Asia Cup 2023 will start on Wednesday, August 30. The first match will be held in Multan, Pakistan. Pakistan and Nepal will face each other in the opening match of the tournament. However, India will play their first match of the Asia Cup on September 2 with a high-voltage match against Pakistan.
Meanwhile, bad news came from the camp of the Indian team. Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul, the two main batsmen of the Indian team in the Asia Cup, have returned after recovering from long-term injuries. Fans felt that their return had strengthened the Indian team ahead of the World Cup. However, on the day of the team announcement, Ajit Agarkar said that Rahul had another minor injury. So he is uncertain about the match against Pakistan.
Indian team coach Rahul Dravid attended a press conference before leaving for Sri Lanka today for the Asia Cup. He said that Rahul will not be able to play not only in the match against Pakistan but also in the next match against Nepal due to injury. If everything goes well, Rahul will return to the Indian team from the first match of the Super Four. Cricket fans are once again disappointed by this news before the World Cup. Young Ishan Kishan will be given the responsibility of wicket-keeping in the first match against Pakistan as Rahul is unable to play.