Rahul, Shreyas Iyer included in India’s Asia Cup squad; Tilak Varma earns maiden ODI call-up

India’s squad for the Asia Cup, beginning August 31, was announced on August 21, 2023. Photo: X/@BCCI

India’s squad for the Asia Cup, starting August 31, was introduced on August 21, 2023. Photograph: X/@BCCI

Ok.L. Rahul and Shreyas Iyer have been on August 21 named in India’s squad for the Asia Cup, starting August 31 whereas younger batter Tilak Varma earned a maiden call-up to the one-day format.

There have been query marks over the health of Rahul and Iyer, who’re making a comeback after present process thigh and again surgical procedures respectively. Iyer final performed in March and Rahul in Might.

Wicketkeeper-batter Sanju Samson has been added to the squad as a back-up for Rahul who has developed a niggle just lately.

“It’s not the unique harm. There’s a niggle. That’s the reason Sanju is travelling [to Sri Lanka]. We predict Rahul to be match. If not the beginning of Asia cup could also be by the second or the third sport. Shreyas Iyer is totally match,” mentioned chief selector Ajit Agarkar after asserting the squad right here.

Pacer Prasidh Krishna, who made a comeback from harm with the continuing sequence in Eire, has additionally been included within the Asia Cup squad.

Varma has made the lower on the again of a formidable run in his maiden T20 sequence within the West Indies. The 20-year-old is at the moment with the T20 squad in Eire.

Squad: Rohit Sharma (captain), Gill, Kohli, Sheryas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Jasprit Bumrah, Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Sanju Samson (again as much as Rahul).

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