, Bangladesh have not covered for him. They chose batting allrounder Mahmudullah as replacement for the injured offspinner Sohag Gazi, despite him being dropped from the original Asia Cup squad after making only six runs in the three bilateral ODIs against Sri Lanka. Since Mahmudullah has replaced a specialist offspinner, he will be expected to fulfill the role and provide batting cover.

Pace bowling is also a concern in Mashrafe Mortaza's absence. Rubel Hossain has had to lead the attack but his new-ball partner has kept changing. Shafiul Islam and Al-Amin Hossain are the options against Pakistan, as Bangladesh search for the right combination.

Pakistan, on the other hand, have far fewer worries. They will want their openers Sharjeel Khan and Ahmed Shehzad to score runs, instead of leaving the responsibility to the middle order, which has been in form. The Pakistan management confirmed Mohammad Talha was fit to play, and with Umar Gul and Junaid Khan, the pace attack will Test Bangladesh.

The last game between these sides was the 2012 Asia Cup final, which Bangladesh lost by two runs. The hosts will have to raise their game significantly to run Pakistan that close again.

Form guide

(Completed matches, most recent first)

Bangladesh LLLLL

Pakistan WWLLW

Watch out for

Mominul Haque made 50 against Afghanistan but got out just when the team required his presence at the crease during a crucial period. He has been in form at No. 3 but struggles to convert starts into defining innings in ODIs.

Ahmed Shehzad has threatened to score big but hasn't done so in the first two games. This is his third opportunity in this tournament, and his experience in Bangladesh domestic cricket could help him succeed.

Team news

Because of questions about the commitment of four players in the Bangldesh team that played Afghanistan, all the squad members stand a chance to play. Shakib will definitely replace Naeem Islam while Shamsur's place is also under scrutiny.

Bangladesh (possible): 1 Anamul Haque (wk), 2 Shamsur Rahman/Imrul Kayes, 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Nasir Hossain, 7 Ziaur Rahman, 8 Mahmudullah, 9 Arafat Sunny, 10 Abdur Razzak/Al-Amin Hossain, 11 Rubel Hossain.

Mohammad Talha pulled up with a leg injury against India and might be given a rest, though the management says he is fit to play. Sharjeel Khan injured his foot while fielding but he batted against India.

Pakistan (possible): 1 Sharjeel Khan, 2 Ahmed Shehzad, 3 Mohammad Hafeez, 4 Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), 5 Sohaib Maqsood, 6 Umar Akmal, 7 Shahid Afridi, 8 Umar Gul, 9 Mohammad Talha/Bilawal Bhatti, 10 Saeed Ajmal, 11 Junaid Khan.

Pitch and conditions

No matter which pitch is used, the conditions will not change much. Pakistan's quicks were able to extract bounce against India, but Bangladesh will hope for a slower wicket.

Stats and trivia

  • Among the current players, Shahid Afridi has most runs and wickets - 468 runs and 32 wickets in Bangladesh-Pakistan ODIs.

  • Among the Bangladesh players, only Shakib Al Hasan and Nasir Hossain have scored ODI hundreds against Pakistan

Quotes

"I think one of their main players, Shakib, comes back. He was missing in the first two games. They are a good side in their own conditions. We are not relaxed, do our basics right and try to win that game."
Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq

"We have to give extra effort against any team, whether it is Pakistan or any other team. Tomorrow is a big opportunity to improve on our performance."
Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim

Mohammad Isam is ESPNcricinfo's Bangladesh correspondent. He tweets here

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  • GodDamnYou on March 4, 2014, 9:11 GMT

    It seems the game gong towards BD, meanwhile Pak is provides lot of amusement to fans. Any target over 250 will be very tricky as Pak does not have good recent history of chasing.

  • BanglaBandhu on March 4, 2014, 8:00 GMT

    @ Tinybaba: You simply don't know what you are saying. Mushifiq has been the most consistent player for Bangladesh all the way through the SL series and onward Its obvious he is still carrying injuries and yet he is still out there with true fighting spirit. It's obvious he has tried the "softly softly behind the scenes" approach and this has failed. His reaction are not just to the AFG match but from the SL series onward.IND, PAK and SL aren't making the goofs that BD have made/are making so their captains do not need to speak tot eh players like that.

  • birdz_eye on March 4, 2014, 7:57 GMT

    I hope BD can live up to the dreams of its fans but so far the way they have played doesn't suggest that they are going to win against PAK & SL. As for the scenarios equation is very simple its SL Vs PAK final where I am backing Pakistan to win the cup for consecutive time, however the way Sangakara & Methews are playing it will be an up hill task for Team Pakistan.

  • on March 4, 2014, 7:56 GMT

    Let's bangala win this game it ill be fun who will go to final with Lanka

  • on March 4, 2014, 7:55 GMT

    Look how scared are Pak fans.. U beat us on two mishits by a player who is mostly boom boom and bust! And u know very well we beat u last Asia cup and in champions trophy and sure don't trust your team with winning or losing haha u enjoyed the victory little too much but don't get comfortable. Wct20 is coming we won't have our Bteam at that time. Raina. Dhoni and few other changes will happen and that's different team.

  • on March 4, 2014, 7:53 GMT

    This is all nagatives coming out here I m indian and I still don't wanna see india in final You guys have no confidence and trust in your national team What a joke written Sahara on Jersey that changes win or lose

  • Atiq_Shadhin on March 4, 2014, 7:49 GMT

    man as big as his dream.. so my dream is Bangladesh will win today's match by 37 runs against Pakistan.. And I am big now.. wow..

  • wackwella on March 4, 2014, 7:46 GMT

    Indians, Pakistanis, and Bangladeshis arguing calculating using different scenarios. LOL.

  • on March 4, 2014, 7:43 GMT

    Cricket is game of uncertainty. So nobody shouldn't predict that bd will nt getting bonus point. If its tigers day then there is impossible word in their dictionary. All d best tigers.

  • Solid_Snake on March 4, 2014, 7:43 GMT

    5 changes lol...So scared of Pakistan.. BD Defeat is confirmed but these changes lol

  • GodDamnYou on March 4, 2014, 9:11 GMT

    It seems the game gong towards BD, meanwhile Pak is provides lot of amusement to fans. Any target over 250 will be very tricky as Pak does not have good recent history of chasing.

