Board of Control for Cricket in India (BBCI) on Saturday announced the Indian squad for upcoming Asia Cup 2018, and in a rather surprising move, Indian captain Virat Kohli is rested for the tournament.
According to a tweet by BCCI, Rohit Sharma will lead the team. “Team India for Asia Cup, 2018 announced. Rohit Sharma set to lead the side in UAE
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 1, 2018
Left arm medium pacer Khaleel Ahmad from Rajasthan got his first international call-up, while Manish Pandey returned to the side due to his recent good form.
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.