Updated: 05 September 2023
Asian Games 2023: Indian Cricket Teams Schedule And Squad. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently announced both men’s and women’s squads for the upcoming Asian games to be held in Hangzhou, China which will be played from 23rd of September to 8th of October 2023. The cricket tournament will start on 19th September while the final will be held on the 7th of October.
BCCI announced a men’s side that is a mix of reserves and players who have represented the senior team earlier. The men’s side will be led by Ruturaj Gaikwad. The women’s team is a full-strength side alongside some new faces to be seen. The team will be captained by Harmanpreet Kaur. The men’s event will start on the 28th of September with the final to be played on the 7th of October.
The women’s event will start on the 19th of September with the final to be played on the 27th of September. In the men’s event 18 teams will be competing while in the women’s event, 14 teams will be competing. Matches will be played at the Zhejiang University of Technology Cricket Field, Hangzhou.
We take a look at the squad and fixtures for both men’s and women’s teams:
Asian Games 2023 Indian Men’s Cricket Team
Ruturaj Gaikwad (captain), Rahul Tripathi, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Tilak Varma, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Washington Sundar, Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Prabhsimran Singh (wk), Shivam Dube.
Players who are on standby– Deepak Hooda, Sai Kishore, Sai Sudarshan, Venkatesh Iyer, Yash Thakur.
According to the Times of India VVS Laxman will be the head coach of Indian team in Asian Games 2023.
Asian Games 2023 Men’s Cricket Teams Fixtures
Just two days back it was announced that the men’s team have got a direct entry into the quarter-finals. India have got a chance to at least win a bronze medal but for that, they need to win the quarter-final game. The following are the dates for men’s fixtures after they got a direct entry into the quarter-finals:
October 5th- Quarter Finals
October 6th- Semi-Finals
October 7th – Final
Asian Games 2023 Women’s Team Schedule
Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana (VC), Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Shafali Verma, Amanjot Kaur, Devika Vaidya, Richa Ghosh (wk), Titas Sadhu, Minnu Mani, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Uma Chetry (wk), Anusha Bareddy, Kanika Ahuja.
Players who are on standby– Harleen Deol, Pooja Vastrakar, Saika Ishaque, Sneh Rana, Kashvee Gautam
Note- A few days back ICC banned Harmapreet Kaur for 2 matches. In this condition, Smriti Mandhana may lead the women’s side
Asian Games 2023 Women’s Team Fixtures
Just like the men’s team, it was recently announced that the women’s team has also got a direct entry into the quarterfinals. The women in blue have got a chance to make history by winning the gold but it all depends on how they play in the quarter-finals. We take a look at their fixtures after they got a direct entry into the quarter-finals:
September 22nd- Quarter Finals
September 25th- Semi-Finals
September 26th- Finals