  • BanglaBandhu on March 4, 2014, 8:00 GMT

    @ Tinybaba: You simply don't know what you are saying. Mushifiq has been the most consistent player for Bangladesh all the way through the SL series and onward Its obvious he is still carrying injuries and yet he is still out there with true fighting spirit. It's obvious he has tried the "softly softly behind the scenes" approach and this has failed. His reaction are not just to the AFG match but from the SL series onward.IND, PAK and SL aren't making the goofs that BD have made/are making so their captains do not need to speak tot eh players like that.

  • birdz_eye on March 4, 2014, 7:57 GMT

    I hope BD can live up to the dreams of its fans but so far the way they have played doesn't suggest that they are going to win against PAK & SL. As for the scenarios equation is very simple its SL Vs PAK final where I am backing Pakistan to win the cup for consecutive time, however the way Sangakara & Methews are playing it will be an up hill task for Team Pakistan.

  • on March 4, 2014, 7:56 GMT

    Let's bangala win this game it ill be fun who will go to final with Lanka

  • on March 4, 2014, 7:55 GMT

    Look how scared are Pak fans.. U beat us on two mishits by a player who is mostly boom boom and bust! And u know very well we beat u last Asia cup and in champions trophy and sure don't trust your team with winning or losing haha u enjoyed the victory little too much but don't get comfortable. Wct20 is coming we won't have our Bteam at that time. Raina. Dhoni and few other changes will happen and that's different team.

  • on March 4, 2014, 7:53 GMT

    This is all nagatives coming out here I m indian and I still don't wanna see india in final You guys have no confidence and trust in your national team What a joke written Sahara on Jersey that changes win or lose

  • Atiq_Shadhin on March 4, 2014, 7:49 GMT

    man as big as his dream.. so my dream is Bangladesh will win today's match by 37 runs against Pakistan.. And I am big now.. wow..

  • wackwella on March 4, 2014, 7:46 GMT

    Indians, Pakistanis, and Bangladeshis arguing calculating using different scenarios. LOL.

  • on March 4, 2014, 7:43 GMT

    Cricket is game of uncertainty. So nobody shouldn't predict that bd will nt getting bonus point. If its tigers day then there is impossible word in their dictionary. All d best tigers.

  • Solid_Snake on March 4, 2014, 7:43 GMT

    5 changes lol...So scared of Pakistan.. BD Defeat is confirmed but these changes lol

  • mdarifurrahmandany on March 4, 2014, 7:39 GMT

    today tiger win the match....................

  • on March 4, 2014, 7:37 GMT

    Cricket is by chance. i wish best of luck to both teams. hope it will be a good match :)

  • Tinybaba on March 4, 2014, 7:34 GMT

    I believe BD captain should think as a mature man. He simply talk like a kindergarten kid in post match press briefings. He blasted all him team members after BD loss to Afgans and he himself hasnt played well but blamed all others. He should learn from the post match briefings from SL captain and Indian captain. Both always praise team members how ever they played in that match. Specially Virat Kohli highly praised his young team after him one wicket loss to PK but he didnt mention anything of the missed stumping chance by Dinesh Karthik which in fact was the main reason for that loss. So Mushy MUST learn to behave like a captain rather than yet another player. Stop undermining other teams and that is one of him main weaknesses.

  • Fawad.Surosh on March 4, 2014, 7:24 GMT

    India can only win home matches so even Afghanistan will give them though time. Nisar Ahmad, Don't think about bonus point.

  • bouncer709 on March 4, 2014, 7:23 GMT

    I was thinking that Afghanistan beating BD will bring BD fans down to earth, but they are still talking to win match against Srilanka and Pakistan with bonus points. It will be better for BD players to look match to match and forget about final, if they tried any adventure to get bonus point they will collapse.

  • aamerkhan on March 4, 2014, 7:19 GMT

    What have Bangladesh achieved? Nothing. Sri Lankan had won a world cup within 20 years and they choose players from a much smaller pool. I m afraid Bangladesh have already hit the peek soon Afghanistan will be above them.

  • stormy16 on March 4, 2014, 7:16 GMT

    Bangladesh have been thoroughly dissappointing this whole summer at home. I really thought after the success against NZ and WI, they were finally ready to stand up and be counted. Home conditions and against similar opponents (spin based attacks) was a perfect opportunity to make a statement but instead they lost everything to SL and ended up losing to Afganistan as well. Taking nothing away from Afganistan but really I expected Bangladesh, whose core unit is now well experienced, to deliver but they went back to their bad habbits of reckless cricket. With so much presure on 2 tiers and taking away test status this was the time to performe and make a statement.

  • on March 4, 2014, 7:09 GMT

    Guys , why we wasting time with various scenarios, final will be SLvs PAK

  • on March 4, 2014, 7:06 GMT

    anything can happen in cricket :P but not the 2 thing i bet on it with 1/100

    1. bangla beat pak !!!?(like ajmal, gul) 2. Lanka loss to bangla Oh please let me sleep again

  • on March 4, 2014, 7:04 GMT

    INDIAA are out of thiss... pakistan will win the asia cup . :) go home indianzzzz... even though v dont win the final but still v defeated INDIA>.. that is more meaninmgfuil than a final victory over sril lanka... :)

  • on March 4, 2014, 7:04 GMT

    okay INDIAN FAN.....BAN win against pak & sl....ind beat afgan wd bonus pt...get bonus pt in 1 match. so ind 9pts pak 9pts ban 9pts.......in this scenario we cant take head to head.....so net runrate...

  • on March 4, 2014, 7:03 GMT

    Indian fans please stop day dreaming .....

  • on March 4, 2014, 6:58 GMT

    Bangladesh Pls Win Today's Big game against Pak. So that all Team will have hope for Final, India , Pak & Ban ...

  • on March 4, 2014, 6:45 GMT

    Bangladash who lost from Afganistan and now expecting to win from Pakistan and will get a bonus as well... simply living in dreams.... WOW

  • Qa_ankit on March 4, 2014, 6:45 GMT

    What about one scenario. Bangladesh beat both the team. One with bonus points. Total points will be 9. (Which is not at all possible) India beat afga with bonus points. Total points 9. Pakistan total points 9. Now as per the Asia cup rule, if three teams are tied on same point. So if will go to head to head match, then india beat bang. Bang beat pak. Pak beat ind. Then who will enter in finals???. Will be run rate?? if it is then i can take india chances still at .001 %. Am i rite.

