India will send the second tier team to the Asia Cup again
Asia cup 2021: The 2018 Asia Cup is still etched in the minds of Bangladesh fans. Once again, Bangladesh lost to India in the last over. Mushfiqur and Mashrafe went to the final after defeating Sri Lanka and Pakistan in that tournament. However, Bangladesh did not get along with India. Bangladesh also lost to India in the Super Four. That was not a full-fledged India. The absence of just one did not allow that to happen. Virat Kohli’s void that any team in the world would feel. India of 2018.
The current Asian champions are confident of winning the title without Kohli. And that is why the idea of sending a second tier team to the next Asia Cup is also coming to mind. It is very unlikely that India will see the main team in the tournament to be held in Sri Lanka. As far as indications are concerned, only the second tier Indian team may be seen competing for continental excellence.
Asia cup 2021, The type of Asia Cup depends on the type of each global tournament. Due to this, 2016 Asia Cup was held in T20 edition. Again 2018 Asia Cup was 50 overs. The 2020 Asia Cup should also be held in the T20 format. Due to Corona, the Asia Cup has also been postponed like the T20 World Cup. The schedule is not yet certain, but so far indications are that the tournament is scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka at the end of June.
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This schedule is causing trouble. Because, India has reached the final of the Test Championship by winning the series 3-1 against England. India will face New Zealand at Lord’s from June 18 to June 22. The date of this match has been postponed by one week from the scheduled schedule for IPL. In the global Corona situation, it is difficult for a team that is in London till June 22 to go to Sri Lanka at the end of that month to participate in a tournament. Because, the teams have to go through quarantine phase in all the countries.
India will start a five-Test series against England in August. In this situation, India is not willing to take the risk of going to England once in June and returning to Sri Lanka. According to the Times of India, in this situation, the BCCI is thinking of sending a second tier team to the Asia Cup. A reliable source in the board told the newspaper, ‘There is no possibility (of sending the main team to the Asia Cup). We are not willing to take any risks with the preparations for the England series. And cricketers can’t go to quarantine twice. If there is an Asia Cup, there is no other way but to send a second team to India. ‘
Earlier, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) striker Ehsan Mani Shankar had said. He expressed doubts whether India would reach the Asia Cup final if they reached the final of the Test Championship. However, even if India solves the problem by sending a second tier team, Mani may be happy about it. The second tier India team means that Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Yashpreet Bumra, Mohammad Shami, Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin and Rabindra Jadeja will not be available. Who the two-time Asian champions will send in that case can be discussed instead.