Team INDIA Squad for Asia Cup 2023

Team INDIA Squad for Asia Cup 2023:

The BCCI on Friday dated August 18th 2023, announced India’s 17-member squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2023, that gets underway on August 30.

Rohit Sharma will lead the team, in a bid to clinch the silverware for the 1st time since 2018.

The 16th edition of Asia Cup will be jointly hosted by Pakistan and Srilanka.

WHO’s IN?

Shreyas Iyer & KL Rahul were both named in the 17-member squad, coming back after long injury lay-offs. Chief selector Ajit Agarkar stated while Shreyas is declared completely fit, KL Rahul still has some niggle.

Tilak Varma earned himself a maiden ODI call-up, on the back of spectacular 2023 – both in IPL & International cricket. Ajit Agarkar on Tilak Varma, “Tilak showed real promise in temperament, good to take him along. Fortunately, we can take 17 here so opportunity for him to be part of the team.

Meanwhile, Sanju Samson was the lone cricketer named as back up in the 17- member squad.

WHO’s OUT?

Yuzvendra chahal was the biggest name to find himself on the sidelines for the Asia Cup. He had notched 4 wickets from 4 games in 2022 Asia Cup.

The exclusion of chahal means India will go in with three spinners – Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja & Kuldeep Yadav.

Team India Asia Cup 2023 Squad

Squad for Asia Cup 2023

 

DOOR NOT CLOSED

Rohit Sharma said, “Our options are still open, if we feel Chahal or Ashwin or Sunder are needed, then we’ll have to squeeze them in somehow”.

Unlike 2022 when it was played in the T20 format, the 2023 edition of the Asia Cup will be played in 50 Over format.

Asia Cup, first held in 1984, India have won the Asia Cup 7 times(1984,1988,1991,1995,2010,2016(T-20), 2018).

Leave a Comment

Australia World Cup Squad 2023 SRI LANKA Cricket World Cup 2023 Schedule SOUTH AFRICA Cricket World Cup 2023 Schedule PAKISTAN Cricket World Cup 2023 Schedule NEW ZEALAND Cricket World Cup 2023 Schedule