Amidst much anticipation, the Asia Cup’s Indian team roster, captained by Rohit Sharma, was unveiled today. The selection showcases a well-balanced blend of seasoned veterans and promising newcomers, fueling optimism for a remarkable performance in the competition. Cricket enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting the team’s dynamic on-field display.
As the ODI World Cup approaches, India’s focus turns to the upcoming continental tournament, where the 50-over format will be employed this year. The team’s performance in this competition will serve as a pivotal factor in shaping their outlook for the marquee event on their home turf later this year. Central to their aspirations are the concerns surrounding the fitness of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, who are both on the path to recovery from thigh and back injuries respectively. In a surprising turn of events, pace leader Jasprit Bumrah has exhibited remarkable fitness during the recent T20I series against Ireland, positioning him as a likely contender for the Asia Cup squad. This development injects a positive dimension into India’s preparation, potentially bolstering their chances across the upcoming tournaments.
Asia Cup squad of Indian team:
Rohit Sharma(C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya(VC), Ravindra Jadeja, Jaspreet Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Md. Siraj, Md. Shami, Ishan Kishan, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Prasidh Krishna.
Sanju Samson as backup.