  • Moheuddin on March 4, 2014, 6:42 GMT

    Of course BD must win next two with bonus point that means BD and SL play the final match of Asian Cup 2014.

  • Dhutugemunu on March 4, 2014, 6:39 GMT

    @ Zapsido ; Read my comment again. Seems like you don't understand sarcasm.

  • on March 4, 2014, 6:29 GMT

    A Reality Check to Overconfident Indian Fans: INDIANS ARE NOT GOING TO THE FINAL!!!! Its Most Likely going to Be SL vs PAK and A Little Possibility of SL vs BD but India, I Dont Think So, Currently Afgans are more qualified for Asia Cup Final than India Cricket Team...

    If BD Goes to The Final I Will Be The Happiest Person, Almost Same for Pakistan, But India..HELL NO

  • Indian_Kari_Pakku on March 4, 2014, 6:29 GMT

    India still have a small chance to enter the finals.

    1. Bangladesh beats both Pakistan and Sri Lanka and get 1 bonus point from one of these matches.

    2. India win the Afghanistan match with 1 bonus point and highest net run rate.

    This scenario all 3 teams ends up with 9 points in the table. And all teams have beat 1 team too. So the team with the highest net run rate will proceed to Finals.

    In the event of teams finishing on equal points, the right to play in the final match or series will be determined as follows:

    The team with the most number of wins If still equal, the team with the most number of wins over the other team(s) who are equal on points and have the same number of wins If still equal, the team with the highest number of bonus points If still equal, the team with the highest net run rate

  • Mobin_My_Name on March 4, 2014, 6:25 GMT

    If bangladesh win next 2 games without bonus tym then even india winning wd bonus point against afghan (which is most likely) r afghan win against india wd a bonus point(which iz highly unlikly) will have no impact n Pakistan will enter Finale wd Srilanka on hear to head win badis against india n afghan. Cricket iz a funny game u never nw what happened next.

  • FaisalGhaffar on March 4, 2014, 6:21 GMT

    Scenario 1 Bangladesh win both their Games with 2 bonus points BD will have 10 Points so they will qualify for Finals Scenario 2 Bangladesh win both their Games, & one with bonus point (BD will have 9 Points) If any thing happens like this BD should be given trophy without playing final. Calculators are working but brains ain't.

  • on March 4, 2014, 6:18 GMT

    Scenario 4 Bangladesh win both their Games, & one with bonus point (BD will have 9 Points) India win against Afghanistan without Bonus Point (IND will have 8 Points) So the equation will PAK 9 POINTS, BD 9 POINTS, IND Will be out of the tournament with 8 POINTS In this case BD will Cruse to finals

  • on March 4, 2014, 6:11 GMT

    Scenario 3 BD win against PAK with or without Bonus Point & Lose against SL IND win against AFG with Bonus Point Equation will be

    Pak 9 Points Ind 9 Points BD out of the tournament with 4 or 5 Points

    In this case Pak will cruse to Finals as they have Won head to head match against IND

  • Mobin_My_Name on March 4, 2014, 6:06 GMT

    @saintsinister we Pakistani still nt in final becoz if bangladesh beat pakistan n then beat srilanka wd a bonus point then my deah bangladesh will go through to finale on head to head win basis. Also a possibilty if india also win against afghan wd a bonus point then the team wd higher run rate will meet Srilanka in Grand Finale. So Pakistan need to win todays match becoz calculaterz r still working deah :(

  • Mobin_My_Name on March 4, 2014, 6:02 GMT

    @saintsinister we Pakistani still nt in final becoz if bangladesh beat pakistan n then beat srilanka wd a bonus point then my deah bangladesh will go through to finale on head to head win basis. Also a possibilty if india also win against afghan wd a bonus point then the team wd higher run rate will meet Srilanka in Grand Finale. So Pakistan need to win todays match becoz calculaterz r still working deah :(

  • on March 4, 2014, 6:01 GMT

    Pak is not in finals yet,though their chances are bright

    Scenario 1 Bangladesh win both their Games with 2 bonus points BD will have 10 Points so they will qualify for Finals

    Scenario 2 Bangladesh win both their Games, & one with bonus point (BD will have 9 Points) India win against Afghanistan with Bonus Point (IND will have 9 Points) So the equation will PAK 9 POINTS, IND 9 POINTS, BD 9 POINTS,

    IN THIS CASE Team With Highest Net Run-rate Will Qualify to Finals

  • on March 4, 2014, 5:57 GMT

    Bangladesh team's pathetic performance in eaaach tournament shows that they should play with Associates not with test nations. After 14 years of test cricket, they are still execusing at post match conferences. Shame

  • on March 4, 2014, 5:56 GMT

    Pakistan is in final already doesn't matter if they lose this match or not. If you look at Point table link http://www.espncricinfo.com/asia-cup-2014/engine/series/671665.html?view=pointstable

    "In the event of teams finishing on equal points, the right to play in the final match or series will be determined as follows:

    The team with the most number of wins If still equal, the team with the most number of wins over the other team(s) who are equal on points and have the same number of wins If still equal, the team with the highest number of bonus points If still equal, the team with the highest net run rate"

    If Pakistan lost and India win with extra point next game still Pakistan will be 9 points same as India so Pakistan will go to final because Pak beat Ind in 1 game

  • on March 4, 2014, 5:48 GMT

    This funny BD fans are calculating points!!!!

    Pak will win this match with bonus point... BD is a minnow team

  • on March 4, 2014, 5:31 GMT

    Shakib has to play a crucial role with the bat and ball to win against Pakistan.

