India's star batsman Virat Kohli is not having a good time with the bat. Kohli, the owner of 70 centuries in his international career, has not been able to reach three figures since 2019. He was also unsuccessful with the bat against England.
However, the Indian Cricket Board wants to see Kohli in the form before the Asia Cup. That is why BCCI wants to keep him on the team for the upcoming Zimbabwe tour.
The Indian selectors want Kohli to play in the ODI series of the tour of Zimbabwe as a stage to return to form before the Asia Cup. According to BCCI sources, 'Indian selectors' meeting is still quite a few days away. However, the plan is for Kohli to use the platform to return to form in the ODI series in Zimbabwe, a format in which he has been very successful. '
Apart from Kohli, most of the senior cricketers in the Indian team are likely to be rested for the tour of Zimbabwe. In that case Lokesh Rahul or Shikhar Dhawan can lead the team. Note that before the Asia Cup, India will play a three-match ODI series in Zimbabwe from August 18 to 22.