No Kohli vs. Amir This Year

BCCI announced squad for Asia Cup 2018

Indian captain and one of the living legends of modern era King Kohli has been left behind to rest for the upcoming Asia Cup which will be held in UAE.

The Indian squad will be led by one of the most dashing openers of one day cricket, Rohit Sharma with Shikhar Dhawan deputizing, BCCI confirmed.

After a very straining tour of England, they (BCCI) want their captain Kohli to rest for a while.

Considering the workload, we have given Virat rest. He is one of our key players in all three formats and he has been playing for quite some time now continuously. We need to preserve our precious players for the upcoming mega event next year. We have started this care with Virat and he will not be playing in UAE, selectors said.

2018 Asia Cup is scheduled in UAE from September 15 to 28, with Pakistan taking on India on September 19.

This time around six teams will be featured. Five teams are India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Srilanka, Afghanistan while the 6th team will be determined via playoff between UAE, Hong Kong, Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia, Oman.