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India Announces 17-Man Squad for Asia Cup 2023

 India Announces 17-Man Squad for Asia Cup 2023

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced a 17-man squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2023, which will be held in Pakistan and Sri Lanka from August 30 to September 17.

The squad includes a mix of experience and youth, with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Jasprit Bumrah returning after missing the recent ODI series against West Indies. KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, who have been out injured, have also been included in the squad.

There are also a few surprises in the squad, with the inclusion of young batsman Tilak Varma and left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav. Varma, who has impressed in the IPL, has been given a maiden ODI call-up, while Yadav returns to the squad after being dropped for the West Indies series.

The squad:

  • Rohit Sharma (captain)
  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Virat Kohli
  • Suryakumar Yadav
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper)
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Mohammed Shami
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  • Avesh Khan
  • Harshal Patel
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Sanju Samson
  • Tilak Varma

The Asia Cup is a major tournament in the ODI cricket calendar, and India will be looking to defend their title. The squad announced by the BCCI is a strong one, and they will be confident of doing well in the tournament.

The tournament will be a good opportunity for the young players in the squad to get some experience at the international level. Varma and Yadav are two players who have the potential to be future stars for India, and they will be looking to make an impact in the Asia Cup.

The Asia Cup is also a good opportunity for India to test their combinations ahead of the 2023 ODI World Cup, which will be held in India. The tournament will be a good chance for the team to get some match practice and fine-tune their preparations for the World Cup.

India will be the favorites to win the Asia Cup, but they will face stiff competition from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. The tournament is sure to be a keenly contested one, and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.

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