The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the 17-member Team India for the Asia Cup 2023. Chief selector Ajit Agarkar announced Team India in the presence of captain Rohit Sharma. Tilak Verma has been given a chance in the ODI format for the first time. Apart from 17 players, Sanju Samson has been given a place in the team as a wicket-keeper batsman. With the announcement of the team, a big problem has arisen. Let’s know what is the problem with Team India.
Trouble increased with the announcement of the team:
When Team India was announced for the Asia Cup 2023, veteran batsmen like KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer entered it. The return of Rahul and Shreyas together in the team definitely strengthens the Indian batting, but the next moment after the announcement, Ajit Agarkar said something that is going to increase the team’s problems. Agarkar gave important information about KL Rahul.
What is the problem with Rahul?
After including Rahul in the announced team for Asia Cup 2023, Ajit Agarkar said, the injury due to which KL Rahul was out of the team has recovered but he has got another injury. The new injury is not much of a bother but he may not play some of the opening matches of the Asia Cup. Agarkar did not mention the new injury, but the statement meant that KL Rahul would not be able to play in the match against Pakistan. It is also possible to get out of the tournament as well.
Asia Cup 2023: What is the compulsion after all?
KL Rahul is unfit. Despite this, he was selected for Team India. After all, what is the compulsion of the BCCI that it does not want to include batsmen like Ajinkya Rahane, and Sanju Samson in the team, but wants to wait for him to become fit by selecting unfit Rahul in the team? Only Ajit Agarkar and Captain Rohit Sharma will be able to answer this question.
Indian team announced for Asia Cup:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), Hardik Pandya (Vice-Captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Verma, Ishan Kishan, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Prasidh Krishna
Backup: Sanju Samson