India Squad for Asia Cup 2023: The much-awaited announcement regarding Asia Cup 2023 squad has been released by BCCI on August 21.
India Squad for Asia Cup 2023
Rohit Sharma will lead the team while Hardik Pandya named as the vice-captain of the team. As per Asia Cup 2023 schedule, the 7 times Asia Cup trophy winner will play their first game of the tournament against Pakistan on September 2 at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy.
Injured players like KL Rahul, and Shreyas Iyer have returned to the India squad for Asia Cup 2023. Indian pace sensation Jasprit Bumrah who executed an impressive performance in the Ireland tour of India 2023 also makes his way into the squad.
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (VC), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna
Travelling stand-by player: Sanju Samson
- Head coach – Rahul Dravid
- Batting coach – Vikram Rathour
- Bowling coach – Paras Mhambrey
- Fielding coach – T Dilip
As expected senior spinner R Ashwin has been sidelined from the Asia Cup 2023 Squad while chinaman Kuldeep Yadav drafted into the squad. After being sidelined for the Asia Cup 2023, Ashwin’s inclusion in the World Cup 2023 squad becomes questionable.
Since the 2019 World Cup failure, Indian cricket has grappled with a significant problem at the number 4 position. Though several batters’ scores run at the no.4 spot, India still remains without a solid option for the spot with just a couple of months ahead of the World Cup 2023.
India will try their best in the Asia Cup 2023 to finalise a solid player for the No. 4 spot to avoid errors in the World Cup campaign. Ajit Agarkar confirms that Shreyas Iyer is fully fit for the tournament while KL Rahul is carrying a niggle, but is expected to be fully fit by the 2-3rd match of the Asia Cup.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma confirms he will open and Virat Kohli will play at No.3 in Asia Cup and World Cup 2023.
Asia Cup 2023 India Schedule
Asia Cup 2023 India Schedule: Indian cricket team will play 2 group matches against the remaining teams of their group – Pakistan and Nepal. Check out the Asia Cup 2023 India Schedule below with venue details.
|02-Sep||Pakistan v India||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy|
|04-Sep||India v Nepal||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Kandy|
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