  • on March 4, 2014, 5:22 GMT

    Pakistan is in final in any case, as follows, as per Bullet Number 2. The case of Run Rate will be the third option which is not applicable in any case in this tournament right now:

    In the event of teams finishing on equal points, the right to play in the final match or series will be determined as follows:

    The team with the most number of wins - If still equal, the team with the most number of wins over the other team(s) who are equal on points and have the same number of wins - If still equal, the team with the highest number of bonus points - If still equal, the team with the highest net run rate

  • on March 4, 2014, 5:04 GMT

    pakistan are in the final even if they lose to bangladesh In the event of teams finishing on equal points, the right to play in the final match or series will be determined as follows:

    1.The team with the most number of wins 2.If still equal, the team with the most number of wins over the other team(s) who are equal on points and have the same number of wins 3.If still equal, the team with the highest number of bonus points 4.If still equal, the team with the highest net run rate

    SO PAKISTAN ARE AHEAD OF INDIA EVEN IF INDIA WIN WITH BONUS POINT

  • match_referee7 on March 4, 2014, 4:56 GMT

    I think BD players are not that bad as everyone thinks. I follow all the teams from Oz. If you look at some of the BD batsmen they are really good. Unfortunately they faced a tough SL team and lost all the confidence. It's not that easy to beat SL in one day matches. On their recent tours to Australia they won the series and on the last one they drew 2 all and won the t20 matches. Ask Michael Clarke, he will tell you how difficult is to beat them. Good luck BD. You will be okey.

  • Albert_cambell on March 4, 2014, 4:55 GMT

    After tomorrows game BD will officially become as the worst team from the Subcontinent. Congrats to BD for taking the wooden spoon in this Asia cup.

  • saintsinister on March 4, 2014, 4:45 GMT

    Exactly right @ Siki_naeem. That is why I am confused with the Subject line of this topic 'Pakistan a win from berth in final'. Pakistan already is in the final even if we lose while giving away a bonus point. Even if India/ Afghanistan win their final game with a bonus point then head to head Pakistan marches on.

  • YRaz on March 4, 2014, 4:33 GMT

    Yes, The BD team needs Shakib Al Hasan back. BD team is not mentally strong without him. Hope to see him back.

  • Siki_naeem on March 4, 2014, 4:23 GMT

    Pakistan will make to the finals if they even lose against Bangladesh because of the rule implemented in Asia Cup .(Rule No 2 will make Pakistan to qualify for Final). Details of those rules are ....

    In the event of teams finishing on equal points, the right to play in the final match or series will be determined as follows:

    1:) The team with the most number of wins 2:) If still equal, the team with the most number of wins over the other team(s) who are equal on points and have the same number of wins 3:) If still equal, the team with the highest number of bonus points 4:) If still equal, the team with the highest net run rate

    In a match declared as no result, run rate is not applicable.

  • Damian123 on March 4, 2014, 4:22 GMT

    None of the other Asian 'minnows' can match SL.

  • on March 4, 2014, 4:14 GMT

    oh come guys let's face the reality. bangladesh has to win against pakistan with a bonus point that will make them 5 points. then next match has to win from srilanka with a bonus to gain 5 points. 5+5=10 points and pakistan has 9. if bangladesh wins 2 matches with 1 bonus it will make pakistan and bangladesh equal on 9 but pakistan has good run rate so bangladesh is out. if bangladesh wins 2 matches without bonus the points will be 8 < 9 (pak) bangladesh is out again. so conclusion is 2 match win with 2 bonus points will make them through to final. have a good day

  • FHZAHID on March 4, 2014, 4:13 GMT

    Not so simple for Bangladesh if they win against Pakistan & Sri Lanka. Their record against both the teams is very poor. They have recently lost a series against Sri Lanka by 3-0.

    Furthermore, India can win against Afghanistan with bonus point. So more worries for BD.

  • Sajeeb_Narail on March 4, 2014, 4:07 GMT

    My BD team will be like this 1 Anamul Haque (wk), 2 Shamsur Rahman 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Nasir Hossain, 7 Ziaur Rahman, 8 Mahmudullah, 9 Arafat Sunny, 10 Al-Amin Hossain, 11 Rubel Hossain.

  • on March 4, 2014, 3:50 GMT

    I think pakistan has already qualified. see only practical threat pakistan face is from india, but even if pakistan doesnt win agaisnt bangladesh and india win by even a million runs; india get one bonus point . so, india and pakistan would be tied at 9 points each ...now the rule states that incae of two teams being tied on points ,they see who has won head to head between those teams! PS: unless bangladesh win botht heir matches and atleast one being a bonus point win, they would qualify instead!

  • on March 4, 2014, 3:41 GMT

    What's more annoying to see is the statements by this Bangladeshi's captain and some of his team mates. one told it would be not an upset if we beat India, and the captain told they should be shame to beat by SL. lol wow that must mean that BD are WC champions and top of the ranking in all Test, ODI and T20's.. lol i always said BD are minnows, than Afgans, and they will newer improve. there's no need to be shame to got beaten by Afgans, because Afgans are far more talented than Bangladesh for sure

  • swapnilrane on March 4, 2014, 3:39 GMT

    I don't understand how India still has chance to qualify... here are rules : In the event of teams finishing on equal points, the right to play in the final match or series will be determined as follows: 1.The team with the most number of wins 2.If still equal, the team with the most number of wins over the other team(s) who are equal on points and have the same number of wins 3.If still equal, the team with the highest number of bonus points 4.If still equal, the team with the highest net run rate

    the only scenario that can put India is final is: BAN wins over PAK with bonus point, India defeat AF with bonus point (& with higher run-rate), BAN defeat SL : all team finishing with 9 points and same no of wins but rule no 4 can out India in final.

    None of the other case can put India in Final, because run rate comes last and as per rule no 2 only PAK can qualify.

    BAN must will both matches and that too one with bonus point to get India in.

  • on March 4, 2014, 3:10 GMT

    I am a Bangladeshi and after I saw the Indian sponsor 'SAHARA' is written with BIGGER letters on the front of the jersey and above the 'BANGLADESH' I lost all of the hope in BD cricket team. Since, I saw that I didn't care if BD lost or not but still inside of me was somehow supporting BD without the permission of me. write the 'SAHARA' with smaller letters and below the country's name otherwise It wouldn't hurt me if BD loses.

  • on March 4, 2014, 3:00 GMT

    Bengalis punch above their weight when the expectations are very low...and the expectations now will be the lowest for the last few years...but realistically speaking,Pakistan have beaten their arch rivals,in a very tense situation(although they made it tough themselves) and the confidence gained from that will be really high....bangladesh has a messed up team balance..but will be boosted by shakibs return...but i think its going to have to be really special from bangladesh to beat pakistan looking at the current form of the two teams...the stats back pakistan..but this is cricket and anything can happen although i feel pakistan should win comfortably...if they lose then i am pretty sure sri lanka will give an easy bonus point win to bangladesh to face them in finals....if that somehow happens,sri lanka will lose to bangladesh surely...but thats very unlikely...anyway..it will be decided today..

