Mashrafe urges Tigers to remain calm in final


Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza has urged his team to remain calm in what is going to be a raucous atmosphere in the Asia Cup final against India on Sunday.

The Tigers will be playing in front of an expectant capacity crowd at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur but the strong India side will still be favourites.

Bangladesh qualified for the final by beating Pakistan in Wednesday and Mashrafe wants his team to play their natural game on Sunday.

Mashrafe said: "The final match is still to be played. I advise everyone to keep their feet on the ground and play their natural game. I ask them not to take any extra pressure.

"The players had confidence and it worked. We will try to give our best (in the final). If we can, it will be a great game."

India have already beaten the Tigers in the opening game of the competition.