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Asia Cup 2023: Final Updated Squad Players List for All Teams

Asia Cup Squad 2023 for All Teams

The squads are starting to be revealed for the 2023 Asia Cup, which will take place in Pakistan and Sri Lanka between August 30 and September 17.

Co-host Pakistan were the first team to announce their squad and Babar Azam’s side are placed in Group A alongside India and Nepal.

Except for Sri Lanka, who have selected only a 15-member squad, the other five teams have selected a 17-member squad. Overall, we should see a total of 100 players participating in the tournament, except for travelling reserves. Of the 100 players, we have 29 batters, 11 wicket-keepers, 26 all-rounders, and 34 bowlers.

Group A

Asia Cup 2023: Official Squad and Players List for Pakistan

Batters: Abdullah Shafique, Babar Azam (c), Fakhar Zaman, Iftikhar Ahmed, Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Haris & Saud Shakeel

WKs: Mohammad Rizwan

All-rounders: Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Salman Agha & Shadab Khan

Bowlers: Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi & Usama Mir

Total Players: 17

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Haris, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Saud Shakeel, Tayyab Tahir (travelling reserve).

The Number 1 ranked ODI team in the world ahead of Asia Cup 2023, Pakistan will be led by Charismatic Babar Azam. The 17-member squad for Pakistan has 7 batters, 1 wicket-keeper, 5 all-rounders, and 4 bowlers. For Pakistan, Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Imam Ul-Haq, Shadab Khan, and Shaheen Afridi are key players. 

Asia Cup 2023: Official Squad and Players List for India

Batters: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma & Virat Kohli

WKs: Ishan Kishan & KL Rahul

All-rounders: Axar Patel, Hardik Pandya & Ravindra Jadeja

Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna & Shardul Thakur

Total Players: 17

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumraj, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Sanju Samson (travelling reserve).

The Indian Cricket team will see Rohit Sharma as the Captain, who also led India in Asia Cup 2022 and Asia Cup 2018. The 17-member squad consists of 6 batters, 2 wicket-keepers, 3 all-rounders, and 7 bowlers. For India to sail through, a lot will depend on Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Hardik Pandya, and Ravindra Jadeja.

Asia Cup 2023: Official Squad and Players List for Nepal

Batters: Aarif Sheikh, Bhim Sharki, Dipendra Singh Airee & Kushal Bhurtel

WKs: Aasif Sheikh & Arjun Saud

All-rounders: Karan KC, Kushal Malla, Pratish GC, Rohit Paudel (c) & Sompal Kami

Bowlers: Gulshan Jha, Kishore Mahato, Lalit Rajbanshi, Mousom Dhakal, Sandeep Lamichhane & Sundeep Jora

Total Players: 17

Nepal: Rohit Paudel (c), Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, Bhim Sharki, Kushal Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Pratish GC, Mousom Dhakal, Sundeep Jora, Kishore Mahato, Arjun Saud

The final sixth team of the competition that qualified through Qualifiers, the Nepal team shall be led by Rohit Paudel. The 17-member squad has 4 batters, 2 wicket-keepers, 5 all-rounders, and 6 bowlers. For Nepal to sail though, a lot will depend on their key players, Rohit Paudel, Kushal Bhurtel, Sandeep Lamichhane, and Arjun Sqaud.   

Group B

Asia Cup 2023: Official Squad and Players List for Bangladesh

Batters: Mohammad Naim, Najmul Shanto, Tanzid Hasan & Towhid Hridoy

WKs: Litton Das & Mushfiqur Rahim

All-rounders: Afif Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Shakib Al Hasan (c) & Shamim Hossain

Bowlers: Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed & Tanzim Hasan

Total Players: 17

The Bangladesh Cricket team shall have Shakib Al Hasan as their Captain in the absence of the injured Tamim Iqbal. Of the 17 players in the Bangladesh squad, there are 4 batters, 2 wicket-keepers, 5 all-rounders, and 6 bowlers. For Bangladesh, key players include Shakib Al Hasan, Litton Das, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, and Mustafizur Rahman. 

Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Anamul Haque Bijoy, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain Dhrubo, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Hasan Mahmud, Mustafizur Rahman, Shoriful Islam, Nasum Ahmed, Shak Mahedi Hasan, Naim Sheikh, Shamim Hossain, Tanzid Hasan Tamim, Tanzim Hasan Sakib.

Asia Cup 2023: Official Squad and Players List for Afghanistan

The Afghanistan team shall be led by Hasmatullah Shahidi. The Shahidi-led team will have a total of 17 players in the squad including 4 batters, 2 wicket-keepers, 6 all-rounders, and 5 bowlers. The key players for Afghanistan include Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Rashid Khan, Ibrahim Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, and Mujeeh Ur Rahman.

Batters: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Ibrahim Zadran, Najibullah Zadran & Riaz Hassan 

WKs: Ikram Alikhil & Rahmanullah Gurbaz 

All-rounders: Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Mohammad Nabi, Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan & Sharafuddin Ashraf

Bowlers: Abdul Rahman, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad & Suliman Safi

Total Players: 17

 #Squad: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Abdul Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Suliman Safi, Fazalhaq Farooqi.

Asia Cup 2023: Official Squad and Players List for Sri Lanka

Batters: Charith Asalanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Pathum Nissanaka & Sadeera Samarawickrama 

WKs: Kusal Perera & Kusal Mendis (vc)

All-rounders: Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya de Silva & Dushan Hemantha

Bowlers: Binura Fernando, Dunith Wellalage, Kasun Rajitha, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana & Pramod Madushan

Total Players: 15

Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanaka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Janith Perera, Kusal Mendis (vc), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushan Hemantha, Binura Fernando, Pramod Madushan.

Finally, coming to Sri Lanka, who announced their official squad only yesterday has a total of 15 players in the squad, which will be led by Dasun Shanaka. Sri Lanka have a lot of key players missing including their best player, Wanindu Hasaranga. In their absence, Sri Lanka will have to depend on Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Maheesh Theekshana, and Matheesha Pathirana. 

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