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KOHLI RESTED FOR ASIA CUP AS BCCI DECLARED THEIR SQUAD FOR ASIA CUP
Indian captain Kohli has been rested for Asia Cup which will kick start from 15 september ,in his absence Rohit will lead Indian side in high voltage tournament.Whereas Suresh Raina , Siddharth Kaul and Umesh Yadav was dropped from the squad and Ambati Raydu gets his place after clearing the YO-YO test , Manish Pandey also find his spot in the squad and it is interesting to see whom India will choose for the number 4 in batting order Pandey/Raydu.
As Kohli is rested so KL Rahul is set bat at number 3 for India in this tournament. Kedar Jadhav also find his spot after the recovering from injury and it seems that he will directly find his spot in the playing 11 because Raina is dropped so he will bat at number 5 for India and most probably he will also roll his arm whenever India will want him.
In bowling department Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back after injury, he missed the ongoing test series of England due to injury. He will be supported by death over specialist Jasprit Bumrah . After fine performance in England county match Axar Patel also find his spot in the squad but spin department will be lead by Kuldeep and Chahal. Pandya will play as an All-Rounder and will bat after MS Dhoni.
New comer Khaleel Ahmad also get his place in the squad in place of Siddharth Kaul but this decision is very unfair for Kaul. Khaleel Ahmad played 17 matches of List A where he has taken 28 wickets with an average of 22.5.
INDIA SQUAD FOR ASIA CUP: 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