The selection of the India team for the Asian Cup 2023 should take place today, on Monday. This tournament starts on August 30th. India’s Asian Cup squad is almost complete but questions remain over the selection of the two players. We’re talking about KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer. Both players struggled with their respective injuries for a long time. But now these players are fit. However, doubts remain about both players.
Who will be included in the Asia Cup squad?
17 players are to be selected for the Asian Cup. In such a situation, both the famous Krishna and Shardul Thakur must be selected in the fast bowling lineup. However, there will be a battle for the World Cup team between these two players. All eyes will be on whether star hitters like KL Rahul, who is recovering from a hamstring injury, and Shreyas Iyer, who is recovering from a back injury, get the green light for selection from Dr. Nitin Patel-led NCA received. Even with either player available, head coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma will feel less pressure in the middle tier.
Announcement is also possible for the world championship
The head of the selection committee, Ajit Agarkar, will announce the team here on Monday and it is likely that the 15-man candidates for the World Cup will also be selected tomorrow. Incidentally, the final date for possible team selection for the World Cup is September 5th, so the BCCI can also announce it later. It’s also possible that India, like Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal, will select a 17-man Asian Cup squad to try out all options for the World Cup. Shardul has recorded 58 wickets in 38 ODIs while this player has also batted many crucial innings. In such a situation, he can give preference to the famous Krishna.
Race between 5 spinners
Five weirdos are in contention for the World Cup squad including Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin. Ashwin has plenty of playing experience in India but his non-selection to the West Indies ODI team has raised questions about his chances of selection. Kuldeep is India’s top spinner at the moment and his selection seems safe. While Jadeja’s choices are fixed in any format. At the same time, Akshar Patel could be another crackpot of the team. Akshar has also played many good innings with the bat. At the same time, questions about Chahal’s selection remain.