  • bootlicker on March 4, 2014, 2:54 GMT

    Jahanzeb Jahangeer Dars, you have no idea about the situation. PAK have not qualified yet to play the final with SL. It could be anybody, supposing if BAN win against PAK with a bonus point and BAN repeat the same thing against SL they will have 10 points. But PAK will have only 9 points and they will be out of the tournament. Also if India will win with a bonus point against AFGAN they will have 9 points equal to PAK. If BAN get 9 points beating PAK with a bonus point and SL without a bonus point they will also have 9 points. So this will apply to AFGAN as well. Technically three teams can get 9 points before the finals. Then the run rate will be coming to play to decide the second finalist. So there are a few scenarios like this for in the tournament now. Please understand the real situation without being too emotional.

  • Oracle_Magus on March 4, 2014, 2:30 GMT

    Sri Lanka has cemented their berth in the Final after yesterday's match and have undoubtedly proved themselves to be the strongest team in the tournament. Paks have time and again proved their bowling fire power, but has always seems to be wanting in their batting department. Though BD is yet to open their tally in the points table, they still have a chance to make it to the finals, but the Challenge is to beat the top 2 teams and also secure a bonus point. They have beaten the Lankans and Paks before and can do it yet again. But they have to keep it simple and Chase the target in less than 40 overs in this game if they win the toss. Shaqib back in the team will surely boost their confidence and if they manage to keep the Paks under 250 they can fancy their chances. We can hope for a good contest here and wish both teams the very best.

  • on March 4, 2014, 1:22 GMT

    hzubair@33 ...cricket is now at his last stage b coz of politics .w cup 11 best example

  • mainul079080 on March 4, 2014, 0:48 GMT

    One bad series and Mushfiq is criticisizing his players' dedication in front of the media!It shows his immaturity.He proved himself as an immaturity first time when he suddenly quit captaincy after Zimbabwe tour and now he is openly destroying the confidence of his players.I did not like this at all. Look at Dhoni.After tons of embarrassing defeats he still remained cool in front of the journalists and backed his players.That is the way to bring the lost confidence and hunger in your team.Mushfiq is a very good player and captain. Just he needs to hold himself back. BCB has selected the best squad available in the country.So whom Mushfiq is looking forward to replace them?Still i have strong confidence on these players' abilities. This is just a bad lean of patch. May be Bangladesh can beat Pakistan today and then everybody will again begin to praise them.

  • on March 4, 2014, 0:36 GMT

    BCB should keep in mind to produce as slow wicket as possible , absolutely nothing for the fast bowlers

  • on March 4, 2014, 0:29 GMT

    Being a BAN supporter, I realistically don't see them winning this against Pakistan at this stage. They are morally down and out, still 2 key players missing in Tamim and Mashrafe, bowlers out of form, middle order in tatters, Gazi injured as well....and on top of that they are in a pretty bad rift with the board and selection committee. All in all pretty bad times for Bangladesh cricket, but it's all part of the game. There will be ups and downs and it will be interesting to see just how soon they can all just pull up their socks and come together. I hope to see a good match still and will be wishing all the best to both the teams.

  • on March 4, 2014, 0:28 GMT

    I wish bangladesh will win..

  • on March 4, 2014, 0:13 GMT

    I feel sorry for shakib suspension. Although shakib, his captain and coach apologies for it but the BCB didn't show any respect for their apology. Worse board in management. Best of luck Shakib

  • on March 3, 2014, 23:17 GMT

    Pakistan Should Bring In Fawad Alam for Sharjeel Khan, Alam is much better batsman

  • on March 3, 2014, 23:00 GMT

    Just read the rules in points table tab of Asia Cup 2014....

    "If still equal, the team with the most number of wins over the other team(s) who are equal on points and have the same number of wins "

    So even if India wins over Afg with bonus point and Pak loose against BD still Pakistan is the one going through to the Final or Other team that will have a chance will be BD in case they win with a Bonus point in their match agains Pak or SL. The equation is clear to me in any case India is out of Asia Cup.

  • Ain_EL_Sabet on March 3, 2014, 21:50 GMT

    WE BD FANS WANT BD LOSE TO PAK becuz that will make both us and our cricket friend SriLankan fans happy . Oh wait .. pak fans would be happy too if BD makes sure arch rival of pak out of the tourney and pak qualifies . BD try to win against SL but lose this one.

    @ Warm_Coffee I hear ya , Ziaur Rahman is such a t20 material . If he is not selected for t20 wc then BD selectors must be selected first.

  • BanglaBandhu on March 3, 2014, 21:50 GMT

    I know many IND fans, will be hoping for a BD victory to enhance their chances of qualification. However, for BD that's not a factor. BD would like to win against PAK to regain some confidence going in against their last team SL and moving forward, the ICC World T20. BD have dropped to their lowest levels in ytwo years so it can't really get any worse. So in that sense they have everything to play for and nothing to lose.

  • on March 3, 2014, 21:45 GMT

    Atif suleman...pak is already through...don't gorget pak have the bonus point ! BD if even win both of their games,they still wont be able to make it to the finals

  • darsh127 on March 3, 2014, 20:33 GMT

    Bangladesh should be happy knowing they have billion plus supporters than what they already have. If pak lose against bangladesh, then India will definitely make it to finals.

  • on March 3, 2014, 20:32 GMT

    Even if Pakistan lose tomorrow which I highly doubt then they still can qualify due to net run rate and our position in the table.

  • Zapsido on March 3, 2014, 20:31 GMT

    @Dhutugemunu:

    Please see the stats. BD only won 1 match against Pakistan in 31 matches. And that too we donated You to get the Test Status. You Won a last ODI against Pakistan in 1999 WC.

    Thinking of beating Pakistan with a Bonus Point is truly living in a Fool's paradise.

  • on March 3, 2014, 20:19 GMT

    Cant blv ppl are not reading the title o the article they are reading, "pakistan a win away from final berth" Pakistan hve not Qualified yet, if the rad BD then they certainly qualify. Technically Pak, Ind, AFG and BD all have the chance to Qualify. But most likely it will be Pak according to the odds.

