On Monday 21 August, 2023, India revealed the names of the 17 players in their travel squad for the 2023 Asia Cup. Subsequently, Captain Rohit Sharma and Chief Selector Ajit Agarkar held a press conference in Delhi.
As India sets its sights on the upcoming ODI World Cup, their performance in the continental tournament holds immense significance. This year, the tournament will follow the 50-over format, and its outcome will play a pivotal role in India's prospects at the prestigious event later this year on their home turf. Significant uncertainties arise surrounding the fitness of KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer, who have been on the mend from thigh and back injuries respectively. Jasprit Bumrah's remarkable recovery in the three-match T20I series against Ireland has pleasantly surprised everyone, making his inclusion in the Asia Cup squad highly probable.
Squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), Batter- Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan (Wicket-Keeper/ Batsman), All rounder- Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Fast-Bowler Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Spinner- Kuldeep Yadav and Sanju Samson (Back Up Wicket-Keeper/ Batsman).