Asia Cup 2018 India Squad & Team List

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The 2018 Asia Cup is set to kickoff from September 15, and after what will be two weeks of intense battle and competition between six cricketing giants of the Asian region – Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, and the team which qualifies from the 2018 Asia Cup Qualifier on September 6 – the tournament will see the ultimate winner rise above all on the final match-day on September 28, 2018. In this article, we look at the Asia Cup 2018 India Squad and Asia Cup India prospects, as the players selected in the India Asia Cup squad would determine how the upcoming tournament will go for the Men in Blue. Apart from the India squad for Asia Cup 2018, we will also look at all of the other Asia Cup 2018 squad (s), except the ones which haven’t been announced yet.

While India boast of being one of the strongest cricket teams in all of Asia, if not the strongest, there are these other teams who keep swinging in form to be the top-challengers for India, and even on their bad day, have proven to be typical underdogs or dark horses, who can come from behind to take the race away. In such a backdrop, it gets important to analyse the Asia Cup India prospects and the India Asia Cup squad.

Asia Cup 2018 India Squad: Virat Kohli rested due to heavy workload, excluded from Asia Cup squad for India

Although India are definitely one of the favorites to win the 2018 Asia Cup, claims like these do not hold a lot of significance when the teams are engaged in fierce battles on the field. While Team India skipper Virat Kohli has established himself as the best batsman and captain all across the globe in the past few years, give or take a few niggles and poor show-outs, one is forced to think how the Men in Blue would fare without the ‘Delhi Boy’.

Even if you haven’t thought about it till now, this is the time for you to start doing so, as ‘King Kohli’ has been rested for Asia Cup, and has been excluded from the Asia Cup squad for India. The word was making waves in Indian cricketing circles for some time that the skipper might not get included in the India squad for Asia Cup 2018, owing to the extensively heavy workload that Virat Kohli is subject to all year-round. But looking at the India Asia Cup squad, the names still comprise of some of the most celebrated and seasoned star cricketers, who would add a lot of depth and skill to the Asia Cup 2018 India squad, taking the Asia Cup India prospects to a high.

The Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the official India squad for Asia Cup 2018 on Saturday (September 1), on their Twitter page, and revealed that with Virat Kohli not leading the India Asia Cup squad, it will be Rohit Sharma who would be holding the command for Asia Cup 2018 India Squad.

While Rohit Sharma would captain the Asia Cup squad for India, Shikhar Dhawan has been named the vice-captain of the India Asia Cup 2018 squad. However, what would be a heart-warming news for Indian cricket fans is the fact that MS Dhoni has been included in the Asia Cup India squad, with Dinesh Karthik also in the side. Interestingly, with two batsman/wicket-keepers in the Asia Cup squad for India, it is affirming and reassuring to find that it will be Dhoni who would be backing up the Indian bowlers with the wicket-keeping gloves from behind the stumps.

Asia Cup 2018 India Squad: Complete Asia Cup squad for India

BCCI announced the complete India Asia Cup Squad on Twitter, and wrote, “Team India for Asia Cup, 2018 announced. Rohit Sharma set to lead the side in UAE.”

Asia Cup 2018 India Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Khaleel Ahmed

Asia Cup 2018 squad for Bangladesh

Asia Cup 2018 squad for Bangladesh has also been announced, and comprises of their top names who can easily present a tough challenge to the Men in Blue in UAE. Let’s have a look.

Asia Cup Squad 2018 for Bangladesh : Shakib Al Hasan, Tamim Iqbal, Mashrafe Mortaza(c), Mohammad Mithun, Liton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Ariful Haque, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mehidy Hasan, Nazmul Islam, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman, Abu Hider Rony, Nazmul Hossain Shanto

The Asia Cup 2018 squad (s) for the rest of the teams have not been announced yet, but will be updated in this space as soon as they are out. Make sure to follow this article to get updated with all of the remaining Asia Cup 2018 squad before the tournament kicks off on September 15.

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