India starts their campaign in Asia cup 2018 against the qualifier team Hong Kong. The team in blue is set to play two back to back matches on 18th&19th Sep. Match against Pakistan is much more important for India, so there is a probability that India will rest their few key players in the match against Hong Kong to keep them fresh before the big match against Pakistan. The temperature in UAE is very hot almost double the temperature in England. So India might rest most of the players who are coming from the Test series in England. Here in this article, Crcinshort discusses the playing XI of India against HongKong.
India might rest their premium fast bowlers Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar considering the heat in Dubai. The young left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed is likely to make his debut in an ODI. Shardul Thakur will lead the bowling attack. The Chinaman leg-spinner Kuldeep Yadav is an x-factor for India in Asia Cup. India doesn’t want to overexpose him ahead of the big match against Pakistan. India would include left-arm spin All-rounder Axar Patel in the team and rest Kuldeep for the match against Hong Kong.
Most probable Playing XI of India against Hong Kong
Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan (VC), KL Rahul, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Khaleel Ahmed.