KL Rahul, Deepak Chahar set for comeback in T20 squad for Asia Cup, Follow Live

India Squad Asia Cup: KL Rahul and Deepak Chahar set for comeback- Senior opener and first-choice vice-captain KL Rahul is expected to…

India Squad Asia Cup: KL Rahul, Deepak Chahar set for comeback- Senior opener and first-choice vice-captain KL Rahul is expected to reclaim his place in the Indian squad along with seamer Deepak Chahar when the team is selected for the Asia Cup on August 8. Follow live updates of Asia Cup Cricket with InsideSport.IN

The Asia Cup will be played from August 27 to September 11 in Dubai and Sharjah in T20 format. Rahul was supposed to make his comeback in the ODI series in Zimbabwe but his recovery from a sports hernia has been delayed due to Covid-19. He recently underwent surgery.

India’s Asia Cup squad to be announced on Monday, with Arshdeep Singh confirmed and Hardik Pandya named as vice

India Squad Asia Cup: KL Rahul and Deepak Chahar set for comeback in T20 squad for Asia Cup, Monday squad announcement, follow live updates

What will be interesting to find out is whether the Chetan Sharma-led selection committee picks a normal squad of 15 or expands it to 17, keeping in mind the opportunity to try out all possible options.

The Indian squad for the Asia Cup will provide a fair idea of ​​the squad composition for the T20 World Cup as the team is set to play around a dozen games before its showpiece game against Pakistan at the MCG on October 23.

While Rishabh Pant and Suryakumar Yadav have been Rohit Sharma’s opening partners in the last six T20Is, Rahul will regain his place at the top of the order in this line-up.

“KL Rahul doesn’t need to prove anything. He is a class player. Whenever he plays T20, he has always been a specialist opener and will continue to do so. Surya and Rishabh are ready to play as specialist middle order batsmen going forward. A BCCI source told PTI on condition of anonymity.

One of the best performers in the IPL, Rahul is often criticized for his dated approach when opening the innings in T20s.

But with the Indian team employing the ‘attack at all costs’ philosophy in the powerplay promoted by both Pant and Surya, Rahul must change his game in the continental tourney in the UAE.

India Squad Asia Cup: KL Rahul and Deepak Chahar set for comeback in T20 squad for Asia Cup, Monday squad announcement, follow live updates

Controversy over Virat Kohli

With Virat Kohli’s form being the biggest concern for the Indian team, the master batsman has no imminent threat for the number 3 slot as he is set to continue in the same slot.

There has been no definite talk of Kohli’s future in the shortest format and even if he doesn’t have a great Asia Cup, his years of experience and match-winning ability will be hard to ignore for Australia’s marquee event where experience always rules. the rooster

Dinesh Karthik has claimed a middle-order slot while Deepak Hooda is set to be the first back-up option going forward.

The interesting aspect will be whether the selectors prefer an additional opener/keeper in Ishan Kishan or an explosive middle-order back-up/keeper in Sanju Samson. Either way, one of the two will miss out.

bowling attack

In the bowling unit, Chahar, who will make a comeback in Zimbabwe ODIs, will, in all likelihood, be a part of the Asia Cup-bound team as well.

India Squad Asia Cup: KL Rahul and Deepak Chahar set for comeback in T20 squad for Asia Cup, Monday squad announcement, follow live updates

Before the injury, Deepak was one of India’s most consistent T20 bowlers. He deserves a fair chance and also we need a back-up like Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Also now that he is coming back, he needs to play a lot of games to get his rhythm back.” Sources have been added.

Harshal Patel is reportedly suffering from a rib injury and his inclusion in the squad will be subject to fitness.

Regarding the off-spinner position, Washington Sundar will not be considered for the T20 World Cup as the team management wants to go with the experience of Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal and Akshar Patel as well as Ravichandran Ashwin.

Similarly, Mohammed Shami has been informed that he will only be considered for Tests and ODIs.

Asia Cup squad (in contention) confirmed (13): Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Back-up Batters: Deepak Hooda/Ishan Kishan/Sanju Samson

Back-up Pacers: Arshdeep Singh/Avesh Khan/Deepak Chahar/Harshal Patel.

Back-up spinners: Akshar Patel/Kuldeep Yadav/Ravi Bishnoi.

India Squad Asia Cup: KL Rahul and Deepak Chahar set for comeback in T20 squad for Asia Cup, Monday squad announcement, follow live updates

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