The 6-team tournament will be played across four cities in Pakistan and Sri Lanka, with the final slated for September 17 in Colombo.
India named a 17-member squad for the continental tournament. Wicket-keeper batsman KL Rahul and the number 4 incumbent Shreyas Iyer returned to the fold from their respective injuries, and so do Jasprit Bumrah and Prasidh Krishna, the fast-bowling pair having recently marked their comeback in the T20Is in Ireland.
Tilak Varma got his maiden ODI call-up just a month away from the World Cup 2023. Suryakumar Yadav was retained in the ODI squad, while Sanju Samson was pushed out of the 17-man squad. Samson will travel to Sri Lanka as a reserve wicket-keeper, a backup for KL Rahul and Ishan Kishan.
Here is the breakdown of India’s Asia Cup 2023 squad by their IPL franchises:
Mumbai Indians – 5
The Mumbai Indians have the most number of players in Team India’s Asia Cup squad.
There are 5 Mumbai Indians players in India’s squad: Captain Rohit Sharma, wicket-keeper Ishan Kishan, along with batters Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah.
Gujarat Titans – 3
There are 3 players from the Gujarat Titans in India’s Asia Cup squad: all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who has been retained as the vice-captain, veteran pacer Mohammed Shami, and young opener Shubman Gill.
Royal Challengers Bangalore – 2
There are two players from the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in Team India: senior batsman Virat Kohli and speedster Mohammed Siraj.
Kolkata Knight Riders – 2
From the Kolkata Knight Riders squad, there are 2 players who made it into Team India’s Asia Cup squad: batsman Shreyas Iyer and pace-bowling all-rounder Shardul Thakur.
Delhi Capitals – 2
Two players from the Delhi Capitals team were selected in India’s Asia Cup squad: left-arm spinning all-rounder Axar Patel and wrist-spinner Kuldeep Yadav.
Chennai Super Kings – 1
Only one player from the Chennai Super Kings made into India’s Asia Cup squad: all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.
Lucknow Super Giants – 1
The Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul is the only player from LSG in India’s Asia Cup squad.
Rajasthan Royals – 1
From the Rajasthan Royals squad, fast bowler Prasidh Krishna is selected for Asia Cup.
Sanju Samson is a traveling reserve.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, Punjab Kings – 0
India squad for Asia Cup 2023: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya (VC), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Prasidh Krishna, Sanju Samson (traveling backup)