India has always been the giants of cricket. The reason behind the dominance of India in the world of cricket is talented and quality players. The country has a plenty of cricketers who have the ability to play at the international level. However, this large availability of deserving players is a major cause of headache for the selectors. There is a limit on the number of players in a squad which is generally fifteen to eighteen. Whenever the squad of Indian Cricket Team is announced for any tournament or series, one or two deserving players fail to get a place in the team. Many a times, even the popular and experienced players didn’t get a place in the squad. In the recent times, Shreyas Iyer is that one popular name who failed to get a place in the Indian team. The fans will not be able to see Shreyas Iyer in Asia Cup. Let’s see Why Shreyas Iyer is not playing in Asia Cup 2022?
The Indian Cricket Team squad for upcoming Asia Cup has been announced by the selectors. The 15-member squad is looking quite strong both from inside and outside as it has been filled with plenty of talented players. As expected, several notable names were missing from the Indian squad. One of the most shocking omission from the Indian squad was of middle order batsman Shreyas Iyer. Although, he has been included in the list of standbys but he failed to get a place in the 15-member squad. Fans expected to see his name in the squad because he has been a regular name in the playing 11 of Indian Cricket Team. Due to his talent, his fans think that Iyer should have been included in the Indian team for Asia Cup 2022. Let’s see Why ShreyasIyer is not selected in India’s squad for Asia Cup 2022?
Why Shreyas Iyer is not playing in Asia Cup 2022?
Shreyas Iyer has been named in the list of standbys along with Deepak Chahar and Axar Patel. However, it is quite obvious that these players will remain unused because there are already four players on the bench.
Shreyas Iyer failed to get a place in the Indian squad for Asia Cup 2022 because of tight competition in the middle-order. It is already confirmed that Virat Kohli will play at third number. With his extraordinary performances in the recent matches, Suryakumar Yadav has also confirmed his spot in the playing 11. Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya are the other options for middle-order. 13 out of 15 players were already certain, the focus was on those two players who complete the squad of fifteen. One of the two was a probable backup option in the middle order. Deepak Hooda got the edge over Sanju Samson and Shreyas Iyer. Hooda got a place in the squad because he made use of every opportunity given to him prior to this tournament. He also offer an extra bowling option with his part-time off-spin, if the all-rounder is summoned to deliver some economical overs.
India’s Asia Cup 2022 Squad
Rohit Sharma (Capt ), KL Rahul (VC), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, R Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, R Jadeja, R Ashwin, Y Chahal, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.
Shreyas Iyer, Axar Patel and Deepak Chahar have been named as standbys.