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Ganguly says Kohli and Rohit will be India’s key players in the Asia Cup

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As India gears up towards their first game of the Asia Cup, Sourav Ganguly has highlighted the key players for this tournament.

He feels that skipper Rohit Sharma and stylish batter, Virat Kohli will be the key players in the continental tournament.

Furthermore, he also feels that Kohli will be India’s go-to player in the Asia Cup and also in the ODI World Cup.

Says Ganguly,

He’s (Virat Kohli) playing very well, there is no question about it. He will be India’s strength, key player, along with Rohit Sharma. Rohit’s form will be equally important. Last World Cup (2019) he got five hundreds, that’s unbelievable performance.

Adding further, he says,

And probably this is his first and last World Cup as captain, he might still do it in the T20 World Cup but for the ODI event, there is still four years and I don’t think he’ll be playing in another few years. Everyone will be important, and I hope they stand up and perform.

Kohli and Rohit were standout performers against the West Indies

Meanwhile, it is worth noting that both Rohit Sharma and Kohli played some impeccable cricket against the West Indies.

During the two-match Test series, Kohli returned with scores of 76 and 121 while Rohit got 103, 80, and 57 in the same series.

Additionally, these two players are also the highest run-getters in the Asia Cup as well. Rohit has 745 runs in 22 matches, and Kohli has amassed 613 runs in just 11 matches.

Moreover, Kohli is also just 102 runs short of breaking the 13,000-run mark in the ODI format and he will look to achieve it during this tournament.

India is all set to play against Pakistan on the 2nd of September in Kandy. While India will be looking to get off to a good start, Pakistan will look to continue their dominance.

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