KL Rahul And Deepak Chahar To Feature In India’s Asia Cup 2022 Squad
By CricShots - Aug 5, 2022 11:21 am
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Indian batter KL Rahul and fast bowler, Deepak Chahar, will be expected to make a comeback to the Indian team for the Asia Cup 2022 scheduled to be commencing at the end of this month. The duo has been sidelined due to injuries but has recovered in time for the 6-nation tournament. Rahul underwent successful groin surgery while Chahar recovered from a thigh injury.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul batting at NCA nets

As per the report of PTI, an anonymous BCCI official said, “KL Rahul doesn’t need to prove anything. He is a class player. Whenever he plays T20, it is always as a specialist opener and that would continue. Surya and Rishabh are set to play as specialist middle-order batters going forward.”

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Harshal Patel is also in contention for the pacer slot but he is yet to fully recover from the rib-cage injury. His inclusion is subject to match fitness. As for Chahar, he can return to the fold as a backup option for Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar 

The BCCI official also added, “Deepak was one of India’s consistent T20 bowlers before he got injured. He deserves a fair chance and also we need a like-for-like back-up for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Also now that he is coming back, he would beed to play a lot of games to get his rhythm back.”

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The entire senior group is expected to be available for selection barring late injuries. Jasprit Bumrah and Virat Kohli were rested for the 5-match T20I series against West Indies but they will be expected to be included in the Asia Cup squad.

India’s probable Asia Cup 2022 squad:

Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Sanju Samson, Ishan Kishan, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi.