Asia Cup 2022 is just 5 days away. It is unfortunate to know that the Coach of the Indian Cricket Team, Rahul Dravid is down with Covid-19. But the tournament will go forward with interim coaches. Sri Lanka announced their Asia Cup squad at the latest. They announced the team on Sunday. So, what is the final list of players who will be playing in the Asia Cup? What is the updated list after players like Shaheen Shah Afridi have been ruled out? Here is an in-depth look:
Asia Cup 2022 Pakistan Squad:
Babar Azam (c), Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Khushdil Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain
Update: Shaheen Shah Afridi, the tall left-arm pacer has been ruled out due to injury and Mohammad Hasnain is going to replace him.
Asia Cup 2022 India Squad:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan
Standbys: Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar
Update: Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the tournament with a back injury. His availability for the ICC T20 World Cup is also a point of concern as he has a grievous injury.
Asia Cup 2022 Sri Lanka Squad:
Dasun Shanaka (captain), Dhanushaka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Banuka Rajapaksha, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanidu Hasaranga, Mahesh Theekshana, Jeffery Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrema, Binura Fernando, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwanindu Fernando and Kasun Rajitha.
Update: Dushmantha Chameera is one player who misses out due to a calf injury. His absence can cause problems for Sri Lanka.
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Parvez Hossain Emon, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Naim
Update: Nurul Hasan has been replaced by Mohammad Naim. Shakib Al Hasan returns as captain of the Bangladesh squad.
Mohammad Nabi (C), Najibullah Zadran (VC), Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (WK), Afsar Zazai (WK), Azmatullah Omarzai, Farid Ahmad Malik, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Mujib ur Rahman, Naveen ul Haq, Noor, Rashid Khan and Samiullah Shinwari, Fazal Haq Farooqi
Reserves: Nijat Masoud, Qais Ahmad, and Sharafuddin Ashraf
Updates: Shamiullah Shinwari is the comeback man in this team. A lot will rely on the batting of Najibullah Zadran and Gurbaz. Mujib and his bowling will decide how Afghanistan will perform.
To know more go to the official website of the BCCI.