The Indian team for the Asia Cup, to be held from August 31, could soon be announced. The national selectors, under the leadership of Ajit Agarkar, will choose the Indian team. Before that, we tell you which players are likely to make the 15-member squad.
Two months remain before the start of the ICC ODI Cricket World Cup 2023. The World Cup will take place in India from October 5 to November 19. This is the first time India has hosted the ODI World Cup on its own. Previously, it co-hosted the 1987, 1996 and 2011 ODI World Cups.
The decisive event for India will also be the Asian Cup.
The Asian Cup will also be held before the World Cup, enabling the Indian team to finalize its preparations. This time, the Asia Cup will be held in Pakistan and Sri Lanka from August 31 to September 17. Cricket fans are also very excited about the Asia Cup, as teams from India and Pakistan will also compete in this tournament.
The Indian team for the 2023 Asia Cup may be announced soon. In any case, the six teams taking part in the Asian Cup must declare their squads by August 15. The national selectors, under the leadership of Ajit Agarkar, will choose the Indian team. Before that happens, we’ll tell you which players are likely to make up the 15-member squad.
The Indian team captain will be Rohit Sharma, while Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli will join the team as specialist batsmen. Shreyas Iyer may not be able to take part in the Asia Cup due to injury, in which case Suryakumar Yadav could also make the team. In addition, KL Rahul and Ishaan Kishan are likely to make the team as wicketkeeper batsmen. According to media reports, KL Rahul is now fit and has started playing wicketkeeper in the nets. Because of Rahul’s fitness, Sanju Samson may be disappointed.
Akshar Patel could also get his chance
On the other hand, the role of vice-captain Hardik Pandya will be very important at the Asia Cup. Hardik would like to show a big game with the bat, while in bowling, Indian fans expect a solid game from this star player. Like Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel can also make his mark on the Indian team as an all-rounder. In addition to the ball, Akshar has also proved his ability with the bat on numerous occasions.
Shardul-Chahal selection almost certain
Four fast bowling specialists can be included in the fast bowling unit. Jasprit Bumrah has recovered from injury and his place in the team is confirmed. Mohammed Shami and Mohammed Siraj will also play an important role in the Asia Cup after being rested for the ODI series against West Indies. Meanwhile, Shardul Thakur may be handed the role of fourth fast bowler by the renowned Krishna. China’s Kuldeep Yadav and the legendary Yuzvendra Chahal could also get their chance as spin specialists. In any case, the role of spinners will be very important in Asian conditions.
Asia Cup Schedule:
- 30 August: Pakistan vs Nepal – Multan 31 August: Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka – Kandy
- 2 September: India vs Pakistan – Kandy
- 3 September: Bangladesh vs Afghanistan – Lahore
- September 4: India vs Nepal – Kandy September 5: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan – Lahore
Super-4 stage schedule
- 6 September: A1 Vs B2 – Lahore
- 9 September: B1 vs B2 – Colombo (could be Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh)
- 10 September: A1 vs A2 – Colombo (India vs
may be Pakistan
- 12 September: A2 vs B1 – Colombo
- 14 September: A1 vs B1 – Colombo
- 15 September: A2 vs B2 – Colombo
- September 17: Final – Colombo
India has won the most titles
The Indian team has always dominated the Asian Cup. There have been 15 Asia Cup seasons in history so far, and the Indian team has won the title most often 7 times (1984, 1988, 1990-91, 1995, 2010, 2016, 2018). Sri Lanka, who have been champions 6 times (1986, 1997, 2004, 2008, 2014, 2022), are in second place. Pakistan has only won the title twice (2000, 2012).