Cricket is going to be the sole word in your heart from the penultimate week of this month. Men in Blue will take off for Bangladesh for the mega preparatory camp for the ICC World T20 2016 the 13th Asia Cup which will be held in T20 format for the first time in Bangladesh.

India, the hosts of the World T20, will be the team to watch out for. On February 24, India will launch their journey against the hosts Bangladesh at Mirpur, Dhaka which will be the inaugural match of the Asia Cup T20.

After a 4-1 ODI series defeat against Australia, India clean swept Australia in three matches Twenty20 series. The series victory Down Under made the Men in Blues stronger unit and a home favourite for the World T20. Now, in the Asia Cup which has officially been considered as a preparatory camp for the Asian countries in a run of to World T20 2016 will be a platform to tighten the nose.

India’s core area of concern was bowling which was solved with the entry of 22-year-old Jasprit Bumrah and veteran Ashish Nehra and spin duo Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja is doing a fantastic job. Meanwhile, India got four allrounders in their 15 men squad. With Ravindra Jadeja, Hardik Pandya, uncapped Pawan Negi and Yuvraj Singh in the team India long term problem of no. 7 and 8, who can smash some lusty shots at nerve-wracking situations, also resolved.

Talking about the top order, India with opener Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan and No 3 Virat Kohli has built a strong unit. They are impeccable and dangerous to any bowler’s psyche.

Rohit Sharma’s brute strength, Shikhar Dhawan lovely cover drive and Virat Kohli’s grit are capable of striking headache to any opposition bowler’s mind.
In the last six T20 matches, it was observed that Shikhar Dhawan regained his Midas touch while Rohit Sharma capitalised on this slow start with brutal shots. With Virat was rested for the three-match series against Sri Lanka, he will join the team as a fresh and will keen to drift on the runs which are spectators’ delight.

With inform Suresh Raina in the middle become the new finisher of the team. The lower middle order with the presence of three maestro- Raina, MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh- ready to blast whenever requires.
In the series against Sri Lanka Hardik Pandya exploited the opportunity to bat as he exhibited his explosive batting strength, so he might bat in the middle according to the team plan and situation of the match.
The Asia Cup T20 is a round robin league, India will have to play against all three Test playing nations-Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh- and an Associated national who will qualify through the qualifying round.
The first match of the tournament will be played on 24 February between India and Bangladesh at Mirpur, Dhaka. The tournament will offer MS Dhoni to understand the nuances of playing mega T20 tournament with perfection. With India failed to qualify for the semifinal of the three edition and lost the final of 2014 to Sri Lanka the Asia Cup will be a prism for him to hone his decision-making process at crunch situations.
The expectation will be high among the Indian fans, so the start of the Asia Cup will be the virtual beginning of India’s journey to the triumph of World T20 2016 on April 3 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

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