Asia Cup 2022: Full list of injuries, replacements, updated squads

Here are the latest squad updates ahead of Asia Cup 2022 after teams suffered injury setbacks and named replacements following them.

India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan have been dealt major injury blows ahead of Asia Cup 2022, starting August 27.

India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan have been dealt major injury blows ahead of Asia Cup 2022, starting August 27. | Photo Credit: GETTY IMAGES

Here are the latest squad updates ahead of Asia Cup 2022 after teams suffered injury setbacks and named replacements following them.

Here are all the latest updates on injuries and replacements ahead of Asia Cup 2022, which is set to begin on Saturday, August 27, with Sri Lanka taking on Bangladesh in Dubai.

India

While pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah (back injury) and Harshal Patel (rib injury) were ruled out of Asia Cup 2022 earlier in August, India suffered a setback when head coach Rahul Dravid tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of the team’s departure to the United Arab Emirates. VVS Laxman, who was in-charge of India’s ODI team in Zimbabwe, joined the camp in the UAE as interim head coach. However, subsequently, Dravid tested negative for COVID-19 and joined the team in Dubai ahead of its Asia Cup 2022 opener against Pakistan. The BCCI confirmed that Laxman, who was present with the side in Dravid’s absence, returned to Bengaluru to oversee the India A programme.

After India’s matches against Pakistan and Hong Kong, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out of the tournament ahead of the Super 4 stage due to a right knee injury. Jadeja was replaced by Axar Patel, who was one of the three standby players.

INDIA SQUAD
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul (vc), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan.
Standby Players: Deepak Chahar, Shreyas Iyer.

Pakistan

India’s archrival Pakistan was also dealt a major blow in the bowling department when ace left-arm fast-bowler Shaheen Afridi was ruled out of the tournament on Saturday due to a knee injury. Right-arm pacer Mohammad Hasnain was named as Afridi’s replacement in the squad on Monday.  

On Friday, pacer Mohammad Wasim Jnr. was ruled out of the tournament due to a left side strain and replaced by Hasan Ali.

PAKISTAN SQUAD
Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain, Hasan Ali.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka pacer Dushmantha Chameera was out of the Asia Cup 2022 squad on Monday with a calf strain. Pramod Madhushan, another right-arm quick on the standby list, replaced Chameera in the squad. Left-arm fast quick Binura Fernando and right-arm pacer Kasun Rajitha were selected for the tournament but will not tour due to injury.  

SRI LANKA SQUAD
Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhanushaka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Banuka Rajapaksha, Ashen Bandara, Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanidu Hasaranga, Mahesh Theekshana, Jeffery Vandersay, Praveen Jayawickrema, Chamika Karunaratne, Dilshan Madushanka, Matheesha Pathirana, Dinesh Chandimal, Nuwanindu Fernando.

Bangladesh

Right-arm medium-pacer Hasan Mahmud, who was named in the 17-player squad for the Asia Cup, was ruled out with an ankle injury sustained during training on Saturday. Wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan, still recovering from surgery on his left index finger, will also miss the tournament. Opening batter Mohammad Naim was the only replacement named by Bangladesh on Monday.  

BANGLADESH SQUAD
Shakib Al Hasan (c), Anamul Haque, Mushfiqur Rahim, Afif Hossain, Mosaddek Hossain, Mahmudullah, Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Mustafizur Rahman, Nasum Ahmed, Sabbir Rahman, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Ebadot Hossain, Parvez Hossain Emon, Taskin Ahmed, Mohammad Naim.

Bangladesh Cricket Board also announced on Monday that Head Coach Russell Domingo would no longer oversee the T20I team and would focus on Test and One-Day Internationals going forward. Former India cricketer and Technical Consultant Sridharan Sriram will look after the T20 side instead.   

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