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Asia Cup 2022: India Squad For The Continental Championship

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Nov 2, 2023 at 3:10 PM

Asia Cup 2022: India Squad For The Continental Championship

The BCCI has already announced the India squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2022. The continental championship is scheduled to start on August 27. India will open their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on August 28. The Men in Blue are the defending champions, having won the previous edition in 2018 by beating Bangladesh.

The Rohit Sharma-led side are one of the favourites for the upcoming edition too and will be keen to win the title. With seven title wins, India are the most successful team in the history of IPL. So before the tournament gets underway and India start their title defence, here is the list of the players who will represent the team in the tournament.

Asia Cup 2022: India Squad For The Continental Championship

Openers: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma (Credits: Twitter)

Skipper Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are the only designated openers in the India squad for Asia Cup 2022. The duo are set to open the innings in the continental championship. In case, India need the service of another player as opener, the likes of Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav or even Rishabh Pant could be promoted. Hooda, Yadav and Pant have been tried out as openers in recent times.

Middle-order: Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli (Credits: Twitter)

Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda and Dinesh Karthik are the middle-order batsmen in the India squad. Kohli is making a return to the team after skipping the West Indies series and will be eager to hit the ground running. Suryakumar and Karthik will be looking to continue their fine displays in T20Is while Hooda will be hoping to make the chances count if he gets the opportunity.

Wicketkeeper: Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant (Credits: Twitter)

Rishabh Pant is set to don the wicketkeeper’s gloves for India in Asia Cup 2022. In case, he suffers an injury, Dinesh Karthik will take care of the wicketkeeper’s role. Pant will also be an important member of India’s middle-order in the tournament.

Allrounders: Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya (Credits: Twitter)

Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja are the two allrounders in the India squad and both are looking likely to be an integral part of the playing eleven. The onus will be on the duo to not only deliver with the bat but also contribute with the bat as India look to defend their title.

Spinners: Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal

Ravi Bishnoi
Ravi Bishnoi (Credits: Twitter)

The selectors have named three frontline spinners in the India squad – Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi and Yuzvendra Chahal. Ashwin recently returned to the T20I team for the West Indies tour and looked good while Chahal has been in good form since this year’s IPL. Bishnoi has also looked good in his short T20I career so far and would be looking to make an impact in his first major tournament with the senior team.

Fast-bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan

Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Credits: Twitter)

India have named only three frontline pacers for the tournament. With the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel not available for selection due to injuries, the selectors have picked inexperienced duo of Arshdeep Singh and Avesh Khan along with pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

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