- India’s first match against Pakistan in the Asian Cup
- Controversy over India’s Asian Cup batting order
- Feeding Kohli and Rahul together can upset the balance of the team.
Asian Cup: Before the T20 World Cup, the first test of the Indian team will be in the Asian Cup. All the big names have made their way into the squad for this tournament. It is almost certain that Virat Kohli and KL Rahul will play in the Asian Cup under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma. But the need of the hour says that the presence of veteran players in T20 cricket creates problems at batting position.
The presence of veteran players will make it difficult to decide the batting order
At the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates last year, the team’s poor campaign was blamed on the better batsmen failing to score runs quickly. There was a lot of discussion about whether KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma and Kohli should hit in the top 3. Most cricket pundits are no longer in favor. If the Indian team keeps these three batsmen in the playing XI in the T20 Asia Cup and World Cup, it will affect players who have been performing well in the T20 format for some time now.
Who will become the scapegoat for the senior players place?,
Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav and Dinesh Karthik may have to leave the team if Kohli, Rohit and KL Rahul hit in the top order. With Pant having the ability to turn the tide of the match at any moment, Suryakumar can easily hit big shots anywhere on the pitch. Karthik plays the role of a specialist finisher on the team. Will any of these hitters have to sit in Kohli and Rahul’s locker room? This is an important question and the Indian team management will have to find an answer. The all-rounders Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja are confirmed in this squad and then there will be four specialist bowlers. That is, there will be room for only five hitters on the team. This will create an uproar about the place in the playing XI.
It was previously said that Rahul was not fully fit and would return to the Asian Cup squad, but was added to the Zimbabwe tour squad to give him practice ahead of the team’s first match against Pakistan on 28 August. He’s gone. Rahul will captain the team in Zimbabwe in place of Shikhar Dhawan, although the team will have to brainstorm two from Pant, Suryakumar and Karthik.