The Asia Cup is going to be organized at the end of this month. The Indian team for the Asia Cup will be announced on August 8. Opener KL Rahul and Indian team pacer Deepak Chahar are likely to make a comeback in the squad to be announced for the Asia Cup. The Asia Cup is going to be organized in T20 format. All eyes are on this tournament to be held from August 27 to September 11. Now it has to be seen which players are selected for the 15-member team selected for the Asia Cup.
The team selected for the Asia Cup will give an idea of what will be the composition of the Indian team for the T20 World Cup. Before the T20 World Cup, the Indian team has to play about 12 matches. According to the news received from a BCCI source - Lokesh Rahul does not need to prove anything. Whenever he plays T20, always plays as a specialist opener and the same thing will continue. In the future, Suryakumar and Rishabh will play as specialist middle-order batsmen.
Virat Kohli's poor form is a matter of concern for the team management. If Virat Kohli is not able to perform as expected in the Asia Cup as well, then it will be very difficult for him to get a place in the team for the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia. Dinesh Karthik has almost confirmed his place. It will also be interesting to see who the selectors give as an additional batsman and wicketkeeper, Ishan Kishan or Sanju Samson. Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja are set to play as all-rounders. Talking about the bowlers, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Axar Patel can be part of this team. Whereas in the case of Washington Sundar can be considered.
India's probable team may be like this for Asia Cup
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Singh Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Back-up players- Deepak Hooda/Ishan Kishan/Sanju Samson, Arshdeep Singh/Avesh Khan/Deepak Chahar/Harshal Patel, Axar Patel/Kuldeep Yadav/Ravi Bishnoi.