Team India has been dominant right throughout the Asia Cup and would like to cross the last hurdle of the tournament. Meanwhile, India will return to a full-strength side in the final of the Asia Cup 2018 against Bangladesh. The Men in Blue had made as many as five changes in the Super Four stage match against Afghanistan. Therefore, India is likely to return with their main playing XI for the final. Let’s try to decode India’s Predicted Playing XI for the final.
India is still unbeaten in the ongoing multi-nation tournament. They have been able to tick the right boxes and has dominated most of their matches. Therefore, India has looked the most impressive side by a mile in this tournament.
Thus, Men in Blue will also like to apply the finishing touches to what has been a superb tourney for them. Indian openers have been superb and would like to continue with the impetus.
On the other hand, India had defeated Bangladesh convincingly in the group stages. Therefore, they would like to repeat their performance.
Here is a look at the Predicted Playing XI of India for the final.
Rohit Sharma has scored 269 runs in the four innings thus far. Therefore, the Indian captain is in fine form at the top of the order. Consequently, Rohit will like to give another good platform to his side.
Shikhar Dhawan has continued his love affair with the big tournament in the white ball format. The southpaw batsman is the leading run-getter in the multi-nation tournament with 327 runs.
Ambati Rayudu has also looked in good form. Rayudu has scored 173 runs thus far in the tournament and has batted at the top of his game. Hence, Rayudu is going to hold the key.
Dinesh Karthik has also done well in the limited opportunities he has got to bat. The right-hander has scored 109 runs in the competition. The stylish batsman had also scored a knock of 44 runs in the previous match.
Kedar Jadhav hasn’t got a lot of chances with the bat as the top order has done the bulk of the scoring. However, Jadhav has done an exceptional job with the ball.
MS Dhoni has once again done a fine work behind the stumps. However, Dhoni hasn’t also got a lot of chance to bat. Hence, it won’t be a bad idea to promote MS Dhoni up the order.
Ravindra Jadeja could not take India over the line in the previous match against Afghanistan. However, he had a fine job with the ball in the match against Bangladesh as he has scalped four wickets. Thus, Jadeja will like to repeat his performance against Bangladesh.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been able to hit the right areas as he is among the wickets. Kumar is India’s premium fast bowler and would like to come up with a good performance.
Yuzvendra Chahal has scalped five wickets thus far in the tourney. Therefore, Chahal will like to hit the ground running in the final as he has kept the runs down.
Kuldeep Yadav has taken seven wickets in the competition so far. Consequently, Kuldeep will like to continue with his good form and provide India with crucial breakthroughs.
Jasprit Bumrah will hold the key as he is deadly accurate with his line and length. Bumrah has also taken seven wickets in the competition. Thus, Bumrah will like to bring his best to the table in the final of the competition.