The Asia Cup is scheduled to be held in the United Arab Emirates on the 15th of next month. Six Asian teams will take part in this year’s edition of the Asia-Pacific Games. Although the 2016 Asia Cup is in T20 format, it can be played in ODI format. Whatever the format, the match between India and Pakistan, on September 19, has already increased tension between the cricket fans of the two countries. But without the presence of more than one Indian star cricketer in the match ground!
The reason for this is that cricketers are tired of the drawn match. India’s most popular domestic event IPL, Afghanistan Test at home and after finishing the England Test the Indian team now in India. That’s why players are supposed to have to stay in cricket. Some players are playing in three formats in almost all matches. On the other hand, the Indian Cricket Board’s officials are eyeing the tour of Australia and New Zealand after the Asia Cup.
Besides, there are 2019 World Cups. The board is going to make such decisions because of the fact that the Indian team is worried about the possibility of being in turf because of the tight index. If the buzz is true then the 3 players who are going to be rested in Asia Cup.
Shikhar Dhawan showing good chemistry with Rohit Sharma in opening pair in India. This important member of the team can be sent to rest to prevent the injury. In this case, K. L. Rahul, who performed very well in ODI format, could open the forehead. On the other hand, Prithvi or Mayank Agrawal can also be chance for that.
Hardik Pandya is becoming the new star of the Indian team in recent time. Starting from the Nidahas Trophy last year, he had been playing with the team’s in every series. The Young all-rounders are also in the ongoing England series. Therefore, the selectors will not want to take any kind of risks to the team. As a result, he can rest in the Asia Cup. Instead, the selectors can keep an eye on Crunil Pandia, Charter Patel or Vijay Shankar.
In the current cricket world, Virat Kohli, who is known as ‘Recuperation’, can not be seen in this year’s Asia Cup! The board has been very cautious about captain Virat Kohli. As part of this warning, he was relieved from playing two series this year.
Besides, after the Asia Cup, such decisions can be made from the Australia and New Zealand series and considering next year’s World Cup so far.