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Indian team to leave for Asia Cup on Aug 20 after undergoing Fitness Test

image-l6pazxdbRohit Sharma & Co. will leave for Dubai on Aug 20

The information coming in is that the Indian cricket team will be leaving for Dubai on 20th August to participate in the upcoming Asia Cup. The multi-nation event is scheduled to take place from 27th August in the UAE, with a total of thirteen matches to be played, including the final.

According to the information received, before flying for the scheduled series, the Indian team will have to prove their fitness at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru after landing there on 18th August. 

Upon reaching Dubai, the Men in Blue will have to undergo a three-day training camp just to ensure they get fully used to the extreme weather conditions in the Middle East. 

Here's what the Senior BCCI Official said to Insidesport

"The team will assemble at the NCA on August 18 and will have their fitness test, a mandatory protocol after a break. Players will leave for Dubai on August 20 and we will have a short camp before the Pakistan match."

India's Asia Cup Schedule

Five teams which include India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan, along with the winner of the qualifier, will go head-to-head against each other. 

Rohit Sharma-led side will face-off against the arch-nemesis Pakistan on 28th August, and both teams can even face each other thrice in the event. The second time could be in the super four stage, and the other being the final. 

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