Asia Cup 2023 India's Squad to have backup players as KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer remain uncertain

Asia Cup 2023 is just a few weeks away from now. There were a lot of talks and meetings between the ACC, BCCI and PCB related to the venue of the tournament but ultimately it paved the way for the hybrid model. According to which the event will be played in two countries viz Sri Lanka and Pakistan

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.  Coming to the Indian team they will open their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on 2nd September. 

Asia Cup 2023: India squad for Asia Cup likely to be announced by 17th August- reports

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We are just a Fortnite away from the Asia Cup 2023. The excitement is building up as fans will be able to witness the much anticipated India vs Pakistan clash in the tournament. The tournament will also be an ideal preparation for the teams for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023

There have been a lot of speculations about the Indian squad for the Asia Cup 2023. It’s fair to say that the team BCCI names for the tournament will most likely be the team of the World Cup as management would want to give game time to players ahead of the marquee tournament. 

With all the speculations about the Indian squad, it is learned as per the reports in News 18, that BCCI will be announcing the squad for the Asia Cup 2023 on 16th or either 17th August. The reason behind this is because the management wants to give time to KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer as they are nearing full fitness. 

Indian Cricket Team will also be attending a special camp at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru to prepare themselves for the upcoming Asia Cup 2023. 

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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. This will be for the first time in a while when the Indian team will be having a camp ahead of any tournament. 

This basically can be because to get used to the ODI format as since the last two years they haven’t played this format much. They have played a few games but haven’t been able to score big and were getting out even under 200.

Asia Cup 2023: India’s core group of players for ODI World Cup 2023 – reports 

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Apart from the Asia Cup squad, the reports also suggested that BCCI have shortlisted the core players for the World Cup as well. After assessing the performance they will be choosing the final 15 players. Here’s India’s core group of players for ODI World Cup 2023:

Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Surykumar Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wk), Axar Patel, Sanju Samson, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Mukesh Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal