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Indian squad for Asia Cup 2018 | Virat Kohli rested, Rohit Sharma named Captain

Indian squad for Asia Cup 2018 | Virat Kohli rested, Rohit Sharma named Captain

Indian squad for Asia Cup 2018: The Asia Cup is around the corner and team India announced its 16-member squad for the tournament. The selection committee had to consider Virat Kohli’s schedule. The decision to rest the world’s best batter only seems sensible taking into count the amount of cricket he’s been playing. In his absence, Rohit Sharma will be leading the Indian squad for Asia Cup 2018. There have been a few surprising inclusions but the men in blue look a stern outfit. Khaleel Ahmed had an impressive domestic season and the left-arm pacer found a spot in the sturdy 16-man unit. The Asia Cup 2018 is all set to commence from the 15th of September. All the games for this year’s Asia Cup will be listed on FanFight. You can now Play fantasy cricket on FanFight and start winning cash daily.


The event kicks off on the 15th of September but team India play their first game on the 18th. The much-awaited fixture between India and Pakistan will be played on the 19th. The Indian selection panel have a plethora of talent to choose from. KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and captain Rohit Sharma are certainties at the top while the number four is spot is up for grabs. Ambati Rayudu, who didn’t make the cut to England storms his way into the team after he cleared the yo-yo test. The Hyderabadi batter in the quadrangular displayed yet again why he’s one of the finest talents in the country. With the World Cup on the horizon, Rayudu will fancy his chances of making it to the coveted tournament.


Manish Pandey and Kedhar Jadhav also make it to the Indian squad for Asia Cup 2018. The Karnataka batsman led India B to the title in the quadrangular and will do battle against Rayudu for the number 4 spot. Jadhav was a reliable option before an injury sidelined him. Jadhav missed the majority of the IPL and wasn’t fit for the England tour. However, India’s Lasith Malinga is sure to future in the middle order. Dinesh Karthik and MS Dhoni hold their places while Rishab Pant has been left out. There wasn’t any validation needed for Hardik Pandya’s inclusion. Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Shardul Thakur and newcomer Khaleel Ahmed form India’s pace quartet. Axar Patel, Yuzvinder Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav complete the Indian Squad for Asia Cup 2018.


Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Khaleel Ahmed


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