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: Star Sports experts pick India’s squad for Asia Cup 2023; rule out KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson
With Asia Cup 2023 just a fortnight away from us, experts on Star Star picked the Indian squad for the tournament. What caught the attention of many was they left out KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, who have almost regained their fitness and might be available to take part in the tournament.
Apart from this they also left out Sanju Samson, who performed decently well in the ODI series against West Indies. The experts went with the only keeper in the team in Ishan Kishan, which means that according to them he will be a sure shot pick for the team.
In the top order, alongside Kishan, they picked Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill. The duo are expected to be the first-choice openers for the team whereas with the kind of team, experts have picked Ishan might be slotted into the middle order at No.4 and No.5.
Virat Kohli along with Suryakumar Yadav and young Tilak Varma will be handling the middle order duties in a team picked by Star Sports experts whereas Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel are the three all-rounders, who according to them will make it into the team.
Along with Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja, they also picked spin twins Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in the team as the spin bowling options whereas Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah will be the pacers as per the Star Sports experts.
Asia Cup 2023: Star Sports experts, India’s squad for Asia Cup 2023
Here’s India squad for the Asia Cup 2023 picked by Star Sports experts:
Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan (wk), Virat Kohli, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah.