An unbeaten fifty from Najibullah Zadran and a four-wicket haul by Mohammad Nabi helped Afghanistan beat Hong Kong by 66-runs in the fifth match of the Asia Cup qualifying group, keeping their qualification chances alive.
Premier fast bowler Lasith Malinga and all-rounder Angelo Mathews have been named in the Sri Lankan squad for the Asia Cup and ICC World Twenty20 campaigns which are scheduled to be played in Bangladesh and India respectively.
Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal will not take part in the upcoming Asia Cup as he has been granted paternal leave for the birth of his first child and has been replaced in the squad by Imrul Kayes.
We take an early look ahead to some of the major cricket that will be played in 2016 in our final Mr Predictor show of the year, starting with the Asia Cup in Bangladesh and the ICC World T20 in India.
The final group game of the Asia Cup 2014 proved to be a low-scoring affair won by Sri Lanka, who beat Bangladesh by three wickets to make it four wins out of four ahead of Saturday's final against Pakistan.