The Asia Cup 2023 will be played in a hybrid model. 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 the Asian teams to prepare themselves for the World Cup and get their combination right.
Asia Cup 2023: India squad announcement postponed to this date; Skipper Rohit Sharma will be attending the meeting
In what has been the last set development as per the reports in News 18, it is learned that the Indian team’s squad announcement for the Asia Cup 2023 has been postponed by just one day. The BCCI was expected to name the name on 20th August.
But the latest reports have suggested that the Indian squad for the Asia Cup 2023 will be announced on the 21st August. The reason behind the delay is that skipper Rohit Sharma will be travelling to Delhi to attend a meeting with chief selector Ajit Agarkar related to the team combination.
There have been a lot of speculations about what squad will India name for the Asia Cup 2023 because the team isn’t settled till now with a few key players being out to be injury as well. There is a high possibility that the squad which will be named for the tournament might play World Cup as well.
The Indian team will be having a special camp ahead of the Asia Cup to prepare for the tournament. The team will be assembling in Bangalore at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and will be undergoing several sessions to get themselves read.
The camp will be held from 24th August to 29th August and following that Indian team will be travelling to Sri Lanka to play the tournament. They will be opening their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on 2nd September in Kandy.
Asia Cup 2023: KL Rahul is fully fit but no certainty about Shreyas Iyer – reports
The reports also gave an update about the fitness of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer. The keeper-batter has attained his full fitness and will be available for the selection. Whereas Iyer has shown positive signs but the selection is not completely sure.
If Shreyas Iyer isn’t deemed fit to be selected for the Asia Cup 2023, then BCCI is giving first preference to Suryakumar Yadav. It is also learned that talks related to the selection of Tilak Varma will also be happening as India is lacking a left-hander in the middle order.