Bangladesh openers Liton Das and Mehidy Hasan have made a good start and are putting on a partnership for the first wicket. Earlier, Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl first in the final. India are gunning for their seventh Asia Cup title while Bangladesh are looking for their maiden title.
Defending champions India are the favourites to lift the Asia Cup trophy for the record seventh time when they face a confident Bangladesh in the Asia Cup 2018 final at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. For India, the last-ball draw against Afghanistan in their final Super Four encounter will serve as an eye opener for the Indian team, who were without their top guns in the inconsequential tie. With both, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan set to return to the playing XI, and KL Rahul and Ambati Rayudu in equally top form, it will be interesting to see if the Indian team management decides to play Rahul in the middle order.