Underdogs Sri Lanka beat Pakistan by 23 runs in the final of the 15th edition of the Asia Cup, their sixth title in the Asia Cup. Several players have shown skill in bat-ball throughout the season. Among whom Harsha Bhogle has selected his best XI. Where there was no place for any player of Bangladesh.
Indian cricket analyst Harsha Bhogle has selected his XI for the Asia Cup based on the performance of the players. Bhogle’s XI is dominated by Pakistani players. Named four Pakistan players in his best XI. Apart from this, Sri Lanka has three places and Afghanistan and India have two places in Bhogle’s XI.
Pakistani wicketkeeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan and Afghanistan wicketkeeper batsman Rahmanullah Gurbaz have got place as openers in Harsha’s XI. Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has been placed at number three. The former captain of India has done very well with the bat in this year’s Asia Cup. Harsha has kept Najibullah Zadran, Vanuka Rajapaksa and Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka as middle order batsmen.
Pakistan’s Shadab Khan and Mohammad Nawaz are named as all-rounders in the XI. Apart from this, Mohammad Naseem, who showed power in the Asia Cup, is in charge of the pace department, with Bhubaneswar Kumar and Dilshan Madushanka as partners.
Harsha Bhogle’s Asia Cup XI
Mohammad Rizwan, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Virat Kohli, Najibullah Zadran, Vanuka Rajapaksa, Dasun Shanaka, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Bhubaneswar Kumar, Mohammad Naseem and Dilshan Madushanka.