Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal says the batsmen have done their homework on Indian pace prodig"> Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal says the batsmen have done their homework on Indian pace prodig"> Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal says the batsmen have done their homework on Indian pace prodig">

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Tamim says Bangladesh batsmen have done homework on India pacer Bumrah
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Tamim says Bangladesh batsmen have done homework on India pacer Bumrah
Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal says the batsmen have done their homework on Indian pace prodigy Jasprit Bumrah. 

The hosts will take on India in the final of the first-ever Twenty20 Asia Cup at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Sunday.

Bumrah had turned heads during his stint with the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.

The Indian selectors then gave him the nod for the series against Australia in January this year. He had a brilliant ODI debut, returning 2 for 40 in 10 overs in a match where Australia had piled up 330 runs.

Later he grabbed three wickets on T20 International debut on that tour. So far he has bagged 14 wickets in 10 matches.

Apart from the impressive numbers, Bangladesh are wary of the right-arm seamer's unorthodox bowling action.

Bangladesh openers Tamim and Soumya Sarkar will have to weather the threat of the 22-year-old pacer on Sunday.

"We've had talks about Bumrah. We've seen his bowling on TV. We've done as much homework on him as possible. I might face him first up. Let's see what happens," Tamim said on Friday.

Tamim had opted out of the Asia Cup squad to be by his pregnant wife. After Mustafizur Rahman was sidelined due to a side strain, Tamim was recalled to the fold.
He played the match against Pakistan on Wednesday. After hitting Mohammad Amir for a six with a flick, he went back for just 7.

The left-hander said he was edgy in that match but hopes to get back to his best in the final.

"I was a bit nervous in the last match. It is difficult for any batsman to play after a gap of 10-12 days. But it’s good that I'm getting a couple of practice sessions before the final.

"I will try to play the way I've which has brought me success in T20s recently. If everything goes according to then plan, it will be my day."

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