Uncertainty over Indian players in Asia XI vs World XI match
On the occasion of the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, two Twenty20 matches will be played between Asia XI and World XI in Dhaka on March 21 and 22, where the world’s biggest cricket stars will fight.
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon also briefly mentioned the Asia XI lineup a few days ago. He said there will be four cricketers from Bangladesh, it is certain. There will be four players too from India.
The BCB President said,
“We have got four names from India, although the agreement has not been signed. The four are – Rishabh Pant, Kuldeep Yadav, Shikhar Dhawan and Mohammad Shami. And Lokesh Rahul also says he will play a match. Virat Kohli and Rahul will play one match each. So far it has not been finalized, but one will play must (between Kohli and Rahul). Rahul will play a match for us.”
So far, it has been confirmed that only a few big stars of the Indian national team will be seen in the match between Asia XI and World XI. Virat Kohli is also likely to come.
However, as the reliable sources of the Board of Control for Cricket in India BCCI said, there would create much frustration among the cricket lovers. Using BCCI sources, the news agency PTI has said it is not yet clear who will play from India in Asia XI. BCCI is worried about the hard work of the cricketers. Only after thinking about them, the decision be made on sending cricketers to Bangladesh.
Kohli’s match in Dhaka is also uncertain. “It depends on the decision of the cricketers,” said India coach Ravi Shastri. They will inform the board if they feel disturbed.”
Asia XI Squad: KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rishabh Pant, Mohd. Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Liton Das, T Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, T Perera, Rashid Khan, Mustafizur Rahman, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lasith Malinga, Mujeeb Ur Rehman.
World XI Squad: Faf du Plessis (c), Alex Hales, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Brendan Taylor, Jonny Bairstow, Adil Rashid, Kieron Pollard, Sheldon Cottrell, Lungi Ngidi, Andrew Tye, Mitchell McClenaghan