Why is Yuzvendra Chahal not playing Asia Cup 2023?

Updated on: Aug 21, 2023 2:37 pm IST

why is Yuzvendra Chahal not playing asia Cup

India unveiled a robust 17-member squad, accompanied by traveling reserve Sanju Samson, for the highly anticipated Asia Cup 2023. However, the omission of veteran spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in favor of Prasidh Krishna as the fifth seam bowling option has raised eyebrows. Shedding light on this decision, BCCI chief selector Ajit Agarkar has provided insights into why Chahal was left out of India’s Asia Cup 2023 squad.

Why is Yuzvendra Chahal not playing Asia Cup 2023?

During a press conference addressing the squad selection, Agarkar underscored that the selection committee faced a challenging choice between Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, and ultimately leaned towards Kuldeep due to his recent commendable performances in ODIs.

Agarkar emphasized, “Chahal is a terrific performer, but we had to carefully consider the team’s balance. Accommodating two wrist spinners posed difficulties.”

Indian skipper Rohit Sharma echoed the sentiment that the door remains open for all three potential spin bowling choices – R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Washington Sundar – to stake their claim for the upcoming World Cup.

Sharma remarked, “Opportunities are still available for everyone, including Ravi Ashwin, Chahal, and Sundar, to be part of the World Cup squad.”

Chahal’s exclusion, while unexpected, sheds light on the meticulous decision-making process of the selection committee as they aim to craft a well-balanced and formidable squad for the Asia Cup and beyond. The dynamic nature of the team’s composition underscores the fierce competition and depth in India’s cricketing talent pool.

India’s Asia Cup Squad

Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna

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