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  • Friday 27, November 2020
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Captain Kohli set to miss Asia Cup

Captain Kohli set to miss Asia Cup

Captain Virat Kohli has been left out of India's 16-man squad for the Asia Cup one-day international tournament.

Rohit Sharma will lead the side instead of Kohli, who is being rested for the six-team, two-week long tournament staged in the United Arab Emirates from September 15.

It's no surprise Kohli has been given a break given he captains India in all formats and has been the standout player for his side in the see-sawing ongoing Test series in England.

Kohli has amassed 486 runs at 69.42 in the series, which India trail 2-1 but the tourists have their noses in front of the fourth Test in Southampton.

India's tour of England concludes on September 11, just four days before the start of the Asia Cup, so the decision has been made to rest their inspirational leader for the tournament with huge tour of Australia scheduled for the summer.