Team India has already clinched a spot in the Asia Cup 2023 finals, following their commanding 228-run victory over arch-rivals Pakistan during the Super 4 clash. Their next match is against Bangladesh in a non-essential fixture scheduled for Friday, September 15, at R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
As this match holds no significant bearing for Team India, there are indications that the management may opt to give senior players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, and Jasprit Bumrah a rest. It is likely that Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, and Mohammed Shami will be entrusted to fill their roles in the game against Bangladesh.
Notably, Shreyas Iyer was sidelined due to a back spasm, which kept him out of action against Pakistan and Sri Lanka in the last two matches. KL Rahul took his place at number 4 and made a significant impact, smashing an unbeaten century against Pakistan and displaying composed innings on a tricky Colombo pitch against Sri Lanka.