BCCI announced India’s squad for Asia Cup 2022, Virat Kohli in, Jasprit Bumrah out￼
BCCI on Monday announced the squad for the upcoming Asia Cup which will be played from August 27 to September 11, former India skipper Virat Kohli also called up for the tournament and Jasprit Bumrah has been dropped out of the tournament.
BCCI on Monday announced the squad for the upcoming Asia Cup which will be played from August 27 to September 11. India regular skipper Rohit Sharma will lead the side in the mega event while the former India skipper Virat Kohli also called up for the tournament. The senior Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah has dropped out of the tournament due to an injury.
Three expert spinners are important for the squad which includes, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Ravi Bishnoi. Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja are the two all-rounders. Deepak Hooda and Suryakumar Yadav are the two batting options.
In Bumrah’s absence, the pace attack will be led by the experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar with youngsters Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh rounding up the squad.
Death overs specialist Harshal Patel is also dropped out due to an injury. Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, and Deepak Chahar have been named standbys.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee has picked India’s squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 to be played from 27th August to 11th September 2022. The 15th edition of the tournament will be played in the UAE between six teams (the main event). Defending champions India are also the most successful team, having won the trophy seven times. While the last edition of the tournament was held in an ODI format, this edition will feature the T20 format.
“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.
In a separate note about Bumrah and Harshal, the board added,
“Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel were not available for selection owing to injuries. They are currently undergoing rehab at the NCA in Bengaluru.”
Team India squad for Asia Cup 2022 – Rohit Sharma (Capt ), KL Rahul (VC), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, R Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, Y Chahal, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan