In fifteen editions of the Asia Cup, India have a stellar record – they have participated in ten finals, having won it seven times. In all respect to other sides, India are giants in the tournament. However, their recent showings leave a different impression. They failed to make the final in the 2022 edition, and have only managed two final appearances in the last five editions. In the limelight, however, is the classy Shubman Gill, who has averaged a staggering 78.00 in ODIs in 2023. Virat Kohli, too, has looked in decent touch in the Caribbean, and will be expected to be at his best come the Asia Cup. Their spin bowling options are diverse and plentiful, which will suit the conditions. Expect Rohit Sharma’s men to continue their rich run of form, after thumping the West Indies most recently.