  • on March 3, 2014, 20:09 GMT

    Come on people! Last time I said here that Afghanistan will win. Thats happen, This time its seems to me that Bangladesh will make the last laugh. Lets see... Both team are the most unpredicted team of the world.

    at the moment only 1 spot of the final are confirm as for Srilanka. If Bangladesh win today then tournament will be open for rest of all. 2nd spot will depend on Srilanka which team they want in the final they can get,I am sour they will like to have Bangladesh in the final except Pakistan & India.

  • Warm_Coffee on March 3, 2014, 20:07 GMT

    I'm shocked Ziaur Rahman is not in Bangladesh's T20 squad. He was the top run scorer against Afghanistan whom will be our first opponents in World T20. Its not like we boast of big strong hitters or something. What a joke.

  • mzm149 on March 3, 2014, 20:03 GMT

    Can't wait for another Hafeez's special against his favorite opponents in the final. His 3 centuries against them in a series were not enough.

  • mzm149 on March 3, 2014, 19:52 GMT

    @Herath-UK: You are already coming up with excuses even before playing against Pakistan in final. I guess memory of that incredible chase of 300 runs in two test sessions which Pakistan pulled out against your team is still fresh in your mind.

  • Syed_imran_abbas on March 3, 2014, 19:41 GMT

    Hundred from one of pakistani openers.. And 50+ from Mishnah and akmal. Pakistan will win inshAllah

  • on March 3, 2014, 19:40 GMT

    why not rest some regulars Gul, Junaid, Ajmal , keep them fresh and hungry for the final and bring in Bhatti, anwar ali, fawad alam and abdul rehman for the next game.

  • on March 3, 2014, 19:23 GMT

    as pakistan have already have made their way to final,, so now its time to go new players some chance,, so pakistan should rest misbah saeed and gull, as the big match (final) is coming and gull and ajmal should have some rest,, and players like fawaad rehman and anwar get their chance in the team,, and hafeez bhai should step down and try to finish the game, and shezad should learn to score big score like sangakara,, not to score 30-50 and play a poor and rash shot and got out .. so tomorrow this team should play,,

    1:ahmed 2:sharjeel 3:fawaad 4:sohaib 5:hafeez 6:akmal 7:anwar 8:shahid 9:rehman 10 :talha 11: junaid

    and team for final should be: 1:ahmed 2:sharjeel 3:hafeez 4:fawaad 5:misbah 6:akmal 7:shahid 8:talha 9:gul 10:ajmal 11;junaid

  • on March 3, 2014, 19:08 GMT

    We will win tomorrow . In shaAllah. go tiger go

  • on March 3, 2014, 19:05 GMT

    Pakistan haven't qualified as if Bangladesh win against Pakistan and Sri Lanka which is a hard task but is possible mathematically then in that case Bangladesh will go through

  • Dhutugemunu on March 3, 2014, 19:04 GMT

    I wonder why Mushfiq or any BD players don't make any statements on this match like "We will beat Pak with the Bonus Point, Beating Pak will not be an upset, It will be shameful if we loose to Pak. etc."

  • on March 3, 2014, 18:53 GMT

    If it's indeed correct that Pak have already qualified, then I'm putting my house on a Bangladesh win. I'll leave it at that.

  • British_North_America on March 3, 2014, 18:38 GMT

    LOL! Commitment of Naeem? How many chances he get and how many Mahmudullah get?

  • Herath-UK on March 3, 2014, 18:36 GMT

    Wonder who set the schedule up? any Pak member?Why if Pak qualifies for the final,somebody would have envisaged that before, it gets two additional days resting before the final whereas Sri Lankans have to play on Thursday.That's not fair play just giving only one day rest to the Lankan players specially in a case of injury no time to recover.However the tricks usually fail I'm sure Lankans will pull off a good win in the final whoever it may be.

  • marlboro19 on March 3, 2014, 18:31 GMT

    It's one thing to read the rules, and another to apply them. In theory, Ind can make it to final, however unlikely. The key is that people have already rules BD out. If Bd makes it to two consecutive wins with exactly one bonus point, they would be tied with PAk. To introduce symmetry, let Ind join them with one bonus point win from the last math. Scenario- three teams with one win each over the rest two and one lse. Result- Most wins rule does not produce a single winner.consequence- Net run rate is applied.

  • mraz on March 3, 2014, 18:24 GMT

    hope bangladesh will win ....

  • Sajid111 on March 3, 2014, 18:03 GMT

    Guys stop arguing.....PAK will win tomorrow end of.

  • AAQ5 on March 3, 2014, 17:49 GMT

    All prayers with Pakistan for this Asia Cup!!!

  • anik_TM on March 3, 2014, 17:42 GMT

    Go Tigers........................

  • on March 3, 2014, 17:38 GMT

    India and Afghanistan can NOT make the FINAL. The rules say if the teams finish with the same number of points then the team with the most wins, followed by the result between the teams are taken into consideration. Since Pakistan has beaten both Afghanistan and India neither can go to the final even if they get the bonus point and Pakistan lose to Bangladesh.

  • crikDoctor on March 3, 2014, 17:28 GMT

    I don't understand why Indians are hoping for a place in the final. The rule here is if points are equals 'head to head' is considered. So India/Afghanistan can only get 9 points maximum and since Pakistan has thrashed both. No chance lol

  • on March 3, 2014, 17:02 GMT

    shouldnt the net run rate decide the place in final if the points are equal i.e 9 between two or more teams?

  • on March 3, 2014, 17:01 GMT

    Definitely Bangladesh is really going through a rough time. But when people expect least from them normally they are relaxed and play better. If BD wins tomorrow then SL will more likely concede a bonus point loss to them and want to play the final with BD. That will be an interesting game ;) best of luck!!

  • NomanAhmad on March 3, 2014, 16:59 GMT

    SL is the only team which has qualified for the final. Any one of the remaining four teams can still join them there. There are more than a few scenarios, where we can have a three way tie on points/bonus-points and head-to-head wins, bringing net-run-rate as the tie breaker.

    In all likelihood though Pakistan will beat Bangladesh tomorrow and in doing so, reach the final.

  • mzm149 on March 3, 2014, 16:47 GMT

    Pakistan should rest Junaid Khan for tomorrow and play Rehman instead. Mirpur pitches are very spin friendly. The same ground will be used for 6 games and they don't have enough time for pitch preparation. By the time of final, the pitch will become more spinner friendly. Pakistan definitely needs to give more practice to Rehman in case he is needed for final.

