Asia Cup 2018 India Squad : Today on Saturday, BCCI announced the Indian Cricket Team squad for upcoming Asia Cup 2018. As per the expectation selectors gave rest to captain Virat Kohli as he was feeling tired and had some injury during 2nd test against England. Now Rohit Sharma aka Hit-Man will lead the Indian squad in Asia Cup 2018 and Shikhar Dhawan will be the Vice-Captain of Team India. Both the players are opener of team India and there is much more responsibilities on both of them. But there is good news for them that they have experienced ex skipper of India MS Dhoni. Who has won so many tournaments for team India. Recently Rohit was leading in Nadhas Trophy in Sri Lanka, where India defeated Bangladesh. So Rohit Sharma will be excited by giving this opportunity to him. He is in great form in recently played ODI series against England. Mayank Aggarwal couldn’t make a place in Asia Cup 2018 India Squad after successful recent tournament. But selectors gave a sign that they have all eyes on this youngster.
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Asia Cup 2018 India Squad : Pandey, Rayudu, Jadhav returned
Manish Pandey, who was excluded from the squad for the ODI series against England, forced his way back into the team after a strong showing in List A cricket. He was the leading runs scorer in recent quadrangular series in which he was leading India B and won the series at the end. Along Pandey, Rayudu and Jadhav also returned to India Asia Cup squad. Suresh Raina did not recommended by the selectors this time. These three players will fight for the No. 4 slots in India Squad.
Khaleel Maiden Call-up
Khaleel Ahmed who has earned his maiden India call-up. A 20-year-old left-arm pacer from Rajasthan. Hes was the part of Sunrisers Hyderabad squad in IPL 2018. But he didn’t get a single wicket during the season. But recently he picked seven wickets for India A in the quadrangular series to finish as the joint 3rd highest wicket taker. He also did well in the ‘A’ team tri-series in England, picking up 6 wickets in three games including a three-wicket haul in the final against England Lions.
Selection of Team India : A totally surprise for fans
Indian cricket fans and specially Virat Kohli fans will not be happy with this selection of team India. Because Virat Kohli is the strong piller of Team India. Let’s see in his absence Rohit Sharma will make India champion again. As you know India is the leading champion of Asia Cup 2016 T20. But this time this tournament will be 50 over matches. After retirement of Ashish Nehra, India also need a left handed seamer. And Khaleel got this opportunity and can be a golden opportunity of him. Here is the 16 men’s Team India squad for Asia Cup 2018.
India squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan (vc), KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Khaleel Ahmed
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