Additionally unavailable for selection was Harshal Patel, while KL Rahul rejoined India’s team.

India’s T20I roster for the Asia Cup has been selected, bringing Virat Kohli back after a hiatus of more than a month following the completion of the tour of England on July 17. However, Jasprit Bumrah did not make the roster that was announced late on Monday night because, according to PTI, he has a back ailment. Due to a rib ailment, Harshal Patel was also not available for selection.

KL Rahul returned as vice-captain as well, having missed every India match since the IPL 2022 season ended in May. Rahul was initially injured in the groyne, had surgery for a sports hernia, tested positive for Covid-19, and was consequently disqualified from the Caribbean tour.

After the tour of England, Bumrah chose not to travel to the West Indies, and he was also given a break from the forthcoming ODI series in Zimbabwe. He reportedly experienced back spasms the previous week and travelled to Bengaluru’s National Cricket Academy, where he was given a niggle-related diagnosis.

Kohli will not play in the ODIs in Zimbabwe because he was rested from the most recent ODI and T20I series in the Caribbean.

Since the T20 World Cup ended in November of last year, Kohli has only participated in four T20 international matches and has missed 19. He has scored 81 runs at an average of 20 and a strike rate of 128.57. His performance with Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2022 was questionable (341 runs, average 22.73, strike rate 116), and in his most recent T20Is in England, he only managed to score 1 and 11.

In India’s T20I team for the Asia Cup, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, and Deepak Hooda have all kept their positions. Ishan Kishan, Kuldeep Yadav, and Sanju Samson—all of whom participated in the recent five-T20I series in the West Indies—were left out of the 15-man roster and were instead designated as stand-by players.

Prior to the home series against Australia and South Africa and the T20 World Cup starting in Australia in October, the Asia Cup is India’s third-to-last T20I assignment.

The most recent ODI-format Asia Cup match took place in 2018, and India is the reigning champion. They had triumphed over Bangladesh in a nail-biting game that came down to the final ball in Dubai.

India will face Pakistan in their opening match of the T20 Asia Cup on August 28. This will be the first time the two teams have faced one other since their encounter in the T20 World Cup last year. Fans can book the India Vs Pakistan Tickets on our website at exclusively discounted prices.

Group A is made up of India, Pakistan, and the winner of the qualifying tournament, while Group B is made up of Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. Ten games will be played in Dubai and three in Sharjah, with all matches beginning at 6 p.m. local time (7.30 p.m. IST).

On August 20 in Oman, the first round of games to select the sixth team in the competition will get underway. UAE, Kuwait, Singapore, and Hong Kong are the teams vying for a spot in Group A, along with India and Pakistan.

Each club will play the other two teams in their group once during the main draw, and the top two teams from each group will advance to the Super 4 round, which begins on September 3. The top two groups will advance to the final on September 11 after playing each other once in the Super 4 round.

Due to the current economic turmoil in the island nation, the Asia Cup was originally scheduled to take place in Sri Lanka this year but was instead moved to the UAE last month. Despite the fact that the tournament is being held in the UAE, SLC will still serve as the competition’s official hosts.

India’s squad for Asia Cup: 

Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan

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