    1. Hafeez 2. Shehzad 3. Fawad 4. Misbah 5. Umar 6. Sohaib 7. Afridi 8. Bhatti/ Anwar 9. Rehman 10. Gul/ Talha 11. Ajmal

    I hope that was the last game for Sharjeel.

  • on March 3, 2014, 16:40 GMT

    i wish every one was in final.hahaha

  • on March 3, 2014, 16:39 GMT

    indian fans r dreaming but nothing will happen.bangla won't win single match and india will be out of asia cup. now days fans r not fool, they r also clever.

  • on March 3, 2014, 16:35 GMT

    hahaha i like that @kalpesh

  • Shani_cricket on March 3, 2014, 16:25 GMT

    Pakistan are already in FINAL, as Pakistan has beaten India. The headline of this article do not make any sense. The point system for this Asia Cup is: In the event of teams finishing on equal points, the right to play in the final match or series will be determined as follows: - The team with the most number of wins - If still equal, the team with the most number of wins over the other team(s) who are equal on points and have the same number of wins (note: Pakistan has beaten India.) - If still equal, the team with the highest number of bonus points - If still equal, the team with the highest net run rate. Pakistan in FINAL and InshaAllah will win and retain the ASIA CUP.

  • on March 3, 2014, 16:07 GMT

    One equation can take india through to final. Bangladesh won against Pakistan with bonus point : Ban :4 Pak :9 ind :4 India win with bonus point and increase their run-rate from Ban and Pak: Ind :9 Pak :9 Ban :4 Bangladesh get narrow win over SL Ban :9 Ind :9 Pak :9 Then it comes to this rule (the team with the most number of wins over the other team(s) who are equal on points and have the same number of wins)

    But it can't be applicable here as three teams are there with ( 1 win and 1 lose against other team) SO at the end it will come on Net Run Rate and if India have more run-rate then Pak and ban then they will go through.. possibility is 0.001% for India and for Pakistan it is 99.999% But god knows what will happen.

  • Ain_EL_Sabet on March 3, 2014, 15:55 GMT

    I think pak should replace junaid khan for the final against lanka. It is Nasir hossain who should be replaced for Kayes , NOT Shamsur Rahman, are you seriously kidding me ! Shamsur is a fine opener who can thrash any team in the world , on the other hand nasir is totally out of form and nowhere near commited. Kayes is in good touch and he should replace nasir but not shamsur noway.

    My BD XI is -

    1. Shamsur , 2. Imrul, 3. Momenul, 4. Anamul, 5. Mushfiq , 6. Shakib , 7. Zia , 8. M Riad , 9. Forhad Reza 10. Arafat Sunny , 11. Razzak/Alamin

  • hasib9 on March 3, 2014, 15:48 GMT

    Let me advise Mushfiq not to use Zia against Afridi. Medium fast bowling is Afridi's favorite. Use Razzak or Shakib.

  • on March 3, 2014, 15:48 GMT

    My Best 11s:1 Anamul Haque (wk), 2 Imrul Kayes, 3 Mominul Haque, 4 Mushfiqur Rahim (capt), 5 Shakib Al Hasan, 6 Nasir Hossain, 7 Ziaur Rahman, 8 Mahmudullah, 9 Arafat Sunny, 10 Al-Amin Hossain, 11 Rubel Hossain.If Bangladesh beat Pakistan,Bangladesh will a good chance to go Final. In Last match, Srilanka rest their valuable player because the already go final... so Bangladesh Vs Pakistan Match in very important for Bangladesh,India,Pakistam...as i Bangladesh supporter ,I hope Bangladesh will win against Pakistan

  • on March 3, 2014, 15:47 GMT

    if India or Afghanistan wins with bonus point Pakistan will play final with Srilanka because

    In the event of teams finishing on equal points, the right to play in the final match or series will be determined as follows:

    The team with the most number of wins If still equal, the team with the most number of wins over the other team(s) who are equal on points and have the same number of wins If still equal, the team with the highest number of bonus points If still equal, the team with the highest net run rate Now i think it is chance for Bangladesh if wins both matches with bonus point or atleast one correct me if i m wrong

  • on March 3, 2014, 15:43 GMT

    Saad Malik. Interesting theory as its very much possible.

  • on March 3, 2014, 15:41 GMT

    Khurram. Dont worry about qualification. Here are the rules.

    In the event of teams finishing on equal points, the right to play in the final match or series will be determined as follows:

    The team with the most number of winsIf still equal, the team with the most number of wins over the other team(s) who are equal on points and have the same number of winsIf still equal, the team with the highest number of bonus pointsIf still equal, the team with the highest net run rate

    In a match declared as no result, run rate is not applicable.

  • on March 3, 2014, 15:40 GMT

    BD cricket team recent performance is concerning. loss against afhgan is simply shocked me.we should give chance to these players who dedicate for the team . nasir / tamim must go now.

  • on March 3, 2014, 15:29 GMT

    Well, Pakistan should play the best tomorrow against Bangladesh. This will assure the elimination of Bangladesh, and India. The two arc- rivals. Good Luck Pakistan.

  • on March 3, 2014, 15:26 GMT

    Tournament Ups & Downs:

    Sri-Lanka: (placed in final) already in Final with 13 points

    India: (no-chance) India has only 1 match left against Afganisthan, even if India win with a bonus point, they are not going to final because , in face-to-face, Pakistan have won, In that case, Pakistan will go in final

    BD: (have chance) if they can beat Pakistan with a bonus point and win in the last game against Sr-Lanka, they will go to final

    Afganisthan: (no chance) : even if Afganisthan beat India with a bonus point, they have no chance bcoz, they lost against Pakistan

    Pakistan: Tomorrow's match against BD is very crucial to confirm the place in final.

    So, If Pakistan win tomorrow, then its Sri-Lanka vs Pakistan final :(

  • romirom on March 3, 2014, 15:25 GMT

    The team wit the most number of win over the other teams who are equal on points and have same number of wins. can somebody tel me what does it mean? is there any chance for india to qualify? i dön't think so. why cricinfo publish the news that there is still hope for india and pak tomorrow win make them into final. i think they are already in final bcoz they have already win over india. so on head to head basic pak through to final.

