BCCI Discloses Team India Asia Cup 2023 Squad today. KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer Returns on the team. Tilak Varma is also included but Sanju Samson is there as backup.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India also known as BCCI, disclosed the 17 men team India Asia Cup squad 2023 on Monday 21st of August. Ace batsmen KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer have returned to the Indian after missing a lot of cricket due to injuries.
Classy wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson has been added to the team owing to the niggle of KL Rahul otherwise Iyer has passed the fitness test.
Youngster Tilak Verma has received his maiden ODI call-up ahead of the marquee continental tournament while wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has faced a snub as India decided to go with one wrist spinner who is in form Kuldeep Yadav.
Moreover, Axar Patel is also going to Sri Lanka along with regular left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja. Among Pacers, Bumrah has made a comeback in the unit and will accompany Siraj and Shami to get under the skin of the opponents.
Back opener Ishan Kishan will also travel with the team given his decent performance in the ODI format this year and the last West Indies series. What surprised the fans most is the inclusion of dismal performer Suryakumar Yadav. It seems like the management wants to give him one more chance before the 2023 World Cup.
Hardik Pandya will be the deputy of the skipper Rohit Sharma in the event. Overall, with the presence of Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, and pacer Prasidh Krishna Indian team looks quite balanced and may dominate in the competition.
India will start their campaign against Pakistan on the 2nd of September in Pallekele followed by the match against Nepal at the same venue on the 5th of September.
Team India Asia Cup Squad 2023
Rohit Sharma ©, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul (WK), Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya (VC), Ishan Kishan (VC), Tilak Varma, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, MD Shami, MD Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, and Sanju Samson (cover).
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