"Siraj's dream spell ended India's five-year title drought," The Times of India wrote
India started the Asia Cup as underdogs, Shoaib Akhtar said, but their transformation during the campaign has now convinced him that “they could be the most dangerous side in the World Cup”
"Sometimes a bit of a kick up the rear end is not the worst thing going into a World Cup," Silverwood told reporters.
Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman might not be as mysterious as he was at the beginning of his career but the left-arm paceman managed to achieve a feat he can be happy about against India in Colombo yesterday.
Ever since Bangladesh won the 2020 Under-19 World Cup in South Africa, it was expected that a pool of players from that World Cup-winning batch would one day come through for the national side. The consensus was that it would happen sooner rather than later, given the youthful exuberance portrayed by that group of players in that tournament.
Babar Azam's side need to defeat Sri Lanka to book a place at this year's Asia Cup decider against India, while Sri Lanka only need to avoid defeat to advance
The most optimistic among us rely on the consistent inconsistency of Bangladesh when they play international cricket.
Bangladesh team management has already shifted their focus to the upcoming home series against New Zealand as the Tigers' hopes of making it to the Asia Cup final are all but over following defeat against Sri Lanka in their second Super Four match in Colombo on Saturday.
Rain on Sunday forced a blockbuster clash between India and Pakistan into a reserve day after just 24.1 overs of play in the Super Four stage of the Asia Cup.