India Asia Cup 2022 Predicted Playing XI: Both the T20 World Cup 2022 and the Asia Cup will take place in 2022, making it the year of cricket’s two biggest T20I events. While the T20 World Cup will take place in October-November, the Asia Cup is scheduled to take place in August-September and will serve as a prelude for the Asian Giants to their own World Cup event.
This month, the most awaited tournament, Asia Cup 2022 cricket tournament will begin on August 27. The Asia Cup 2022, will be hosted by UAE. The participating nations include Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and one more. The sixth team will be finalized through a qualifier played among UAE, Kuwait, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
The hosts of Asia Cup 2022, India, are the defending champions after winning the title in 2018.
In the tournament, India will try to keep their title. Selectors are already in the process of finalizing the best India squad for the Asia Cup 2022. So, what do you think Team India’s best 15-person squad for the 2022 Asia Cup will be, assuming everyone is fit and fine? Let’s find out.
Openers: Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul & Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are Team India’s top two openers, so they are the only ones to consider when talking about first-choice openers. In the limited overs, Rohit and KL are the captain and vice-captain, respectively. They are also the best openers that India has to offer. Without a doubt, they will start every game unless they get hurt.
India has Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Sanju Samson as options for backups.
Middle-order: Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Suryakumar Yadav & Virat Kohli
India would definitely play Suryakumar Yadav and Virat Kohli in the middle order.
Even though Virat Kohli’s form isn’t what it should be, he is still India’s best player for the T20 World Cup. With him at 3 and Suryakumar Yadav at 4, India would feel confident that their middle order would be strong.
Also, one of Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, or both should be on the team.
But this is where India would be in a tough spot. If India chooses both, they won’t be able to pick a third player who can do allrounder performance. In the absence of any, Deepak Hooda, who can do everything, could be picked.
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya & Ravindra Jadeja
When it comes to all-rounders, India will only have Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja to choose from. Jaddu and Pandya are the best all-rounders on Team India right now.
Spinners: Yuzvendra Chahal & Axar Patel
When it comes to spin bowlers, the conditions in Asia should make India play at least two spin bowlers. Yuzvendra Chahal & Axar Patel might be the best pick. Ravi Bishnoi or Ravichandran Ashwin could be the ones India chooses if they want a third spinner.
Pacers: Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel & Jasprit Bumrah
India should select at least three pacers, plus a fourth as a backup, in order to maximize their chances of success. However, it will be intriguing to see who India chooses. Without any debate, there are so many possibilities. Available players like Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Harshal Patel should be considered for the squad.
India’s probable XI for Asia Cup 2022:
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (Wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Mohammed Shami