Rohit Sharma, who led India as captain to 7th Asia Cup title victory, rose 2 spots to reach the 2nd position in ICC ODI Rankings.
India vice-captain Shikhar Dhawan said the six-time champion would not take surprise package Bangladesh lightly in Friday’s Asia Cup final.
Shikhar Dhawan Thursday said there was “no shame” in his disastrous run of form in the Tests against England as his plans did not work out despite giving his all.
Prithvi Shaw will be the front-runner in Shikhar Dhawan’s absence to walk out with KL Rahul to open the innings in Rajkot next week against West Indies.
Shikhar Dhawan failed in England, but has hit two tons in the Asia Cup, just before the squad for West Indies Tests will be picked
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan put up a mammoth 210 run opening wicket stand as India beat Pakistan by 9 wickets.
Shikhar Dhawan, who had a quiet outing when India toured to England, has been outstanding with the bat in the Asia Cup 2018.
Shikhar Dhawan scored 127 against Hong Kong on Tuesday night as India won by 26 runs to make a winning start in the tournament.
Back in familiar territory, Shikhar Dhawan regained his batting mojo, with an entertaining 120-ball 127, including 15 fours and two sixes.
Shikhar Dhawan on Tuesday etched his 14th ODI ton against Hong Kong in India’s opener at the ongoing Asia Cup in UAE.
Rohit Sharma will lead the Indian team which starts its Asia Cup campaign on September 18. Shikhar Dhawan has been named as vice-captain for the ODI tournament.
India have made three changes for the third Test against England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. England, meanwhile, have made just one.
Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan showed off their dance moves during the practice match against Essex, ahead of the first Test against England.
India’s trials and tribulations of 2014 series and what each individual batsman will aim to achieve this time on the England tour.
After the culmination of limited-overs series, India will play a 5-match Test series against England starting from August 1.