The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the men’s and women’s teams on July 14 for the cricket event at the 2023 Asian Games. The 15-member Indian men’s team will be captained by young player Ruturaj Gaikwad at the Games Asians. This BCCI decision surprised everyone, but thinking about the future, the decision is also being seen. Now Ruturaj has expressed his happiness for the first time after assuming the responsibility of the captaincy.
In the video of Ruturaj Gaikwad broadcast by BCCI, he said that his dream is to win the gold medal for the country and stand on the podium to sing the national anthem. BCCI has decided to send a full youth team to the Asian Games due to the start of the Games in India from October 5th.
After becoming the captain, Ruturaj Gaikwad said that I want to thank BCCI, the team management and the selectors who entrusted me with this responsibility. It is always a pride to play for India and it is very important for me to lead the team in this great event. All the young players on this team will have a very good opportunity to prove ourselves.
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 15, 2023
After going unselected in the T20 series against the West Indies, now Rinku Singh has been included in the announced Indian squad for the Asian Games. Apart from this, many of these names are also included in the squad, which have been consistently performing throughout the past few IPL seasons. Apart from Arshdeep Singh, the team features Avesh Khan, Mukesh Kumar and Shivam Mavi in fast bowling.
Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rahul Tripathi, Tilak Verma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (week), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Shivam Mavi, Shivam Dubey, Prabhsimran Singh (goalie).
Yash Thakur, Sai Kishore, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Sai Sudarshan.