Asia Cup squad 2022, what can be the ideal team?

The squad for the Asia Cup has been announced, some new comers will be shining in their first Asia Cup tournament. Although, players like Mohammed Shami and Ishan Kishan are not in the squad, raising a lot of questions.

But, now what has come as sheer shock, ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah is set to miss the tournament due to a back injury, IPL star Harshal Patel was also ruled out due to rib injury.

“Jasprit Bumrah has a back injury and will not play in the Asia Cup. He is our main bowler and we would like him to be back in action before T20 World Cup. We can’t risk him in Asia Cup and the injury could aggravate,” a senior BCCI official said to PTI.

Jasprit Bumrah was set to lead the bowling attack with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, but after the disappointment, India may have to pay the price. Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan and Deepak Chahar will be the ones who should be making to the team, in absence of Bumrah.

Now, with the back injury, the bowler will be out for some time and will likely return for the white ball home series against Australia and South Africa in September-October. Some rehabilitation time will also be needed at the NCA in Bengaluru.

Moreover, in absence of Bumrah, a senior and experience player like Mohammed Shami would have been a more secure option. KL Rahul is also back as deputy of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will also be seen in action after month long break.

India’s squad for Asia Cup:

Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan

Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel and Deepak Chahar are named as standby players.

 

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