Asia Cup 2022 is set to take place soon. The tournament begins on August 27 in UAE and India will face Pakistan in their opening game on August 28. A total of 6 teams will lock horns in Asia Cup 2022– India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, and one more qualifier team. India has announced their squad for the tournament. Rohit Sharma will lead the team in the tournament.
India is the defending champion of the tournament and won the title back in 2018. While selectors have come up with their best players in the tournament, there are some players who did not have powerful stats but had to be picked due to their strong reputation. In this article, we talk about 3 Indian players in the India squad for Asia Cup 2022 who were selected on the basis of reputation.
Asia Cup 2022: 3 Players In India Squad For Asia Cup 2022 Who Were Selected On The Basis Of Reputation
3. KL Rahul
KL Rahul is the first player on this list. KL Rahul is named as the vice-captain of the Indian team ahead in Asia Cup 2022. The right-handed batsman spent a lot of time out of the field in the last few months due to injury. Rahul last played in IPL 2022 during April-May. Post that time, he was out of the field due to a sports hernia surgery.
He was expected to be part of the recent series against West Indies, however, he tested positive for COVID and had to skip the tour. Interestingly, Rahul has not played a single T20I game in 2022. However, he performed well in ODIs and Tests.