Bangladesh might replace the not-in-form Imrul Kayes with Nurul Hasan or Nasir Hossain for its second game of the Asia Cup 2016 against UAE.

The UAE vs. Bangladesh match is scheduled for Friday, Feb 26, 2016, at the Shere Bangla Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.

Bangladesh lost to India In its first game on Wednesday. They need to win this game to be in the contest to win the Asia Cup.

The UAE bowlers did extremely well to restrict the Sri Lankan score to just under 130 on Thursday.

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UAE captain Amjad Javed is optimistic that the favorable bowler conditions here can help them overhaul Bangladesh in today's game.

The t20 format is such that, just a good batting innings and good a pace attack can change the game completely. There have been many upsets in the past and an upset today is not ruled out.

Pitch report and weather forecast:

It's a bright and sunny day in Mirpur today with no threat of rain.

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There is some grass at the pitch which should assist the pace bowlers.

The UAE team is on an upbeat with three t20 international wins in their last four games. Bangladesh has lost all their three t20 games that they played last.

Squads:

UAE:  Muhammad Kaleem, Qadeer Ahmed, Ahmed Raza, Mohammad Shahzad, Amjad Javed, Mohammad Usman, Rohan Mustafa, Shaiman Anwar, Saqlain Haider, Swapnil Patel and Mohammad Naveed.

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Bangladesh: Mashrafe Mortaza, Sabbir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Soumya Sarkar,  Mohammad Mithun, Nurul Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Al-Amin Hossain and Mustafizur Rahman.

TV telecast and live streaming information:

The details of the live telecast in various countries is as follows:

  • India - Star Cricket and Star Sports.
  • Sri Lanka - MTV
  • Pakistan: PTV Sports and Geo Super.
  • Bangladesh - Channel 9 and Star Life OK.
  • Canada - ATN Network
  • Australia and NZ - Fox Sports
  • South Africa - Supersport
  • U.K - Sky Sports

The live stream online can be watched on the official websites of Star Sports Starsports.com and Sky Sports at Skysports.com from 1:30 GMT onwards.

The big match of the Asia Cup 2016 between arch-rivals India and Pakistan will be played on Saturday, Feb 26, 2016.

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