As predicted by Opinion Poll on 19 Aug 2023: the Indian cricket team's Asia Cup 2023 squad was announced by captain Rohit Sharma and BCCI chief selector Ajit Agarkar in a press conference today. KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer and Jasprit Bumrah have made a comeback to the squad.
However, since Rahul has a niggle, Sanju Samson has been named the backup player. The Asia Cup begins on August 30. India's first match is against arch-rivals Pakistan on September 2 in Sri Lanka. The Asia Cup squad holds extra importance as it will more or less give an idea about what the team for the ODI World Cup 2023 will look like.
The surprise is the lack of an off-spinner in the team that is having two left-arm spinners with the same capabilities.
India's Full squad - Rohit Sharma (captain), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Tilak Varma, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Prasidh Krishna