The countdown to the start of the Asia Cup 2023 is almost over. On August 30, Pakistan and Nepal will play in the tournament’s first game. This match will be place at Multan Cricket Stadium in Pakistan. On September 17, it will play its last game at R.Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. All six Asian teams have started getting ready for the competition.
The Asia Cup provides India with a great chance to test out new players before the ODI World Cup 2023, which will be hosted by India. After the Asia Cup concludes, the ODI World Cup will begin. The Indian team is more worried about the number four batter in this circumstance.
The team’s management tried out several different batters in the fourth spot, but none of them were a good fit. Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant, and Shreyas Iyer were all utilised by the management for this position, but none of them were able to live up to expectations. The squad is without Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, and Shreyas Iyer, all of whom are injured.
Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul are two players who are currently in the running for the fourth spot on the squad. If any of these two players can’t get healthy in time for the Asia Cup in 2023, the team’s coaches may always call on Tilak Verma, who will be 20 at the time. Tilak is currently making his international debut in the Twenty20 series between India and the West Indies. With a superb strike rate of 139 and a strike rate of 69.5, he has scored 139 runs in three T20 matches, including a half-century. He scored 49 runs in 37 balls (4 fours, 1 six) in an unbroken inning in the third T20 game.
Tilak Verma has also been instrumental in several of Mumbai Indians’ winning innings in the IPL. He has appeared in 25 games for MI and has a stellar record. In 25 games, he batted 740 times, averaging 144.38. He’s been successful in both the IPL and first-class cricket.
Shubham Gill and Captain Rohit Sharma have locked down the opening spot. Hardik Pandya is responsible for getting King Kohli to the finish line in third position. Also considered to have very secure roles in the bowling lineup are Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj, and Jasprit Bumrah. Who else gets playing time in the lead-up to the Asia Cup 2023 will be a fascinating story to follow.
Time of India vs. Pakistan Match in 2023 Asia Cup Revealed by ACC
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