India begin their Asia Cup T20 2016 campaign against the hosts Bangladesh on Wednesday at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.
Indian cricket fans had some fringes on their forehead when they heard about MS Dhoni's injury on Monday.
Of course he is an impact player, but the team management would not want to risk Dhoni for tomorrow. Dhoni remains hopeful of recovering from his injury and and being fit for the opening match of the Asia Cup T20 2016.
Virat Kohli turned up at the press conference to address the media on Tuesday. When he was asked to give an update on the India captain's injury, Kohli refused to give any kinf od clarification.
The selectors called Parthiv Patel on Monday as a back up for Dhoni on Monday. If Dhoni misses the game on Wednesday, Kohli will take charge and he will be forced to make a change in the squad.
Patel is an opener in the T20 format, and India already have their opening positions settled with Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma. The left-handed batsmen will have to come down the order.
The kind of form the Indian top order is in, one will feel that the lower order will hardly be of any use. But cricket is a funny game, and the tides can turn any moment. Kohli will have to work on his team combination in case Dhoni fails to get fit in time.
"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," Kohli was quoted as saying by PTI.
"Obviously a discussion will take place, it will happen sometime today during the practice session as to what needs to be done if that situation arises. Yeah, obviously, it's going to be different from what we have been playing with till now. We just have to wait and see how the situation pans out."