Pakistan will face Bangladesh in Asia Cup 2012 Final on 22 March 2012 at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, Dhaka. No one can expect that when Asia Cup 2012 was start because Bangladesh is the weakest side of the Tournament. Bangladesh is in outstanding winning form and they have beaten the World Champion India and the runner up of the ICC World Cup 2011 Final, Sri Lanka and now reaches into the Final of Asia Cup 2012.
Pakistan will be under pressure on the following accounts: 1- Being a major Cricket Playing Team. 2- Playing in front of Huge Opposing Crowd. The Pakistani’s played very unintelligent cricket against India. They should have learned from the England side, and bowled slow deliveries outside the off stump towards the end, instead of short deliveries at the batsman. Mid-off and mid-on were way too deep and singles here were often taken and the captain did nothing. The field placing was worse than the fielding, and there was no attempt to really pickup the pace in the last few Pak overs, they were content with making around 325 when they really should have got at least 360. Wahab Riaz and Aizaz Cheema played like amateurs, very expensive. The wicket keeper was nothing to write home about.
If Pakistan wins the Toss, Pakistan should decide to choose to play on its strength i.e Bowl First. Include the regular wicket keeper Sarfraz. Open Bowling with Hafeez and Gul. Bring Cheema and Afridi after 10 overs. Go with Saeed and Afridi in bowling power play. Go with Saeed and Gul in Batting power play. Last 10 overs with Saeed, Gul and Cheema. Hafeez and Afridi should finish their overs in the middle.
Bangladesh will be advantage on the following accounts: 1- Bangladesh team is more familiar with home ground and pitch condition. 2- Bangladesh is riding on the high euphoria after defeating India and Sri Lanka. Bangladesh’s strength is their strong batting line up and specially middle orders batting Shaki-Ul-Hasan is leading the middle order batting line up and the remaining pillars are Nasir Hossain and Mahmudullah. So if Bangladesh wants to win th Final of Asia Cup 2012 they should do only one change in their side bring the batsman Anamul Huq in place of Jahurul Islam. Bangladesh is well balanced and a very good combination also only the weak point for bangladeshies are the fast bowling attack and now its filled with Nazmul Hossain, he is a brilliant in swing bowler. Bangladesh have a heart, discipline, good fielding and intelligent cricketers.
So the Final will be challenge for Bangladesh because first time Bangladesh Will Reach into the Final of Asia Cup and luckily when this is held in Bangladesh.
In my Views as a Cricket Analyst i think Bangladesh will win Asia Cup 2012 Title First Time and the Match will be a very fighting and interesting and cricket lovers will enjoy the match very much. So please don’t angry with my prediction any thing will be happened tomorrow no doubt Pakistan is the better Team but the Morale of the Bangali Tigers are very high that why i suggest Bangladesh for Victory.