The third match of the Asia Cup T20 is scheduled for 26th February between Bangladesh and UAE, there has been a long standing rivalry between these two teams, both the teams equally need to win this match to prove themselves and earn some much need confidence for the upcoming ICC World Cup. In the past we have seen the two teams clash against each other when team UAE considered amateurs, in the year 2008 the first match of the Asia Cup at Lahore proved to be quite bad for UAE as they lost the match to Bangladesh by 96 runs. But their bowling performance was not so bad because of strong bowlers like Amjad Ali, Zahid Shah and Khurram Khan. However this was an ODI match and UAE had very little experience compared to Bangladesh.
Much later in Mar 2014 both these teams played against each other once again in the warm-up matches before the World T20, team UAE had shown a lot of improvement on both batting and bowling sides. Though they did not to win this match there was significant improvement in their gameplay, the batsmen were well distributed and spread-out, Khurram Khan in particular gave a good performance by scoring 44 runs out of 35 balls.
Now in this year’s Asia Cup after many other matches UAE has raised the bar for Bangladesh, their Squad has been quite successful in the qualifier’s round by winning all three matches straight. This is a big concern for Bangladesh as it has never won an Asia Cup, this will be the thirteenth Asia Cup and the fifth one hosted by Bangladesh. Out of the twelve tournaments Sri Lanka and India have each won the Asia Cup five times, whereas Pakistan has emerged victorious twice. This too will add to the pressure of the Bangladeshi team to deliver a strong performance.
The world will see these teams compete fiercely against each other at the Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium, Although Bangladesh is very likely to win against this underdog team, they may even succumb to the heavy pressure to perform which could be the opportunity team UAE needs to mark their fourth victory in a row. It is going to be a highly anticipated match which will decide the fate of both the teams, don’t miss watching this epic match. Now YuppTV is presenting an exclusive Bangladesh vs UAE Live telecast, all you need is an internet connection and a simple registration to start enjoying the match as a live stream from anywhere in the world.