Indian batting backbone Virat Kohli today said the Asia Cup beginning here tomorrow is perfect platform to assess the team’s strengths, weaknesses and its current standing on the global stage ahead of the big-ticket World Twenty20 next month.

“Going into the World Cup as I said, the conditions will be comparative and we will most likely be playing every one of these resistances at some stage. Along these lines, the same number of groups as we play before the World Cup, it gives us an incredible chance to survey what the groups are similar to, what the parity is similar to, what their qualities and shortcomings are, and where do we stand contrasted with them. You can see it (Asia Cup) overall bundle some time recently.

Before the World Cup,” Kohli said at the pre-match question and answer session here.

India start the competition on the back of some extremely noteworthy excursions in the pummel hit group against Australia and Sri Lanka. “Asia Cup has always been a challenging tournament, it’s like a mini event as far as the sub-continental teams are concerned. It’s an opportunity to test yourself as I said against the best teams in the sub continent. It’s a competitive tournament with different opposition with different set of skills testing you all the time.”

Indian cricket Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s accessibility in the opening round of the competition stays suspicious after he endured a muscle spams damage amid an instructional meeting. This has provoked the BCCI to surge Parthiv Patel as a go down. Kohli did not elucidate on whether Dhoni will sit out of tomorrow’s match.

“With Parthiv coming in, we will have to sit down and see if that situation comes where he has to play. We will then have to sort out a combination, the best possible for the team in terms of the batting order but, as of now, we cannot. Unless we have a decision we cannot sit down and make a concrete plan.”

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