The schedule for the Asia Cup 2022 has been announced. Here is a look at possible India Playing XI for marquee IND vs PAK match on 28 August
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KL Rahul hasn’t played any cricket for India since the end of the Indian premier league. He captained LSG to the eliminator where he played a match losing knock. He was initially named in the squad to face West Indies in West Indies but after being tested for covid positive, he had to not travel to the Caribbean.
With top quality teams participating in the Asia Cup, it would be a good way to test where he stands with respect to WT20 if KL Rahul plays the tournament. India already have a plenty of backup options and the availability of KL Rahul would only make their job tougher as they have to leave out either of Suryakumar Yadav or Rishabh Pant or Dinesh Karthik to accommodate KL Rahul at the top of the order.
With Virat Kohli locking himself at the #3 spot, Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja will be India’s pace and spin bowling all rounders respectively.
As far as the bowling department is concerned, Yuzvendra Chahal will lead the spin attack. In the pace bowling department, Harshal Patel. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah will pick themselves.
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India might contemplate over Arshdeep Singh who has been bowling like a dream. Although, the only player whom he could replace in the XI is Bhuvneshwar Kumar but the UP pacer has been backed by the team since forever and the fact that Bhuvneshwar Kumar is delivering game after game in crucial situations makes him a sure starter In the playing 11.
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