The Asia Cup 2018 is set to begin from September 15 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with six teams all slated to reach the UAE soon. However, the base venue of the Indian cricket team has been changed to Dubai, as per reports. Rohit Sharma-led team India will be the last team to arrive due to the fact that many players are still in England for the ongoing five-match Test series.
India’s Asia Cup 2018 journey will start on September 18 against Hong Kong, followed by the big game against arch-rivals Pakistan on September 19. India’s matches will be played at the Dubai International Stadium while Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Stadium is the other venue hosting the 2018 Asia Cup.
Earlier, all the five teams were booked to stay at the InterContinental hotel but as per reports, team India’s booking has been shifted to the Grand Hyatt in Dubai. The Men in Blue will not be travelling during the Asia Cup at all and will be staying at the same hotel for the Super Four stage and the Final.
The Asia Cup 2018 was initially being hosted by India, but with Pakistan not agreeing to play in India, the Asia Cricket Council (ACC) moved it to the UAE.
Team India for Asia Cup 2018: Rohit Sharma(C), Shikhar Dhawan (VC), KL Rahul, AT Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Y Chahal, Akshar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur and Khaleel Ahmed