Not only have Bangladesh and Sri Lanka developed a competition among themselves, but also India and Pakistan. Sri Lanka will now try to atone for two losses in two Asia Cups (2016 & 2018) against the formidable Bangladesh.
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We don’t get to see the joyful anticipation that surrounds a tournament and creates a specific kind of enthusiasm very frequently in the game of cricket. This is the case for the Asia Cup, which starts in the United Arab Emirates on August 27, 2022. This year’s Asia Cup is being hosted by the Sri Lanka Cricket Board (SLC), but due to the island nation’s economic woes, the competition has been moved to the UAE.
On August 28, 2022, India and Pakistan will square off in the tournament’s opening match, which will be played between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. Apart from the India-Pakistan match, which is the main attraction of the event, there are two more teams whose fans eagerly await the chance to watch them square off against one another.
Fans of Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are anxiously anticipating September 1, 2022, as India and Pakistan will square off on August 28, 2022. The fact that both of these sides have had amazing matches and thrilled the cricketing world with their anger and outbursts over the previous several years doesn’t appear to be widely known. The Sri Lankan team has been unable to defeat Bangladesh in either of the last two Asia Cup competitions, in 2016 and 2018. On the other side, Bangladesh ended up participating in both the 2016 and 2018 Asia Cup finals. Bangladesh defeated Sri Lanka by a score of 23 runs in 2016. In the 2018 edition, Sri Lanka’s situation deteriorated as Bangladesh caused them to lose 128 runs.
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When these two teams faced off for the Nidahas Trophy in 2018, the animosity reached a new height as tempers boiled both on and off the field. India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh competed in a triangular series known as the Nidahas Trophy.
The Sri Lankan fans took it personally when Mushfiqur Rahim humiliated the players with his famous “Nagin Dance,” and they all showed up for the championship match between India and Bangladesh. Stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma hailed the Sri Lankan audience for their unwavering love and support after India won the Nidahas trophy.