The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is set to announce the India squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 in the next week. This year’s edition of the Asia Cup holds special importance as it can be considered a dress rehearsal for the upcoming T20 World Cup held in Australia.
Hence the BCCI would want to create a squad which would have a majority of players who are in contention for the World Cup. Similarly, the board would also want players like KL Rahul and Deepak Chahar, who are set to return to the Indian team, to get some game time as they are coming after a long injury-led absence.
But because of these reasons, some players who have been performing well in the recent few India tours may not be picked in the Asia Cup squad. These players may have given some great games but still would not be picked for the T20 tournament. So let us look at a list of around five players who may not be selected in the India Asia Cup squad despite some great performances in the recent few games.
1. Shubman Gill
The Chandigarh-born batter burst onto the scene after a dominant performance on the U19 level. Ever since then, he has been finding his feet on the international circuit. He has shown some incredible promise but hasn’t portrayed consistency. Similarly, he was picked up in the recent West Indies tour where he scored 205 runs in the three ODI games. But with the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, etc., Gill would find it difficult to be picked for the 2022 Asia Cup.