Asian Games 2023: Before the Asian Games, major changes took place in the Indian men’s and women’s cricket team, injury became the reason.

India’s Men And Women Squad Update For Asian Games 2023: Before the Asian Games 2023 to be played in Hangzhou, China, there have been major changes in the squad of India’s men and women’s cricket team. Injuries to players became the reason for the changes. After the changes, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced the updated squad. Akash Deep is associated with the men’s team. Pooja Vastrakar, who was a standby player in the women’s team, has been included in the team. 

Men’s team’s fast bowler Shivam Mavi has been ruled out of the Asian Games due to back injury. Akash Deep has been made a part of the team in place of Mavi. The men’s cricket competition in the Asian Games will be played in T20 format from 28 September to 8 October. Ruturaj Gaikwad will take charge of the men’s team. The command of the women’s team will be in the hands of current captain Harmanpreet Kaur. 

Men’s Indian squad for Asian Games 

Ruturaj Gaikwad (captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Rahul Tripathi, Tilak Verma, Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wicketkeeper), Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Mukesh Kumar, Shivam Mavi, Shivam Dubey, Prabhasimran. Singh (wicketkeeper), Akash Deep. 

Standby Player 

Yash Thakur, Sai Kishore, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Sai Sudarshan. 

Apart from this, women’s team’s right-arm fast bowler Anjali Sarwani suffered a knee injury and in her place Pooja Vastrakar, who was part of the standby list, has been included in the squad. The women’s cricket competition in the tournament will be played in T20 format from 19 to 28 September.  

Women’s Indian squad for Asian Games

Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (Vice-Captain), Shefali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (WK), Amanjot Kaur, Devika Vaidya, Titus Sadhu, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Minnu Mani, Kanika Ahuja, Uma Chhetri (WK ), Anusha Baredy and Pooja Vastrakar. 

Standby Player

Harleen Deol, Kashvi Gautam, Sneh Rana, Saika Ishaq. 


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