Asia Cup 2023
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Asia Cup 2023: Predicted Indian Squad For Tournament: The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) has approved PCB’s hybrid model, and the Asia Cup 2023 will be held from August 30 to September 17. The event will now be hosted by both Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka will host nine matches, while Pakistan will host four.

Pakistan will lock horns against the debutant Nepal in the opening match of the 2023 Asia Cup at Multan. The competition will be contested in fifty-overs format, with six teams divided into two groups of three teams each.

Group A consists of Pakistan, India, and Nepal, whereas Group B consists of Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka. Arch Rivals India and Pakistan will meet in the league round on September 2nd and in the Super 6 Round on September 10th in the Asia Cup 2023 .

The Asia Cup schedule has already been announced, and the only thing that remains is the squad. The Indian squad is also anticipated to win the Asia Cup 2023 final. Because the World Cup 2023 would begin soon after the Asia Cup, this tournament is regarded as the largest practice platform before the world cup.

According to recent reports, BCCI may announce the Asia Cup squad this week. It is finalized that Rohit Sharma would lead the squad. Another piece of good news is that Jasprit Bumrah has returned and is fit for Asia Cup selection. Here is Team India’s expected lineup.

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Team India’s Expected Squad For Asia Cup 2023

The BCCI will try to finalize the squads for both the Asia Cup and the World Cup in 2023. Given the importance of the time, India must choose its lineups before the World Cup begins, and Asia Cup 2023 would be the penultimate multi-country event before the World Cup. Consisting of five teams that will compete in the World Cup as well. As a result, this might be India’s roster for the Asia Cup in 2023.

Batters: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shubhman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav

Wicket Keepers: Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan

Allrounder: Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers: Kuldeep Yadav, Mohd. Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Y Chahal

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KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer Are Still Unfit

KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, are unlikely to be included in the Indian side for the 2023 Asia Cup. The two athletes recently posted updates on their fitness progress to social media, but the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) informed Cricbuzz that it would be premature to add the pair to the 15-man roster for the continental tournament.

They can still be considered for the upcoming ICC Men’s ODI World Cup, which begins on October 5 in India. Their match fitness will be put to the test in the three-game bilateral series against Australia before the quadrennial championship.

Rahul had thigh surgery, while Iyer had lower back surgery to treat a stress fracture.

The most recent BCCI report did not indicate a timeline for the duo’s return, but they were observed gradually increasing their workload as far as ‘Return to Play’ is concerned.