Asia Cup preview: India look to get back to winning ways, face hosts Bangladesh

India suffered humiliating defeats recently on overseas tour to South Africa and New Zealand. Now under stand-in skipper Virat Kohli, the team will look to start Asia Cup campaign on a winning note.

updated: February 25, 2014 22:16 IST
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Fataullah, Bangladesh: Embarrassed in South Africa and New Zealand, regional powerhouse India would hope for a turnaround under a new captain when they take on a troubled Bangladesh in their Asia Cup opener here on Wednesday.

For the five-time champions India, the build up to the 12th edition of the regional tournament has been quite similar to that of 2012 when they landed here on the back of eight successive Test defeats in England and Australia.

Now they have come here after losing to South Africa 0-1 in Tests and 0-2 in ODIs. They suffered similar humiliation at the hands of New Zealand. The world champion side capped their two overseas tours with four successive defeats in ODIs. (Also read: Virat Kohli ready to test himself as skipper)

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