Since the World Cup in 2015, India's middle order woes have made the headlines in every tournament the side has played in. It's September 2018 and the Indian team doesn't look anywhere close to sorting the issues. However, the Asia Cup might be the perfect platform to strengthen the middle order before India travels to Australia later this year.
With Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma always being in prime form the moment they don the blue, the lack of emulating the foundation they provide by the batsmen that follow has given the management a fair few headaches. The search for a permanent No. 4 still hasn't ended, although India are no short of options in the regard.
Now, with Kohli missing out, India's batting order looks thinner than ever. The team management will hope that India puts its middle order ghosts to rest in this series for once and for all.Published 06 Sep 2018, 18:15 IST