Indian Cricket Team Suffers Setback Ahead of Asian Games
The Indian cricket team has suffered a big setback ahead of the upcoming Asian Games, slated to be held in Hangzhou, China from September 23 to October 8. Pacer Shivam Mavi sustained an injury and will miss the continental games. No clarity on the nature of his injury has been provided yet.
The BCCI senior selection committee is expected to announce Mavi’s replacement soon.
Jammu and Kashmir pacer Umran Malik is now the front-runner to replace Shivam Mavi in the squad, as Yash Thakur, who was on the standby list, also suffered a back injury.
Training Camp and Coaching Staff
India’s Asian Games-bound squad is supposed to assemble at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru for a two-week training camp before flying to Hangzhou. The players will be trained under the supervision of NCA chief VVS Laxman, who will also serve as the head coach. Sairaj Bahutule and Munish Bali will be the bowling and fielding coaches, respectively.
The Indian men’s team for the Asian Games will be captained by Ruturaj Gaikwad. The squad will also include young talents such as Rinku Singh, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Prabhsimran Singh, and Tilak Varma.
The Indian cricket team faces a setback as Shivam Mavi will miss the upcoming Asian Games due to injury. While his replacement is yet to be announced, Umran Malik is a strong candidate for the vacant spot.
Source: The Indian Express