Dhaka: Defending champions Pakistan take on Sri Lanka in the opening match of the Asia Cup in Fatullah, a suburban town south of Dhaka, today.
Sri Lanka begin the tournament with the advantage of having been in Bangladesh for the past month, winning the Test, Twenty20 and one-day series against the hosts.
Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews remains optimistic about their face off with India and Pakistan. "We have played a lot against Pakistan and India," Mathews told reporters at a news briefing on Monday.
"We know them and they also know us."
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