India’s best second-string XI to compete in Asia Cup
With the Test series win against England, India are through to the final of the ICC World Test Championship. India will face New Zealand in the final at Southampton. Meanwhile, the Asia Cup is also scheduled to be played in the same period of time.
Recently BCCI hinted that the board is ready to send the second-string side to the Asia Cup. The recent performances of India also showed that the team has a greater bench strength. Also, the team has some white-ball specialists which will allow India to play both tournaments simultaneously.
Let’s have a look at the best possible second-string India XI to play in Asia Cup.
1. Shikhar Dhawan
The left-handed opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan is not a regular in a shorter format in recent times. However, in the absence of Rohit Sharma, priority will be given to the southpaw batsman and his experience will guide the team a lot. There are chances for him to lead the side in the absence of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.