Asia Cup 2022: Deepak Chahar Replaces Injured Avesh Khan in India Squad? Here’s the update

Updated on: Sep 6, 2022 9:48 pm IST

Deepak Chahar

Indian Cricket Team is currently playing the Asia Cup 2022 in UAE. The Rohit Sharma-led side after having a dominating group stage stammered in the Super 4 as they suffered a disappointing loss against Pakistan. They now have to win all their games if they have to fancy their chances of qualifying for the final.

Deepak Chahar to replace Avesh Khan in the Indian squad for the remaining of the Asia Cup 2022 

Ahead of their game against Pakistan in the Super 4, Indian pacer Avesh Khan was ruled out of the game as was declared unfit to feature in the match as was suffering from illness.

It is now learned as per the reports in ANI, that Avesh has been ruled out of the Asia Cup 2022 as he has failed to recover. The reports also suggest that Deepak Chahar has been added to the squad as a replacement player.

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Notably, Chahar was named as a reserve for India when the squad of the Asia Cup was announced. The right arm also suffered an injury a few months ago. He sustained a hamstring injury and returned to action during the Zimbabwe tour.

Chahar being added to the squad will be a massive boost for India as he can be handy both with the new and old ball. Also, he can provide his team with useful contributions with the bat down the order as well.

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Asia Cup 2022: Scenario for India to qualify for the final of the tournament. 

After the 5-wicket loss against Pakistan, India dented their chances of qualifying for the final. However, for them to play the summit clash they need to win their matches against Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. A loss for them would mean that they will be eliminated.

India also needs to win one match by a big margin so that if the net run rate comes into play, they can get passed through easily. If Pakistan manages to win Sri Lanka and if India wins both their matches, they will easily. However, if the Island nation defeats Pakistan then NRR will come into play.

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