The BCCI announces replacement for injured Shivam Mavi in Indian cricket squad for 19th Asian Games
Indian cricket team set to make debut in Asian Games
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has made a significant alteration to the Indian cricket squad for the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. The change comes as star pacer Shivam Mavi has been ruled out of the tournament due to an unfortunate injury.
Asian Games Men’s Cricket competition
- The competition is scheduled to take place from September 28 in Hangzhou, China.
- The matches will be held in T20 format.
- The Zhejiang University of Technology Pingfeng Cricket Field will be the venue for all the thrilling encounters.
- This will mark the first-ever appearance of the Indian cricket team in the Asian Games.
- Ruturaj Gaikwad has been appointed as the captain of the Indian cricket team for the tournament.
Previous winners of Asian Games cricket competition
The Asian Games has hosted cricket competitions twice in the past. Bangladesh emerged as the first-time champions, while Sri Lanka will take the field to defend their title in the 19th edition. Interestingly, Afghanistan clinched the runner-up position on both occasions.
BCCI announces Shivam Mavi’s replacement
The BCCI’s Honorary Secretary, Jay Shah, announced the replacement for the injured Shivam Mavi through an official press release on the board’s website. Promising youngster Akash Deep has been named as Mavi’s replacement by the selection committee.
Despite the alteration, the Indian cricket squad still maintains its core members, many of whom have already made a name for themselves in the cricketing world. The team is brimming with youthful energy, including talents like Gaikwad, Arshdeep Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rinku Singh, and many more. These players have impressed both in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and in limited appearances in international cricket.
Team India’s updated squad for 19th Asian Games
- Ruturaj Gaikwad (c)
- Yashasvi Jaiswal
- Rahul Tripathi
- Tilak Varma
- Rinku Singh
- Jitesh Sharma (wk)
- Washington Sundar
- Shahbaz Ahmed
- Ravi Bishnoi
- Avesh Khan
- Arshdeep Singh
- Mukesh Kumar
- Shivam Dube
- Prabhsimran Singh (wk)
- Akash Deep
Standby list of players: Yash Thakur, Sai Kishore, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Sai Sudarsan.