ASIA CUP

Rohit Sharma says the Asia Cup is not a fitness test

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Before the much-anticipated clash between India and Pakistan, skipper Rohit Sharma has stated that the tournament is not a fitness test.

Furthermore, he has also stated that they have come to Sri Lanka to win the trophy and not do anything else.

Meanwhile, he has also expressed delight in compiling an 18-member and stated they have a problem picking out the playing XI from these 18 players.

All sorts of combinations available looking at how the game was played yesterday. We have got experience in our batting lineup. Batters have to play accordingly. We will try to take the game on, but it is important to read the situation well.

Additionally, Rohit has also expressed his happiness over the performance of the bowlers.

Speaking of [Mohammed] Shami, [Mohammed] Siraj and [Jasprit] Bumrah… especially Bumrah who is coming back from an injury after a long time, he played in Ireland, he looked good there. And then the small camp we had in Bengaluru, he looked good [there] as well.

Moreover, Rohit has also emphasized the fact that the tournament is not something of a fitness test.

By no means, this is a fitness test or any other thing. This is a tournament played between the top 6 Asian teams. It’s a very big tournament for all of us, without a doubt, we learn from every mistake and loss. We have given opportunities to many players in the last year. We will use this Asia Cup to play good cricket. We are going to focus on winning.

Rohit asks his players to have a combination of aggression and understanding of match situations

On the other hand, Rohit has asked his batting lineup to have a mix of aggression and understanding of match situations.

Therefore, they should not be ultra-aggressive throughout the game and have a sense of calm as well.

We have to apply ourselves in this format and this tournament. Yes, you have to be aggressive, but at the same time, you have to apply and give the time to settle in the crease and play according to the situation.

Over the last nine years, India and Pakistan have not played in the finals of the Asia Cup.

He has also talked about adapting to ODI cricket and says that it is different from T20 cricket.

The high-octane clash between India and Pakistan will take place today at Kandy.

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