BCCI will finalize team line-up for Asia CupSeptember 1, 2018, Delhi
BCCI Selection Committee will decide the name of Indian cricketers to be selected for the Asia Cup 2018. As per the expectation from the selection committee the large portion of focus will be provided on the captaincy of Virat Kohli in the crucial tournament along with the middle batting order for the Indian team.
Indian team will play Asia Cup just few days advanced to the two and half months long England tour, the selection committee may decide to provider rest to the senior players of the team.
Suspense on Kohli’s Fitness
Last match against England caused strain for Indian Skipper Virat Kohli, later on the cricketing season India has to go play bilateral series with Australia and West Indies. Selection Committee want to carefully take step considering the health of Indian star player.
Although Virat’s chances of playing Asia Cup is quiet high but in case he calls for duty off than Rohit Sharma may lead the Indian side for the prestigious tournament. In such scenario, Dhawan and Rohit will be the opening pair and KL Rahul will be promoted for the third spot.
Middle Order Doubt
Indian middle order has failed drastically in the England tour. Selection Committee needs to take crucial steps and we can see Manish Pandey in the team line-up. Manish may be recalled for his fantastic show for India B side with 350+ runs in 4 matches. Ambati Rayadu also stands as a possible option but last time he failed the Yo-Yo test.