Braking: KL Rahul, Shreyas Fit For Asia Cup 2023 Selection; Team India Squad To Be Announced On August 21
Mumbai: According to reports, the India squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2023 will be introduced on August 21. Crichistory.in broke the news of the squad announcement and revealed that KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer are healthy and ready for the competition.
There had been a lot of uncertainty about their fitness, thus this news will come as a huge relief to Indian supporters. According to the same report, regular India skipper Rohit Sharma will attend the August 21 selection meeting in Delhi.
"KL Rahul is in good shape and available for selection." He has been consistently batting and wicketkeeping and appears to be in fantastic shape.
"Signs are extremely positive for Shreyas Iyer," a person close to the situation tells CricketNext.
Rahul had been out of action since being hurt during his team's match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2023 on May 1, after holding his right thigh and staggering off the pitch while pursuing the ball to stop a boundary in the second over.
Rahul's availability will be a significant boost for India in the middle-order, where he has thrived since 2020. With the failures of Sanju Samson and Suryakumar Yadav in the ODI series against the West Indies, Rahul's return as a batter-keeper will provide much-needed solidity and experience to India's middle-order.
Likely Asia Cup squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (WK), Shreyas Iyer (subject fitness), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Axar Patel, Ishan Kishan (WK), Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal/Washington Sundar/R Ashwin.