Welcome to the live coverage of the eagerly awaited team India's Asia Cup 2023 squad announcement. The momentous day has arrived as the Ajit Agarkar-led Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to unveil the India squad for the 2023 Asia Cup on Monday, August 21. The squad, comprising a 17-member travel contingent, is expected to be revealed during a press conference scheduled at 1:30 PM IST. This significant event is likely to witness the participation of India's versatile captain, Rohit Sharma, and the astute head coach, Rahul Dravid, during the selection deliberations.
Squad Selection Process:
The selection process will be initiated with the start of the meeting for India’s Asia Cup 2023 squad, commencing at 12:00 PM IST. The invaluable insights from captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid will contribute to shaping the final India Asia Cup squad. However, the ultimate decisions made by the selectors will stand paramount.
Asia Cup 2023 Overview:
The 2023 iteration of the Asia Cup marks a significant departure from tradition, being played in a hybrid format for the first time in its history. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) declined to send Team India to Pakistan, thus prompting the six-team continental tournament to be held jointly in Sri Lanka and Pakistan. The tournament is scheduled to run from August 30 to September 17, 2023.
Match Schedule Highlights:
According to the schedule set by the Jay Shah-led Asian Cricket Council (ACC), the Asia Cup 2023 will kick off with the clash between Pakistan and Nepal on August 30. Led by Rohit Sharma, Team India’s campaign in the Asia Cup will commence with a high-stakes encounter against arch-rivals Pakistan. This marquee IND vs PAK match is slated for September 2. Following the intense showdown with Pakistan, India’s subsequent league stage match is set against Nepal on September 4.
Live coverage of Asia Cup 2023 squad announcement: BCCI announced India's 17-player roster including the comeback of Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul, and Shreyas Iyer.
India’s Lineup for Asia Cup 2023
Chahal Absent from Roster:
According to chief selector Ajit Agarkar, the team prioritizes Kuldeep Yadav over Chahal, as accommodating two wrist spinners isn’t feasible at the moment.
Sanju Samson is set to accompany the squad as a reserve player due to KL Rahul nursing a minor injury; however, Rahul is anticipated to recover fully in the near future.
As of August 21, 2023, at 13:55:56, the live announcement of India’s roster for Asia Cup 2023 reveals the return of Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer, and KL Rahul, pivotal to India’s strategy for the ODI World Cup 2023, marking their reentry into the 50-over format.
The lineup for India’s participation in Asia Cup 2023 has been unveiled. Chief selector Agarkar states, “Shreyas Iyer is in prime condition, while KL Rahul is dealing with a minor discomfort. This accounts for Sanju’s inclusion in the travel party. We anticipate Rahul’s swift recovery, as he is progressing well.”
BCCI has officially disclosed the India roster for the forthcoming Asia Cup 2023. The selected team includes Rohit Sharma as the skipper, with notable names like Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, and Hardik Pandya (Vice-Captain).
Also part of the lineup are Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, and Prasidh Krishna. Sanju Samson is the designated standby player for the squad’s travel contingency.
Live Updates: Revealing India’s Asia Cup 2023 Squad:
Jasprit Bumrah’s stellar displays, culminating in match-winning efforts during the T20Is against Ireland, indicate his successful return to top form. His selection is under keen observation.
Live Updates: India’s Asia Cup 2023 Squad Announcement:
Rahul Dravid, the head coach, has arrived in Delhi to participate in the meeting.
BCCI’s Live Declaration of India’s Asia Cup 2023 Squad:
With KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, key ODI batsmen, absent, BCCI made efforts to include Sanju Samson and Suryakumar Yadav in the middle order, but the expected results were not achieved. Reports suggest that both Rahul and Iyer are currently in good health and eligible for selection. If proven true, it is likely that Samson and Suryakumar will be omitted from the Asia Cup 2023 squad.=
Unveiling of India’s Asia Cup 2023 Squad:
The emerging talent, Tilak Varma, who topped the charts with 173 runs in the IND vs WI 5-match T20I series, is under evaluation for a place in the India Asia Cup squad. The final decision hinges on the potential availability of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer.
India’s Roster for Asia Cup 2023:
Reports indicate that key players KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, crucial to India’s strategies for the 2023 ODI World Cup, have regained fitness and are eligible for squad inclusion.
Likely Lineup for India’s Participation in Asia Cup 2023:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer (contingent upon fitness), KL Rahul (contingent upon fitness), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, and Mohammed Siraj.
2023 Asia Cup Indian Squad:
The gathering to determine India’s lineup for the 2023 Asia Cup is set to commence at 12:00 PM IST. Captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid are anticipated to contribute their insights in shaping the definitive squad for the India Asia Cup campaign.
Possible India Squad for Asia Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer (Depending on fitness), KL Rahul (Pending fitness), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav.