[caption id="attachment_749249" align="alignnone" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Rohit-Sharma3.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-749249" alt="Rohit Sharma and Co. have sealed a spot for the summit clash of the Asia Cup after two big wins against Bangladesh and Pakistan. @ Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Rohit-Sharma3.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Rohit Sharma and Co. have sealed a spot for the summit clash of the Asia Cup after two big wins against Bangladesh and Pakistan. @ Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Former India leg-spinner <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/laxman-sivaramakrishnan/">Laxman Sivaramakrishnan</a> feels India should try and bat first against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/afghanistan/">Afghanistan</a> in their last Super Four clash at the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/asia-cup-2018-200946/">2018 Asia Cup</a> on Tuesday. <p></p> <p></p>After having booked their berth for the summit clash on Friday, following huge defeats against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/video-centurions-rohit-sharma-shikhar-dhawan-crush-pakistan-in-asia-cup-748938">Bangladesh</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/asia-cup-2018-super-four-shikhar-dhawan-rohit-sharma-hit-centuries-as-india-crush-pakistan-748838">Pakistan</a> respectively, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">India</a> face a resolute Afghanistan, who have been badly inflicted by two consecutive last-over defeats. With Afghanistan playing for pride, Sivaramakrishnan reckons that it will be a good strategy if India try and defend a total. <p></p> <p></p> India would like to bat first and defend a target. They have won their last three games comfortably whilst chasing, so it will be a nice change to put a total on the board and then see how the bowling group reacts to it, Sivaramakrishnan wrote in his column for the <i>Times of India</i> on Tuesday. <p></p> <p></p> Afghanistan are no pushovers and must count themselves desperately unlucky that two successive last-over defeats have prematurely ended their campaign. They are an even more dangerous side when wounded, and India will do well not to take them lightly.