Ajit Agarkar, the panel’s chairman, made the selection announcement for the Asia Cup on Monday afternoon in New Delhi. The information will be made after the selection meeting, which will include the captain Rohit Sharma and the head coach Rahul Dravid. Another remote possibility is selecting a 15-person provisional team for the World Cup. It is yet to be seen if the same will also be announced. Star Sports will webcast the press conference at which Ajit Agarkar, the chairman of the selectors, will reveal the player list. It is also available for streaming on Hotstar. Continue reading to know more updates.
Among the prominent sportsmen who have been sidelined by injuries but are now anticipated to return are KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer. As India is ready to reveal their team for the Asia Cup, it will be seen today if they are immediately thrust into the competition. The decision to play Tilak Varma at No. 4 in an ODI is another matter up for discussion. Today, every query will have an answer.
India’s Selection Committee
Have a look at the members of India’s intelligent selection committee:
Ajit Agarkar serves as the committee’s chair. Shiv Sundar Das, Subroto Banerjee, Salil Ankola, and Sridharan Sharath are the other members of the panel.
Panel On Kohli’s Position
According to Ravi Shastri, Virat Kohli returning to the No. 4 spot may be an excellent choice for India. Sanjay Manjrekar is now expressing a similar opinion. He claims that many problems would be resolved if you have Kohli at No. 4. “Ishan Kishan can be No.3, then Tilak in No.5, SKY, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja; that is already looking like a good squad.”
The Bowling Department
Now that so much has been expressed about the batters, the selection difficulties in the bowling department have been somewhat overlooked. Prasidh Krishna reminded the audience of his prowess with the bouncers in Ireland. As a candidate for fast bowling, he joins Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh, and Mukesh Kumar. It’s already safe to say that Bumrah and even Siraj are fixtures in that squad. Thus, all of these bowlers are vying for the same spot.
Who Among The Spinners For The Asia Cup 2023
India has already abandoned Ravichandran Ashwin among the spinners, a luxury that no other team in the world could afford. Due to his all-around talent, Ravindra Jadeja appears to be a guaranteed starter, while the top candidates in the spin department are Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Ravi Bishnoi.
India’s Squad For Asia Cup 2023
Have a look at the Indian squad for the Asia Cup 2023.
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- Rohit Sharma (captain)
- Shubman Gill
- Virat Kohli
- Shreyas Iyer
- KL Rahul
- Suryakumar Yadav
- Tilak Varma
- Ishan Kishan
- Hardik Pandya (vice-captain)
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Axar Patel
- Shardul Thakur
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Mohammed Shami
- Mohammed Siraj
- Kuldeep Yadav
- Prasidh Krishna
- Reserve: Sanju Samson
‘Don’t Believe We Are Favorites,’ Rohit Declares
Rohit said that we don’t believe we are favorites. He said,
“It is for the outside world to create those scenarios. You have to play well. All teams are here to compete hard. There is some advantage to playing at home but nothing more. All these teams have played in India a lot. So no such thing as favorites or underdogs. This (Asia Cup) is the right tournament to perform well, test ourselves under pressure and respond. That is how it has been in previous World Cups as well.”
Rohit’s Stance On Lack Of Senior Part-Time Bowlers
According to Rohit, India wants their hitters to be versatile, which is why the numbers have increased so much in recent games. Rohit said,
“It is not that we sleep thinking we are playing in one position, and then in the morning, he is asked to play somewhere else. This is not some club game; this is international cricket, and players have been told that they need to play in different positions.”
KL Rahul’s Injury
Rahul’s present injury is distinct from the significant injury that ultimately led to the need for thigh surgery, Ajit Agarkar had said.
“I wouldn’t be aware if they were fit and then broke down. Bumrah and Prasidh worked really hard, and they look good now. Shreyas is fit, Rahul’s report might be released by the BCCI. It is a niggle, nothing to do with the injury he had. You can only follow what the medical people say, and those are the top ones at the NCA.”
Players For The Asia Cup 2023 To Be In The World Cup Squad?
Although this is not an official preliminary squad, Agarkar claims that it is “obvious” that the World Cup team will be selected from among these players. So, for the time being, this is the de facto World Cup preliminary squad.
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