Asia Cup – ICC T20 World Cup is knocking on the door and keeping that in eye, the pattern of 13th edition of Asia Cup has been changed this time and will be played in T20 format from February 24, 2016 to March 06, 2016 in Bangladesh.
Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, Mirpur will host all of the matches. One qualifier out of four will play against India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The series will kick off between host Bangladesh and India on 24th February 2016. In India, matches will be telecasted in Star Sports Channels.
India is beginning this series on very high note. Firstly the white-washed against Australia in Australia and then 2-1 lead over Sri Lanka. Moreover In form batsman Virat Kohli is coming back in team after resting against Sri Lanka. But with this good news, there are few concerns also for Indian team. First Mohammad Shami ruled out tournament after failing to recover properly from his hamstring injury. BCCI does not want to take any risk for him, because he will be the key player for India in ICC T20 World Cup.
India’s Captain MS Dhoni himself suffered from muscle spasm during a training session. Southpaw wicket Keeper batsman Parthiv Patel will join Indian Squad in Bangladesh as a backup of MSD and Bhuvneshwar Kumar is replacing Shami in squad.
Indian Cricket Squad; MS Dhoni (c, wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Burmah, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Bhuvneshawar Kumar, Pawan Negi, Ashish Nehra, Hardik Pandya, Parthiv Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh.