KL Rahul, who was out for a long time, was included in the squad for Asia Cup 2023. But before the match to be played against Pakistan, a big update came out that KL Rahul will not be able to be a part of the first two matches. But now news is coming that he has been shown the way out of the squad for Asia Cup 2023.
Major reshuffle in Team India in the absence of KL Rahul:
Team India has suffered a big blow in the form of KL Rahul in Asia Cup 2023. KL Rahul was included in the squad. But he is not fully fit. It was expected that he would not be completely fit till the match played against Pakistan.
But this could not happen and KL Rahul is out of the first 2 matches. His fate will be decided on September 4 whether he will leave for Sri Lanka or not. However, in his absence, Sanju Samson, who has been selected as a backup, can be made a part of the squad.
Will Sanju Samson get a chance?
Will KL Rahul be released from the squad if he is not found fully fit on 4th September? In such a situation, the big question is whether Sanju Samson will be included in the squad in his place. Its decision will be revealed only on 4th September.
But if we talk about Sanju Samson’s record in ODI cricket, then his record is very excellent. Sanju has scored 390 runs in the 13 innings played so far in his career at an average of 55.71 and a strike rate of 104, during this he also scored 3 half-centuries with his bat. These figures are giving away the fact that Sanju deserves to be included in the team.
India’s squad for Asia Cup without KL Rahul:
Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Sanju Samson (wicketkeeper), Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Ishan Kishan (wicketkeeper), Axar Patel. , Shardul Thakur, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, and Prasidh Krishna.