KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer are unlikely to play in the Asia Cup 2023. If the Asia Cup is not possible, both Rahul and Iyer might make their comebacks in the series against Australia.
With the ODI-format Asia Cup approaching, the Indian team would be eager to field the strongest possible roster in the event as part of their preparation for the World Cup 2023. Team India could have a star-studded squad in the Asia Cup.
However, sources inside the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) recently stated that renowned batsmen KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer may miss the event due to chronic injury difficulties. According to sources, the two batters are not yet at top fitness, which could be a big reason why they do not play in the Asia Cup.
Their omission from the Asia Cup may indicate that the BCCI is not in a rush for them to regain fitness
It may be advantageous if they recover in time for the ODI World Cup. If this is the case, the three-match One-Day International series against Australia before the World Cup might be their return games.
The Indian team, on the other hand, may witness significant alterations to their bowling setup. With Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna on the verge of returning. India’s bowling attack might be greatly bolstered in the Asia Cup. It’s also worth noting that Bumrah was just named captain of India’s forthcoming three-match T20I series against Ireland.
With the Asia Cup set to begin on August 30, it would be intriguing to watch what kind of roster the Indian team will field. Another topic of discussion could be the potential opening pairs. Ishan Kishan, 25, has been outstanding in one-day internationals. Kishan one of India’s finest performances in the three matches it play against the West Indies.
His knocks may also earn him a position in the Asia Cup team and, possibly, the World Cup. Kishan and Rohit Sharma are likely to open the innings for India, with Shubman Gill moving to the middle order.
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