ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 is just around the corner and Team India is leaving no stone unturned to make the most of the prestigious event. Ahead of the World Cup, India will play in the 2022 Asia Cup, where they will face arch rivals Pakistan in a Group A match in Dubai on August 28. In Asia Cup, Team India would look forward to giving Virat Kohli a chance to redeem himself and former Indian cricketer Parthiv Patel thinks the star batter could open alongside Rohit Sharma.
“There is no doubt about Virat Kohli’s abilities. It’s just about form and what position you want him to play in. Therefore, Asia Cup will be very crucial, not only for him but also for India’s stance, whether they are the right combination or not. I will continue to say about the combination because that would be the key,” said Parthiv on Cricbuzz.
“You may even see Virat Kohli open in the Asia Cup because KL Rahul is not fit. They said he will be available from the Asia Cup and India has tried so many other openers. Virat Kohli has felt comfortable opening RCB. those big seasons, where he came as an opener,” he added.
The debate over Virat Kohli’s form continued after he failed to register big scores in the T20Is or ODIs against England. He had a rest from the ODIs against the West Indies that followed and is not in the squad for the T20Is either.
It was previously confirmed that the Asia Cup will be hosted by Sri Lanka in the UAE. The tournament was moved from Sri Lanka due to the ongoing economic crisis.
The match against Pakistan would be India’s first match in the upcoming Asian Cup, and after this match, the Rohit Sharma-led team will face a qualifier. After the group stage matches, there would be a Super 4 stage and the top two teams would advance to the final.
Earlier, announcing the relocation of the Asian Cup from Sri Lanka to the UAE, Asian Cricket Council President Jay Shah said: “Given the prevailing situation in Sri Lanka, the ACC has unanimously concluded after extensive deliberation that it is appropriate would be to move the tournament from Sri Lanka to the UAE,” the ACC said in a statement.
“Every effort has been made to host the Asian Cup in Sri Lanka and the decision to move the venue to the UAE has been taken after much deliberation. The UAE will be the new venue while Sri Lanka will retain the hosting rights,” he added. ready.
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