India’s Squad for the Asia Cup 2022: The countdown for the 2022 Asia Cup has begun, with the multi-team tournament set to start in UAE from August 27. While a few participating nations have already announced their squads for the tournament and the announcement doesn’t seem far away from the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Though there are three-match home T20I series against Australia and South Africa respectively in September after the Asia Cup, it is likely that the squad, which plays in the all-Asian countries affair, will be the one that goes for the T20 World Cup.
- The BCCI is likely to announce the India squad for 2022 Asia Cup on Monday.
- There remain a few spots in the team which are yet to be cemented.
- Big names like Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah are likely to return.
Captain Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik are sure-shot certainties in the batting department. With talk of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul coming back into the team for the Asia Cup, it should complete the batting line-up.
India’s Probable Squad for the Asia Cup 2022:
Senior opener KL Rahul is set to make his comeback in the Asia Cup 2022 after a long hiatus due to an injury (sports hernia). Rahul was supposed to reclaim his opening position in the Indian team in the upcoming ODI series against Zimbabwe, but he is not completely recovered and will directly play in the Asia Cup 2022.
Openers: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul
Middle order: Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer/Deepak Hooda
Wicketkeeper: Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja
Pacers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel
Back-Up Pacer: Arshdeep Singh/Avesh Khan/Deepak Chahar/Harshal Patel.
Back-Up Batter: Deepak Hooda/Ishan Kishan/Sanju Samson
Back-Up Spinner: Akshar Patel/Kuldeep Yadav/Ravi Bishnoi.