Players given a chance by selectors with an eye on World Cup haven’t really made the opportunity count.
There were no hints of Ashwin’s new action in nets during India’s practice session on eve of their Asia Cup opener.
Kohli and Rahane’s 213-run stand was talking point of India’s convincing run-chase against Bangladesh.
On skippers’ day out, Kohli’s ton heavier than Rahim’s as India beat Bangladesh by six wickets.
Mashrafe Mortaza feels that playing in front of home crowd would be a boost for Bangladesh in Asia Cup.
Dinesh Karthik went on to add that the team has an exciting bunch of youngsters who would be keen to do well.
For India, the build up to the 12th edition of Asia Cup has been quite similar to that of 2012.
Virat Kohli-led India will open their Asia Cup campaign on Wednesday against Bangladesh at Fatullah.
MS Dhoni’s eleventh hour withdrawal has thrown his new age successor, Virat Kohli, in at the deep end.
The enforced break though could very well be a blessing in disguise for Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
India’s decision to bat first seemed to have backfired but the bowlers did a splendid job to dismiss Pakistan.