India’s squad for the upcoming Asia Cup, to be played in the UAE from August 27, was announced on Monday. Rohit Sharma will lead the group, while the previous skipper Virat Kohli is back in the crew after a break. Head paceman Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the due to a back injury.
In Bumrah’s absence, the pace attack will be led by the experienced baller Bhuvneshwar Kumar with youngsters Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh.
Along with Jasprit Bumrah, Harshal Patel is also not available for selection owing to injuries. They are currently undergoing rehab at the NCA in Bengaluru.
Death overs specialist Harshal Patel is also out due to injury. Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, and Deepak Chahar have been named as standbys.
“The six teams are divided into two groups with India, Pakistan, and a qualifying team in Group A and Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan forming Group B. Each team plays the other once in the group stage with the top two teams from each group advancing to the Super 4 round. The top 2 teams from Super 4 will qualify for the final,” BCCI said in its official statement.
India’s squad for Asia Cup announced
India’s squad for Asia Cup 2022: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan