Asia Cup 2023 will commence with Pakistan vs Nepal match on August 30. Meanwhile, India has not announced the squad yet and fans are asking about the Asia Cup 2023 India Squad announcement date.The BCCI selectors are facing a challenge in finalizing the squad, given the need to make decisions about the fate of numerous injury-prone and out-of-form players.
Asia Cup 2023 India Squad announcement date
Chief Selector Ajit Agarkar has called a meeting on Monday, which will be attended by skipper Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid. Following this, a press conference will take place at 1:30 PM on August 21, where Agarkar and Sharma will unveil India’s Asia Cup 2023 squad.
The selection of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, and Shubman Gill is confirmed while discussion will be regarding the remaining spots. The Asia Cup 2023 serves as a stepping stone in the preparation for the World Cup 2023, thus expect the squad unveiled on Monday to closely resemble the lineup for the mega World Cup event.
Jasprit Bumrah to return, decision on KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer to be taken
Fit-again Bumrah is expected to get a place. Reports suggest that the pacer may replace Hardik Pandya as the vice-captain in the ODIs. But there’s still a question: will the selectors let Rahul and Iyer play without practice after coming back from injuries? If Rahul and Iyer make it to the Asia Cup 2023 team, then Samson and Yadav might have to give up their spots.
Some reports suggest that the Ajit Agarkar-led selection panel is going to name a 17-man squad instead of 15 which will allow Suryakumar Yadav to sneak in. However, Sanju Samson may not get further backing from BCCI owing to his failed opportunity in the West Indies series. Tilak Varma who has impressed everyone with his T20I debut may find himself in the 17-players roster.