It’s time for Asia’s biggest tournament as all the Asian heavyweights will be going up against each other in the Asia Cup 2023. The tournament will be played from 30th August to 17th September. Out of 13 games, 4 games will take place in Pakistan whereas 9 games will be played in Sri Lanka. It’ll be great preparation for all of them to prepare themselves for the World Cup and get their combination right.
Asia Cup 2023: “He’s one of the best players in the Indian line-up,” R Ashwin picks his No.4 for India
With Asia Cup 2023 just around the corner, veteran Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has picked his No.4 for the Indian team. He has picked Shreyas Iyer to bat at the position because according to him he’s the best batter in the India line up against spin.
Ashwin feels that if Shreyas Iyer is completely fit then he should bat at No.4 and there shouldn’t be any debate about that. Speaking in a video posted on his YouTube channel, he explained:
“Shreyas Iyer is extremely important to our side. He’s one of the best players in the Indian line-up against spin and a very consistent No.4 for India. If he’s completely fit to play, there’s no debate who should be No.4 for India.”
Shreyas Iyer has gained his full fitness and has been named in the Indian squad for the Asia Cup 2023. It is expected that he will walk straight into the XI and it’ll be a great opportunity for him to regain his touch and get into the groove ahead of the ICC World Cup 2023.
Shreyas Iyer has been the backbone of the Indian team in the ODIs. He has been one of the best batters for the team and has bailed them out of trouble many times. He will be extremely crucial for India going into the Asia Cup 2023 as well World Cup.
He will be making his comeback to the team after the prolonged injury. The batter complained of back pain during the Test series against Australia earlier this year and since then has been out of action, missing IPL as well as the ICC WTC Final.
Asia Cup 2023: India squad for the Asia Cup 2023
Here’s India’s squad for the Asia Cup 2023:
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, and Sanju Samson (back up).