India announced the squad for the Asia Cup 2022 starting on August 27 in the UAE. Pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the squad for a back injury, but Virat Kohli is set to return following his brief break from international cricket, reports AP.
Harshal Patel has a rib injury and was also ruled out of the continental Twenty20 tournament, which is set to start on August 27 in the United Arab Emirates. India will meet archrival Pakistan in Dubai on Aug. 28.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India said in a statement that Bumrah and Patel were undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. The absence of strike paceman Bumrah is a big setback for India.
Vice-captain K.L. Rahul will return to action for the first time since the Indian Premier League in May. Rahul, who underwent surgery for a hernia, had been scheduled to play against the West Indies this month but was ruled out of the series after testing positive for COVID-19.
India squad for Asia Cup 2022: Rohit Sharma (captain), K.L. Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan