Ex-India skipper Virat Kohli’s selection in the team for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 will reportedly depend a lot on how he performs in the upcoming Asia Cup 2022. The right-handed batsman has been struggling with his form for quite some time now. He had a terrible outing in IPL 2022 where he managed 341 runs at an average of 22.73 and a strike rate of 115.99.
His struggle continued in international cricket against. Last month, he looked like a pale shadow of his usual self in England as he failed to do well with the bat. In the rescheduled Test, he managed to score only 11 and 20 as India lost the game. His form did not change in the limited-overs format too. Kohli looked like a pale shadow of his usual self too, scoring 1 and 11 in the T20Is. In the succeeding ODI series, he managed to score only 16 and 17.
Virat Kohli’s fate depends on Asia Cup:
With the T20 World Cup 2022 not very far away, skipper Rohit Sharma and the team-management has already started planning for the same. According to a report from InsideSport, the India skipper believes the final Team India squad for the tournament is almost decided. However, one of the selectors believes otherwise. In a recent interview, the selector has stated that there are still several spots in the team that are not finalised.
Not only that, the selector also hinted that Kohli’s place in the team is not safe either and will depend on how he performs in the upcoming Asia Cup.
“Rohit is saying that from team management’s perspective but as selectors, we believe some places are still up for debate. We also have to wait for reports on Jasprit (Bumrah) and Harshal’s (Patel) injuries. Both are currently at the NCA and are recovering. As for Virat, we have to see how things go in the Asia Cup,” the selection committee member told InsideSport website.
As of now, Team India are preparing for the upcoming Asia Cup. The tournament is scheduled to begin on August 27 and finish on September 11. India will open their campaign against Pakistan on August 28. The Men in Blue are the defending champions of Asia Cup.