Exclusive: Asia Cup 2022 Confirmed 15 Players Squad List for Team India

Rohit Sharma to lead as we look at the updated predicted squad list for Team India for Asia Cup 2022.

Update: Official Squad announced by BCCI. Please refer to the image below for the squad for Team India for Asia Cup 2022 

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Asia cup 2022 Official Squad for Team India – Cricalytics

The months from August to November will be the busier months for cricket fans. Not only will we witness countless bilateral series of different international teams, but we will also see two major T20 tournaments, Asia Cup 2022 and T20 World Cup 2022. The first of the lot, Asia Cup 2022 will be played from August 27 to September 11, 2022. 

We are just a few days away from the official announcement of Team India’s official squad for Asia Cup 2022. Given the situation, Team India is in, 12-13 players almost select for themselves. So, the entire selection discussion for Team India shall revolve around a couple of spots that are yet to be finalized.

But which are the other two spots that Team India shall have a discussion upon for the final squad selection? We shall look at all these answers in this article. So, without any delay, let’s look at the updated predicted squad for Team India for Asia Cup 2022. Apart from 15 confirmed names, India shall also name 2-3 reserves as a part of COVID-19 contingency and any injury concerns.

Confirmed 12 Players:

Talking about the confirmed batters among 12 players, we have Captain Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, and Suryakumar Yadav. Without a doubt, these four are key batters in Asia Cup 2022. While Rohit and KL are our first-choice openers, Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli shall play a key role in the middle-order. 

Talking about wicket-keepers, it seems Ishan Kishan is out of contention with India already having 4 opening options. Ishan might be in the top 18 probables, but when it comes to the top 2 wicket-keepers, we have Southpaw Rishabh Pant and Finisher Dinesh Karthik. These two are certain of their spot for Asia Cup 2022. 

Apart from these 6, Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja shall be Team India’s two first-choice All-rounders. Undoubtedly, Hardik and Jadeja form India’s best available all-rounders. They are true all-rounders when it comes to all three dimensions. Be it batting, bowling, or fielding, Hardik and Jadeja are A+ levels. 

Coming to the bowling, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Arshdeep Singh are confirmed starters for Asia Cup 2022. A fit Harshal Patel shall also be a confirmed starter, but given that he is still recovering from a rib injury, his availability shall only be understood in a few days. 

Discussion on 3 Spots 

The main discussion shall revolve around 3 spots. That is a backup batter, backup pacer, and backup spinner. There are 6-7 names competing for these 3 spots. This includes Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Avesh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ravi Bishnoi. We have two players each for the 3 spots. 

From the above, Deepak Hooda seems to be having an edge over Shreyas Iyer given the recent performances in T20Is. So, expect Deepak to play the role of a backup batter/all-rounder. Between Deepak Chahar, Avesh Khanaq, and Harshal Patel, Harshal is more deserving. But if Harshal doesn’t recover, Deepak or Avesh could get the selection nod.

Finally, the call between Ashwin and Bishnoi will be the most difficult one. Before the West Indies T20 series, Bishnoi was the frontrunner for the backup spinner spot. But Ashwin was played ahead of Bishnoi in the WI T20 series. Fortunately, Ash performed well. So, it clearly says, Rohit seems to have more liking for Ashwin. Team India can also think of Axar Patel as a backup spinner option. 

Asia Cup 2022: Confirmed Predicted 15 Players Squad List for Team India

Batters: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav & Virat Kohli 

Wks: Dinesh Karthik & Rishabh Pant 

All-rounders: Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja & Ravichandran Ashwin

Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah & Yuzvendra Chahal

Reserves: Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi & Deepak Chahar

Coach: Rahul Dravid // Captain: Rohit Sharma

So, that completes the updated predicted squad for Team India for Asia Cup 2022. Almost 13 members select for themselves along with a fit Harshal Patel. The only debates will be between Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravi Bishnoi & Shreyas Iyer and Deepak Hooda. 

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