The Indian team has reached the final of the 2023 Asia Cup. Team India became the first team to reach the final of the tournament. India booked their ticket to the final by defeating Sri Lanka last Tuesday (September 12). However, before the final, the team has to play a game against Bangladesh on Friday, September 15. Winning or losing won’t play a big role in this game. In such a situation, there may be a change in the Indian playing XI.
India’s bowling coach Paras Mhambrey himself has hinted that a change can be expected in the Indian playing eleven in the game against Bangladesh. The bowling coach spoke about this in a press conference. He said that the team has already reached the finals so there is a possibility of a change in the playing eleven in tomorrow’s game (against Bangladesh). However, he also said that the final decision will be taken only after a discussion with captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid.
Firstly, changes can be seen in the team’s bowling unit. For the final, either Jasprit Bumrah or Mohammad Siraj can be given rest and Shami can be included in the team in their place.
Apart from this, wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul may also be given a rest before the finale. Rahul has returned from injury in the Asia Cup and has played two consecutive games and kept wickets in both games. In the first match, Rahul played a long innings and scored an unbeaten century. In such a situation, it is almost certain that he will be given rest. Instead of Rahul, Ishan Kishan will be able to take over the wicketkeeping responsibility. Suryakumar Yadav could get a chance as a batsman.
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj/Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah/Mohammed Shami.