Asia Cup 2022 will start on 27th August. Since it is happening after four years, fans are waiting for the tournament to start. For all the teams involved, it will be good preparation before the 2022 T20 World Cup. On that note, here, we take a look at all the squads and the captains of these teams for the upcoming Asia Cup 2022.
Squads for Asia Cup 2022
Teams are looking at the Asia Cup as the ideal preparatory tournament before the mega-event later this year in Australia. Nevertheless, this tournament will also hold relevance, especially considering the rivalry between the nations.
Speaking of the squads, most managements will go ahead with players, whom they have in mind for the 2022 T20 World Cup. The latest squad selections also prove the same. Here is a look at the squads for the Asia Cup:
India: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, and Avesh Khan. Standby: Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel, and Deepak Chahar.
Pakistan: Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani, and Usman Qadir.
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan, Anamul Haque, Parvez Emon, Afif Hossain, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah, Taskin, Nurul Hasan, Sabbir Rahman, Mosaddek Hossain, Saifuddin, Mahedi Hasan, Mehidy Miraz, Nasum Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, and Ebadot Hossein.
Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka, Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Jeffrey Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrama, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Nuwanidu Fernando, Dushmantha Chameera, and Dinesh Chandimal.
Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi, Najibullah Zadran, Afsar Zazai, Azmatullah Omarzai, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ibrahim Zadran, Karim Janat, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Naveen ul Haq, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, and Samiullah Shinwari. Standby: Nijat Masood, Qais Ahmed, and Sharafuddin Ashraf.
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Captains for the competition
With the T20 World Cup scheduled this year, all teams have a settled captain. Here are the captains who will lead their respective sides in Asia Cup 2022:
- India: Rohit Sharma
- Pakistan: Babar Azam
- Afghanistan: Mohammad Nabi
- Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka
- Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan
- Qualifier: Not yet confirmed