As this long tour of England begins to enter its final phase, talk has started about India’s next immediate assignment- the Asia Cup 2018 which will be played in the UAE from the 15th of September.
The selection panel announced a 16-member side for the event (Asia cup) on Saturday and the biggest talking point to emerge out of it was the decision to give skipper Virat Kohli a break from and providing an opportunity to a few other players to have a taste of international cricket.
The decision has been welcomed by many in social media, with the general consensus being Kohli was a key player for the longer format of the game and he himself valued his performance greatly in red-ball cricket.
Here is some reasons why resting virat kohli for asia cup is a good decision:
1. KOHLI NEEDS A BREAK IN ASIA CUP
The most fundamental all things considered. The progressing tour of England started on the 27th of June and will extend upto the eleventh of September when the last Test match closes at The Oval.
Being the chief of the team in each of the three organizations, Kohli has included each and every diversion and has been the foundation of the Indian batting line-up in every one of the arrangements. With an undeniable home series against the West Indies in October and a similarly requesting tour to Australia coming up in November, the break from the Asia Cup would give Kohli some time far from the amusement to energize his batteries and after that prepare to confront the difficulties in front of him, post the Asia Cup.
2. Vital for Kohli to be prepared for future tours
A continuation from the past point. Post the Asia Cup, India will bolt horns against the West Indies at home in an undeniable series, including two Tests, five ODIs and three T20Is.
Post that however is the thing that will be of more noteworthy significance for the side as they get set for a long tour to Australia, beginning in mid-November and move to New Zealand, return for the IPL before heading for the World Cup.
Due to the volume of cricket that is being by India around the globe, it is basic they furnish Kohli with breaks if and when there is a conceivable window for it.
3. Another essence of captaincy for Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma may have lost his place in the Test side, however in hued attire, he remains a critical individual from this side. With Kohli been offered a reprieve, it gives Sharma yet another chance to lead the side.
Toward the finish of a year ago, he found the opportunity to lead again against Sri Lanka at home and team wound up winning. Perhaps he could enable India to rehash the same at the Asia Cup, too.
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