Predicted Playing XI of Asia XI to face World XI in T20I series

Predicted Playing XI of Asia XI to face World XI in T20I series

Watching some of the biggest stars share the dressing room with each other will be a treat for all fans.

KL Rahul & Virat Kohli
KL Rahul & Virat Kohli. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

To celebrate the birth centenary of its nation’s founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Bangladesh is hosting a T20I series between Asia XI and World XI. Two matches are slated to be played in Dhaka on March 21 and 22. Some of the biggest stars from all around the globe will be taking part in this game. These two games in the nation’s capital are expected to be a massive part of the celebrations.

Six Indian cricketers have been included in the Asia XI squad including the likes of Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul. The World XI consists of some of the biggest stars like Chriss Gayle, Faf du Plessis and Alex Hales. To find the right combination for the Playing XI from this star-studded squad will be tough for the Asia XI side. On that note, here are what the possible combinations could be for this series.

Here is the Predicted Playing XI for Asia XI:

1. Tamim Iqbal

Tamim Iqbal 
Tamim Iqbal. (Photo by Adam Davy/PA Images via Getty Images)

Tamim Iqbal is one of the biggest cricketing stars in Bangladesh. This left-hander is a must at the top of the order. Batting in his home conditions, he is expected to go all guns blazing and be a tough nut to crack for the World XI bowlers.

In the recent series against Pakistan, Tamim seemed to be in good touch. He got scores of 39 and 65 but was run out in both the games. Moreover, this will be the first time he will be opening the innings with someone like Shikhar Dhawan if the latter plays.

Tamim can be both aggressive or play sensibly according to the needs of the side. However, the fans will enjoy watching him playing with full freedom. Also, with the depth and experience in the batting order, he doesn’t need to worry about the other factors.