India’s stand-in captain for the 2018 Asia Cup Rohit Sharma termed the tournament as a big opportunity to assess the team and find the right balance before the 50-over World Cup to be held in England next year.

India return to the UAE for the first time in 12 years and Rohit is fiercely motivated to lead the team to Asia Cup title.

India are based in Dubai, and from what he had seen of the conditions so far, Rohit was aware of what lay ahead.