"He is a very important player for us. He is still our best player. We had already decided on Shakib being the captain earlier, so we are sticking to it. He thought it was an online news website. He felt he was misguided.
The BCCI also announced that Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Chahar and Axar Patel will be backup players for Asia Cup 2022. Asia Cup 2022 will be played in the UAE from Aug.27 to Sept.11.
Shaheen Shah was ruled out of the Asia Cup and also from next month’s seven-match T20 series against England after doctors advised him to rest for at least four to six weeks to fully recover from a knee injury.
The head coach will join the team once he returns with a negative coronavirus report, the Indian cricket board said. Dravid did not travel to Zimbabwe for the recently-concluded ODI series, which the KL Rahul-led side won 3-0.
Hasan Ali has been struggling in the white-ball formats since 2019, claiming 16 wickets in 18 One-Day Internationals and 27 wickets in his last 21 Twenty20 internationals.
The schedule of the 2022 Asia Cup has been announced with Sri Lanka taking on Afghanistan in the tournament opener on Aug.27 in Dubai, which will be followed by the high-profile clash between arch-rivals India and Pakistan on the next day.
The 22-year-old paceman suffered a knee injury on the recent tour of Sri Lanka, a worrying setback with the Asia Cup — and a meeting with old rivals India — coming up at the end of the month.
There can be yet another chance for the cricket lovers to rejoice as Asia Cup is likely to be moved to the UAE, according to reports swirling in the corridors of the sports fraternity. Asia Cup, which was supposed to be held in Sri Lanka from Aug.27-Sept.15, can be moved to either the UAE or Bangladesh,
Indian cricket team will not travel to Pakistan and will insist on a neutral venue for next year's Asia Cup, the BCCI secretary Jay Shah confirmed on Tuesday after board's Annual General Meeting in Mumbai.
An outstanding show by the bowlers followed by an unbeaten half-century from opener Angkrish Raghuvanshi led India to an easy nine-wicket win over Sri Lanka in a rain-hit final of U19 Asia Cup at the Dubai International Stadium on Friday.