Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rehman said; “Pakistan will be under pressure since they’re playing Bangladesh in the final for the first time.”
Pakistan have made one change. Sarfraz Ahmed comes back for Wahab Riaz, .
Pakistan have made the Asia Cup final for only the third time. They won the Asia Cup title in Dhaka in 2000.
Bangladesh have made their first final of a multi-nation tournament since reaching the final of the tri-series at home in 2009.
If Bangladesh win the final, they will become only the second team after Australia (in the 2003 World Cup) to beat India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka in a single tournament.
Bangladesh: Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Nazimuddin, Jahurul Islam, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Nasir Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza, Abdur Razzak, Shahadat Hossain, Nazmul Hossain.
Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq, Mohammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshed, Younis Khan, Umar Akmal, Hammad Azam, Shahid Afridi, Sarfraz Ahmed, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Aizaz Cheema.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that Pakistan has a lot of hopes in flamboyant Shahid Khan Afridi in the final match, adding that Afridi would defeat the Bengal witchcraft by Fata witchcraft.