Asia Cup: The batsmen expected to be the thorn in many a bowling attack's flesh
With the 2014 edition of the Asia Cup about to get underway, a look at the batsmen expected to be the bowler's worst nightmare.
With the 2014 edition of the Asia Cup about to get underway, a look at the batsmen expected to be the bowler's worst nightmare. (AFP Photos)
Virat Kohli is ranked second in the ICC ODI rankings and he will be looking to continue his good form from the previous year. Easily India's best and most consistent player over the last two seasons, India will hope for a big score from him.
Ranked five, Kumar Sangakkara has been in sublime form off late and knowing his appetite for big scores, Sri Lanka can expect him to fire when the tournament gets underway.
Tillakaratne Dilshan is the seventh best ODI batsman at present. He is capable of providing those explosive starts at he top of the order to set the platform for a big total.
The ninth ranked Misbah-ul-Haq is the man for Pakistan to anchor the innings in the middle overs. Though mainly a compact player, he can play the big shots should the situation demand.
Shikhar Dhawan, ranked 11th, is reputed to be an aggressive player and the flat tracks of Bangladesh will suit his method of strokeplay and make him a handful for any opposition.