Watch: Harshal Patel Returns To Training After Being Ruled Out Of Asia Cup 2022
Watch: Harshal Patel Returns To Training After Being Ruled Out Of Asia Cup 2022

The 31-year-old India National Cricket Team right-arm medium-pacer Harshal Patel has returned to fitness training after being ruled out of the Asia Cup 2022. Earlier today, Harshal shared a few videos of him training in the gym at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore

Harshal Patel, who has been India’s one of the most successful T20I pacers since the completion of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021, was struggling with a rib injury and he got ruled out of the upcoming Asia Cup along with premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah, which was a major blow to Team India.

Harshal Patel. PC- BCCI
Harshal Patel. PC- BCCI

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“Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel were not available for selection owing to injuries. They are currently undergoing rehab at the NCA in Bengaluru,” the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) stated following the squad announcement for the Asia Cup 2022.

The Asia Cup 2022, which is the 15th edition of the tournament, is scheduled to be played from August 27 to September 11. The entire tournament is set to be held in United Arab Emirates (UAE). The Men In Blue will lock horns with Pakistan National Cricket Team in their opening clash on August 28 in Dubai.

Back to the grind – Harshal Patel

Harshal Patel
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Harshal Patel took to Instagram to state that the injury-enforced break will allow him to train without thinking about the competition. He added that he is looking forward to getting “stronger faster and more robust”.

“Back to the grind!! Sometimes the silver lining with injury is that it allows you the time to train without thinking about competition which is precious. Looking forward to these 3-4 weeks of getting stronger, faster and more robust,” the pacer wrote.

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In the absence of Bumrah and Harshal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be leading India’s pace attack in the Asia Cup 2022 and there will be a big responsibility on young pacers Arshdeep Singh and Avesh Khan to perform well for India.

Watch: Harshal Patel Returns To Training After Being Ruled Out Of Asia Cup 2022
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India’s Squad for Asia Cup 2022: Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(Wk), Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik (Wk), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan. Backup: Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar, Axar Patel.

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