India's Asia Cup selection

The 15 players who will fly to Australia for the T20 World Cup may be revealed from the Asia Cup team.

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India’s Asia Cup selection

India’s selectors will choose the team for the Asia Cup later this week or early next week; this will be their final choice before they must choose the 15 players for the T20 World Cup in October. After the Asia Cup in September, there are home T20I series against Australia and South Africa; however, the World Cup team will most likely need to be announced before those games.In this article, you can know about India’s Asia Cup selection.

India might take one of two approaches to the Asia Cup: either choose their finest team or utilize the competition to further explore their World Cup prospects. As of right now, 12 spots are reserved, if everyone is healthy. On the batting front are Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, and Dinesh Karthik.The two all-rounders should be Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya. Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Harshal Patel should be the three fast bowlers, while Yuzvendra Chahal should be the wrist spinner. According to ESPNcricinfo, three positions are vacant as a result.

It remains to be seen if India chooses these 12 players and their first options for backup roles for the Asia Cup or if they give other competitors one last chance. The plan could be to use the final three players to fill up as many gaps as possible. 

In this article, you can know about India’s Asia Cup selection.

Here are a few candidates whose selection for the Asia Cup will be important.

Deeksha Chahar

Deepak Chahar might have been India’s chosen option as the powerplay wicket-hunter not so long ago, but Bhuvneshwar has provided a timely reminder of his talent in his injury-forced absence. India will still be seduced by Chahar’s ability to hit sixes, especially as insurance in case Jadeja fails. As an all-rounder, Jadeja will continue to be India’s first choice, but his strike rates this year with the bat and the ball have raised questions. India may search for a more offensive spin option if Jadeja’s batting doesn’t quite gel, in which case Chahar can stretch the batting order. India would undoubtedly be interested in how he does at the Asia Cup.

Ashwin R

Unfun fact: in T20s in 2022, Ashwin has a higher batting strike rate than Jadeja. But Ashwin’s revival in this format is not due to his batting. Offspinners have recently emerged as the reliable bowler that teams have turned to: an experienced bowler who can offer you four overs with a significant chance to take wickets and a few bad days. If India can get Jadeja’s runs elsewhere, Ashwin has a strong chance of facing teams with a lot of left-handed hitters. It is difficult to foresee a situation in which India plays three spinners; but, if they are up against a lineup that is right-handed heavy, Chahal and Jadeja would likely play as first-choice spinners.

Axar Patel

Axar is Jadeja’s match-for-match backup. The threat Axar provides to Jadeja’s position increases as the format becomes shorter. However, it is improbable that India will select a player who is only a backup in that specific position. Either Jadeja or Axar will end up in position XI in the end. If Axar withdraws from the Asia Cup, it will indicate that Jadeja’s position is still in jeopardy.

Arshdeep Singh

The unique selling point of Arshdeep is that he is the only left-arm fast in the running and can nail yorkers at the very last second. Arshdeep against Chahar may be the fast-bowling backup India chooses. Arshdeep could lose out on the batting front because India already has two reliable openers who aren’t six-hitters in Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal. Arshdeep and Chahar may both be selected by India for the Asia Cup to see how they perform.

Deepak Hooda

In 2022, Hooda has seized every chance that has presented him. He has also demonstrated his ability to be useful with the ball should it be necessary for him to sneak in a few overs against left-handed batters. Although one of the first-choice 12 listed previously will probably already be on the bench, Hooda may still be able to join the team of 15 as a second batting backup.

Kuldeep Yadav and Ravi Bishnoi

The two wrist spinners have been involved in the T20I setup for a while now, but India’s recent team selections indicate they won’t field two wrist spinners in the same XI and may not require Chahal’s backup. But don’t be shocked if one of Kuldeep or Bishnoi reaches the Asia Cup roster.

Who would you choose if you had to choose three of the following seven players to round up India’s 15-man squad?

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