Asian Cricket Council’s premier championship Asia Cup returns for its fourteenth edition and will commence on Friday, September 15 when Bangladesh will take on Sri Lanka in the first fixture of Asia Cup 2018 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. Both teams have played 42 ODI’s against each other with the Islanders comprehensively leading the scoreline 36-6.
In their most recent clash in January 2018, Sri Lanka got the better of Bangladesh to win Tri-series final at Dhaka. After electing to bat first, Sri Lanka scored 221 and then bowled Bangladesh out for just 142 in the 42nd over to secure a 79-run win.Bangladesh are coming into this tournament on the back of a 2-1 ODI series win against the host West Indies and will be pleased with their recent ODI performances. After winning the opening match of that series by 48 runs, Bangladesh faced a three-run defeat in the second match and then won the third and deciding game by 18 runs. atting: Tamim Iqbal is Bangladesh leading run-getter in ODIs with 6305 runs. He was in superb form in the recently concluded Windies ODI series as he ended the series with 287 runs comprising respective scores of 130*, 54 and 103 in three matches and is expected to begin Asia Cup campaign with same enthusiasm
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