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Asia CUP India Squad: Squad announced, KL Rahul returns as Vice-Captain, Bumrah RULED OUT: Check FULL Squad

jasprit and harshal both ruled out
jasprit and harshal both ruled out

Asia CUP India Squad – INDIA Asia Cup SquadIn an incredible move, KL Rahul has been handed the vice-captaincy reins once again while Virat Kohli has returned. With Jasprit Bumrah Ruled out, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will lead the pace attack. However, Axar Patel, Shreyas Iyer and Shreyas Iyer have been kept on standby. Furthermore, there is no place for Ishan Kishan.

India have decided to go with four spinners with Deepak Hooda as a part-time option. But there are only three specialist spinners while Hardik Pandya is the other seam bowling option.

Hardik Pandya

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“Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel were not available for selection owing to injuries. They are currently undergoing rehab at the NCA in Bengaluru. Three players – Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel and Deepak Chahar have been named as standbys,” BCCI said in a statement.

India Squad Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan

Backups: Shreyas iyer, Deepak Chahar, Axar Patel

  • While Hardik Pandya was elevated to the vice-captain role, KL Rahul has been given the responsibility back for the Asia Cup.
  • Another surprise omission is the absence of Ishan Kishan.
  • The left-hander is India’s second-highest ranked T20 player and has been amongst runs. However, his weakness against express pace has gone against him.
  • Axar Patel is the other victim of competition. The selectors have decided to keep faith in young Ravi Bishnoi and veteran Ravichandran Ashwin.
  • Kuldeep hasn’t managed to find a place after missing most of India’s matches with injury.
  • But the biggest surprise is going with four spinners and just three specialist pacers.
  • The T20 World Cup 2021 and the IPL showed the spinners did not have much purchase on the UAE tracks.
  • But the absence of Harshal Patel and Jasprit Bumrah will mean that Hardik Pandya will have to bowl four overs.
  • Furthermore, as expected, Sanju Samson hasn’t found a place.

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The six teams are divided into two groups. India, Pakistan and a qualifying team are in Group A. Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan forming Group B. Each team plays the other once in the group stage. The top two teams from each group will advance to the Super 4 round. The top 2 teams from Super 4 will qualify for the final.

India Asia Cup Schedule:

Asia Cup 2022 India fixtures: Group A

  • August 28: India vs Pakistan in Dubai: 7:30 PM
  • August 31: India vs Qualifier in Dubai: 7:30 PM