Asia Cup 2022: Twitter Reacts As Mohammed Shami Misses Out The Indian Squad For The Tournament
Asia Cup 2022: Twitter Reacts As Mohammed Shami Misses Out The Indian Squad For The Tournament

India’s T20I roster for the Asia Cup has been selected, bringing Virat Kohli back after a hiatus of more than a month following the completion of the tour of England on July 17. But Jasprit Bumrah wasn’t on the team that was announced late on Monday night. Due to a rib ailment, Harshal Patel was also not available for selection.

Bumrah was rested for the forthcoming ODI series in Zimbabwe and did not travel to the West Indies after the tour of England. Additionally, Kohli missed the most recent ODI and T20I series in the Caribbean because he was rested.

Prior to the home series against Australia and South Africa and the T20 World Cup starting in Australia in October, the Asia Cup is India’s third-to-last T20I assignment.

Jasprit Bumrah And Mohammed Shami (Image Credits: Twitter)
Jasprit Bumrah And Mohammed Shami (Image Credits: Twitter)

India Will Play Pakistan In The First Match

The most recent ODI-format Asia Cup match took place in 2018, and India is the reigning champion. They had triumphed over Bangladesh in a nail-biting game that came down to the final ball in Dubai.

India will face Pakistan in their opening match of the T20 Asia Cup on August 28. This will be the first time the two teams have faced one other since their encounter in the T20 World Cup last year.

India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2022
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The Asia Cup was intended to be hosted in Sri Lanka this year, but it was switched to the UAE last month due to the island nation’s severe economic woes. Despite the fact that the tournament is being held in the UAE, SLC will remain the tournament’s official host.

In the absence of Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel, fans were disappointed to not see Mohammed Shami in the squad.

Here’s how twitter reacted to Mohammed Shami missing out India squad for Asia Cup 2022:

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