In Rohit’s absence, Shikhar Dhawan is likely to captain the Indian team; Yashasvi, Rinku, and Rana will receive their first call-ups
Both the men’s and women’s teams are getting ready to compete in the next tournament in Hangzhou, and India is getting ready to make its Asian Games debut in cricket. As the country will be sending a cricket team to the famous multi-sport event for the first time, this is a key turning point for Indian cricket.
In Rohit’s absence, Shikhar Dhawan is likely to captain the Indian team
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which will send teams for both the men’s and women’s competitions at the Asian Games, which are slated to take place from October 23 to October 8, has reportedly reaffirmed its agreement to do so. The Men’s team, on the other hand, will be made up of a backup group because of a conflict with the 2023 World Cup.
Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of the women’s team, will lead a first-choice team in their pursuit of victory at the Asian Games. It is anticipated that Kaur’s background and leadership abilities will play a key role in leading the team to a successful campaign.
A seasoned Indian batter named Shikhar Dhawan will lead the men’s team as its captain. Dhawan’s tremendous experience could prove useful in leading a young and promising team, despite the fact that he was dropped from the One Day International (ODI) squad. Dhawan’s leadership will be essential in securing a competitive performance at the Asian Games because numerous regular players are expected to miss the World Cup due to injury worries.
Breakout players from the just-finished Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, including as Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma, and Tilak Verma, are expected to play for the second-choice Men’s squad. These young athletes have demonstrated their talent and skills, giving them the opportunity to compete for India at the Asian Games. Nitish Rana, a different promising candidate, is anticipated to aid with his batting expertise.
It is important to keep in mind, though, that a number of injured athletes, including KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, and Jasprit Bumrah, are presently doubtful for the World Cup and unlikely to be available for the Asian Games.
Talented athletes like Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Harshal Patel, Mukesh Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Krunal Pandya, Prasidh Krishna, Deepak Hooda, and Washington Sundar are anticipated to be on the men’s team as well. Their addition strengthens the team’s prospects even more and gives the batting and bowling units more depth.
Indian cricket fans are anticipating the success of their national teams in the Asian Games as preparations get underway in earnest. The men’s team, captained by Shikhar Dhawan, is youthful but full of potential, while the women, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, are both strong teams. Indian cricket fans are anticipating a fantastic tournament in Hangzhou.
The Asian Games will give Indian cricketers a chance to show off their skills on a large stage and act as a springboard for the sport’s further expansion and advancement in the nation.