Kohli, Rahul return to India squad for Asia Cup...

Kohli, Rahul return to India squad for Asia Cup

 Sports Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:52 PM, 8 August 2022   Updated: 10:01 PM, 8 August 2022

Kohli, Rahul return to India squad for Asia Cup- Photo: Collected

Kohli, Rahul return to India squad for Asia Cup- Photo: Collected

Virat Kohli and KL Rahul have been named in India's 15-man squad for the forthcoming Asia Cup 2022, a major milestone in the team's build-up to the T20 World Cup. The selection committee have retained Deepak Hooda as a middle-order option at the expense of Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson while Ravi Bishnoi has been picked as the second legspinner in the squad.

With Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel ruled out with injuries, India will go into the multi-team tournament in the UAE with only three frontline fast-bowling options in Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh and Avesh Khan with Hardik Pandya serving as the fast-bowling all-rounder.

 

The 15th edition of the tournament will be played in the UAE between six teams (main event). Defending champions India are also the most successful team, having won the trophy seven times. While the last edition of the tournament was held in an ODI format, this edition will feature the T20 format.

"The six teams are divided into two groups with India, Pakistan and a qualifying team in Group A and Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan forming Group B. Each team plays the other once in the group stage with the top two teams from each group advancing to the Super 4 round. The top 2 teams from Super 4 will qualify for the final," BCCI said in its official statement.

Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Yuzvendra Chahal

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