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 for Asia Cup likely to be announced by 17th August- reports
We are just a Fortnite away from the Asia Cup 2023 and in what has been the latest development as per the reports in ESPNCricinfo, it is learned that the Indian squad for the Asia Cup 2023 is all set to be announced by 20th August.
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 are 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 ready.
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.
The delay in the squad can be assumed because of the availability of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer. The duo has been injured for a while but has been putting in hard yards at the NCA. They recently played the practice game and it’s fair to say that there are high chances that they will be in the team.
Asia Cup 2023: India’s core group of players for ODI World Cup 2023 – reports
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