India vs Myanmar AFC Asian Cup Qualifier - India's Starting XI
India are set to take on Myanmar on Tuesday in a Group A match of the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers. With 12 points in the group, India have already qualified for the 2019 AFC Cup. They had a wonderful qualification tournament, winning all 4 games till now, scoring 8 goals and conceding just 1 in four matches.
India had won their away game against Myanmar 0-1 with captain Sunil Chhetri scoring the only goal. They followed that up with a 4-1 rout of Macau. India will hope to continue their form in Goa and try to finish the qualification without unbeaten.
Let us see India's predicted lineup for Myanmar game.
Goalkeeper - Gurpreet Singh Sandhu
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu is undoubtedly one of India's best players and will start in front of goal against Myanmar. Having the experience of paying in Europe, Gurpreet is strong against any threat posed by the opposition strikers.
Having just conceded 5 goals from the last 8 games this year, Sandhu is in blistering form. The tall Bengaluru FC player is one of the names that comes by default to Stephen Constantine's starting lineup.
Right Back - Pritam Kotal
The 24-year-old defender had had 21 caps for the national team under various age categories. The strong defender is now an integral part of the Indian national team. The Delhi Dynamos right back is not only good at defending, but also moving forward with the ball and helping with the attacks as well.
Center Back - Sandesh Jhingan
The Kerala Blasters defender is the best player in the squad and is a default name in the starting XI. Jhingan is one of the fan-favorites. He is adept at defending with strong tackles and is a bosses the opposition around in the air. Jhingan is a leader at the back, and will be crucial for the match.
Center Back - Anas Edathodika
Anas Edathodika, the 30-year-old Kerala-born defender, has been in fine form in all of the qualification matches, and is set to continue in Stephen Constantine's starting XI. Anas has a lot of experience and is inch-perfect with his tackles. Both him and Jhingan will look to form a wall at the heart of the defence.
Left Back - Narayan Das
The Bengal born left back has displayed fine form recently for both club and country, and like his counterpart on the right, he is adept at both defence and attack. The 24-year-old FC Goa player has got good experience, and is set to start against Myanmar as a left-back.