Virat Kohli rested, Rohit Sharma to guide


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India’s squad for Asia Cup 2018 got here alongside anticipated strains, with Virat Kohli being afforded a relaxation and a few India A and B gamers put up for audition for spots within the Indian center order. After naming the squad, MSK Prasad mentioned that solely two to a few spots are up for grabs in India’s World Cup squad.

With India’s Asia Cup marketing campaign starting precisely per week after the scheduled conclusion of the tour of England, at the least two extra of the gamers within the Indian Take a look at squad have been anticipated to be rested, particularly Shikhar Dhawan and Jasprit Bumrah. However the Indian nationwide workforce choice committee have named a powerful, 16-member squad in a bid to defend the title received in 2016. Dhawan has been named because the deputy for Rohit Sharma, who will lead India what might be his second ODI collection as captain.

Khaleel Ahmed, the Rajasthan and Sunrisers Hyderabad left-arm pacer who performed the second qualifier in IPL 2018, is the shock inclusion within the Indian Asia Cup squad.

Umesh Yadav and Siddharth Kaul are among the many omitted gamers from the earlier Indian ODI squad, the scale of which has been reduce from 18 to 16 for the Asia Cup.

Suresh Raina is likely one of the batsmen who has been not noted after a return of 47 runs in two innings in ODIs towards England, although he had not been named within the unique squad in early Might and received a possibility after three years solely as a result of Ambati Rayudu failed the obligatory yo-yo take a look at. Rayudu, who was the fourth-highest run-scorer within the 11th version of IPL, has handed the yo-yo take a look at and been named within the Indian squad for the Asia Cup.

Kedar Jadhav has additionally made a comeback after lacking out on the tour of England due to a hamstring damage he picked up within the first match of IPL 2018 enjoying for Chennai Tremendous Kings.

Manish Pandey is one other middle-order batsman who’s again within the Indian squad after ending the A-team Quadrangular collection as the best run-scorer with 306 runs in 4 innings. He was not named within the squad for the three ODIs towards England, whereas Shreyas Iyer, who was part of the squad, has been not noted.

Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, KL Rahul, Yuzvendra Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Hardik Pandya, together with MS Dhoni, have retained their locations within the squad. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who missed the Take a look at collection towards England as a consequence of a again damage, has returned to the squad after having performed solely one of many three ODIs towards England within the collection performed in July due to the identical damage which he aggravated as effectively.

India squad for Asia Cup 2018: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Khaleel Ahmed

Virat Kohli rested, Rohit Sharma to guide

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