Boosting Preparations: Asian Games-bound Indian Men’s and Women’s Teams Set to Undergo Camp in Bengaluru Next Week, Reports Reveal

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Indian Men’s and Women’s Teams to Undergo Camp in Bengaluru for Hangzhou Asian Games

Preparation Camps

Indian men’s and women’s teams will be gunning for gold when they will travel to China for the Hangzhou Asian Games, later this month. The teams led by Ruturaj Gaikwad and Harmanpreet Kaur are set to undergo preparation camps in Bengaluru starting next week.

Different Schedules

The men’s and women’s teams will have different schedules for the training camps, and because of this, the duration of the camp for the men’s team will differ from that for the Women in Blue.

Asian Games 2023

For the unversed, the Asian Games were postponed to 2023 owing to the Covid situation in China, and the latest edition will take place from September 23 to October 8.

Indian Men’s Team Camp

  • The Indian men’s team is likely to be coached by NCA head VVS Laxman.
  • The team led by Ruturaj Gaikwad will undergo a two-week camp in Bengaluru from September 12 to 24.

Indian Women’s Team Camp

  • The women’s team will take part in a shorter duration camp from September 13 to 16, a duration of only four days.
  • Hrishikesh Kanitkar will oversee the progress in the women’s camp.

T20 Format

The entire cricket competition for men and women will be played in the T20 format.

Matches at Zhejiang University of Technology Pingfeng Cricket Field

All the matches are set to be played at the Zhejiang University of Technology Pingfeng Cricket Field.

No Additional Members for Both Teams

No additional members and standby players are likely to travel with both teams due to strict restrictions on the number of athletes allowed in the Games Village.

Standby Players

Both men’s and women’s teams have kept five players on standby.

India Men’s Squad

India men’s squad: Ruturaj Gaikwad (Captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rahul Tripathi, Tilak Varma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Shivam Mavi, Shivam Dube, Prabhsimran Singh (wk).

India Women’s Squad

India women’s squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Smriti Mandhana (VC), Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (wk), Amanjot Kaur, Devika Vaidya, Anjali Sarvani, Titas Sadhu, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Minnu Mani, Kanika Ahuja, Uma Chetry (wk), Anusha Bareddy.


By Amrit Santlani, Senior Sub Editor at Cricketnext

Publication Date

First published on September 10, 2023, 16:10 IST

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