Asia Cup 2018 starts from today with the first match of Bangladesh VS Hong Kong. Reporters asked Rohit Sharma if Asia Cup will be the build-up for next year’s world cup, he said, “In a way, you can say that. Every team wants to go to the World Cup in a good frame of mind. But we shouldn’t be looking too far ahead. Obviously,y the Asia Cup gives every team an opportunity to get the combination right before the World Cup.”
Rohit also said, “I don’t understand how Angie (Angelo Mathews), Sarfraz (Ahmed) or Mashrafe (Mortaza) are looking at it and what their strengths and weaknesses are. But as the tournament progresses, we will understand what the teams are doing.
“The World Cup is too far ahead. We will play a lot of games before that. A lot of players will get an opportunity to stake the claim for a berth in that World Cup squad. It’s a great opportunity to try for that perfect combination,”