Asia Cup 2022: Selection mystery in Team India? Kohli’s entry, so whose holiday?

The Asia Cup is to start from August 27 and India’s first match is to be played against Pakistan on August 28, for which Pakistan has announced its team.

Questions remain on the place of Virat Kohli in the T20 format.

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Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 The entry of women’s cricket in India has caught everyone’s attention and it is being discussed everywhere. The enthusiasm for cricket in CWG remains intact, but even after these games, the enthusiasm for cricket will not only remain, but is going to increase manifold because at the end of the month, the men’s Asia Cup 2022 will begin in India and Pakistan There will be a collision. Pakistan has announced its team for this tournament. Now eyes are on the selection of Team India.

The Indian cricket team is on a Caribbean tour these days, where a five-match T20 series is being played between Team India and West Indies. Team India has come with almost all its strength in this series. Jasprit Bumrah, Virat Kohli and Yuzvendra Chahal have been rested from this series, while KL Rahul is injured. In such a situation, the question is that when the team will be selected for the Asia Cup, which players will get a chance and which players will be disappointed. India’s first match is against Pakistan on 28 August.

These 9 gems are sure

If we talk about batting, then the place of captain Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant is completely confirmed, while Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja will be part of the tournament as all-rounders. As far as the bowling is concerned, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be the main pacers of the team in the fast bowling department, while Yuzvendra Chahal will be in the team to support Ravindra Jadeja in the spinners. Dinesh Karthik’s selection as wicketkeeper/finisher is also confirmed.

Biggest question – Virat Kohli

Now the question is on those players, who are either not fully fit or have not been in good form in recent times. The biggest name is obviously Virat Kohli. The former Indian captain had failed in two T20s and two ODIs on the tour of England. Even before this, his bat could not score much runs while he was rested from the tour of West Indies and then Zimbabwe. The selectors have said that Kohli will be available from the Asia Cup but will he be picked in his current form? The answer to this question is yes at the moment, because it is believed that despite all the current circumstances, Kohli is a part of the team’s strategy till the World Cup and in such a situation, this Asia Cup will prove to be important for him.

Rahul’s fitness, option of opening

The second question is about Rahul’s fitness and Rohit’s opening partner. It is not clear whether Rahul will be able to fully recover till the Asia Cup. If he is fit, then the selection is natural and the issue of opening will also be resolved. If not, who will be given a chance? There is already an option of Ishan Kishan in this, but he too has not been able to impress much recently. The same can be done to fit Kohli into the playing XI, but the biggest contenders are Suryakumar Yadav and Deepak Hooda. Both have recently tried their hand in the opening and have performed brilliantly. In such a situation, Hooda seems to get a place in the team as he can play in the middle order apart from opening and also gives the option of an off-spinner. In such a situation, only one of Shreyas Iyer and Ishan Kishan will get a place in the squad of 15.

What is the scene of the bowling department?

In the bowling department, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel and Kuldeep Yadav can get a chance in the spin department. Ashwin can hit it, while Akshar can be kept on stand by. There are more questions in the pace department. Avesh Khan could not impress much, while the famous Krishna has also proved to be expensive. Although both have the pace and bounce that can prove to be crucial on breathless UAE pitches, the real dark horse will be Arshdeep Singh, who not only gives variations to the left-arm bowler, but also runs with accurate yorkers in the final overs. But also restrain. In such a situation, Arshdeep can get a chance. Shardul Thakur can make a place in the all-rounder squad.