Team India in the fifth T20i against West Indies
Staff India within the fifth T20i towards West Indies. (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) introduced a 15-member squad for the upcoming Asia Cup, which is slated to start on August 27. The previous India captain Virat Kohli is again in motion as he returns to the blues after a break, as he final performed a world match towards England within the white-ball sequence in June. The staff can be led by all-format skipper Rohit Sharma, with KL Rahul as his deputy. Each Jasprit Bumrah (again) and Harshal Patel (facet pressure) are absent on account of accidents.

Kohli was rested for the lately concluded West Indies tour, however the 33-year-old is again within the combine for Asia Cup and it could be fascinating to see if he is ready to finish the tough part of his profession. The Asia Cup can be his first worldwide outing after July 17, 2022. In the meantime, India’s first contest can be on August 28 after they face arch-rivals Pakistan of their marketing campaign opener.

Additional, KL Rahul has additionally made a return to the facet after he lately missed out on loads of cricket as a result of a groin damage, adopted by Covid-19. Rahul was given relaxation through the West Indies sequence because the administration needed him to not pressure his physique. Notably, Rahul has not performed any cricket after the Indian Premier League.

After placing up constant performances for the Indian facet with the bat, Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik have retained their spot within the staff as India has excessive hopes from the duo, who can present the large finishes in crunch conditions. Many from the Asia Cup squad will go on to play the T20 World Cup that’s scheduled later this yr in October in Australia. In the meantime, Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel and Deepak Chahar have been named as standbys.

Initially scheduled to be hosted in Sri Lanka, the  occasion was shifted to the UAE as a result of ongoing disaster within the island nation. Nonetheless, the occasion will nonetheless be hosted by Sri Lanka Cricket. Of the six groups, 5 groups have already reserved their spots within the two teams. Whereas one group consists of Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka, the opposite group contains India and Pakistan who can be joined by the profitable member of the Asia Cup qualifiers.

India squad for Asia Cup

Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan

Stanbys: Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar



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