Asia Cup is about to wrap up for this season. India and Sri Lanka will face each other for the title. On Friday, India will face Bangladesh before the big game. Throughout the tournament, India has shown their power pact performances. The batting, bowling, and even Indian lineup were incredible till now.
Former Indian batter Aakash Chopra said,” Rest Virat Kohli, elders have already shown their form.” he also suggested bringing a change to playing XI in the clash against Bangladesh. He voiced for Shreyas Iyer and other players to give them a chance in the match.
Senior’s performance in the tournament:
Senior Indian batters are in their top form in this tournament. Rohit Sharma scored 3 half-centuries in this edition of the Asia Cup. He also completed 10,000 runs in his ODI career. On the other hand, Virat Kohli completed 13,000 runs in his ODI career.
Along with that, he played an incredible innings of an unbeaten 122 against Pakistan. KL Rahul made a comeback through this tournament. He also played an absolute masterclass inning of unbeaten 111 runs. With the proper balanced team game, India defeated Pakistan by 228 runs which is huge.
Giving a chance to Shreyas Iyer:
He perfectly described the reasons why senior players need to be rested. He stood by Shreyas Iyer who just did a comeback in this tournament after a long injury. Chopra said,” I feel Shreyas Iyer should be played if he is fit. To be fair, he is practicing a lot. He has practiced the most, he is sweating it out. I am pretty sure that he has recovered from back spasms if he is practicing.”
In the matter of resting players, Chopra said,” The elders have already shown their form. I am talking about Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. So if I have to play Shreyas Iyer, and I do feel he should be played, I will ask Virat to take a rest, although he hasn’t played much cricket in the entire August.”