We Have Rested Virat Kohli After Considering his Workload: MSK Prasad
India’s chief selector MSK Prasad has revealed the reason to give rest to Virat Kohli. Prasad said they have given Kohli the much-needed break after taking into consideration his workload.
In fact, Kohli has been playing continuously for the Indian team and it was pivotal to hand him some rest. Thus, it was expected the Indian skipper will be rested for the upcoming Asia Cup.
Virat Kohli gets the much-needed rest.
On the other hand, MSK Prasad also talked about giving a maiden call-up to Khaleel Ahmed.
“Considering the workload we have given Virat Kohli rest. He has been playing continuously for quite some time. We need to preserve some of our precious players who are playing all 3 formats, looking at that workload we have started with Virat and he will be rested for Asia Cup,” MSK Prasad said as quoted by ANI.
Thus, India’s limited overs deputy Rohit Sharma will hold the captaincy reins in the Asia Cup 2018. Meanwhile, Shikhar Dhawan is going to be the vice-captain of the side.
Manish Pandey who scored 306 runs in the recently concluded Quadrangular series is also named in the Indian squad. Furthermore, Kedar Jadhav and Ambati Rayudu also made the cut into the squad.
Khaleel Ahmed gets his maiden call-up.
On the other hand, Khaleel Ahmed received his maiden call-up. MSK Prasad revealed they were looking for a left-arm pacer in the squad as there is none at the moment. Therefore, they are looking to fill in the two or three vacant places for the next year World Cup.
“There are two, three slots we are yet to see before we fix the final team for the World Cup and one of the slots is a seamer slot which is available. We are looking at a left-hander option in Khaleel Ahmed,” MSK Prasad said.
The Asia Cup 2018 will begin on 15 September. India is the defending champions and would look to perform well and find their best combination.
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