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5 Indian Cricketers Who Won’t Be Part Of India Squad For Asia Cup 2022 But Will Feature In Asia Cup 2023. The Asia Cup 2022 will get underway on August 27, as announced by the governing body Asian Cricket Council (ACC).

The Asia Cup 2022 will be the 15th edition of the regional tournament since it was first conducted in 1984 in Sharjah. The continental tournament is scheduled to be played in the T20 format between August 27 and September 11.

Sri Lanka was named the hosts for the Asia Cup 2022, which was initially supposed to be hosted in 2020 but the biennial tournament was deferred due to the rising COVID-19 cases in the country.

Sri Lanka was forced to move the tournament out of the island nation to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), where the previous edition of the tournament was held. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), although, will continue as the hosts of Asia Cup 2022.

India are paired with arch-rivals Pakistan in Group A and one more team will join them through the Asia Cup Qualifier event scheduled between August 20 and 24.

India Cricket Team
India Cricket Team. Image: BCCI/Twitter

Pakistan is the only team who has announced its squad for the continental event so far. The deadline to announce the team for the Asia Cup is August 8.

India are currently playing West Indies in a five-match T20I series and leads 2-1 with the last two games to be played this weekend. India are the defending champions of both ODI and T20I formats after defeating Bangladesh in both the finals to extend their supremacy in the event winning seven (six ODIs and one T20I) out of 15 titles.

The current Asia Cup will be played in the T20 format because the T20 World Cup in Australia later in the year will be the focus for all teams. It is very similar to the kind of 2016 where the Asia Cup was played just before the T20 World Cup in India.

Let us look at five players who won’t feature in the T20 format but will certainly return for Asia Cup 2023, which is supposed to be played in the 50-over format.

5 Indian Cricketers Who Won’t Be Part Of India Squad For Asia Cup 2022 But Will Feature In Asia Cup 2023

5. Shikhar Dhawan

The Indian opener was the vice-captain to Rohit Sharma in the Asia Cup 2018 and scored 342 runs at 68.40 with a couple of hundreds. Dhawan has been out of the T20I squad since July 2021 with the selectors only playing him in the ODI teams.

Shikhar Dhawan. PC- AFP
Shikhar Dhawan. PC- AFP

He recently led India in three-match ODI series against the West Indies and will assume the same role in Zimbabwe. Dhawan might be part of India’s squad for next year’s Asia Cup, which will be played in the ODI format. He was also part of India’s squad in the 2014 and 2016 Asia Cup events.

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