KL Rahul and Virat Kohli have also been included in the team that the Indian team has selected for the Asia Cup and only by including them in the playing will the real challenge begin.
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Asia Cup 2022 Not too far now. On 28 August 2022 at the Dubai International Stadium Indian Cricket Team Against its biggest rival Pakistan. It was on this ground that Pakistan defeated India in the T20 World Cup about 11 months ago. The account of that defeat has to be paid, as well as becoming the champion of Asia. However, for this the time has come for the sacrifice in Team India. captain Rohit Sharma And coach Rahul Dravid has to decide who will make this sacrifice?
Rahul-Kohli came, brought tension
The first question is why there is talk of sacrifice. The answer is the two great batsmen of Team India, whose place in the playing XI has been under question for the last few months. One is former captain Virat Kohli and the other team’s vice-captain and veteran opener KL Rahul. Both have been selected for the Asia Cup, but the question is whether these two should be included in the playing XI? Looking at the circumstances, the answer is yes and this is where the point of sacrifice comes from.
In fact, Team India had to be out in the first two matches of the T20 World Cup held in UAE last year due to defeats against Pakistan and New Zealand. The main reason for this poor performance of the team was considered to be the top-order batsmen, who failed to score runs fast. Questions were raised whether Rahul, Rohit and Kohli should bat in the top three. However, most of the experts in the game were not in favor of it.
Pant-Karthik or Surya? Who will be the sacrifice?
Now this top order seems to be returning again in the Asia Cup and if Rahul and Virat get a place in the playing XI along with captain Rohit, then it will affect the players who have performed well for the country in the T20 format in the last few years. . Especially Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav and Dinesh Karthik, one of whom may have to sit out of the team. Will either of them be dropped for Kohli and Rahul? This big problem is in front of coach Dravid and captain Rohit.
It must be understood that the place of Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja as all-rounders in the playing XI is confirmed. In such a situation, if the team decides to go with four leading bowlers, which is more likely, then there will be only five leading batsmen and in this case only four of Rahul, Kohli, Pant, Karthik and Suryakumar will be in the team with captain Rohit. Will be.
Will Kohli get a concession?
The question is also whether Virat Kohli will be allowed to play according to his way of playing or will he also have to attack from the beginning, adopting the new concept of the team. Team India has taken an attacking stance in every situation this year and captain Rohit himself is batting in Atishi attitude. The Indian captain scored around 450 runs in 16 matches at a strike rate of 145. He has also opened the innings with Pant and Suryakumar, who are themselves batting very fast. If the answers to these questions are found successfully in the Asia Cup, then the strategy of the T20 World Cup will be better.