MUMBAI: Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli has been rested for the upcoming Asia Cup, which will be held in the UAE.
Rohit Sharma will lead the squad with Shikhar Dhawan being the vice-captain, the Board of Control for Cricket in India confirmed.
According to the Indian selectors, Kohli has been rested following a straining tour of England.
“Considering the workload we have given Virat Kohli rest. He has been playing continuously for quite some time. We need to preserve some of our precious players who are playing all three formats, looking at that workload we have started with Virat, he will be rested for Asia Cup.”