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India Asia Cup 2023: Squad, Schedule, Fixtures, Predicted Playing XI, And Players To Watch Out For

The 16th Asia Cup is set to take place from August 30 to September 17. Six strong teams will have to come together to compete for on-field dominance and the coveted Asia Cup championship. India grouped in Pool A alongside traditional rivals Pakistan and Nepal. India’s cricket legacy at the Asia Cup is indelible, having won seven times.

At the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium in Pallekele on September 2, 2023, India will play Pakistan in the tournament’s opening match. As India gears up for the tournament, the recovery of key players like KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer significantly boosts the middle order. Furthermore, the return of the formidable Jasprit Bumrah lends renewed strength to the bowling department.

Asia Cup 2023 India’s Schedule & Fixtures

Date Match Details Time (IST) Venue
September 2, 2023 Pakistan vs India, 3rd Match, Group A 2:00 PM Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
September 4, 2023 India vs Nepal, 5th Match, Group A 2:00 PM Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Pallekele
September 6, 2023 A1 vs B2, Super Fours, 1st Match 3:30 PM Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
September 9, 2023 B1 vs B2, Super Fours, 2nd Match 2:00 PM R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
September 10, 2023 A1 vs A2, Super Fours, 3rd Match 2:00 PM R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
September 12, 2023 A2 vs B1, Super Fours, 4th Match 2:00 PM R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
September 14, 2023 A1 vs B1, Super Fours, 5th Match 2:00 PM R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
September 15, 2023 A2 vs B2, Super Fours, 6th Match 2:00 PM R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
September 17, 2023 TBC vs TBC, Final 2:00 PM R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo

India’s Squad For The Asia Cup 2023

Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (VC), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna.

Standby Player: Sanju Samson

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India’s Predicted Playing XI

Number Player Name Role
1 Rohit Sharma (C) Batter
2 Shubman Gill Batter
3 Virat Kohli Batter
4 Shreyas Iyer Batter
5 Ishan Kishan Wicket-keeper
6 Hardik Pandya (VC) All-rounder
7 Ravindra Jadeja All-rounder
8 Jasprit Bumrah Bowler
9 Mohammed Shami Bowler
10 Mohammed Siraj Bowler
11 Kuldeep Yadav Bowler

India Asia Cup 2023 Players To Watch Out For

Rohit Sharma:

India Asia Cup 2023: Squad, Schedule, Fixtures, Predicted Playing XI, And Players To Watch Out For

India’s skipper Rohit Sharma is known as the Asia Cup’s top run scorer among the currently playing players. He scored 745 runs in 22 games, including a century and six half-centuries. Rohit has played 244 ODI matches and has scored 9837 runs with an average of 48.7 for India.

Virat Kohli:

India Asia Cup 2023: Squad, Schedule, Fixtures, Predicted Playing XI, And Players To Watch Out For

Virat Kohli is one of the most dangerous batsmen in white ball cricket history. His performances in the Asia Cup have showcased his sheer dominance and exceptional skill. Across 11 matches, Kohli has scored a remarkable tally of 613 runs, with a highest score of 183. This astonishing record highlights his remarkable consistency in scoring runs and his average of 61.30, which attests to his unmatched skill in the game of cricket.

Jasprit Bumrah:

India Asia Cup 2023: Squad, Schedule, Fixtures, Predicted Playing XI, And Players To Watch Out For

After recovering from his injury, Jasprit Bumrah made a successful comeback to the cricket field. Bumrah’s outstanding bowling performance during India’s most recent T20 series against Ireland earned him the coveted Man of the Series award. He showed potential by taking four wickets in 2 games, demonstrating his ability to win matches. Bumrah has played in 72 ODIs and taken an impressive 121 wickets at an economy rate of 4.64.

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