  • mensan on March 3, 2014, 15:18 GMT

    Pakistan already in final where they will meet Sri Lanka. Last 3 league matches are inconsequential dead rubbers.

  • on March 3, 2014, 15:02 GMT

    If Pak lose tomorrow, I dont trust Sri Lanka. They have bowled no balls to let other players to not get 100. If Pak loses BD gets 4 points. You never know Sri Lanka can lose from Bangladesh Miserably, and give them bonus point which mean Pak an BD tied on 9 points. In that situation team will go through who won head to head game.

  • on March 3, 2014, 14:58 GMT

    ok according to rules is it confirmed that it will be pak and SL no matter what happens with the results of remaining matches.

  • dual.citizen on March 3, 2014, 13:30 GMT

    Pakistan are into final even if they lose this match. I would suggest Pakistan lose against BD to give them chance to breath otherwise they may be dead as well.

  • rsmehdihasan on March 3, 2014, 13:09 GMT

    BD batsman should concentrate more on singles and odd boundaries. This is one way you can ease of pressure. They should more work with ease singles. Mushfiq should create more pressure in the middle part of the game more attacking approach. Bowlers should work with stamp to stamp with good line and length. in NZ and WIndies series 2/3 players clicks . So everyone need to work together.

  • TowfiqueToronto on March 3, 2014, 13:07 GMT

    BD Team is going trough a very tough time. And it happens will all other big teams as well so don't be too much worry. I believe Shakib comeback will boast up team confidence.

  • on March 3, 2014, 13:04 GMT

    Mathematically india still have a chance to play final if result if this match goes in their favor.

    I think pakistan has more to work out. they won last 2 games but in all 3 games, they made plenty of errors. Not seen much improvement in 3 games. needless run outs, needless shots when things were going fine. They almost thrown it away yesterday but were lucky that it was the day when the Afridi we all knew turned up. wont work all the time.

    All players have some sort of score in last 3 games. Might want fawad alam in playing 11 but i dont think they will do any change.

    Talha has good game. To me, going in with 3 fast bowlers+ Ajmal & Hafeez-afridi ( both inconsistent ) is not the way forward. 3rd fast bowler should be a batting all rounder. Need to improve bhatti & anwar's bowling a bit.

    But for this game it will be talha if he is fully fit. Should not risk him like irfan if there is little bit doubt.

    BD gave good fight last time. should bat really well to fix final place.

  • on March 3, 2014, 12:54 GMT

    Bangladesh will win this game, I am pretty sure because this match will decide who will be on Bangladesh Team in future and who will be dropped so All players will try to cement their place in the team

  • asiacricket1234 on March 3, 2014, 10:42 GMT

    Shakib deserved to be punished but 3 match ban was too much. Anyway having one player back is not going to make much change. Half of the team don't seems to have any wish to play for the country anymore, Nasir, Razzak, Naeme etc. acted like they would rather be in bed than on the field. I don't think we are getting anything good from Asia Cup :(

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  • asiacricket1234 on March 3, 2014, 10:42 GMT

    Shakib deserved to be punished but 3 match ban was too much. Anyway having one player back is not going to make much change. Half of the team don't seems to have any wish to play for the country anymore, Nasir, Razzak, Naeme etc. acted like they would rather be in bed than on the field. I don't think we are getting anything good from Asia Cup :(

  • on March 3, 2014, 12:54 GMT

    Bangladesh will win this game, I am pretty sure because this match will decide who will be on Bangladesh Team in future and who will be dropped so All players will try to cement their place in the team

  • on March 3, 2014, 13:04 GMT

    Mathematically india still have a chance to play final if result if this match goes in their favor.

    I think pakistan has more to work out. they won last 2 games but in all 3 games, they made plenty of errors. Not seen much improvement in 3 games. needless run outs, needless shots when things were going fine. They almost thrown it away yesterday but were lucky that it was the day when the Afridi we all knew turned up. wont work all the time.

    All players have some sort of score in last 3 games. Might want fawad alam in playing 11 but i dont think they will do any change.

    Talha has good game. To me, going in with 3 fast bowlers+ Ajmal & Hafeez-afridi ( both inconsistent ) is not the way forward. 3rd fast bowler should be a batting all rounder. Need to improve bhatti & anwar's bowling a bit.

    But for this game it will be talha if he is fully fit. Should not risk him like irfan if there is little bit doubt.

    BD gave good fight last time. should bat really well to fix final place.

  • TowfiqueToronto on March 3, 2014, 13:07 GMT

    BD Team is going trough a very tough time. And it happens will all other big teams as well so don't be too much worry. I believe Shakib comeback will boast up team confidence.

  • rsmehdihasan on March 3, 2014, 13:09 GMT

    BD batsman should concentrate more on singles and odd boundaries. This is one way you can ease of pressure. They should more work with ease singles. Mushfiq should create more pressure in the middle part of the game more attacking approach. Bowlers should work with stamp to stamp with good line and length. in NZ and WIndies series 2/3 players clicks . So everyone need to work together.

  • dual.citizen on March 3, 2014, 13:30 GMT

    Pakistan are into final even if they lose this match. I would suggest Pakistan lose against BD to give them chance to breath otherwise they may be dead as well.

  • on March 3, 2014, 14:58 GMT

    ok according to rules is it confirmed that it will be pak and SL no matter what happens with the results of remaining matches.

  • on March 3, 2014, 15:02 GMT

    If Pak lose tomorrow, I dont trust Sri Lanka. They have bowled no balls to let other players to not get 100. If Pak loses BD gets 4 points. You never know Sri Lanka can lose from Bangladesh Miserably, and give them bonus point which mean Pak an BD tied on 9 points. In that situation team will go through who won head to head game.

  • mensan on March 3, 2014, 15:18 GMT

    Pakistan already in final where they will meet Sri Lanka. Last 3 league matches are inconsequential dead rubbers.

  • romirom on March 3, 2014, 15:25 GMT

    The team wit the most number of win over the other teams who are equal on points and have same number of wins. can somebody tel me what does it mean? is there any chance for india to qualify? i dön't think so. why cricinfo publish the news that there is still hope for india and pak tomorrow win make them into final. i think they are already in final bcoz they have already win over india. so on head to head basic pak through to final.