Indian cricket team Asia Cup 2022 squad: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced a 15-member Indian cricket team for the upcoming Asia Cup.
The Twenty20 tournament will start on August 27 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Ace batsmen Virat Kohli and KL Rahul, who is vice-captain of team India, have been recalled for the tournament.
Seamer Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel have been ruled due to injuries, the country`s cricket governing body BCCI said in a statement on Monday.
Former captain Kohli and Bumrah were left out of the T20 squad for the five-match series against West Indies, which India won 4-1 on Sunday.
Kohli has endured a lean run of form across all formats and the 33-year-old is without a century in international cricket since November 2019.
Rahul returns to the squad after a lengthy period on the sidelines following a groin injury and COVID-19 diagnosis.
Harshal Patel is also not available for selection due to injury, while Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel and Deepak Chahar have been named as standbys.
India is defending champions at the Asia Cup, which will be played from August 27 to September 11 in the United Arab Emirates. Team India will open campaign against arch-rival Pakistan in a blockbuster Sunday clash (August 28).
Indian cricket team Asia Cup 2022 squad
Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan
The tournament was shifted to the UAE last month due to the political and economic crisis in Sri Lanka.