Dhoni Led Indian Squad Favorites to Win their Sixth Asia Cup Title

“We have the talent required to win a big tournament,” assures MS Dhoni, the quietly confident Captain of the Indian Team in the Asia Cup pre-departure press conference, riding high on the recent T20 victories over Australia and Sri Lanka. And the critics and cricket fans alike tend to agree wholeheartedly.

The five nations Micromax Asia Cup T20 2016 is an 11 match cricket fest – a perfect dress rehearsal for the ICC T20 World Championship that is right around the corner. The Men in Blue is geared up to perfect the winning combination before the big event. A lot of squad rotation can be expected to give ample opportunity for all the players to showcase their form in a bid to clinch a vital spot in every game of the World Cup.

After the unpleasant outing the last time India visited Bangladesh with Dhoni fielding questions over the teams ODI loss, this year after two series wins, the team goes into the Asia Cup series with abundant hope armed with a squad in peak performing form. Virat Kohli is back on board after being rested for the recently held series against Sri Lanka with Ajinkya Rahane taking his place.

Dhoni Led Indian Squad Favorites

The top order batting line-up of Rohit Sharma, Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, and Suresh Raina is not something to be trifled with and Dhoni along with Yuvraj Singh and Hardik Pandya in the next three slots is a deep enough order to take on the opponents. Yuvraj has this Asia Cup to hit form before the World Cup. The fast bowlers came through with Ashish Nehra and seamer Jasprit Bumrah falling in stride to win the series against Sri Lanka.

Asia Cup T20 2016 offers the perfect chance to ease into the next few months of T20 cricket haven with the World Cup and the IPL scheduled one after another. With the Indian Squad well poised to defeat their Asian rivals, any cricket lover would be remiss to lose out on an opportunity to catch the Asia Cup series on the go. YuppTV is the perfect online platform to catch all the exclusive coverage of the event on your mobile. Live streaming of the Asia Cup matches is available free in nations including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, and UK, while the US residents can access the same with a paid subscription. Go ahead and enjoy the thrilling T20 Asia Cup series with nigh a worry in the world.

Sanford K Kratzer