Asia Cup 2023 has already started. However, the tournament would gain steam with the marquee clash between India and Pakistan on September 2nd. For all the teams involved, it would be a great platform to test their skills ahead of the World Cup. However, a few squads will miss their key players in Asia Cup 2023. On that note, here, we take a look at the list of players who will miss Asia Cup 2023 due to injury.
List of players who will miss Asia Cup 2023 due to injury
While Rishabh Pant’s case was known earlier, India was able to plan for a squad without him. However, for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, it is a massive blow that several key players will miss the tournament due to injury. Especially for the defending champions Sri Lanka, the cream of the bowling attack will not be available for the Asia Cup. Wanindu Hasaranga is in top form and his absence will be a major miss. That said, if these players can make it to the World Cup, it would be worth it. For Bangladesh, as well, losing Litton Das and Tamim Iqbal can be difficult to handle.
- Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)
- Dushmantha Chameera (Sri Lanka)
- Lahiru Kumara (Sri Lanka)
- Dilshan Madhushanka (Sri Lanka)
- Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh)
- Ebadot Hossain (Bangladesh)
- Litton Das (Bangladesh)
- Rishabh Pant (India)
A highly competitive tournament
Many felt that India and Pakistan would meet in the finals of Asia Cup 2022. However, it was Sri Lanka that went on to win the title. We can expect a surprise this time too.
Nowadays, all teams are getting strong. Even Afghanistan can beat a strong team on its day. The other day, Nepal, too, enjoyed a period of dominance against Pakistan. Overall, it proves to be a strong tournament with quality cricket on display. Moreover, for teams in the World Cup, they could not have got a better event for preparation.