The Indian Men’s and Women’s cricket teams will be participating in the Asian Games 2023 and this will be the first time that both the male and female Cricket teams will play in the Asian Games and the deadline to announce the teams was 15th July and so the teams were announced before the deadline got over and so it is time to look at both the teams and talk about the talking points.
The Asian Games will be a tournament where 18 teams will play this event and out of that India would want to win the Gold Medal in both the men’s and women’s events.
So, let’s first look at the Women’s team followed by the Men’s Team:
Indian Women’s Cricket Team Asian Games 2023
Harmanpreet Kaur – Captain
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Talking Points from the squad
1) This is a full strength squad that has been announced for Asian Games unlike the men who have announced a squad with young players
2) Richa Ghosh makes a comeback in this team
3) The shocking decision to not include Shreyanka Patil was taken and this will hurt the Indian team
4) The batting is filled with experience with Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues
Indian Men’s Cricket Team Asian Games 2023
Ruturaj Gaekwad – Captain
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R Sai Kishore
Talking Points from the Squad
1) The players who will be in contention for the ODI World Cup Squad have not been included in this squad like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma etc
2) The players selected in this team are all young players who will be the future of Team India in the years to come
3) The likes of Rinku Singh, Tilak Verma, Jitesh Sharma, Ravi Bishnoi being selected is a good sign that IPL performances matter and a player can get into the Indian team
4) Arshdeep Singh is included in this squad but he should be been in the contention for the World Cup Squad which will be held at the same time
5) The fast bowling group is full of young and hungry fast bowlers and the non-inclusion of Umran Malik will bode well for him in the World Cup.
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