Protecting champions India will confront most outstanding opponents Pakistan on September 19, the day after Team India open their Asia Cup 2018 battle against a yet-to-be-affirmed qualifier on September 18. Hammering the poor planning, previous India cricketer Virender Sehwag on Wednesday said India ought not play the competition. Sehwag likewise said a player needs at least 24-48 hours rest in the wake of playing an ODI coordinate.
“I am extremely stunned to see the booking since which nation plays consecutive cricket coordinates nowadays? There was a hole of two days in the middle of the T20 coordinates in England and here you are playing ODIs under sweltering Dubai climate and that too without a break. Thus, I don’t think this is a right planning,” Sehwag said.
An incensed Sehwag said if there was an issue with the booking then India shouldn’t have played the Asia Cup.
“Why there’s such clamor exaggerating the Asia Cup? Try not to play the Asia Cup. Set up the group for the home arrangement or the away arrangement. It’s extremely hard to play consecutive amusements,” Sehwag told IndiaTV.
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan are altogether affirmed members, with the rest of the spot still up for gets among has United Arab Emirates (UAE), Singapore, Oman, Nepal, Malaysia and Hong Kong.
Gathering A comprises of India, Pakistan and the qualifier while Group B contains Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The main two groups from each gathering will meet all requirements for the Super 4 and two groups will then play the last on September 28.
Sehwag said the BCCI ought to have followed up on it instead of diminishing India’s continuous four-day visit amusement against Essex in front of the five-coordinate Test arrangement against England.
“There shouldn’t be any consecutive diversions. In the event that the BCCI needed to drop anything then it ought to have been the qualifier amusement in the Asia Cup as opposed to lessening the four-day rehearse coordinate against Essex to three days. A player needs no less than 48 hours to recoup subsequent to playing an ODI coordinate since you field for 3.5 hours and after that on the off chance that you bat for 2 hours then it influences your aggregate time to spend on the ground to 5.5 hours. In this way, it takes at least 24 to 48 hours for a player to recuperate,” he included.
Sehwag, who played 251 ODIs and 104 Tests for India, said playing consecutive amusements will incur significant injury on the Indian players.
He additionally said the poor planning will give Pakistan preference against India.
“At the point when Team India will play the Asia Cup in Dubai in September, there will be excessively warmth and it will hamper the players’ recuperation procedure. Pakistan will be in a decent shape though the Indian players will be drained. What’s more, on the off chance that we wind up losing the match, at that point there may be an issue as we as a whole are extremely enthusiastic at whatever point we play against Pakistan. We generally need India to win against Pakistan yet in the event that the Indian players are worn out then Pakistan will have the favorable position,” he said.