There will be no Virat Kohli to lead India at the Asia Cup, which begins here from September 15; Rohit Sharma will lead India in the absence of Kohli
Dubai: The UAE cricket fans will be disappointed at the news that there will be no Virat Kohli to lead India at the Asia Cup, which begins here from September 15. Rohit Sharma will lead India in the absence of Kohli, who has been rested, the Board of Control for Cricket in India announced.
The selection committee have recalled Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu and Manish Pandey to the One-Day International setup, while left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed is the only new face in the 16-man squad that will participate in the six-team 50-over tournament.
Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was ruled out of the ongoing Test series in England, has fully recovered from his lower back injury and been included in the squad. Bhuvneshwar underwent rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore and featured in one of India A's fixtures in the recently concluded quadrangular series.
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.