The Asian Cup is scheduled to start from September 15, may in heating conditions of the United Arab Emirates and India is again the favorite to win the title in 2018. A victory for team India seems very likely, and given their run course in white ball contest, it seems that they might get the hands on the trophy this season.
Let’s take a look at the predicted India team and the likely 11 for the Asian Cup.
The opening duo Shikhar Dhawan of Rohit Sharma is definitely one of the best pairs in the cricket world at the moment.
Since 2015, Rohit Sharma is in perfect shape and struck 13 ODI centuries in 57 games and it looks like it could get two more in the expected Asia Cup.
Even Shikhar Dhawan, 32 years old, managed to keep in touch since his promotion in the final 11. With seven centuries and 14 half-centuries in the last 56 games, there is a chance that the left-handed Dhawan will continue with his great performance in the next match.
Looking at the knocking of Kohli on English soil, it is for sure the skipper won’t leave a stone unturned by hitting the ball across the fences all around the ground. With the grand total of 9,779 runs and 35 centuries at an average of 58.21 clear shows the player capabilities with white-ball.
While holding one side too firmly and tearing the opponents bowling line-up apart, Kohli will also have right-handed KL Rahul as a company. KL Rahul also has some serious numbers on boards in 50 overs format till date. And if he makes his place in the squad, he might be a crucial man, capable of hitting at the rate of T20 in ODI format. While Dhoni and Pandya are probably fixed names in the squad.