Asia cup tournament is to be held from 27 august to 11 september

India and Pakistan are the first ones to announce their squad

Indian squad consist of India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan. Standby: Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar.

Pakistan squad consist of Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir.

The  tournament is to be played in two groups Group A consist of INDIA, PAKISTAN and a team that is yet to be qualified to be named

GROUP B consist of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Srilanka .

There is a coming T20 world cup in Australia later this year , Asia cup is right time for Rohit Sharma to build his team and test strength and weakness of some the important opponents such as Pakistan .